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    Dadant Extractor picture needed

    Does anyone have a 2-4 frame manual Dadant extractor picture? I need to see what one looks like put together. I just bought one at a yard sale for 50 bucks and need to figure out how to attach the...
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    Drones drones and more drones

    About 3 weeks ago my biggest and best hive started producing drones. No big deal except it had been about 6 weeks since I had seen the queen, hive still big still putting honey away still happy. Now...
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    Re: Need help please never seen this before

    Almost have the feral hive location nailed down. Am feeding them in three different places and will move those feeders today. So will beeline them ASAP locate them and make them make up for...
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    Re: Need help please never seen this before

    I am feeding and have been since I got the package they never thrived. I have them back already and they have just about taken over my entire hive. I am now feeding the robbers in two spots and...
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    Re: Need help please never seen this before

    thanks. I was talking to my FB NM beekeeping page and that was their suggestion too. I hadn't had any bees at all for at least 40 miles that I knew of for about 5 years so it just didn't occur to...
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    Need help please never seen this before

    When reading this please keep in mind that my hive is weak, it is about 3 frames of bees and went through 2 queens this year that I bought and finally hatched one out themselves about 3-4 weeks ago...
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    Re: Another new queen

    Feeding the daylights out of them and have since May, still have green grass and flowers all over the place. For the last month we have been coming out of the drought that was probably hindering...
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    Re: Another new queen

    I guess I should be clear, I live at 7400 feet in the Black Range mountains of the Gila forest. We have about a 3-4 month growing season. I may have to take them down into the valley and see if...
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    Re: Another new queen

    I hope you are right, We will get our first freeze within the month although I am hoping for mid October. Not much has gone well with these girls this year.
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    Another new queen

    We are calling her Elizabeth the third. I replaced my package queen in mid June, checked a couple times the smaller not so pretty replacement was doing OK nothing great but then got another family...
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    Re: Fed Up With it.

    Welcome to my world. My May bees are a frame behind yours and I did re-queen once. But hopefully soon they will pick up a bit. We were in an awful drought and just now getting our spring green up....
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    Re: First hive not going so well...

    Just a thought on what's up with that. My bees never did find their top feeder. I finally got worried and put a mason jar inside a super on top of the inner cover and they really got after that. I...
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    Re: First hive not going so well...

    This is exactly what happened to me poorly mated, started well one half a frame, then drones then nothing so I replaced her and now the bees are happy but new queen has laid even less eggs and hive...
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    Re: Laying Worker Problem

    This is interesting I believe shaking the bees refers to taking the boxes to a location about 30 yards away, taking each frame and brushing or shaking every single bee off the frame then putting that...
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    Re: Non laying queen

    R weaver was kind enough to send me a new queen she came in Friday was installed Saturday. Sadly, the old queen didn't live through the day so I could get her back into the mail. Guess I handled...
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    Re: Non laying queen

    yes, we are in a drought, but i am feeding the daylights out of them they are going through 7 pints a week about, they never do without, and they are bringing in a bunch of pollen.
    What are the...
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    Re: Non laying queen

    Thanks I will do that. My son on the other hand wants to put her in a cage and feed her. LOL
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    Non laying queen

    Shoot, my queen isn't laying and hasn't been for a couple weeks at least. I sure hope the two sides of brood that she did get done before she took early retirement allow the hive to live while I...
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    Re: Made em mad today.

    Go ahead, laugh it up. Yep the darned smoker was hard to keep going last time and I just thought they might still be sweet. :applause:
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    Re: Made em mad today.

    I am so glad I am not the only infatuated goofball with bees. thanks for the support. Yes one hive a pint a day at first but now about 1.3 pints a day.
    I saw my queen last Tuesday when I checked...
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    Made em mad today.

    OK, my first young bees are on the ground so to speak likely about a week old. I got cocky becuase the package bees were do danged gentle and went up there fully suited without a smoker this AM to...
  22. Thread: New buckfasts

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    Re: New buckfasts

    Thanks for the suggestion. She is out and has been for several days now. I have gotten the cage out and put the frame that was missing back in. Feeding with 1/2 gallon jar in upper super above...
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    Re: Africanized Bees?

    My buckfasts are simply teddy bears. So far anyway. Not much aggressiveness at all much better than the Italians I had some years ago. Got them from weavers in Texas. I am really surprised at how...
  24. Thread: New buckfasts

    by LauraJS
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    New buckfasts

    I just got my bees from R. Weaver on Thursday they got here to NM in 2 days and got them home and hived them the same afternoon. I am seeing on posts that Buckfast's are a bit testy but these ladies...
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    Re: What kind of bee is this?

    Ha ha, we are all bee nerds. This is one of my favorite places just to read.
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