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    Queens in Cages

    I am receiving a shipment of 15 queens tomorrow morning for distribution to members of our bee club. My question is how long can the queen be kept in a push-in cage without attendants? I need to be...
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    I've had fair success using hardware cloth cut to...

    I've had fair success using hardware cloth cut to the length of the opening of the bottom board. Cut in approx. 2.5 inch wide strips by 14.5 inches long and fold in half lengthwise, then push...
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    Sticky: Swarm today here at 54.5 degrees north latitude...

    Swarm today here at 54.5 degrees north latitude on the wet coast. 30 degrees and trying to make splits. Mad dogs and Englishmen.
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    Too many queens!

    Help. I'm in over my head. I have received 10 mail order queens. I have 9 hives. I was going to do splits and saw one of the hives swarm. Caught swarm. Thats the good news. Unfortunately that means...
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    Thanks for the responses. I have 10 hives and was...

    Thanks for the responses. I have 10 hives and was hoping to feed honey through spring build-up. The hives are well-stocked now, on two deep brood chambers. I have 3 deeps and 1 medium super of honey ...
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    I know that many of you will want to recommend...

    I know that many of you will want to recommend that I feed sugar syrup, but I want to save some honey frames for spring feeding. Can anyone suggest a number of frames per hive that I should leave...
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    Thanks, Michael, and by the way, if only I could...

    Thanks, Michael, and by the way, if only I could learn to just let it happen. Reading the discussions on this board gives one many too many ideas to try and things to worry about.
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    I'm in northern British Columbia and the willows...

    I'm in northern British Columbia and the willows have been providing pollen for about a week now, I fed the bees a 1:1 syrup made with honey ( extracted some frames from the brood chamber without...
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    I am preparing to build medium supers for Pierco...

    I am preparing to build medium supers for Pierco one-piece. I read a thread recently (problem with brood comb bridging between supers) that suggested that the Pierco is slightly shallower than wooden...
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