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    thoughts on winter feeding

    Hi Everyone, I am happy to announce 2 of my 3 hives made it through the winter. Last Sept I provided them plenty of syrup along with a fondant type candy that I made and placed in the rear of the...
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    Re: BWrangler says Adios???

    Your web site has been a great resource of info especially for new bees like me. I am saddened to see you go, but, fully understand.
    Best wishes
    Dan
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    keeping a queen over winter

    Hi All, Last month I did a little experiment in queen rearing. All I did was put a capped queen cell from another hive on a bar of comb along with some bees and a bag of syrup in a small 4 bar tbh. I...
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    Re: All The Honey Is Gone

    No I did not see any dead bees or anything like that. I canít see how a colony this size could be robbed blind like this, but, thatís my only guess. The nectar flow is all but over in my area. There...
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    All The Honey Is Gone

    I have a first year hive that is full of bees and brood, but, no honey. the last time I looked in the hive was about 3 weeks ago. Not only did it have lots of honey towards the top of their brood...
  6. Thread: bearding

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    bearding

    Hello Everyone, This is my first year with bees I started with 2 tbh now have 3 after doing a split. the hives I built have screened bottoms and are 48" long. Iíve noticed lots of bees (a mass about...
  7. Thread: tbh nuc

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    Re: tbh nuc

    I started 3 nucs so far this year. Iím using a half sized tbh about 20" long and a follower board to limit their space. I can insulate the dead space behind the follower board this winter. I also am...
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    Re: Brood, honey and larva

    are they new collonies? the reason I ask is because Im curious if they do not have to build comb for the brood nest maybe they will be able to store more honey if the brood comb/nest is allready...
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    Re: Brood, honey and larva

    I have 2 tbh's both started this spring. The bees have built out 14 and 16 brood bars in each hive with 2 partial bars of capped honey behind that. I'm not sure on this, but, I wonder if you add...
  10. Thread: new queen

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    new queen

    Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago i introduced a new queen in to a hive that had swarmed. She emereged from her queen cell the same day I put her in. I checked the hive yesterday and unfortunatly did not see...
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    Re: What's going on here?

    You hit the nail right smack dab on the head. They swarmed last Thursday while I was at work. My neighbor watched the whole thing. They left plenty of bees in the hive along with 8 queen cells.
    One...
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    Re: What's going on here?

    I have the same thing going on with both of my tbh's. One hive is very strong they have drawn comb on 18 bars since late April. The other hive is not as strong as they have only 9 full bars and 3...
  13. I learned at the local bee club that bees do not...

    I learned at the local bee club that bees do not like our breath and they will go the other direction when you blow on them. I tried this a couple days ago when moving bars back into position. I can...
  14. Thread: practice cups?

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    practice cups?

    Hello everyone, I have 4 questions for the group. Yesterday I took a look in on of my hives. I saw 6 or 8 empty practice cups on 4 bars. I also saw clusters of capped drone brood on 2 bars that had a...
  15. Thread: Bees in cells

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    The hive is 3 weeks old, I have been feeding,...

    The hive is 3 weeks old, I have been feeding, but, they are not taking a lot of syrup now maybe the nector has started to flow. I'll take a look maybe Sunday or Monday and see I find more.
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  16. Thread: Bees in cells

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    Bees in cells

    I saw 2 or three bees that were not moving at all maybe dead. They were head first in a cell with half there body hanging outside of the cell. I did not remove them. I was not sure if they were dead...
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    natural comb vrs foundation

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to share something with the group tonight. I went to a field session with the local bee club today. We got into three lang hives all with plastic foundation. 2 of the hives were...
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    open brood nest

    This is what I was refering to. Maybe I should have asked if this is something I need to worry about this year?

    Thanks for the good advise Len I appreciate it.
    Dan
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    open brood nest

    Hello Gang, This is a follow up to a question (what is an open brood nest?) that was answered by Mr. Bush in great detail a few months ago. Now that the bees are in their hives (2 weeks tomorrow) and...
  20. Is a 1/2" too wide? I'm not sure. Other than the...

    Is a 1/2" too wide? I'm not sure. Other than the wax filled kerf, the only other bar guides that Ive seen have been Popsicle sticks or the 3/4" triangular shaped wood strip or in my neck of the woods...
  21. Hi, Welcome to the forum. Iím new at this also. I...

    Hi, Welcome to the forum. Iím new at this also. I installed my bees on Tues. April 28th I think everything went well. All I did was remove about 6 bars from the hive (I counted 6 bars from the front...
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    after you install the hive

    how much time do the bees need before they start leaving the hive after they are installed? I'm at one full day now and I know I must sound like a kid saying are we there yet. Ive only seen a couple...
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    guys, I took a quick peek inside. Now, having...

    guys, I took a quick peek inside. Now, having never done this before. What I saw looked fine to me. Before I put the bees in there hive I placed the jar feeder in the rear of the hive. That may...
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    yes I did dump / shake out. The bees that were...

    yes I did dump / shake out. The bees that were not inside the hive when I closed it up have not been able to find the entrance holes(maybe 200 bees for 2 hives). Instead they are clinging to the...
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    new beeks 1st day observation

    Hello Everyone,
    I hived my bees yesterday evening everything went OK for a 1st. timer. I did get a few stings. It's a bit chilly here today 55 and a little rain this morning. When I checked on the...
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