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    Re: Queenless Hives?

    I ended up placing a frame with eggs in both queenless hives from my other hives. On further inspection a week later, one of the hives had new eggs/larvae(queen) and the other had some queen cells....
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    Re: Queenless Hives?

    Thanks so much for the advice. Are there any signs I can look for before the queen starts laying? Does the virgin(mated) queen look any different from a laying one? In a double brood hive where...
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    Re: Queenless Hives?

    Can I buy new queens and introduce them to the hives?
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    Queenless Hives?

    It's been 21 days since my two original hives swarmed. I caught the swarms and placed in new hives. I now have 5 hives total, 2 hives with double brood boxes that over wintered and 3 swarm/split...
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    Caught my first swarm yesterday

    Hello,

    I caught my first swarm yesterday(from my own hives). Physically moved them to a newly prepared brood box with 4 drawn out frames and 6 non drawn out frames. I placed a feeder at the...
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    Re: Getting bees to switch to bottom entrance

    Today they found the bottom entrance. Some bees clustered at the old location but eventually crawled over to the bottom.


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    Re: Getting bees to switch to bottom entrance

    Just got back from the hives. I closed the top entrance. We'll see what happens in the next few days.

    Thanks to everyone!
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    Re: Getting bees to switch to bottom entrance

    After the bees leave the hive in the morning, they won't come back and try to enter at the top? I'm concerned that they might get confused and possibly enter the second hive.
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    Getting bees to switch to bottom entrance

    Hello,

    I could use some advice. This year when I wrapped my 2 hives for the winter I made a hole at the top of the hives for ventilation. Now its spring and the bees in one hive are using the...
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