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    Overwintering single nucs?

    I've had good success overwintering double deep nucs and was considering trying to overwinter a larger number of single nucs this year. I live in Washington State where the winters are fairly mild...
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    Re: Round 2 of my grafting attempt??

    Yes I'm sure, I made a split with that queen to make that hive my finisher colony.
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    Round 2 of my grafting attempt??

    On May 5th I grafted 20 cells. Went in 2 days later and found 14 cells being drawn out. My first attempt I only had 2 out of 10. By my calculations I was going to make my splits today and place...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    In regards to the marking of virgin queens. I just like to get things done when the opportunity presents itself. I seem to be able to find them relatively easy so I figured I would just mark her. ...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    My purpose would be like I stated above, that it would be easier to see into and graft out of a drone cell. I was unaware that the queen fertilized worker eggs and not drone eggs. I guess I was...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    Also is there any problem with marking virgin queens?
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    Type of Larva to graft?

    Ok this might be a silly question but I'm gonna ask anyway. Can you graft a larva out of a drone cell into a queen cup? I was thinking it would be easier to see into a drone cell to graft from that...
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    Re: Raising my first batch of queens...

    Weather is averaging around 60 during the days, 74 yesterday. Lots of drones in the hive and yes I've seen them out flying around.
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    Raising my first batch of queens...

    Well I'm trying to raise a few of my own queen this year. I grafted 10 cells today and put them in my starter hive. I will put them in my finisher hive Wednesday. Wish me luck....

    One question....
  10. Thread: Drone dates?

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    Re: Drone dates?

    I inspected a hive yesterday here in the Seattle area and was surprised to see quit a bit of capped drone cells already! Pretty early for this part... I'm sure the bees know what's best! Maybe we...
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    What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    OK with all the different treatments these days what is everyone using for varroa mites and why??
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    Queen question??

    OK so the queen in question is from a nuc I purchased on April 6th this year. I did a walk away split close to 2 months ago and it currently has grown into another double deep hive. So the hive has...
  13. Thread: New Nuc

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    Re: New Nuc

    I know 30 days is the rule of thumb...fast forward to today I made a walk away split on 6/3 and checked it yesterday for the last time before buying a new queen...NO EGGS. So I go and buy a new...
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    Re: Re-queening question

    Because this hive has already gone 40 days or so without a queen and I really don't want to wait another 3+/- weeks to have a laying queen.

    Good idea though.

    So just wait a few hours after...
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    Re-queening question

    So I pulled the queen out of my parent hive on 5/31 and put her in a nuc. There were multiple capped queen cells in that hive so I basically have let it do its thing for the last 30 plus days,...
  16. Questions on my splits and the parent hive??

    Ok so on May 31st I took the second split off of one of my hives. The first split, I took the exsisting queen from hive a placed her in a nuc box along with ELB(eggs, larva, and brood) along with...
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    Is this normal behavior???

    One of my hives has a cluster or mass of bees that extends out from the entrance onto the landing board at night after the sun goes down? None of my other hives do this. I should mention I have...
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    Re: What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    OK just an update on my hive...Opened it up this morning and found the queen on the second frame I pulled out so I put her and the frame she was on in my nuc box and added 3 more frame of eggs,...
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    Bee swarms Washington St.??

    Is there a point in time when you know longer have to worry about a hive swarming in a givin season? What is the latest you have caught and hived a swarm?

    Dave
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    Re: What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    RayMarlar- Yes only one queen cell. So if the queen is already gone where did she go?? I know they haven't swarmed due to the fact I have the same amount of bees still. Did they kill her? I'm...
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    Re: What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    I had my mentor come over and go thru my hive with me. The one and only queen cell is attached to the bottom of a frame in the lower brood box. No queen cells on the face of any comb.
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers

    New bee here as well with 2 new splits hived on April 6TH. One hives queen didn't make it and it went 3+ weeks w/o a queen. Got a new queen in there and they are doing well with 2 deeps that are...
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    What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    Ok newbee here. I have 2 hives both doing very well. One is getting ready to swarm. Queen cell almost closed on the bottom of the lower brood box. I have decided to try and do a split, taking the...
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    Honey "B" Healthy

    Well I was talked into trying this stuff. After filling 2 qt jars with it and 2 qt jars with regular sugar water my bees seem to prefer the regular stuff way better! The regular sugar water is...
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    Looking for mentor in Lynnwood WA.

    Hello i'm new to bee keeping and to the forum. I am looking for someone who can help me with a few hive inspections. I can't find my queens. All the brood I had has emerged and little if any new...
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