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    Re: broken frame "cleanup" question

    Silverleaf,
    How long ago was that swarm and are you sure the new queen isn't laying. I wouldn't consider nectar to be "jelly-like". Young larva in royal jelly might look like you describe. The...
  2. Re: I'm hoping you can help me with this complicated situation

    SallyD,
    The one Question no one asked is about timing. When did the old queen possibly get "injured"? When was it that you discovered this new unmarked queen. I would be more interested in the...
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    Re: Bees building up into the feeder! Help!

    Nutlub,
    I would scrape off that burr comb and add another box to the hive. If you have empty frames in the lower box move them from the outside towards the middle of the box but don't put them...
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    Re: Should I split my hive or add a super?

    SueBee,
    2 things not mentioned in other replies. I would prop the top to help with ventilation and perhaps get some of them back inside and working again. Nothing worse than bees outside doing...
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    Re: Package bee progress?

    G'ville,
    I'd be real concerned if I had a package that only built out 5 frames in 7 + weeks when they have had constant feed. I have hives that I started around the same time and they are working...
  6. Re: Friend in Dobbs Ferry, NY received notice from Code Enforcement Officer

    This sounds like a misapplication of the code. It seems the intent of this code would be to prevent people from keeping stacks of tires or other articles on their premises that collect water and...
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    Re: When does queen start laying again?

    Peter,
    Did you get a main swarm or an after swarm with a virgin? That will also determine when you see eggs. I hived a swarm with a virgin on 5/5 and did not have eggs until between 10 and 14 days...
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    Re: Laying worker or poor queen

    Given that you say your trouble began 3 weeks ago, if you had laying workers you would have an abundance of drone brood being raised and you would have drone brood being raised in worker cells. ...
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    Re: New queen and frame of brood

    If you give them the frame of brood, and I would, make sure you check and see if they started queen cells before adding your new caged queen. If they've started making a queen you will have to remove...
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    Re: 3 Week Inspection

    Looking at you pictures a few things concern me. How many frames have they drawn out? How many are you showing in your pictures? I see the queen, did you see any eggs or young larva? You don’t...
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    Re: Behavior of queenless cutdown split

    Ricky,
    It’s been my observation that queen less with no resources to make a new queen is what leads to the irritability. I have found that is when the so-called “queen less roar “ can be heard,...
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    Re: Bees turned mean

    How recently did you re queen and when in relation to re queening did you find the virgin? Did they supersede her? The hive may take on characteristics of the new queen if she is still there but...
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    Re: Checking for eggs....what's the best way

    Rat,
    Your question the answer is no. You need to see the queen or eggs to know she was in the hive within the last few days. If your checking your hives on a sunny day, as you should be, I find...
  14. Re: Infertile Queen AND Laying Worker - Is it possable?

    Gallaczmit,
    I'd agree with Oldtimer that you have a drone layer. I would get her out of that hive asap. The more she lays the more time the hive will waste its resources raising drones. I assume...
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    Re: changing entrance

    I changed 3 of my hives to top entrances this spring. I blocked the bottom at night and it was about 3 days before I had a normal amount of activity out of the hives....DD
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    Re: Honey Bound Help

    Pete,
    Hive 1 lower box you say has 6 frames of honey. I would remove at least 2 and replace with and empty frame ( I am foundation less) or frame with undrawn foundation it you use it. I would...
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    Re: Smoker for a swarm, what are your thoughts?

    I'm assuming you mean to bait them into the box. If you leave a couple of frames of honey in a swarm box, chances are it may be robbed out before anybody moves in.
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    Re: New equipment, which frame, newbie question.

    You can take the confusion out of it. The bees know what to do, let them do it. www.bushfarms.com/beesfoundationless.htm
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    July 12 - 10940 - Volleyball sized swarm from a pallet at the phone company
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    Re: Still packing honey everywhere!

    MikeJ,
    I experienced the same type of problem with the bees not moving into the foundationless supers. I have read that the bees don’t like to move into the empty foundationless supers. My...
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    When was the picture taken? That's a lot of bees to be outside the hive at the time of your post (4:58pm). I'd be concerned about that. What is the configuration of your hives? Maybe you have...
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    Re: new hive getting robbed

    Assuming you already have a second hive body for this hive sitting around, why don't you make yourself a jar feeder. Get a mason jar, put some small holes in the lid, turn it over and place over the...
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    Re: Which hive tool?

    I have the Maxant. Its sturdy and the hook on the end really makes getting the first frame out easy after the bees stick everything together.
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    Re: Aspiring Beekeeper needs help

    When I started I didn't buy a kit because they are selling you what they want you to have. Hopefully you’ve done some reading/research and will come to a decision of how you want to proceed and what...
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    Re: when to pull off the supers

    Sounds like the recipe for swarming. Spring build up, back filling brood nest with nectar, no place for queen to lay = .....
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