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    Re: requeening a queenless hive

    What's an accurate way to tell he Queen has been accepted already by the colony while she is in the push-in-cage?
  2. Thread: Dead Queen

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    Re: Dead Queen

    Yes tanksbees, the Queen that died is already in vodka :)
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    Re: Dead Queen

    Hi Riverderwent, no brood yet till now. They didn't make use of the eggs I gave them, no queen cells at all, I did note from my inspection in my other hives that drones seem scarce already, so maybe...
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    Re: Are these queen cells ?

    Hi Allan ,

    How's your Queen , I hope she's healthy and big :)
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    Re: Dead Queen

    Thanks for all the replies :)
    The nuc has been quenless till now, I gave them a brood with egg 1 1/2 weeks ago but they didn't bother to create any Q cells with it. They are broodless till now but...
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    Re: Can anyone tell me what's happening?

    I actually came into beekeeping almost the same situation as yours. Every night I'll find bees flying around my the pin light in my room, once on my pillow. They started my curiosity which later...
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    Re: Can anyone tell me what's happening?

    yes cannot agree more , with a heart for honeybees you surely would make a good beekeeper :)
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    Damaged Queen cup

    I found a Queen cup on the bottom of my honey frame with some closed drone brood. As I torn it down I noticed it already had jelly inside and upon closer inspection a larvae probably 4 days old is...
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    Re: Dead Queen

    its regular brood Ravenseye, no drone brood at all. It's been raining the whole day today will try to check and reconfirm just in case something got passed me.
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    Re: Dead Queen

    No other Queen inside the nuc with her. Also made sure she wasn't rolled when I left her as I was able to see her moving about after closing the nuc from the screened bottom board. Only nurse bees...
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    Dead Queen

    Yesterday I released my new queen after introducing it into a nuc last June 21st with only nurse bees and closed brood in it. This afternoon I thought of taking a peek at the screened bottom and to...
  12. Thread: Black Ants

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    Re: Black Ants

    I don't feed but when wax bits , pollen and dead bees fall to the ground thru the screened bottom board or out of the entrance it attracts the ants. The borax + jelly in cd case looks like a good...
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    Re: Should I split and if so how

    Does the cells contain larvae or is it empty? If it does not have any larvae in it then maybe those are just preparatory 'just in case' Queen cups and nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Are these queen cells ?

    nice looking Q Allan! Looks like she's ready for her mating flight , keep us updated
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    Re: Chalkbrood question

    sample of chalkbrood for your reference. 11709
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    Re: brood frame honey?

    I second to that , no difference in taste but the cappings are so much harder to cut specially if you're not using a heated knife. As for taste no difference too.
  17. 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?
  21. 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...
  22. 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?
  23. 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
  24. 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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