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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    August 29th
    Southeast Ohio
    Finished up checking supers and at 7pm small swarm comes out of one of my hives( couldn't tell which). grapefruit sized swarm landed 25 feet in locust tree. Put them in...
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    Re: Not another swarm...

    Thanks Bill, pulled a few frames from my hives this AM, can't find swarm cells in any. ALL had open brood, including one I thought didn't. Will look in a week and see if still open brood in hives. ...
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    Re: Not another swarm...

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140830_121709.jpg

    Here's the queen, do u think she's a virgin or mated?
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    Not another swarm...

    Just went out tonight to see if the nuc I combined into a hive that swarmed a couple weeks ago took. It did. This hive swarmed, my first ever late summer swarm. I was finishing up, happy all my...
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    The bees can have my.spring honey. I hope for only GR honey. Most say its the best honey they've ever had when I give them a jar.
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    Re: The "Branch" method of harvesting honey

    I will try this next month
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    Just thinking regarding dispatching, no danger of kweens killing good queen if reenter another hive. Then I have comb to checkerboard and try to prevent swarming next year. Thanks for your input.
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    I have the exact same problem in a hive and the same concerns. I took a magnifying glass and saw several cells w 2/ eggs so I think its laying workers. Went through the hive 5 times, no queen. ...
  9. will bees make queen cells w eggs given to them if there is a young virgin in hive?

    Trying to decide if the virgin that popped out when I was culling queen cells 1 week ago is in there. Worried I might have injured her. Found new crop of queen cells when I checked yesterday,...
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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140815_194147.jpg
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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

    [URL=http://s251.photobucket.com/user/drtoddh/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    My queens mated fine through a robbing screen like u described.
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    Re: Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    I just had the same thing happen. Unfortunately I didn't believe they were really going to swarm. well, they did. I had thought the queen cells were supercedure cells at first. there were probably...
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    Does mowing field massacre bees?

    Hi just took a picture tonight of my neighbors 60 acres of goldenrod In full bloom. I heard something and went outside, I couldn't believe it. They are mowing it all off right now!! I am assuming...
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    finding random large queen cells

    Hi, one of my hives about a month ago was making queen cells, QC, placed here and there. Most were w brood areas. Some were capped and had a larvae, others looked old, were capped and had pastey...
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Love my frame puller and frame rest. But I hate those little queen catchers. Always sure I am going to injure her. Much easier to take a glove off and just pick her up.
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    Re: what is this flower?

    Thanks! Always wondered what it was.
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    what is this flower?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140717_184814.jpg

    so what are these little yellow flowers here. The fields around here seem to have more of them every...
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    Re: best way to draw out medium super?

    PaBill, thanks, I like it!
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    best way to draw out medium super?

    Looking for a way to feed and have bees draw out honey supers. I am feeding now to get deeps some deepsdrawn out on splits and they are doing it well.
    My hope was to get some more supers drawn...
  21. Re: Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    Jbraun, thanks you too!
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    Re: Suggestions for feeding Double Nuc boxes?

    Hi, last year I overwintered 4 nucs, lost one. I feed w a frame feeder in the top nuc. In the winter, I placed a 1 inch spacer between the top box and the lid. I basically built a box shaped shim...
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    new queen excels in bee math!

    Hi 6/15 I killed my queen on my observation hive. Watched 4 emergency cells be made.
    Virgin hatched 6/28, right on time. Then yesterday 7/6 she's laying! Not sure when she started, she's been...
  24. Re: Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    Thanks everyone for the kuddos! Just got some good ideas for next year. Got to get past seeing combining as a defeat or spending too much time on a doomed hive when I have a nuc that would be...
  25. Re: Will leaving an empty super on my new hives cause problems?

    You are doing fine. Do you have them in 2 10 or 8 frame deeps below the medium super? Are they drawn out yet? If not, I would pull off the super and feed 1:1 sugar water to get that drawn out in...
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