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    Re: Robber screen jam packed

    ABK,
    I remain of the opinion that you should concentrate on putting your resources into the two hives that are growing. Even with adding 2 frames of brood, the population of this hive will still be...
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    Re: Robber screen jam packed

    I know this hive doesn't have a large amount of draw comb in it; however, you should think about how getting that comb into one of your other two hives could help them build a little faster. Its...
  3. Re: Had an interesting thing happen yesterday when retrieving a swarm

    And thats the bottom line. Presuming otherwise was the mistake....DD
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    Re: Robber screen jam packed

    ABK,
    Judging from your pictures they didn't have anything in there for the robbers to take. You can see not much of that comb has been used for anything. Do you have pictures of the frames from...
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    Re: Robber screen jam packed

    They will only have an amount of brood which they can take care of. As clyderoad indicated this is a very small colony.
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    Re: Robber screen jam packed

    I will agree with JW, some pictures from your phone or a quick video would help others diagnose your problems. I'm aware you've had a tough go with the bees this spring, perhaps you are now a little...
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    Re: Two queens in hive - what would you do?

    I agree with Ray, split old queen into a nuc. I had a similar situation and thought great 2 queens twice the eggs. During that inspection the hive was loaded with eggs and capped brood. Two weeks...
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    Re: Comb in all the wrong places

    Syrup,
    I'd get rid of that spacer and clear that comb out of there. If you don't they'll either have drones laid in it or honey stored up there. When you have to do any type of inspection of your...
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    Re: It's not a super, it's a brood box

    Like any other endeavor, the new user should learn and understand what he is becoming involved with. Sometimes words and terms evolve, but thats not what we're talking about here. In today's...
  10. Re: I added a medium brood box but the bees will not use it.

    Tim,
    I have foundationless frames in my brood chambers and use plastic foundation in my supers. Most just go to it when I put it on. I have one hive that simply won't touch it. Last year I put...
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    Re: Extra mean hive, gotta requeen?

    SciFi,
    I had a hive like that a few years ago. It was three deeps and mean. I couldn't put enough smoke on them to get anything accomplished. One day I was inspecting them and decided the...
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    Re: Bee behavior and fallen comb

    M-Lane,
    First, congrats on getting your new bees. But you asking the above two questions concerns me. It is basic beekeeping information. What preparation did you do before receiving the bees? I...
  13. Re: First Hive Bearding and Supersedure Cells

    Doublebrook,
    The weather here in the northeast over the last few weeks hasn't been the type that you would expect to see bees bearding, especially such a young hive. Are you sure your queen didn't...
  14. Re: How/when to fix "offset" comb on foundationless deep frames?

    Waterbug,
    That comb is too far off center as is evidenced by the little additional piece of comb being built on the same frame. If you just remove that small piece without fixing the problem, they...
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    Re: Disaster in the apiary

    Dan, Don't rule out bears. We don't have moose down here by me yet some dope killed one during hunting season in 2014...DD
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    Re: broken frame "cleanup" question

    Silverleaf,
    How long ago was that swarm and are you sure the new queen isn't laying. I wouldn't consider nectar to be "jelly-like". Young larva in royal jelly might look like you describe. The...
  17. Re: I'm hoping you can help me with this complicated situation

    SallyD,
    The one Question no one asked is about timing. When did the old queen possibly get "injured"? When was it that you discovered this new unmarked queen. I would be more interested in the...
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    Re: Bees building up into the feeder! Help!

    Nutlub,
    I would scrape off that burr comb and add another box to the hive. If you have empty frames in the lower box move them from the outside towards the middle of the box but don't put them...
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    Re: Should I split my hive or add a super?

    SueBee,
    2 things not mentioned in other replies. I would prop the top to help with ventilation and perhaps get some of them back inside and working again. Nothing worse than bees outside doing...
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    Re: Package bee progress?

    G'ville,
    I'd be real concerned if I had a package that only built out 5 frames in 7 + weeks when they have had constant feed. I have hives that I started around the same time and they are working...
  21. Re: Friend in Dobbs Ferry, NY received notice from Code Enforcement Officer

    This sounds like a misapplication of the code. It seems the intent of this code would be to prevent people from keeping stacks of tires or other articles on their premises that collect water and...
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    Re: When does queen start laying again?

    Peter,
    Did you get a main swarm or an after swarm with a virgin? That will also determine when you see eggs. I hived a swarm with a virgin on 5/5 and did not have eggs until between 10 and 14 days...
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    Re: Laying worker or poor queen

    Given that you say your trouble began 3 weeks ago, if you had laying workers you would have an abundance of drone brood being raised and you would have drone brood being raised in worker cells. ...
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    Re: New queen and frame of brood

    If you give them the frame of brood, and I would, make sure you check and see if they started queen cells before adding your new caged queen. If they've started making a queen you will have to remove...
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    Re: 3 Week Inspection

    Looking at you pictures a few things concern me. How many frames have they drawn out? How many are you showing in your pictures? I see the queen, did you see any eggs or young larva? You don’t...
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