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    Re: Abnormal behavior???

    I just went out to grab some veggies from the garden and noticed that the bees were at least 5 bees deep for about 6 inches up and that there were scout bees all over my "old" hive that has a couple...
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    Abnormal behavior???

    I have a hive in my backyard that I acquired last September from a cutout of a small bird house where they had filled the inside and built comb around the outside as well. This spring I put a medium...
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    Re: Queenless Swarm?? Possible?

    I am not concerned about a hole in the tree. it is a young burr oak and only about 3 in in diameter where they are swarmed on it. I am just trying to figure out why this swarm has remained so...
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    Queenless Swarm?? Possible?

    So, I got called on a swarm that was one of three that a wild hive in a large upside down flower had thrown. Calm bees from what I can see. The swarm that I was there to look at was thought to be...
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    Re: Weak Hive after a swarm?

    The tire was moved 20+ miles from the original site which is north of me and the nuc was left on top of the tire for the first two weeks so stragglers could join up. I was actually in the yard when...
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    Weak Hive after a swarm?

    I recently moved a wild hive out of a tractor tire and into a Nucleus box. There were only two frames of brood in the tire so I thought the Nuc would be plenty large. Apparently not. A few days...
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    Re: Advice for a cut out...or two

    Thanks guys, I was mostly concerned about using a sawzall and you have convinced me other wise. Will try my hand at just propping it open with minimal cutting. Thanks.
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    Advice for a cut out...or two

    I have been offered two hives. One is living in the hollow section of a downed tree that has already been cut into a log and the other is in an old steel belted tire. I have done a couple of cut...
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    Re: New Hive, might be Queenless...

    Thanks guys. Seeing as this is my first winter, I don't know exactly what to expect. I will check on my other hive and compare. I guess I will just have to let this one ride and see what happens. ...
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    Re: New Hive, might be Queenless...

    Thanks, i was starting to research the option of a newspaper combine. Things are getting a little chilly around here and my hives are about half an hour apart. If I transfer a frame, do I need to...
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    Re: New Hive, might be Queenless...

    After I first put them in, I definitely saw one frame get laid and then develop brood. That frame is now full of honey. There isn't a laying worker, as there are no eggs or brood. I never saw any...
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    New Hive, might be Queenless...

    So I "rescued" a hive that had moved into a bird house at the end of September. They had built comb all around the outside of the birdhouse. I cut the comb free and moved everyone into a hive. ...
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    Re: Are Drones still active??

    Thanks Lee. I assume if you have drones then if I raise a virgin queen she should be able to find herself a man or two. I will give it a few days, open up again and see if there is any change. If...
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    Are Drones still active??

    So I am in my 2nd year as a bee keeper. Have two hives, both of which are hives that I rescued. One that I rescued mid Sept seems to be having trouble. I opened it up today and found that they...
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