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    Re: Do bees waggle dance about pollen sources?

    So the waggle dance is to point to the direction of the source in relation to the sun, correct? And I think distance is included in the dance too?

    So will bees coming home with either nectar,...
  2. Re: Does mango produce much nectar? (south florida mango grove)

    We have a mango orchard here and a commercial one very close as well.
    I've never seen bees on mango flowers. Often the mangoes bloom as the rains come and the rain knocks off a lot of the flowers...
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    Re: Entrance location and the Brood nest location

    All my hives have entrances at the top and bottom, and I've only seen the bees using the bottom entrances - except when they're cranky, then they'll fly out the top entrance to sting. They patrol and...
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    Re: Do bees waggle dance about pollen sources?

    Does anybody know if or how they distinguish between what they are locating in their communications?
  5. Re: Has anyone ever had dead bees to block their hive entrance?

    Not a strong hive, but I made up a five frame nuc from two separate colonies, and they fought like mad. Dead bees piled up outside within an hour or two, and then blocked the entrance by the next...
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    Re: Hive About to Swarm?

    I watched two swarms issue this spring. Neither of them did that. Also saw a swarm that went out of the hive, swirled around, then went back in.
  7. Thread: I'm not a bank

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    Re: I'm not a bank

    Speaking as a beginner myself;

    Telling them how easy it is to raise an emergency queen, and the difficulties involved (wrong season?)
    Telling them they could combine that queenless colony with...
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    Re: Just killed 20 Queen Cells: Now What?

    I don't know your location or seasons, but what about an artificial swarm;

    Queen in new box, move old boxes away, shake bees in front of new hive. Either leave old colony with one queen cell, or...
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