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  1. dud queen found this spring, what do you think?

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    Got into my hives today. All looks good but one. This hive had only drone brood. a small cluster of capped brood on two...
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    Re: Heard Queen Piping for first time

    Queen piping hawkins: https://youtu.be/YOErAHDrpTA

    Here is a video I shot of a piping virgin
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    a pleasant surprise

    I had a nuc that went queenless last July. I tried to requeen w a boughten queen. They killed her. I. Introduced brood a couple of times but no luck. The hive eventually went to laying workers. ...
  4. Thread: Suicidal bees?

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    Re: Suicidal bees?

    Mine have done the same. Picked up a jar full off the snow. Brought them inside and when they warmed up released them in front of the hives. But it's normal to see, I just wanted to be outside...
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    Re: How young did you get your kids involved?

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    My daughter with her.own hive. I helped promote her interest by getting her...
  6. Does oxalic acid vaporization work better at cooler temps?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141102_134613757.jpgHi, I did oxalic acid vaporization in August with ho hum results. A few dozen mites on each board in the...
  7. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    Here in S Ohio, I have watched at least 3 separate goldenrod species bloom. The first two were shorter species and started the end of July through August. The last species is 4-5 feet tall,...
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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    Thanks, I hear those concerned about killing bees but most of the workers left are 6+ weeks old, and w 50% drones, the benefit to combining or even a shake out are not worth the risks of a good queen...
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    how to kill hive of bees

    Here's the situation, I have a dbl deep that has been queenless since July. They failed to accept a queen, then the.one they raised from brood disappeared, probably from a mating flight. They had...
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    anyone seeing meaner hives??

    My most gentle hive lit me up Saturday morning. I wanted to check for brood and status after I had a hive swarm. Supers off, then noted lots of capped brood in top deep but also in brood area...
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    Re: Queen cells everywhere...

    Here in SE Ohio I have had 2/of 9 hives swarm in the past month. Classic swarm cells were present. One failed to requeen ( bird food) and I saw a virgin in the other last weekend. Got the original...
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    Re: Drone cells at the end of August

    Still lots of capped drone cells here in SE Ohio
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    August 29th
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    Finished up checking supers and at 7pm small swarm comes out of one of my hives( couldn't tell which). grapefruit sized swarm landed 25 feet in locust tree. Put them in...
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    Re: Not another swarm...

    Thanks Bill, pulled a few frames from my hives this AM, can't find swarm cells in any. ALL had open brood, including one I thought didn't. Will look in a week and see if still open brood in hives. ...
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    Re: Not another swarm...

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    Here's the queen, do u think she's a virgin or mated?
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    Not another swarm...

    Just went out tonight to see if the nuc I combined into a hive that swarmed a couple weeks ago took. It did. This hive swarmed, my first ever late summer swarm. I was finishing up, happy all my...
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    The bees can have my.spring honey. I hope for only GR honey. Most say its the best honey they've ever had when I give them a jar.
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    Re: The "Branch" method of harvesting honey

    I will try this next month
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    Just thinking regarding dispatching, no danger of kweens killing good queen if reenter another hive. Then I have comb to checkerboard and try to prevent swarming next year. Thanks for your input.
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    Re: Queen less hive all drone brood

    I have the exact same problem in a hive and the same concerns. I took a magnifying glass and saw several cells w 2/ eggs so I think its laying workers. Went through the hive 5 times, no queen. ...
  21. will bees make queen cells w eggs given to them if there is a young virgin in hive?

    Trying to decide if the virgin that popped out when I was culling queen cells 1 week ago is in there. Worried I might have injured her. Found new crop of queen cells when I checked yesterday,...
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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

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    Re: virgin or mated?

    My queens mated fine through a robbing screen like u described.
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    Re: Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    I just had the same thing happen. Unfortunately I didn't believe they were really going to swarm. well, they did. I had thought the queen cells were supercedure cells at first. there were probably...
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