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    Re: Weird colony death

    Well, that's a bummer. Thanks for the reply amullins. I've seen a tsmullins on here, an amullins on here and my last name happens to be mullins too. I think we should all meet up somewhere and...
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    Re: Weird colony death

    No, there were no bees with their heads in the cells, this was not starvation. No remnants of the cluster anywhere on the comb they're all dead on the bottom board.
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    Re: Weird colony death

    Why would it only affect one out of 16? Besides. They're registered with the state so they should have called if they were going to spray.
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    Re: Weird colony death

    Couple frames of pollen, couple frames partially filled with nectar (about 25% of two frames had nectar maybe? It shook out). I fed them 1.5gal of sugar syrup three-four weeks ago. They weren't...
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    Weird colony death

    So I went out today to check one of my colonies in an outer apiary that I had looked at two weeks ago. The colony is in an apiary with sixteen other colonies, all of them are on pallets made up of...
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    Sorry you lost your hive nhoyt. That's always a crappy feeling. It's weird how resilient bees will be and what will ultimately end up killing them. I've had colonies where the cover has blown off...
  7. Re: Two Steps forward and one step back!http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilie

    Oh, oh sorry. I misunderstood what you were saying :)
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    This is my 2 cents on this. I live in Wyoming where the wind is known to blow a little bit from time to time. We'll often have gusts up to 45-60MPH with sustained winds of 30MPH, especially this...
  9. Re: Two Steps forward and one step back!http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilie

    I think you replied to the wrong thread mathesonequip?
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    Re: Queen Rearing for Hobbyists

    Thanks for posting this. On day 5, or 5 days later when you're introducing capped cells do you get your brood frames with the capped cells from hives where you have placed brood frames above a queen...
  11. Re: Two Steps forward and one step back!http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilie

    When it rains, it pours.
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    Re: Can you work your bees at night?

    I've worked them at night. I too work twelve hours shifts and one of my further yards is about forty-five minutes from my house. As everyone above has been saying it can be done and it's definitely...
  13. Re: How quickly might a spring hive go from loads of honey to barely any?

    Depends on if they're being robbed out or not, also depends on the size of the colony.
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    Re: oldest larva they can make a queen from.

    Harley,

    Have you done any grafting before? You're obviously knowledgeable enough to do it with good success, why bother with the guess work on whether or not they're raising queens from the...
  15. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    I have never used anything but a queenless one. Once I have my CB set up I'll just continue to add frames of capped brood so I have young nurse bees in there raising queens until I finish rearing.
  16. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    This is all going to be anecdotal advice so take it with many, many grains of salt.

    >Do they all shift to working on the more advanced cells?

    From what I've seen they don't shift to working on...
  17. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    Maybe one or two... We keep getting cold snaps here but I saw drone comb last weekend when I went out. I'll probably set up a couple of cell builders this weekend, maybe graft next weekend. That...
  18. Thread: OMG...I did it!

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    Re: OMG...I did it!

    Well yeah, if you do they drown :P
  19. Re: Whats your average date for the start of queenrearing

    In the past I typically wait until about the middle of May, however; this year it's been so warm here, I've had to start feeding so early, the colonies are building up early. Honestly all I'm...
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    Re: Do you use your JZBZ cups more than once?

    I don't reuse, mostly because A) I don't have the time to wash/clean them properly before reuse and B) The last couple of years since I started grafting I usually press the queen cell and cup into a...
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    Re: When to start Spring Feeding

    This doesn't really answer your question but hopefully it might give you some insight. I'm far from Massachusetts so I can't really weigh in on that, however; when to feed and when not to feed comes...
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Heh, I got stung down low once, right through the jeans and into my sensitive bits. I prefer going commando but now I've been getting into the habit of wearing briefs.
  23. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    Well, my goal for 2014 was to learn instrumental insemination, I guess I can check that one off the list. My 2015 goal is probably going to be working towards developing a dark bee breed tailored...
  24. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Well that's really disappointing, thanks for the quick reply specialkayme
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    You have a link acebird?
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