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    Re: The unstoppable army of ants.

    The tiny black ants and the larger red and black ants.

    They are invading the entrance feeder.
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    The unstoppable army of ants.

    I have an ant problem, I wouldn't consider it to be a large problem, but it's a problem nonetheless.

    I've tried large amounts of cinnamon to no prevail. I've tried ant traps also with no success. ...
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    Thank you very much.

    I reduced the hive and I'm working with one hive body currently.

    I bought a testing kit for FB (I'm certain its not FB, but just to be safe) and some Terramycin, just in...
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    Great ideas and advice guys. I'm going to reduce the colony to only a deep hive body, and I'll (hopefully) be able to contact a local guy about maybe getting some brood frames and maybe some help...
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    Thanks for the help.
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    I only have two hive bodies on right now, my colony has had so many problems that they were never able to fully draw out the top body.

    Should I remove the top hive body? Where should I store it if...
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    I started the hive from packaged bees in march. No streaks on the front of the hive and no visible signs of nosemea.

    I'm pretty sure the breeder I got the package from wasn't the best place to...
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    Should i provide more ventilation?
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    Re: What is the horrible smell?

    I'm sure its not chilled brood.

    I shook out every frame at least 50-100 feet away and made sure no bees were on the frames. Then placed the hive back in it original spot. I did requeen and it...
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    What is the horrible smell?

    I've been having a lot of trouble with my hive. First, I had a failing queen which then turned into laying workers and that was a nightmare. NOW, 10 days later after introducing my new queen and...
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    Re: do i have a queen?

    I have been feeding them. I check their entrance feeder twice a day.

    I'll wait till this weekend and check on them again. This time I may take a frame and look at it closer w/o the veil on. I'm...
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    do i have a queen?

    Today was my first hive inspection 5 days after installation.

    The combs have barely been drawn out and I cant find eggs or a queen. Queen cage was empty. I removed the combs around the cage; no...
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    no queen or eggs!?

    Today (5 days after installation of package) I saw plenty of workers and a few drones. I also wittnessed plenty of foraging going on in my yard. When I opened my hive I did not see a lot of drawn out...
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    Frost after newly installed hive

    I just installed my package yesterday afternoon and, of course, we got down to 34 degrees and frost. I took a 5 second peel this morning and all the bees are surrounding the queen cage. Is this...
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    Installing 3-lb package bees

    Hello everyone,

    I'm a brand-new beekeeper and I have a question about installing packaged bees. I bought a 3-lb package of italians and a queen in february. I'm picking up my bees in April and as...
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    Keeping an eye out for other beekeepers!

    I find myself constantly hunting for beehives.

    I've found at least 3 different apiary sites around my home. It's amazing what you can find if you're actually looking or paying attention to...
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    Re: Hello from Maryland

    Hello!

    wow we are very close!
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    Hello from Maryland

    Hello everyone!

    This will be my first time beekeeping. I've been doing my research and reading books for a few months and I have all my equipment ready to go for spring. I've almost completed my...
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