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    Re: Deep Maintenace

    In the first Spring manipulation, I reverse my 2 deep hive bodies. My learning goes back to the 1970's and that's what was recommended then. It has always worked for me, so I still do it. I don't do...
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    Re: What Are These Bees Doing ?(pic)

    I agree with Thorbuilt. I've had that a few times this late Fall. The swarm came from one hive then settled on another and started fighting with the occupants. Rather a hostile take over attempt...
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    Re: Bees in tree

    Wouldn't a trapout NOT get the genetics of the colony? All you would get is adult females, no brood or queen.
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    Re: 3 out of 4 queens dead

    I you want to to have USPS shipped queens kept at the post office (not hauled around by the route carrier and left in a hot mailbox) you can have your queen package addressed to you with "General...
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    Re: Do your children get involved?

    My two boys grew up with my bees, but they only wanted to help when their kindergarten teacher wanted to host one of my hives in her yard. They only suited up long enough to get some cute pictures,...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My dad was a Boy Scout leader when we lived in TX in the early 1970's. He decided that my 2 brothers 'should' earn the Beekeeping Merit badge. So he hooked up with the scout mentor and he got them...
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    Isn't it funny how the hives take turns doing their orientation flights? My hives are in rows, and I often see the enormous activity at one hive, then settle down, then another hive begins and...
  8. Re: Two stage extraction of partial frames

    That sounds like an interesting solution, and may work. Be sure and store the thin honey in the refrigerator so it won't ferment. Or you could do what I did:

    My Spring extraction proved too thin...
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    Re: Moving bees up from deep to mediums

    That sounds ideal. But the advantage to using 2 mediums is that the ordinary beekeeper has mediums on hand rather than shims!!
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    Re: Moving bees up from deep to mediums

    The best time to do it is very early Spring. During the winter, the bees gradually move up and probably won't be in that bottom deep at all. You could take it away then if it's empty. But in the...
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    Re: New swarm?

    Is it possible that they were just robber bees come to steal all the honey left in the wall?
    Or it's entirely possible it was a swarm that was attracted there because of the smell and happened to...
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    Re: hive bein robbed

    What does the Vicks do? I'd never heard of that. Does it bother the hive occupants? Please tell me more!
    Becky
  13. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    No one has yet mentioned that inspecting the colony every week or twice a week is pretty disruptive to the colony. Especially if you're keeping it open for lengthy periods of time. Can't you be...
  14. Re: First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    G3- Thanks so much for making and posting the very informative video. Fantastic!
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    Re: Bee Tree Disaster

    If your bee yard is "close" (less than 2 miles), most of your adult bees will probably go back to their tree. You should maybe put the hive back at their tree if your neighbor will let you. Let the...
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    Take a picture of them at your house and post, please!
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    Re: New to the Bee Source Forum

    If they were too crowded or too hot, that pic would have shown lots of bees on the porch fanning or on the face of the hive too. The absence of bees on the front of the hive except in that tight...
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    Re: Found This Red Stuff On A Few Frames

    It's definitely propolis. Why they feel the need to propolize by the entrance is anyone's guess. Maybe because many bees hate to use the plastic comb shown in the photos.
    Becky
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    Re: Nuc development inquiry

    Five frames is the standard for a nuc on deep frames, not mediums. Can you add more bees from the original hive?
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    Re: New Here

    Welcome, Organist. Ditto what Acebird said. Reading and studying Beesource has really boosted my excitement about my hives. I've had backyard hives continuously for 30 years, and when Africanized...
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    Re: Quick Nuc and swarm question?..

    I think Michael means "a shake of BEES from another..."
    :D
    Becky
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    Re: Bees left hive, grouped on ground

    It looks like they have swarmed, and the old queen who goes with the swarm, was not able to fly. The easiest way to capture is to place a hive box with a few drawn combs in it over the group on the...
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    Re: Today's swarm

    Thanks for taking the time to shoot the videos. They were very educational, and good to show new people just what a swarm on the wing looks like. Good job getting the lure hive there for them to...
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    Re: Emerging queen on the hunt

    WOW, I loved it. I've never seen such a good example of pipping. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Hogan Trap Out question

    What worked for me with a swarm that went into a floorspace-- that same day I put a strip of cloth with Bee-Go on it onto the hole. They came pouring out with the queen and reclustered on my hive...
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