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  1. Thread: ailing queen?

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    The hive next to it is doing great. I'll grab a...

    The hive next to it is doing great. I'll grab a frame of brood from it. I just need to make sure I don't transplant that queen with it.
    Do you just make sure there are no bees on that frame? ...
  2. Thread: ailing queen?

    by DLee
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    One of my hives has had a slow start this spring....

    One of my hives has had a slow start this spring. I looked in yesterday to find a small number of bees and very little scattered brood. Total brood would probably cover only 1 side of 1 frame for...
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    I have 2 overwintered hives and both are doing...

    I have 2 overwintered hives and both are doing well with one having a lot more bees(drifting problem). I checked this morning and both have larvae but I did notice some with shriveled wings. I have...
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    Thanks, I will add a frame of eggs but there are...

    Thanks, I will add a frame of eggs but there are very few open cells in the hive. Everything is honey or nectar. Will they make room for a laying queen?
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    I checked one of my 3 hives today and found that...

    I checked one of my 3 hives today and found that there was no queen, no brood, and the 2 hive bodies full of honey/nectar. If I put all the bees together they would fill one of the HBs. And there...
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    I checked one of my 3 hives today and found that...

    I checked one of my 3 hives today and found that there was no queen, no brood, and the 2 hive bodies full of honey/nectar. If I put all the bees together they would fill one of the HBs. And there...
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    I have 2 full supers on each of my 2 hives and a...

    I have 2 full supers on each of my 2 hives and a 3rd empty super on top of these with foundation only. Would they be more willing to draw the comb out if I place the empty under the 2 full supers?
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    I will consider my self a beginner for many more...

    I will consider my self a beginner for many more years...

    Is it possible to get a queen in with the package as well as the one in the cage?
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    Thanks Michael. May I ask why you no longer...

    Thanks Michael.

    May I ask why you no longer fog? What kind of results did you have with FGMO?

    What methods do you currently use to control varroa?

    DLee
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    I installed a SBB and fogged for the first time...

    I installed a SBB and fogged for the first time this weekend. I checked my oiled wax paper after 15 minutes and discovered 9 mites.

    Questions:
    What is a normal/excessive amount of mites?
    ...
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    I got some time and went out and uncapped some...

    I got some time and went out and uncapped some drone cells. I opened up and examined about 25 cells and only found 1 mite. I also looked at some of the dying bees out in front of the hive and only...
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    I will put in Apistan strips this afternoon... ...

    I will put in Apistan strips this afternoon...

    Thanks everyone.
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    The wings are shriveled. I thought it may be...

    The wings are shriveled. I thought it may be mites. Would this explain all the dead larvae or is that chilled brood?

    Is there anything I can do about mites at this stage of the game?
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    I been checking my hives the last few days and I...

    I been checking my hives the last few days and I noticed in one hive a lot of dead larvae(25+) in various stages and some other bees with deformed wings. I thought it was just chilled brood since I...
  15. Thread: entrance reducer

    by DLee
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    That was my first thought and they were having...

    That was my first thought and they were having traffic issues...

    Thanks Michael.
  16. Thread: entrance reducer

    by DLee
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    When do you remove the entrance reducer on...

    When do you remove the entrance reducer on overwintered hives?
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    Thanks BjornBee. I was going to use the...

    Thanks BjornBee.

    I was going to use the terramyacin because I was told that's what you do. I don't like using medicine myself so I guess I shouldn't push it on my bees.
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    I just extracted my honey last week and went back...

    I just extracted my honey last week and went back today to remove the cleaned supers. All three of my hives had dead white pupae on the hive entrance. Almost developed with legs/antenae. Probably...
  19. Thread: 62mph= hive down

    by DLee
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    60 MPH must be the wind speed needed to knock...

    60 MPH must be the wind speed needed to knock hives over. I had one that the supers blew off of a few weeks back and it was like that for a day before I discovered it. By the way, it's the one...
  20. Thread: Storm Damage

    by DLee
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    My hives line up facing the south... backed up...

    My hives line up facing the south... backed up against a barn. The one on the East end was "topped". I knew it wasn't good when I heard all the buzzing while coming through the barn. I had a half...
  21. Thread: Storm Damage

    by DLee
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    We had a strong storm move through KC last night...

    We had a strong storm move through KC last night with 70 mph winds/heavy rain. The supers/lid to one of my hives were blown off and it rained 3 inches down through the hive bodies all night. I was...
  22. Thread: Giant Drone?

    by DLee
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    Has anyone ever seen drones that were unusually...

    Has anyone ever seen drones that were unusually fat/large? I had one outside of my hive that was clearly 2-3x larger than the normal bee. I thought it was a bumble bee when I first saw it but it...
  23. Thread: bees per pound

    by DLee
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    I didn't really want to count them myself either....

    I didn't really want to count them myself either. Family and friends keep asking and I wasn't sure. Thanks.
  24. Thread: bees per pound

    by DLee
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    I ordered 3 pound packages of bees. How many...

    I ordered 3 pound packages of bees. How many bees are in a pound?
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    I had one hive last year and lost the queen over...

    I had one hive last year and lost the queen over the winter. Today I added two additional hives and installed packaged bees in all three. I discovered 3 queen larvae in the old hive that still had...
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