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    Re: Bee Swarm Question

    That first swarm really was in a hurry! I always thought it took them a little while to find a new home.

    If it's a small cluster about 5 feet away from the hive, could be anything other than a...
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    Bee Swarm Question

    My bees swarmed today. I went into the garage to get my swarm box and by they time I got back they had absconded. I noticed a much smaller swarm in another location. It is only about the size of a...
  3. Re: What to do with bees that have swarmed in the middle of a snow storm

    I hived them yesterday even tho the temps were only about 45. In a couple days it should be around 70, then I will do a split of my old colony and add them to my new hive along with some young larvae...
  4. Re: What to do with bees that have swarmed in the middle of a snow storm

    At first I thought they were just bearding, but the cluster grew enormous (swarm size) so I thought the queen had left the hive and with the very cold weather she really couldn't fly away. That was...
  5. Re: What to do with bees that have swarmed in the middle of a snow storm

    I am pretty sure it is a swarm. There were queen cells on the combs. I need to split the hive anyway (it's overcrowded) so I will take the 'swarm' and put it in a new hive when it warms up in a day...
  6. Re: What to do with bees that have swarmed in the middle of a snow storm

    Thanks! I did go out and put them in an insulated box which I now have in the garage (no heat lamp). I gave them some food. I thought I would keep them in there until Tuesday or Wednesday and then...
  7. What to do with bees that have swarmed in the middle of a snow storm

    My bees swarmed yesterday at the beginning of a multi day snow storm. It is 35 degrees out. Currently they are hanging out at the entrance of the hive in a big cluster. I have the front of the hive...
  8. Re: Will bees swarm in cold rainy/snowy weather?

    Yes - they are very overcrowded. Unfortunately I din't harvest the honey combs (left over from winter) soon enough. I thought they might need them for these Colorado cold snaps we get in the spring....
  9. Re: Will bees swarm in cold rainy/snowy weather?

    Thanks. I may try that.
  10. Re: Will bees swarm in cold rainy/snowy weather?

    I am afraid I won't be able to find the queen (she is wild, no paint) in the huge number of bees. Also - I can't do much anyway until the weather warms up next week.
  11. Will bees swarm in cold rainy/snowy weather?

    My TBH has been making swarm preparations. The TBH is overcrowded and there is a big cluster of bees on the outside at the entrance. Currently in Colorado it is only 35 degrees and we are in a multi...
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    What should I do about robbing?

    I am pretty sure my bees are being robbed - probably from a neighbors hive. The bees have that particular swaying motion in front of the entrance and are not flying directly into the hive.I don't see...
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    Re: No Space left in TBH - What to do?

    Hi Delta Bay,

    I do have a false follower at the very back (which is what the bees are starting to attach to), but unfortunately I did not leave a spacer after the follower board to get in there to...
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    No Space left in TBH - What to do?

    Hi,
    This is my first year as a beek. End of July I harvested two combs of honey. A couple days ago I checked in the hive to see if they had rebuilt the combs. They had and were full of capped honey....
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    Re: Brace comb on bottom of hive?

    Thanks! I'll try to make one!
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    Re: 1st Year beek in CO

    Thanks! Are your Uncle and Cousins beekeepers as well?
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    Re: 1st Year beek in CO

    Thanks for everyone's nice welcome! I can see from the many comments that I really need to look in on the girls more often.
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    Re: 1st Year beek in CO

    Thanks Ben! My husband just told me the moderator lived in Lyons! I was hoping to meet someone from the area! Maybe I can watch you work your hives some day??

    I also thought waiting a year was...
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    Re: Brace comb on bottom of hive?

    Do you use some kind of special angled tool to cut the comb from the bottom?
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    Brace comb on bottom of hive?

    Hi All,
    I am a new beek (just joined) and am wondering if anyone has encountered brace comb at the bottom of the hive - attaching the honey combs to the bottom. I was checking in this past weekend...
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    Re: 1st Year beek in CO

    Thank you. I have been trying to reach a balance between looking in there and not disturbing them too much.
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    1st Year beek in CO

    Hi All,
    I am a new beek from the Front Range in Colorado. I live on a one acre property with chickens, bees, an orchard, gardens (including a wild forage garden for both my bees and chickens). I...
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