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    Re: Major Problem

    I hope that you can get through this okay. I have been there and it was stressful.
    If your going to try to re queen them because they are being very aggressive request that the neighbors stay...
  2. Thread: Bee Size

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    Re: Bee Size

    Some of my darker bees appeared smaller today when I looked at them. Smaller and darker.

    In this article's comments small dark bees are mentioned several times.

    Bigger dark bees are also...
  3. Re: Where did my bees from my nuc go? Need help diagnosing

    If the frames that you put in the nuc didn't have young larvae the bees may have just went back to the original hive. Without enough bees the queen may have not been taken care of and didn't work...
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    Re: The cut out of my Life!

    It's great to hear that it worked out for you and the homeowner. She sounds like someone that could be interested in buying some honey:)
  5. Re: Two packages, two failed queens!! Need advice!

    2 packages of the three that I bought last year re queened themselves. It is not uncommon. Provided that you are careful with that queen cell and don't break it the queen should emerge and work out...
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    Re: Transporting bees back-n-forth

    I have done this with nucs, two story nucs, and single sized bee boxes. How I did it was, attach the bottom board to the bottom of the first box with pieces of wood and wood screws. Then I put a...
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    Re: OTS Queen rearing, why notch at all

    What I like about on the spot queen rearing with the notching is that I can pick the frame or frames to notch and get the cells to be started where I want them on the frame and that makes them easier...
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    Re: Hive swarmed

    It sounds okay but you may have spread it a little thin. The bees need to keep the queen cell(s) warm so I usually add at least two frames of brood and bees and open nectar and pollen to go along...
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    Re: Photos of larvae at the "right stage

    This has been a very informative post. When I was first introduced to grafting I was encouraged to graft the smallest larvae that I could. My success was not that great. I was getting used to the...
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    Re: What is your bee water recipe??

    In two instances I was able to change where my bees were going for water by providing a closer water source. I stopped them from going to a hot tub by setting up a sprinkler on a timer near the hives...
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    Re: Listen to the Music

    https://youtu.be/Fy69QAJLUls
    :):):)
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Laketrout, I'm reluctant to add pollen also but I considered it. I feel like there is still some time yet of cold weather so I'm thinking that the bees will be clustered a good bit for a few more...
  13. Re: This typifies the insanity in my back yard within a 24-hour span

    I can't get the link to work. Can you copy the part that says share and paste that in please? I want to see your video :)
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    I like the design as well Mark. It looks fantastic!! Congratulations!!! Nicely done!!!
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    Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Very Nice!!!! I hope that you will play a song on it for us so we can hear how it sounds when you are done.
    What type of wood do you have planned for the bridge?
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    The problem that I had with mine was the screws stripped out of the wood, the wood is shot. I fixed it a few times but finally bought the HD565. I was skeptical of the plastic bellows but I found...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Thanks for the tip Jean-Marc. I figured as much. I'm sure that this line of work would show the weak links quickly. I'm a realist. I have friends that work construction and they are much bigger than...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    I don't plan on losing my job but sometimes I wonder about an alternate career choice maybe down the road. I have considered several things but something beekeeping related would appeal to me. I have...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Thank You Graham, I looked around at some of the excellent photos of trucks with bees on them.
    I noticed a good bit of discussion about the methods of strapping the hives down.
    I observed that on...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Hi Mark, Thanks for explaining what you are up to. It sounds like you get to prepare for upcoming work at all times.

    I'll have to look at some videos again of people loading and unloading bees to...
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    Re: Listen to the Music

    Leon Redbone Live

    https://youtu.be/8ReQSCi24S8
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Hi Mark, I hope that you had a nice Christmas. Are you on a break now until you go back to get the bees? What happens next? Is your new truck all set up for moving bees?
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    Re: Does the must smell

    Going from memory it is not a major smell and after the secondary fermentation it will slow so the amount of odor will be almost nothing after a month or so. Put it in the closet with an upside down...
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    Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!!
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    It looks pretty there. You have space and the Squeak Brook.
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