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    Re: How soon should a new queen lay?

    Update: I took a frame with eggs from my stronger hive and gave it to this one. I'm pretty sure the queen wasn't on the frame so I think the stronger hive should be fine. Here's hoping this works! ...
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    Re: How soon should a new queen lay?

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    So I gave it another week and checked for larvae this weekend. Practically nothing! I saw no uncapped larvae and no capped worker brood at all. I did see this one cell that looks too...
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    I second this suggestion, just out of curiosity.
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    Re: How soon should a new queen lay?

    Thanks!
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    How soon should a new queen lay?

    About three weeks ago I did an inspection with a mentor from my local beekeeping club. I had lots of capped supercedure cells (I think 6 or 7) even though the queen was laying great. She told me...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    My apologies. I clearly needed to be more clear about who I meant by "people like this!" I meant the people who throw hissy fits all the time about their allergies and treat wait staff like crap! ...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    See, people like this are why I hate being one of those darn allergy people. Yes, I carry my Epipen with me and I do ask questions about ingredients (usually just when descriptions on menus are...
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    Re: Looking for a mentor in central Va.

    There are three different beekeeping meetings that I know of in the Richmond area:

    Richmond Beekeepers meet the first Thursday of every month at the Friends Meeting house.
    Rockwood Park...
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    Re: Saving burr comb with brood

    Thanks again! I've actually come much further with the bees in the past two days than I did in the past three weeks. My local beekeeping club recommended that I contact a member to come help with...
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    Re: Saving burr comb with brood

    Many thanks!
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    Re: Saving burr comb with brood

    Thanks, guys. The comb I put in Tupperware did indeed include the stuff with brood in it so it's kaput.

    If I may ask a followup question, the burr comb that I scraped off my other hive didn't...
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    Saving burr comb with brood

    Hello, lovely bee people. I bought a nuc this weekend and think I chose poorly. At the bee yard, all the buyers were supposed to pick out the best nuc and take the ones we wanted. I'm very new to...
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    Re: My first days with the Bees

    Thanks for this. My smoke seems to be really angering the bees. It's not hot but it's not cool either. I'll give that a shot next time!
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    Re: First package install - Failure?

    Also, since y'all have shared wisdom with me I should share a piece of "wisdom" with any other new beekeepers: don't go commando under your bee suit if you live within sight of any neighbors. If you...
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    Re: First package install - Failure?

    Update: when I went to reinstall, there was a decent cluster in the hive. I shook what I could out of the package and this time didn't leave the package by the hive. I put it in my side porch so...
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    Re: First package install - Failure?

    I like that answer! And it sounds like we're hitting a lull in the rain. Time to suit up!
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    Re: First package install - Failure?

    Thanks for your quick reply. That is reassuring that your bees dried off and made it. Did your supplier say anything about keeping them above a certain temperature while they were wet?
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    First package install - Failure?

    I installed my first ever package last night and thought it went okay. The bees had been in the package since last Monday so I removed the cork from the queen cage completely instead of just...
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    Re: Camphor Southernwood near the hive?

    Thanks! I just wanted to make sure I didn't need to move it away from there. I've had limited success in transplanting.
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    Camphor Southernwood near the hive?

    Hi. I'm getting my first package of bees next week (yay!) and plan to stick my hives in the middle of my herb garden. Does anyone have any experience with camphor southernwood and bees? I know it...
  21. Re: Beekeeping restrictions in Henrico Co., VA???

    You might want to post this on the Richmond Beekeepers Association's Facebook. Maybe a member will know more about the policies in Henrico.
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