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  1. Thread: Bear questions

    by Beeken
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    Re: Bear questions

    Bob, You can combine the 2 hives, but if you have 2 queens,they will fight. There is a chance both queens could be killed or injured and your hive would be queenless. I would make sure there is no...
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    Re: Artificial light to induce earlier foraging?

    I,m not sure about the artificial light, but at about 8am this morning my weed eat sure woke mine up.
  3. Thread: Laying worker?

    by Beeken
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    Re: Laying worker?

    Thanks John
    I think I'm going to give them another week and see what the swarm cell does. I've read that a hive can have a queen and a laying worker. I could have missed finding the queen. If that...
  4. Thread: Laying worker?

    by Beeken
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    Laying worker?

    I may have a laying worker or failing queen. Very few eggs and they are on the side of the cells. Looks like a laying worker,but I have a swarm cup with a larva in it. Could it be from the laying...
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    Re: Frame Preferences

    May help winter cluster stay warmer with ends of frames completely closed up.
    Would there be room for bees to go between end bars on 9 frames in 10 frame box [in honey supers]?
    Good luck, Ken
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    Re: Oxalic acid question

    Rick Thanks for your reply. Just what I needed to know.

    Ken
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    Oxalic acid question

    I was searching for oxalic acid crystals and found two formulas C2H202 x 2H20 and C2H204 x 2H20. Which should I use or will they both work.
    Don't want to harm the bees. Any advice would be very...
  8. Thread: smell from hive

    by Beeken
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    Re: smell from hive

    Sounds like golden rod nectar to me. My hives smell like that every fall. As it cures the the smell goes away. I don't think it's anything
    to worry about if everything else looks good.
    Hope this...
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    Re: Curious bee behavior

    I have the same thing happen quit a bit. I've read they like the salt in your sweat.

    Ken
  10. Thread: Russian hybrids

    by Beeken
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    Re: Russian hybrids

    Hello Danman
    I bought 4 packages last spring, about the first of June. Feed all summer,as spring flow was over by then. Stopped feeding when goldenrod started blooming.Three hives built up pretty...
  11. Thread: queenless split

    by Beeken
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    Re: queenless split

    Thanks Oldtimer,sounds good to me.
    Ken
  12. Thread: queenless split

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    queenless split

    I split 2 hives,new queens released in five days. Waited ten days to check for eggs. One split has eggs,the other doesn't have any eggs and don't see queen. Must have killed the queen.I had two hives...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2nd swarm this spring. 5/5/11 Washington County Va.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm 4-30-11. Washington County Va.
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    Re: Hello from Washington County Va.

    Hello from Big Stone Gap VA. Hope you weathered last weeks storm.

    Shane

    Lots of rain,wind and hail. All hives OK, but some damage to other things.
    Thanks,ken
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    Hello from Washington County Va.

    Have read lots of good information here over the last 18 months. Great forum.
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