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  1. Thread: Queen cells

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    Re: Queen cells

    Haven't seen her but she's not marked so I wasn't surprised bc she can be hard to find at times. Saw larvae but not many eggs so I wonder if she's gone. Only time will tell. I feel like I am doing...
  2. Thread: Queen cells

    by Lsyves
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    Queen cells

    New beekeeper here. NJ-we've had a cool summer until now...several 90 degree days this week all of a sudden.

    My bees survived two robbing incidents about a month ago but today I saw 4-5 queen...
  3. Thread: No honey?

    by Lsyves
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    Re: No honey?

    I did get a late start thanks to a shipping problem (long annoying story) so they didn't get here until the first week of June. I've fed them sugar syrup (nothing added to it) consistently until the...
  4. Thread: No honey?

    by Lsyves
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    No honey?

    My package bees are doing well, slowly filling the second brood box. Survived robbing this weekend and seem to be ok (checked them quickly today and not much damage done plus I saw the queen)...My...
  5. Thread: Robbing

    by Lsyves
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    Re: Robbing

    Everything seems ok today! Keeping the entrance reducer on for a while...

    Do I dare inspect the hive or should I wait a few days? Really try not to disturb them too often but need to see what kind...
  6. Thread: Robbing

    by Lsyves
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    Re: Robbing

    Done. Thanks all. Now we wait til morning.

    I'm not going to feed them again for a while-they were package bees so I fed them for quite a while. But there are wild flowers everywhere right now so...
  7. Thread: Robbing

    by Lsyves
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    Re: Robbing

    I'm positive. I got right in the thick of it and observed for a while. Clumps and balls of bees near anything they thought might be a crack in the hive. Little bee gladiators, fighting to the death....
  8. Thread: Robbing

    by Lsyves
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    Robbing

    New to beekeeping...and had been doing well until yesterday! My hive was about two months in, filling up the second brood box nicely, happy queen, etc...but after I put some sugar syrup inside the...
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