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  1. Thread: Hive issue

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    Re: Hive issue

    Go bears!!!! Class of 94
  2. Thread: Hive issue

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    Re: Hive issue

    Lol I know I have been beekeeping for 4 years now and I keep seeing and learning new things...
  3. Thread: Hive issue

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    Hive issue

    I am having major issues with my second hive moving up into the honey supers. I did a quick check last week and both lower are full of broad and honey. I tried removing the queen extruder for a week,...
  4. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I agree just thought it was wierd that they are eating the frame of honey I put in the honey super.... I would think that they had ample store already in the 2 deeps...
  5. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I stopped feeding by 2 main hives over a month ago but I am still feeding the 4 nucs I have to get to draw comb faster.... Like I said my big hive is on it's 3rd honey super but my Germans just...
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    Re: Swarm trap thieves

    Good point they were both in the same area..
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    Re: Swarm trap thieves

    I agree Stan and I can forgive kids for being kids we were all dumb when we were young... The thieves irrate me more because I am guessing that is adult ...
  8. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    Hey Rob congrats and welcome neighbor.... Coco county is much better for bee keepers than alameda so your in a good spot.... You will be fine with honey because last year my bees collected all the...
  9. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I agree Frank it's been quiet the last few weeks...
  10. Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I am curious because no calls the last 2 weeks for swarms and no activity in swarm traps anymore. Anybody in NorCal - sf Bay Area noticing the same?
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    Swarm trap thieves

    I put up a total of 9 traps this season and lost 3. One was destroyed about a month ago and I am guessing kids. The trap was completely smashed and laying on the ground but they left the frames...
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    Re: What kind of brood disease is this?

    I did a large removal a few weeks back and the same thing really black comb and similiar milky white substance coming out the broad. The Hive was huge and very healthy so I assumed I did it during...
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    Re: Combining two weak 5 frame nucs

    Okay that's for advice and I am sure the 2nd nuc is queenless ...
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    Combining two weak 5 frame nucs

    I have 2 swarms I caught both with the last few weeks and one has a queen which is laying but is really small hive they can barely cover 2 frames....the 2nd swarm is queenless not sure what happened...
  15. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    I like that idea and will use the extruders next time until the queen starts to lay...
  16. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    Thanks for the advise and I didn't think about frameless I might try that next time.... Should I have left them in the box by the time I got home with them it was 10 am and moved later or was that...
  17. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    I thought that might be issue and bummed because I lost all 3....
  18. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    I used 5 foundation frames in all 3 nucs....
  19. Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    I got a call to remove a swarm from a bush Sunday night about 10 miles from my house but it was too late to go. I told the home owner I would be there first thing in the morning to help remove. When...
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    Re: First cut out Friday

    That makes sense and I will pull out the dead brood.... I gave sugar blocks so hopefully they start building soon again because I don't have any extra brood frames....
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    Re: First cut out Friday

    That make sense but they seemed to have forgotton all the brood... They are all crowded on the 2 frames with foundation I included...
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    Re: Issue with ants

    I am going to try the grease idea because in the past they used to attack the hummingbird feeders but once I put axle grease on the stand the ant issue stopped....
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    Re: Issue with ants

    Thanks all for advice and I will give it a shoot... All the ideas sound good and darn ants are annoying and I know they are stressing the bees..
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    Re: First cut out Friday

    Thanks Cleo I had the nuc with me but was worried about time so decided to move to nuc at home... In hindsight your right it was too much probably and now worried if they will stay because they...
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    Re: First cut out Friday

    I didn't charge because I wanted the bees so I figured it was wash because it saved me money too.... I did rubber band to empty frames they just didn't go back to it...
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