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    Re: Method to find a queen

    Thank you for all the good advise. It will definitely help next time I need to find her.
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    Method to find a queen

    I am requeening my hive, so today I went in to remove her and found out that it is extremely hard to find an unmarked queen. I'm pretty sure that I got lucky to find her at all. The problem is that...
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    Re: Drones dying outside hive

    The few that I picked up didn't have a problem that I noticed. Wings were fully formed. Just a ballpark estimate, there were about 30 of them. A couple were dead and still laying at the entrance. ...
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    Drones dying outside hive

    I just went outside to look at one of my hives and there are lot of drones that are dying outside on the ground. I also saw a couple of workers hauling another drone out. Most of the drones are...
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    Re: powdered sugar treatment, how-to-do

    Has anyone tried mixing powdered sugar in a 4:1 mixture with garlic powder. The garlic powder is supposed to kill bacteria and fungi in the hive.
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    Re: Rethinking my varroa plan

    I'm rethinking my verroa plan too. I was doing my inspection yesterday and I noticed verroa on some drone larva. Once I saw these I started looking for some chemical free treatments to get this...
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    Re: not drawing foundationless comb

    I didn't put any wax on them. That was one of the thoughts I had. I will give that a try tomorrow. Thanks.
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    not drawing foundationless comb

    This is my second attempt to try to go without foundation for my honeybees and this time the bees are not drawing comb. I glued fat popcicle sticks into the frames to give the bees something to draw...
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    Re: New plants for bee garden

    Thanks for the tips John. So far I've got my bluish plants (Gayflower, Salvia (Sallyfun), and Lavender (jagged)) planted today and the bees are all over it, even while I'm planting. I'll let you...
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    New plants for bee garden

    I am planning a new bee garden and have been doing some research as to what plants I'm going to add. So I went to the local nursery with my list and came home with alot of plants that I haven't...
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    Re: medium to deep brood chamber

    "With ten frame mediums I would give them a minimum of three boxes and it wouldn't hurt to give them four. How many are you overwintering in?"

    I recieved my bees last year in August and by the end...
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    Brood placement

    Here's another question from a new guy, starting with a little background info. Earlier this year I had a swarm. Because of that I have made one mistake after another and I thought that I didn't...
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    Re: Inner Covers and Hive-Top Feeders

    I always left my inner cover on so there was more ventilation (but easier to rob from if the hive is weak). The other thing that I learned was that the floats give small hive beetles a great place...
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    medium to deep brood chamber

    I started my first hive of Russian bees this year with a medium super so that I can use only mediums in my entire hive and reduce the different sizes of equipment that I need. Well this year my bees...
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    Re: Russian queen

    Thank you for the replies. My hive is definitely queenless now. I have been trying to get a new queen, but also heard that it's too late and they've been queenless too long. At this point I'm just...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I had a swarm from my hive on 10 APR. Central Georgia, and the weather was very warm for that time of year.
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    Russian queen

    About a month ago my hive had a swarm and I lost my queen. I have been checking every two weeks to see if a new queen has started laying. To date I have no brood what so ever, so I'm sure that my...
  18. Thread: Giant Bees

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    Re: Giant Bees

    Again, Thanks for all of the help. I just went back in for another inspection and the giant bees were indeed drones. My queen excluder was clogged with them so I got a great look at them as I was...
  19. Thread: Giant Bees

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    Re: Giant Bees

    Thanks for the replys. The bees that I'm talking about are about twice the size of a queen bee and look just like the rest of my Russian Honeybees. I'll take a picture and post it later on today.
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    Giant Bees

    Earlier this year I tried to switch to a foundationless hive and now I have some huge bees living in my hive. When I put the frames into my hive I went back a week and a half to two weeks later to...
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