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  1. Thread: Where is Joseph

    by beepro
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    Where is Joseph

    Hi, All!

    Does anybody know what happens to Joseph Clemens?
    Haven't seen his posting on here for quite a while. Wonder what's
    up with him lately. Sure miss his teaching here.
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    Re: No longer a Virgin. With Pictures

    To entice them to stay you can put a frame of open broods into the hive.
    This will allow them to temporarily stay until all the new frames are drawn out.
    By then the queen should be laying on the...
  3. Re: Unusual Comb - Worker one side, drone the other, queen cell in the middle

    What a weird comb. Even on a foundation frame they will sometime draw the
    drone cells too. There is no way to control their thinking. Maybee one side decided
    to build the worker cells while the...
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    Re: How do you attach styrofoam to your hives?

    Try experimenting with using the sticky on one side velcro strips attach to the hive box.
    This should allow the foams to stay temporarily until the wrap is put on.
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    Re: Ordered Ligurian Queens

    The most successful way to introduce a mated queen is to
    put her inside a small wire frame cage with the emerging new bees. Once she is laying then
    the other bees will accept her better. I once...
  6. Re: Serious Concern - capped honey has black blotches in it

    Surely, he must meant that the honey in the cell previously used as
    the brood cells. No bee will deliberately deposit nectar into a cell with larvae or egg in it. I am sure your honey is just...
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    Re: Swarm trap location spacing?

    Nope, the scent will not last forever. Though the bees tend to
    follow a path, just like a flying path, to their location of choice. Perhaps
    due to the winds that carry them that way at every...
  8. Thread: Spring Feeding

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    Re: Spring Feeding

    How come we are buying something that has no science to back it up?
    This does not make any sense to me.
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    Re: Splitting vs just adding a new box

    Yes, splitting is fine.
    Though you might like to find the queen rearing calendar to
    time her so you will know when is the time for her to lay after her
    mating flight. You can also find the best...
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    Re: Bring Back Our Black Bees!

    http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/devon-british-black-bee-project/
    www.biobees.com
    Here is the link. It said gentle black bee not the one we used to have
    here in the states.
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    Bring Back Our Black Bees!

    Hi, All!

    Got an email today with a website with more infos to bring back the native black bees on a bee
    expansion project in the U.K. They are taking donation now for this project.
    Who would...
  12. Thread: Spring Feeding

    by beepro
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    Re: Spring Feeding

    Does feeding with HBH helps with the Spring build up?
    If it does then I would like to try some on my bees too.
    I don't have the concern for robbing bees.
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    Re: Splitting vs just adding a new box

    After seeing your bee pen pics it is better to make a split from all of your crowded hives to repopulate all the
    empty hives to restore everything back again. In time they will make a new queen...
  14. Thread: shakeing bees

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    Re: shakeing bees

    Instead of shaking the extra bees into the hive I would let them go queen less
    for a few hours in another box. Then do a combine with the queen right hive. If
    they don't like the queen or a poor...
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    Re: Swarm trap location spacing?

    I don't know why you would not set the trap at the same location.
    It seems like that the bees have a specific flight scent path to the same trap area every year.
    So a particular swarm from a...
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    Re: Does this seem normal?

    You will know if they are the AHB when the hive grow into a full big hive.
    Normally they will not sting you if you move gently and slowly. Looks like you
    need more protection. I always put on...
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    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    If you have 2 deeps or 3 mediums, the best way is to make a split by the box.
    Simply take the top box off and give it a bottom entrance and a top cover. The split box that does not has
    a queen...
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    Re: cedar hives 90% done

    This is how I weather proof mine. I would waterproof them first.
    And then paint them with 2 layer of exterior paint. After that to stain
    them. The final touch is a layer or 2 of linseed oil. ...
  19. Thread: Thank you all

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    Re: Thank you all

    Good choice!
    I think you will like it with less equipments to handle and less
    intrusive to the hives on inspection. I started with all deeps and never
    seems to have the need with the mediums.
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    Re: 2015's Queen marking color easier to see

    Welcome to Bee Source, EvanW!

    I did not mark my queens last year.
    This year I will with the glow in the dark paint. Maybe
    a purple light will help with the night time hive inspection to find...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    This is a crazy phone call, Honey. Almost like the $70,000 investment call.
    The wet bees will surely suffocate in such
    a large batch. Better to call them in with lots of
    extra boxes to haul off...
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    Re: Grafting from started queen cells

    I thought the purpose of grafting is to get the desired bee genetics into your own yard.
    So what is the point of doing a double grafting? Might as well using the OTS method instead
    of taking the...
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    Re: Beeyard is a brown mess !!

    You might want to put some sugar bricks in to help in case they are
    brooding up in small patches now. Maybe they already sense that Spring is coming.
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    Re: Just don't know what to buy

    If you are just a stationary beekeeper (not lugging your hives around) then having all 10 frame deep boxes will help with the bee increase and build up faster. You don't have to lift the hive boxes...
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    Re: Buying queen cells

    For sure you will have the mutted bees. And any daughters you like to take from the mutt bees are not worth it compare to the pure bees that you want. It is just that over here I like to keep the...
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