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  1. Thread: Swarm cells?

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    Well being a newb... don't you just add two hive...

    Well being a newb... don't you just add two hive deeps for brood chambers, then when those are full start adding supers? That's what we're doing. Also, we didn't add a queen excluder, it seems that...
  2. Thread: Swarm cells?

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    Does it need to be scraped off? It was full of...

    Does it need to be scraped off? It was full of eggs... and we did, but we didn't take the top brood chamber off to scrape the connecting stuff on the bottom frames.

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  3. Thread: Swarm cells?

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    Sorry I ask so many questions, but ya'll always...

    Sorry I ask so many questions, but ya'll always have all the answers! Are these swarm cells? http://www.tinkletimes.com/images/Farm/Bees/Drone-Cells.jpg
    We hadn't been able to check our hives in a...
  4. LOL I feel for you Nancy! I was BEYOND happy...

    LOL I feel for you Nancy! I was BEYOND happy that my hubby was still here when our bees arrived!

    Let us know how it goes next week when you check on them http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif
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    Yes agreed ...

    Yes agreed http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif That's why ya'll are such a valuable source of information, I sure appreciate your time and feedback!
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    What a great idea! I never use my crockpot...

    What a great idea! I never use my crockpot anyway, LOL. So if you did have drone brood or other debris in it, would they seperate out with the water?

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    I'd like to start saving the wax from the hives. ...

    I'd like to start saving the wax from the hives. I doubt we'll get any honey this year, but when we do our checks on the hives I've been scraping off the burr comb and squeezing it into a ball.
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    Whew good! Our book describes drone cells as...

    Whew good! Our book describes drone cells as being part way up a frame, and queen cells at the bottom of a frame, but they weren't shaped like queen cells, so glad to hear they're NOT!

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    Well I shouldn't answer since I'm just a newb,...

    Well I shouldn't answer since I'm just a newb, but we took ours off today (week 4) because the entrance was looking pretty crowded. I just pushed one side in with my finger and pulled the other side...
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    Took more pictures today, at the bottom of a...

    Took more pictures today, at the bottom of a frame were some raised cells we wondered if they're either drone or supersedure cells?...
  11. Thread: bee pictures

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    Sorry to hear about the surgery, hope all goes...

    Sorry to hear about the surgery, hope all goes well.
    Let us know how the second deep progressed when you get home!

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  12. Thread: Weird comb?

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    Okay then the votes in, next sunny day (sometimes...

    Okay then the votes in, next sunny day (sometimes next year at this rate!) I'll cut it out. Can I wax my Jeep with it? http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif~

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  13. Thread: bee pictures

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    Ah... well ours are definately fresh as they...

    Ah... well ours are definately fresh as they weren't capped 6 days ago at all.

    I'm sorry Michael, that you can't see the pictures. I probably should go back and reduce the size some more and start...
  14. I'm sorry, it's been raining alot and we lose our...

    I'm sorry, it's been raining alot and we lose our satellite signal when that happens. The beesuit I got was from Betterbee, it's their English suit, it was around $80 I think.
    It works great, I...
  15. Thread: Weird comb?

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    Someone on a homestead forum I posted it too said...

    Someone on a homestead forum I posted it too said to scrape it off as well, they said however that it was drone brood.
    LOL I'm waiting on the best 2 of 3 same answers. Thank God for digital...
  16. Thread: bee pictures

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    DJRCKB you did it! Great pictures thanks for...

    DJRCKB you did it! Great pictures thanks for posting them!
    I really thought it was cool to see the different colored pollen in your comb.
    Hubby and I were trying to figure out why your capped...
  17. Thread: bee pictures

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    DJRCKB you did it! Great pictures thanks for...

    DJRCKB you did it! Great pictures thanks for posting them!
    I really thought it was cool to see the different colored pollen in your comb.
    Hubby and I were trying to figure out why your capped...
  18. Thread: Weird comb?

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    We did our third week inspection today (2 weeks...

    We did our third week inspection today (2 weeks after the release of the queen). Everything seemed to be going well, with 6 of the 9 frames of each hive 1/3 to 1/2 full of capped brood.

    We did...
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    Hey Dee those are great, you got some awesome...

    Hey Dee those are great, you got some awesome closeups!
    I have a question. The 6th photo in the pictures (it's labeled #7) on both ends of the frame, I see capped brood that is almost black in...
  20. It doesn't much matter when you reduce them for...

    It doesn't much matter when you reduce them for the web anyway, my old Kodak 1 megapixel looks just as nice.
    There's a lot of free hosting places for pictures, but darned if I can think of any at...
  21. LOL thanks D, we are having a lot of fun with the...

    LOL thanks D, we are having a lot of fun with the bees. They're really amazing!
    Our camera is a Canon EOS 10d, I had a Canon 100-400L lens on for those shots. It's 6.3 megapixels.
  22. They're doing AWESOME! We were really excited as...

    They're doing AWESOME! We were really excited as we're new to this. I didn't want to clog up the boards with photo's, but here's the link if anyone's interested. Scroll about halfway down the page...
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    You're absolutely correct Michael, and I didn't...

    You're absolutely correct Michael, and I didn't reduce the image resolution very much on that photo either. I tend to forget about that, as we live in a very remote area ourselves, our dial up was...
  24. Thread: Robber Bees?

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    Thanks Michael. Afterwards I went back and...

    Thanks Michael. Afterwards I went back and looked through all the pictures, and that is actually the only one that looks like they "could" be fighting, so I'll assume they're fine.
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    Well I was referring to the UBB code allowed in...

    Well I was referring to the UBB code allowed in THIS forum. Adding pictures is permitted.
    Yes, the picture has to be hosted on the web somewhere. In my case, I have my own website and so my...
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