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  1. Thread: requeening

    by Rob Price
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    requeening

    i've been using a method of requeening for years and i thought it was good until this week. i kill the old queen and smear her on the cage of the new queen cage then place her in without removing the...
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    Cupularve queen rearing

    Does anyone know how this works? Betterbee is advertising no grafting, but don't give any details about how this queen rearing kit works.
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    Re: Purvis bros. Queens

    Thanks guys!
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    Purvis bros. Queens

    I just ordered a few queens from Purvis bros and just curious if anyone have good or bad experiences with them. Thx, Rob
  5. Thread: Re-queening

    by Rob Price
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    Re-queening

    Is it too late to re-queen in central IN? The night time lows are in the low 50's.
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    Bees on ground in front of hive

    One of my hives has many bees walking around on thr ground in front of the hive. is this a sign of something? I didn't see this with the other hives.
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    orientation flights

    How does one know the differene between orientation flights and periods during the day when the nector is really good? There are times during the day when there's so much activity in front of my hive...
  8. Thread: mean bees

    by Rob Price
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    mean bees

    last summer i requeened my italians with NWC queens and they been very aggressive all summer. anyone else had this problem? i miss my yellow bees! also anynoe that has had the cordovian italians...
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    Re: problems requeening

    I put the new queen in right after i killed the old queen, next time i'll wait a day. They been very agressive all summer, but they didn"t seem to notice her when i put her in the hive. I don't think...
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    problems requeening

    On Monday I killed my old queen and put in a new queen, 72 hrs later I returned thinking there had been plenty of time for the colony the adjust to the new queen. The first thing I noticed was they...
  11. Thread: Question

    by Rob Price
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    Re: Question

    I guess what I'm asking is in regards to this quote from RWeaver. "THE WEAVER ALL-AMERICAN BEE (ITALIAN BREED)
    is an Italian strain that we have been improving for 84 years. Only superior performers...
  12. Thread: Question

    by Rob Price
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    Question

    When they say a queen has an "open brood nest" what does that mean?
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    Re: Reusing comb - does it "wear out"?

    The bees will keep the old comb maintained very well. Some of mine are 15 - 20 years old.
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    Re: Queenless hive?

    Thanks Robert, I'll take your advice. I like your website and if I ever need queens I'll contact you first.
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    Re: Queenless hive?

    you have raised another question, how do I spot a laying worker? I'm assuming there won't be capped brood from laying workers? Could this be why I dont pollen going in? I've kept bees for years and...
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    Queenless hive?

    I had a very large swarm go into one of my empty hives on Saturday and I haven’t seen any pollen go in all week. In years past the pollen rolled in from the beginning.
    One can only assume that this...
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