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    Agressive Bees due to environment?

    I am a 2nd year Beek, and the first year went as well as hoped especially with the drought. This spring i had to move so i split my hive. They made a new queen as planned but then swarmed :( and I...
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    Re: Frustrated/Confused 2nd year beek

    Hot hive is new hive made from split

    The old hive got the queen (or supposed to have at least) I now this is not preferred but it was an agreement with the new owner of the old hive

    New hive...
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    Re: Frustrated/Confused 2nd year beek

    These bees are so hot I am considering moving the hive because I have small children. if it is only because they are queenless and they are replacing her how long should this last?
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    Frustrated/Confused 2nd year beek

    I have a few questions about a walk away split i did on back on March 4th but here is what i am seeing.

    -I saw at least two queen cells the fallowing week after the split and thought all was well...
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    Re: Walk away split update

    Today is the 15th day, would next week end be too soon to inspect again, I would hate to disturb any mating flight activity.
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    Walk away split update

    Two Sundays ago I did my first walk away split. I a peaked on them a couple of times and have seen at least 2 capped queen cells. They are also very grumpy and have been stung a few times over the...
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    Re: Video of my first Cut out

    appear to have, I took them to a friends mini farm we will see how they do.
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    Re: Video of my first Cut out

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    I considered that, but thought the entire hive may fall apart. I did leave the hive over night in that location.
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    Video of my first Cut out

    Two videos

    The camera accidentally shut off during part 3 so you do not get to see the finished product sorry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSq3RZ4BQuA
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    Question about splitting

    I am a second year beek and had to leave my hive when i moved last fall. I went back this Sunday am performed my first split. I placed 5 frames in a nuc and am hoping they will make a new queen for...
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    Re: Is this a swarm cell

    Could I use this frame to start a split?
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    Is this a swarm cell

    Please watch short video.

    I am hoping to split the hive but am having trouble seeing eggs although they must be there since we continually have brood.

    I am hoping this is a swarm cell and I...
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    swarm trap idea

    Would it be a bad idea to use old ice chests for swarm traps?

    I found several old igloo coolers that are no longer useable as ice chests, with the drain plug removed it seems like a pretty good...
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    The Hive is moved, now what?

    I had to move my hive yesterday. I am moving for work and I can not take the hive with me. I moved it 3 houses down to a neighbors house. We put a lot of obstructions in front of the entrance to...
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    Brood in Honey Super

    I inspected my hive that I started in April today, it has 2 deeps and 1 shallow. I noticed brood in one of the frames that had no foundation and what intended for comb honey at some point. I do not...
  16. First year beek, Texas drought, late summer inspection

    This is my first year and all and all i think thing have gone well. (The hive was installed from a package in late April)

    I do not know what the honey production should be on a year with average...
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    Re: First Year Beek,Drought,Honey,Feeding

    I have not fed since early June, I have broken a few cells of capped honey and tasted it with a spoon and it was great.
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    Re: First Year Beek,Drought,Honey,Feeding

    Even if I feed heavely, can they not survive on that if there honey stores get raided?
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    First Year Beek,Drought,Honey,Feeding

    I live in Houston and it has not rained much since last october. We are in a severe drought and our spring flow was very light.

    Anyway, i started my package in late April and all things...
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    How agressive is too agressive

    My first four weeks of beekeeping I could inspect a hive with nothing more than a veil. Last week I got hit a couple of times on the arm, but only after accidentally jarring a frame because the...
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    Re: Video - The "Plight" of the Bumblebee

    I thought the beauty of the original was the commentary.
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    Re: Business plan for about 100 hives

    I have not read all the posts, but I think all business plans need to line item fuel expenses. Especially at 3.75 a gallon.

    I calculated my gas expenses for my family last year. My wife stays home...
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    Re: Newb question

    Thanks for clarification,

    How long before harvesting honey must you stop feeding to ensure everything that is capped is from nectar? This is my first year and have had my bees for about a month,...
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    Re: Newb question

    So If i have capped cells that are not brood is it honey?
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    Newb question

    Is capped syrup and honey the same thing?

    My understanding is that honey goes through a fermenting process, It is my understanding that fermenting is an anaerobic process which would mean that it...
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