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    Bringing my bees in the house to live !

    It is winter, frigid and I know my one hive (it has suffered aoll kinds of things during the past summer) will not make it through, either by enough honey, enough bees to ball together and I am...
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    I ma feeding and have been all summer...
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    The queen in the weak hive can't be a good layer if there's no room for her to lay. And this is the problem. No comb drawing out.
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    Re: Sting near eye

    When was Loretta's funeral ? LOL
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    They are still in one super with probably 1/2 of those with wax on them. I have "relocated" some eggs from the good hive to the bad.
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    Duragilt foundation - has a wax coating.
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    I have not fed the good hive and the bees and coming and going nicely.

    The bad hive looks like perhaps 1-2 bees every 15 seconds leaving.
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    Re: Psalm of the bee

    That is so cute.
    Nan
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    2nd year beek who needs help

    I have 2 hives. One is doing very well and the other is terrible.

    It started out as a nuc, then I accidentally squashed the queen somehow, and then got a new queen. She is laying somoe eggs, but...
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    Re: Avoid this re-queening mistake.

    Wow. So this dumping of the hive is a weird thing.

    Nancy
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    Re: Avoid this re-queening mistake.

    Hey, wait a sec. The process of dumping the bees and letting the bees find their way back doesn't let the nurse bees come back ? What about the drones ? That would mean anyone except the foragers...
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    Re: Avoid this re-queening mistake.

    Should I scoop the bees up and put them back in the hive ? God, I feel so awful !

    Nancy
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    Re: Queenless and proud of it

    So complicated, this stuff. Well, I have no queen, so I did the shake-out, and they all came back to the hive where I had eggs and larva, pollen and honey awaiting them. It is late in the season so...
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    Re: Queenless and proud of it

    Are you asking me or telling me ?

    Nancy
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    Re: Queenless and proud of it

    Aren't they going to kill that queen you are putting in there along with the eggs they are going to raise a new queen from ? Isn't that your goal, raising a queen ?

    Huh ?

    Nancy
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    Re: Queenless and proud of it

    I just did the shake-out method (as prescribed by Mr. Bush), took honey, pollen and eggs/larva from another hive and put it in my queenless hive. I am hopeful they will raise a new queen. will see...
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    Avoid this re-queening mistake.

    Oh my.

    I thought my hive had no queen since I saw no eggs or larva and only had spotty covered drone comb (laying workers ?).

    So I decided I would do the "dump the hive far away and have the...
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    Re: I need help, please :)

    The final posting for this, I think.

    I called Draper's Apiary and asked my trusted bee seller what to do.

    I also looked inside the supers again yesterday. There was a closed queen cell, with...
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    Re: What is Honey Bound?

    Learning curve here, too. Be patient with us newbies.

    I read Michael Bush's defnition of honey bound and discovered it in real life yesterday as I opened my hive.

    Painted another box and put...
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    Re: I need help, please :)

    I can't call you. I am at work.

    Sorry.

    Nancy
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    Re: I need help, please :)

    The queen cell is located hanging off the bottom of a foundation. Sealed over, shaped large enough for a queen to be in there. Shaped like a long fez (the hat). Any more characteristics ?

    Nancy
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    Re: I need help, please :)

    Wow, thanks so far !

    There is a capped queen cell, but who knows what's in there ?

    I do have 5 foundations of bees to take some brood from another hive to put in theer anbd let them raise a...
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    I need help, please :)

    I have 2 hives. Both are from nucs from different people. One is doing well.

    The other is not ! The first queen died, from accidental injury I think. I replaced her and now the queen has died...
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    Re: Dead bees = sad beekeeper

    I am not giving up. And will get more bees in the spring.

    But how can one assure that the bees will not starve since it seems that even though there is honey they can still starve. In my case,...
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    Dead bees = sad beekeeper

    My very first hive all died. I went to take a quick look in the above average tempos we are having in NY and they were all dead.

    Ideas on what killed them ? Let me describe...pockets of them on...
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