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  1. Re: Letting my hives swarm versus making splits - what's better for the bees?

    if a bait hive is setup to trap a swarm, how long can it be left out in the open without risk of getting wax moths or other undesirable into the swarm trap? Does it have to be checked daily?
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    Re: Interesting Honey Bee Blog (link & info)

    Thank you for sharing the work of your son Adam, do let him now we really appreciate his work and wish him the best !
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    Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    I guess I'll have to keep away from that color then ;)
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    Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Does black color really attract stings?
  5. Re: Inspection Jan 28 2014

    Hello Sergey,

    What are your indications that they need more attention and for you to go into the nest?
    When you don't disturb the nest won't there be so much burr combs and honey combs stuck...
  6. Re: Inspection Jan 28 2014

    Hello Sergey if I may ask, how long does it take you to inspect a hive? How long for each box?
  7. Re: Simple Effective Swarm Management for Beginners?

    When or after how long before you add a new Queen in the case of :
    1. After moving it to a new stand ?
    2. To re-queen ?

    Thank you
  8. Re: Inspection Jan 28 2014

    That is really wonderful Sergey, could it be a new colony or maybe a few workers and the queen survived the robbery and started rebuilding themselves, but when they were weakened by the robbery...
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    Re: Contents found on my bottom board

    haha don't worry TR, mites like this are not meant to be shared ;)
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    Re: Contents found on my bottom board

    I just learned from further research that aside from Varroa mites , the other mites fond on the board could actually be tropilaelaps
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    Re: Contents found on my bottom board

    no worries about the picture it really aint clear, I initially intended to just take a picture of the stingers to have it verified, I only noticed the mites when I downloaded it into the computer. ...
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    Contents found on my bottom board

    Hi i found what looks like stingers with their venom sacks on my bottom board can anyone help me confirm and should this be found on the bottom board? What are the possible causes?
    Next is, what...
  13. Re: I need ideas on setting up a bee yard (pics would be great too!)

    Hi Glock,

    Thanks I just might copy the style of your apiary if you won't mind , it looks so relaxing :)
    Using pee gravel wont it become a hiding place for ants? Just curious, my stand rest on...
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    Re: Expenses of beekeeping?

    Hi Michael ,

    For a beginning beekeeper I'm really inclined to follow your steps, how would you suggest I transition to foundationless? Is it ok to wire a foundationless frame to help hold the...
  15. Re: I need ideas on setting up a bee yard (pics would be great too!)

    Hi Glock, love your Apiary's design it's so relaxing :) like trottet1 i'm about to setup my small space and am really thankful for the information found in this thread.
    I do have a few questions...
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    Re: Requeening swarms?

    Hi, if a swarm requeens itself, does it necessarily mean they have the drones to mate it or do they rely on the drones in the particular area of the hive? If so could it also happen that if there...
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    Re: unknown found on bottom board

    Thanks for the link Rader S. , I guess for now all I can do is stand back and hope they can improve, hopefully good weather could prevail after the recent cat 5 storm that just recently passed us.
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    Re: unknown found on bottom board

    sad I hope my hive survives this, it's just 3 weeks old :(
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    unknown found on bottom board

    Hello can somebody identify what this is? I found it on my sticky bottom board. I am currently traeting my hive for varroa with formic and I found a few of this on the bottom board, the other 2 were...
  20. Re: My new top-bar design in deep-format

    thank you for your so thorough reply Sergey, it's just my first month into beekeeping and I do have a lot to learn. I'm currently using foundations and will continue to do so until I learn enough,...
  21. Re: Foundationless and (some) frameless honey in Santa Monica, July 16, 2012

    Hi Sergey, does it mean using foundationless, your brood frames are always or almost always sitcking to each other or cross combs?
  22. Re: Small inspection, July 16, 2013

    thanks for the quick reply, i just started with beekeeping and was thinking of foundationless frames for better varroa mites control, I got very inspired reading your thread when you switched to...
  23. Re: Small inspection, July 16, 2013

    Anyone tried having their bees draw comb on a wired foundationless frame? Would the wire help hold the comb on the frame better enough that you could actually harvest the honey on the extractor...
  24. Re: Foundationless and (some) frameless honey in Santa Monica, July 16, 2012

    that's very good harvest ! what brand of suit is that you're using? might be good for us too.
    Do you have to level your hive to make sure the combs come off straight down?
  25. Thread: Carniolan Bees

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    Re: Carniolan Bees

    Hi Rader Sidetrack,
    Thank you for taking the time to help me out with the posting of the picture, I really appreciate the effort. I just tried it now on preview nice!! ;)
    Happy as a bee :)
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