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    Re: another newbee gets his first swarm!!!

    I will take some pics within the week and add them to here, as for adding boxes, they will have another 10 frames tomorrow after I finish making the next box, I cut up enough boards for 3 more boxes...
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    another newbee gets his first swarm!!!

    Got a call from a fellow beek yesterday asking me if I wanted to collect a swarm and my obvious response in my head was "well duh!". I told him sure, I would love to. I had just gotten home from work...
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    Re: kamikazi bees and air conditioner

    it could be the pitch(noise) of the fan and it may be interfering with their communication, bees seem to not like weed whackers either even if you arent near the hive, if you put screen around your...
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    Re: Searching for a hive tool . . .

    I would try contacting the manufacturer and ask if they make a shorter version, and if they dont, suggest that they should.
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    Re: introducing a honey of a queen

    a word of caution when coating bees with liquids(spraying with sugar water or saturating with honey), they breathe through their sides so there is always a chance you could accidentally suffocate...
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    Re: Thoughts on metal hive body

    sometimes reinventing the wheel isnt worth the effort
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    Re: New wisconsin bee keeper

    Brown, Sheboygan and Waupaca counties all have beekeeping clubs/associations
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    Re: New wisconsin bee keeper

    Im an hour and a half south of you, just keep reading books and and keep an open mind when reading on this site. I have seen that a few on here have strong opinions about how to keep bees. I am new...
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    Re: Drones being ejected.

    My opinion on this is that they are removing the drones to make room for more pollen/nectar/honey. I say this because just a day or two after I gave my girls some sugar syrup dosed with some homemade...
  10. Re: Just another distraction!

    Varroa were first found in the US in 1987 in Wisconsin, they have been found all over the world accept in Australia. The biggest threat to any hive is varroa and the best way to treat is the removal...
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    Re: Saved a queen today!!!

    the breakdown is 6 days til capped and then 10 days capped
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    Re: Saved a queen today!!!

    16 days from egg being laid to hatch for queens
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    Re: Just witnessed amazing sights.

    This past weekend I went to a "Beekeeping 102" class held by a local beek and his daughter. They are 4th gen beeks and his daughter works at the bee lab at the University of Minnesota and she taught...
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    Re: Just witnessed amazing sights.

    don't feel sad that is exactly what thoses drone frames are meant for, your drones are expendable your hive isn't
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    Re: workers killing drones?!?!?

    new hive from package, all new comb, no mites or diseases, they are all healthy and definitely not starving as I said that the combs are getting really full with pollen and nectar. I am more curious...
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    workers killing drones?!?!?

    Just took a quick look through the hive tonight and while observing a frame I noticed drone cells being torn down with brood still in them and a worker was pulling out an immature drone from the...
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    Re: New queen only laying drone brood

    Queens lay both drone and worker eggs, I would not assume that you have laying workers either as she may have only just started laying eggs and they arent easy to see, have patience for about another...
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    Re: Is it normal? Some stuff on the bees.

    it almost looks a bit like mold to me but i could definitely be wrong, if you have anyone(apiary) near you that you could take a bee or two to examine I would suggest that, hope you find out whats...
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    Re: Are These Capped Bee Cells?

    google chrome works much better on a mac
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    Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen Pink Honey???!!!!!!!!!!

    looks like pollen under nectar/honey to me also, just because you havent seen a flower with that color pollen doesnt mean its not out there somewhere
  21. Re: Very sad and upsetting day at my farm apiairy today

    For future reference, to help keep ants away from things sprinkle some cinnamon around whatever it is you want to keep them away from, ants dont like it and will leave, salt works also but not as...
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    Re: pinching drones

    I dont know where you are getting your info but I think you might want to start reading different books....the typical hive has no where near that many drones and as far as which drones she will mate...
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    Re: What might these bees be doing?

    they were tired of flying and decided to hitch hike
  24. Thread: Hive Camera

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    Re: Hive Camera

    we are installing a nuc hive tomorrow and my dad wants to stick his underwater camera he uses for ice fishing in it to watch them
  25. Re: Not a swarm - but queen won't stay in the hive

    Maybe placing a few drops of lemongrass oil in the hive box will fool them into staying til they can be requeened
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