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    Re: Need some Bee help!

    If you decide that you want someone to come get the bees I would be happy to take them. I am in Boulder and keep about 25 hives. 303 949 0285.
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    virgin queen

    It sounds like you have a virgin queen. They look like what you are describing and are not much bigger than a worker. If she just hatched she will get bigger once she mates and starts laying. I...
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    If you can not get a queen you could recombine...

    If you can not get a queen you could recombine the swarm with the hive that threw it or another weaker hive if you wanted. You could take a frame of brood with eggs from one of your hives and give...
  4. I have made walkaway splits or splits with swarm...

    I have made walkaway splits or splits with swarm cells and had the hive make many emergency cells. I have several times found a few virgin queens in one hive. I have found as many as 3 queens in...
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    walk away split

    You could easily take one of the hives you like and take 3 frames from it that have eggs and brood and do a walkaway split. This assumes you have an extra hive body. Once the split has raised a new...
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    mites

    This was the first time I had seen evidence that more than one mite would lay eggs in a single drone cell. Odds are good that the mites did not only mate with their siblings. Odds would be against...
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    Thoughts on Varroa mites

    I had a realization about mites a few days ago. Someone else may have thought of this but maybe not.

    The information I got on the life cycle of the varroa mite is that a female goes into a cell...
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    Pumpkins

    I am a bee keeper and have a 15 acres of veggies and grow pumpkins in small quantities. My experience is that squash and pumpkins flowers open in the early morning before sunrise. The flower is...
  9. Honey price

    I have a farm stand and produce honey. For us to buy honey for resale and make it profitable we need keystone markup or 100%. If you sell a jar to us for $3 we need to be able to sell it for $6. ...
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    More info

    Thanks for the responses. I have the beekeepers name and phone # and it picks up and has a voice mail indicating the number is good. At times the message box is full and then later if you call...
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    Abandonded Hives

    I am a beekeeper and there is another beekeeper who has 30 hives on the farm I lease. He came out last August and put on some supers and metal bound queen excluders and has not been back since(that...
  12. Winter losses

    I had 24 going into winter and lost one due to mice. The queen was dead but many bees were still alive. 23 out of 24 survived the winter. 80301
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    Sticky: Capped swarm cell 3/15

    Yesterday one hive had 3 swarm cells with one already capped. It is the strongest of my hives with 2 deeps full of bees. This is about a month earlier than last year. I accidentally destroyed the...
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    Csa

    I am an organic grower with a CSA. I also keep bees. What seems to be the trend around here is that I grow vegetables and then offer a fruit share or a meat share. I don't grow the other items so...
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    Maple honey

    It takes 8 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. The maple trees flow around March in that part of the world. The sap goes up the tree during the day and cold nights cause it to run back down...
  16. AG Land

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    You should not need to rent land to keep your bee's. If I did not already have 55 hives on my farm I would let you keep them here. Ag land leases for almost nothing in Boulder County. About...
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    Sunflowers

    I farm vegetables and sometimes grow sunflowers for seed crop. I was considering planting sunflowers for the bees. It was explained to me by another long time bee keeper that some varieties have a...
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