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    Re: My hive got mean.

    When they have a Queen they should calm down.
    This late in the season it might take a while.
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    Re: New Hive with supersedure queen cell

    nature
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    Re: Free colony need help

    Even with Beequick...they WILL NOT leave the brood unattended.
    You could get a lot of workers, but not the money.
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    Re: Is this a swarm cell?

    Looks like the girls want a new Queen. May be a swarm or just a replacement. My guess from your description is a swarm, because of confined quarters.
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    Re: Combines dont always go right.

    Why did you kill the virgin queen?
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    Re: comb on bottom screen...

    Sounds to me as if they are trying to control ventilation.
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    Re: More dead outside 1 hive than normal

    Flow is on the down side.
  8. Thread: Re-queening?

    by Curtis
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    Re: Re-queening?

    "Even though the queen were m.i.a the bees filled the broad box with mostly honey and pollen."

    Given the time of the year and there was pollen....I would say the queen was not M.I.A., maybe a...
  9. Thread: quick help!

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    Re: quick help!

    Shake both into the same hive.
    Too late for lure.
  10. Thread: Frames

    by Curtis
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    Re: Frames

    Dadant is "old school"
  11. Re: Bees Clustering in Cold -- What happens to Brood?

    There kick some out....Not all but some.
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    Re: spacing frames & dry hive

    Feeding at this time of the year will not make them go up to the upper, unless it has fully drawn comb. Then they might.
  13. Re: Can we put newly extracted honey back in the combs and feed?

    I would use a top hive feeder and put the honey in it.
  14. Re: Isopropyl palmitate, is it ok for the bees?

    I am courious...How would you apply this to the girls. Were you thinking of giving them a massage every evening?
  15. Re: How do wax moths get into a hive or do its larvae invade the hive?

    Boglehead...if you will be around Lynchburg...I have some.
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    Re: Termites and water

    Are you sure they are Termite's or are they Ant's. How many segements do their bodies have?
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    Re: destroyed wax foundation in frames

    Let's see.....August 16th......and you still have a nectar flow?
    Don't worry just take the supers off and store them untill next year.
    The bee's, just used some of the foundation in the hive...
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    Re: inter cover material

    Luan is a plywood not "masonite". And it will absorb moisture. So inform me....what am I missing? With proper ventilation holes Plexiglas would be fine.
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    Re: Wax moth worms in my hive...?

    BaconStreetBees has given you very good advice. Do it.
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    Re: inter cover material

    Who said anything about "masonite" other than you, mythomane?
    Am I missing something?
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    Re: inter cover material

    I have not and would not....It would make it too easy to look inside. At least for a little while.
    I use 1/4" luan. Cheap
  22. Thread: comb set up

    by Curtis
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    Re: comb set up

    Contact Groeb farms.
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    Re: Transferring a frame of brood

    I wish you luck.
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    Re: Drawing comb in late summer

    NO...
  25. Thread: Hive Spacing

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    Re: Hive Spacing

    I like about 4 inch's between my hives.
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