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  1. Re: Does heavy drone traffic indicate a virgin queen?

    Thanks, I thought it might be similar to a dog in heat
  2. Does heavy drone traffic indicate a virgin queen?

    First year guy here. Two hives in my back yard. First was a nuc from May 11 number 2 is a trapout I started on June 25 and brought home July 18th. First attempt at producing a queen furing the...
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    Re: Wasps, what's the threat and what to do

    We have red wasps here that go to the pallets I have my hives on and scrape the top layer of wood off for their nests. Every once and a while a wasp will land on the front entrance board instead of...
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    Anyone else keepng a log book?

    I've only been doing this a few months with a couple hives but I started a log book after the first couple weeks. I put in an entry every time I open one of my hives with a few notes of what I saw...
  5. Re: Starting to feel more like an exterminator

    Thanks everybody.
    At this point my biggest concern is if there is enough time for the new queen to emerge (next week) mate and begin laying for the hive to survive the winter. I'm in the very NE...
  6. Starting to feel more like an exterminator

    I have a hive I got from a trap out I started on June 24th. I have made several stupid beginner mistakes. Not realizing queen cells were fragile I shook the bees off the frame with that the bees had...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    I only have two hives that sit in partial shade and have just been doing this a few months. Buy a screen bottom board and the oil tray. I have one hive from a trap out with a low population and I can...
  8. Small Hive Beetle traps outside the hive

    First season guy here. I have one hive I started May 11th that is now in a double deep and doing great. I have a second hive I got from a trap out that is kind of weak. I ended up having to buy a...
  9. Re: Just lost 2 queens from my 2 hives- now what??

    I just ordered a queen today from R Weaver Apiaries in Navasota Texas. They ship on Monday and Tuesday. Order online tonight and they will probably ship tomorrow like mine.
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    Re: Requeening question

    I think I will risk taking a frame of eggs larva and brood from the bottom deep of my strong hive to put in the weak hive and move the partially drawn frame in the top down to the bottom and just put...
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    Re: Requeening question

    Thanks EOD. The queen cells are in the trapout hive. It is a ten frame deep. I had enough bees to fill it originally. After a month without a queen I could probably put them in a five frame nuc. I...
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    Re: Requeening question

    Just one other I started from a nuc I got May 11th. These bees were in a tree at a house where a child that was allergic lives. They were going to spray them. I Took a frame on day 2 June 25th and...
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    Requeening question

    I have a hive at home I got frmo a trap out I started June 30th. They failed to successfully produce a queen their first attempt. I'm thinking it was my fault for a couple different reasons. I put...
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    Re: How many bees are too many for one box

    I took them home Friday night, day 25. No signs of eggs as of Saturday afternoon. I put another frame of eggs and brood in just in case. According to the schedule from beeyard.org I may have still...
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    Re: Moving a hive

    Thanks JW. Just finished getting the girls settled in. Put a screen over the entrance. Note to all you other new guys. Yes the bees can see you in the dark if you have a flashlight.
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    Moving a hive

    I have a trapout that appears to be ready to bring home. Do I just wait until dark and put screen on the opening and take them home? The trap out tree is about 20 miles from my house. I only have one...
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    Re: How many bees are too many for one box

    This is day 22. No eggs yet. Two weeks ago Monday the 30th (day 7) I had several open queen cells and a couple capped ones on the frame of eggs and brood I had put in (day 2) from my hive at home. I...
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    How many bees are too many for one box

    I'm doing a trap out on a tree using the screen cone method. This is be day 12. I understand the rule for adding another box when you have 7 of 10 frames drawn out. What is the determination for...
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    Re: New guy with a trap out

    Thanks. This hive is close to where I work so I can run by there at lunch. I had limited time due to having to run a couple errands. The update for day nine had no bees coming out of the cone in the...
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    Re: A change in beehavior

    Thanks for the replies. It was just such a dramatic and quick change I thought something might be wrong. I'm not too sure how I feel about harvesting the honey if they are going to need it or it...
  21. Thread: Checking in

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    Re: Checking in

    Yes sir. More precisely the Battle of Belleau Wood.
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    A change in beehavior

    I just started May 11th with a nuc. I quickly had to add a second deep a couple weeks later. Then I again started runing out of room and added a medium super 9 days ago (Saturday June 21st). Now it...
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    New guy with a trap out

    Hello, I have been a bee haver for about 6 weeks now. A friend of a friend has a tree with some bees in it and being the hard charger that I am I decided to do a trap out. After watching several...
  24. Thread: Checking in

    by devil dog
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    Checking in

    Hello the new guy is here and checking in. I have one hive at home we started as a nuc on May 11, 2014. Learning on my own without a mentor. I am also in the process of a trap out on a tree at a...
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