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  1. Thread: Installed swarm

    by Dave E
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    Installed swarm

    Hi,

    I just installed a swarm(from LAX area) into a hive in the high desert east of LA. I put a lure and some partially drawn comb(I don't have full comb) into the box. I checked this after noon,...
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    Re: cut out under a shed

    These have actually moved dirt to enlarge the entryway.

    Dave
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    cut out under a shed

    I was just contacted to help do a cut out under a shed. The odd part is that the bees are entering the shed floor by going in a crack under the shed foundation. 1/4 inch tall, with the ground...
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    Re: multiple eggs per cell

    I have not seen a queen. I never see queens, so I really have no clue.

    Dave
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    Re: multiple eggs per cell

    Did you find out what was causing the queen to lay like that?

    Dave
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    Re: multiple eggs per cell

    Yep. Too bad I'm going outta town for a month :-/
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    Re: multiple eggs per cell

    It looks kinda like the picture. Not as many eggs per cell though. The hive has a number of bees, but not so full as to swarm(imho), and its down to like 26 at night here(bad time to swarm). I...
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    multiple eggs per cell

    Hi all,

    I just finished inspecting my NUC (nice warm day here) and found that they have brood now(yay!) I found 1 frame with about a 5 inch circle of brood and eggs. The odd part is that the...
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    Re: wax moths in observation hive ?

    I was watching a video on youtube about lasers as I was reading this and thought "HA! High power laser pointers!!" but seriously, how about a 500w work light, and a magnifying glass? Carefull not...
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    Re: Queenless, fat and happy

    Are you sure she is gone? My hive has no eggs, and I cant find my queen(but I can never find her). I'm making the guess, that shes just not laying due to it being winter.

    Dave
  11. Thread: No Eggs

    by Dave E
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    Re: No Eggs

    I freaked out over the same thing a couple weeks ago. I'm out in San Bernardino County.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?262331-Hive-inspection.
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    Re: Whats the coldest to feed bees 2:1 sugar water

    Someone mentioned to me to feed warm(daily) syrup in an old squeese ketchup bottle. Small ammount, and easily moved.

    Thoughts?

    Dave
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    Re: Hive inspection.

    Unfortunatly this is the only hive I have in this location. (caught a swarm) I didn't even see any "inspections" going on by guard bees. Didn't really seem to be any guard bees. I closed up the...
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    Hive inspection.

    I have a hive in a "remote" location(my second house) and recently was there doing some work. I noticed that the hive was being robbed ( it looked like 50 robbers doing the zig zag flight path) ,...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    I'd love to see the plans from this thread put on the front page of beesource, in the "build your own" section.

    Dave
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    Re: Suggestions on a tough trap out?

    possibly, but I know some honey robbers wont drive the bees off the brood.
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    Re: Suggestions on a tough trap out?

    You can get a tank of nitrogen and flood the trunk with that. Its completely inert, and wont harm the honey. There IS a danger of suffocating yourself though. You will need a regulator of some sort...
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    Re: requeening afb hive

    thanks. Just trying to make sure I dont need to take special steps when requeening.

    Dave
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    Re: requeening afb hive

    Yep, guessed that one ;P

    I planed to try Cleo Hogans trap out method, to get a "package" of bees, and add a queen to that package. Once that hive has some brood I can use, I plan to come back...
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    Re: requeening afb hive

    Yep, none in Solano. I just bought 5 acres in the Mojave desert.
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    Re: requeening afb hive

    well I am in a AHB area. The tree they are in can't have a big cavity(its only 2 ft high and 6 inches around). It sounds very much like the type of space AHB are know for. I'm not sure wich type...
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    requeening ahb hive

    I seem to recall, but can not find somone saying that requeening a africanized hive is tougher than requeening other types of bees. I have a feral colony on my property that I am considering...
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    Re: help with a feral colony in a hive

    What I am worried about is squishing the queen in between comb while removing the frames. There are no frames that can be removed without destroying comb.

    Dave
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    Re: help with a feral colony in a hive

    I think I'll try smoking her out as soon as the weather get stable. I wouldnt want to smoke her out, just to have her not be able to stay warm. I'll put a deep on top with foundation and see if I...
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    Re: help with a feral colony in a hive

    Mine is a lang too. Deep box.

    Dave
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