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    Re: Two clusters in new hive

    Ok, 4 weeks later and I have another question. The two clusters finally joined up into one about a week later, but it was the front cluster joining with the back. I have 9 very nice combs back by...
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    Re: Two clusters in new hive

    Originally I had her on the 2nd bar with the comb, but I released her on Sunday. (compromising between Michael Bush's immediate release advice and the "normal" 3 day wait)
    I don't see any...
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    Re: Two clusters in new hive

    Good to know. Thanks!
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    Two clusters in new hive

    Hi All,
    This is my first time trying a top bar hive. I just installed a package on Saturday into a new hive. I attached a small amount of comb to from one of my Lang's that I was experimenting with...
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    Dead hive...what to do with honey?

    Hi all,
    I was walking by my hives yesterday and noticed 2 were very active, and one had no activity at all. I peeked inside the top cover and no signs of life. I opened it up and the top box was...
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    Re: All My Bees Are Drowning!

    I have the same Brushy Mountain feeder and I ended up buying that plastic craft mesh that you can get from craft stores. I just cut it to size and it sits on top of the floats. It seems to work...
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    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    Wow, I don't understand this at all. I tried it (just eyeballing the amount of ingredients) and the first day all I caught was bees! I emptied it out and did the receipe again, using the exact...
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    Re: Alarm Pheromone question

    Ok. I didn't know if the alarm scent might be slightly different from each hive, since the queens have different scents.
    Thanks for the replies.
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    Alarm Pheromone question

    I'm curious about hives that are close together. If you are working a hive and for some reason the bees in that hive get annoyed and the sting scent or alarm pheromone goes off, does that affect the...
  10. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    Ok, I traded hive spots, gave a frame of brood to the weak hive, and gave them a super that is most likely sugar water from the robbers. Do I eventually trade them back, or leave as is? I have 5...
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    Re: Robbing

    Yes, I have a very strong hive that is doing the robbing from my weak hive I've been feeding. I now suspect that the honey supers on it are probably mostly the sugar water they have been robbing, so...
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    Robbing

    I have a weak hive that is being robbed like crazy. I've had the entrance reduced for weeks, and even screened them off for a few days, but the robbers keep coming back. I'm thinking about moving...
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    Re: Is this chalkbrood?

    Ok, that makes me feel better. It's weird though that we are so dry here in Colorado and I have a screened bottom board, so humidity is never a problem. Maybe I should prop the top a bit too.
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    Is this chalkbrood?

    I had a hive swarm a few weeks ago and during the next days inspection watched 4 queens hatch so who knows how many others were in there. Today's inspections shows lots and lots of drone brood, no...
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    Re: hives full of bees but not stores

    Thanks so much everyone!
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    Re: hives full of bees but not stores

    It is a second year hive, so both deeps have fully drawn comb, just very little honey/nectar. Sounds like I should put on the super and stop feeding?
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    hives full of bees but not stores

    I'm in my second year of beekeeping. I think I made a mistake and am not sure how to correct it. This spring I got a little too anxious and I think I put my honey super on too early. The two deeps...
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    Re: saw 4 virgin queens hatch from one hive

    Interesting that swarms can contain multiple virgin queens.
    Is there typically a certain number of days between a swarm and an afterswarm, or can it be any amount of time?
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    saw 4 virgin queens hatch from one hive

    I had captured a swarm the day before and was inspecting the hive it came from. I was dismayed to find over 20 swarm cells. I started pulling off the cells and one started hatching in my fingers. ...
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    captured swarm placement question

    Hi all,
    I caught a swarm today that I'm pretty positive came from one of my own hives. It landed in a tree about 150 yards from the hives. Right now the deep is sitting under the tree I caught it...
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    Re: Mead recipe's

    Our wine/mead club recently discussed a "beer gun", which supposedly carbonates your beer, mead, or wine very quickly. I really know nothing more than that, but it's something I'd like to learn more...
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    Re: Foundationless frames

    I have thought about putting a single foundationless frame in the center just to try out some comb honey for fun. Do you melt some wax on the top to encourage them to build the comb, or will they do...
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    Re: Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    I have those same feeders and I ended up getting some of that plastic mesh that you get from the craft store, (can never remember what they call it). I cut it to fit the floats and it works great. ...
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    Re: allergy question

    That's good to know. I wondered because I've read that if you are allergic to stings, you have a better chance of being allergic to propolis. I was curious if it worked the other way around too.
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    allergy question

    Hi all,

    I have a friend who is allergic to propolis. She would like to know if that would automatically make her allergic to bee stings.
    My guess is that it depends on the person.
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