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    Re: housel positioning interpretation

    Yes. My friend understands this diagram the opposite way I do. The side of the frame that you see the y in the bottom of the cell is the y side correct?
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    housel positioning interpretation

    My friend and I are having two different interpretations of housel positioning. They say that the side with the Y's point out. Does this mean that you see Y's in the bottom of the cells on those...
  3. Need some advice- swarm cells on our best hive

    Greetings everyone,

    We previously lost our best hive to swarming. Now our best hive has three capped swarm cells on it. The hive has from lowest to top one full brood box with good patterns of...
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    painting supers with bees inside

    Has anyone painted their hives with the bees inside? Seems like its not a bad idea to wait until dusk and close the entrance and paint the upper super. I don't think it would move much at all and the...
  5. Re: Queen is walking in and out of the entrance

    Interesting. Seeing the queen walking around the front of the entrance is a little concerning. haha. I will update next week when i open it up.
  6. Queen is walking in and out of the entrance

    Question for you nice folks,

    One of my hives was started a week ago from a swarm. Bees are coming and going and everything seems find although I haven't opened it yet. Today we saw the queen...
  7. Should I super a queenless colony that is full

    I had a colony swarm and left a queenless hive two week ago. Well now they made 4 queen cells (capped) and their numbers are big. It is a single deep brood chamber. There is full comb on more than 8...
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    Re: PreSwarm Symptoms?

    Update. Turns out the hive finally swarmed. It was bearding for several days and then stopped. The weather got cold for a week or so and then today it warmed up causing them to swarm. Bearding in...
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    Varroa mite spring treatment w/ honey

    Hi I'm looking for advice to treat varroa mites. I have two hives started from two swarms from this year. I did a sugar shake and got 12 mites out of one and 28 out of the other per half cup of...
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    Re: PreSwarm Symptoms?

    The bearding is happening on a different hive, not the one with the swarm I caught. It has one deep brood chamber and one deep super w/10 frames. I checked again and there is even more bearding now....
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    Re: Some Pictures from last Season

    cool
  12. Thread: Just joined

    by komodoman
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    Just joined

    Starting beekeeping this season and excited about it. My friend and I have one ready hive ordered that we should have next month hopefully, and we have one hive set up from a swarm we caught. So many...
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    Re: chocolate coverd bacon

    Swobee!,

    That is the best idea I have heard all week. Thanks. I will try this soon. Especially since I just bought some local pork from the university.
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    Top cover doesn't close

    I'm new to beekeeping and here is my concern. I have a top cover on my hive. The basic wood with a hole for a jar feeder in the middle. I noticed that the cover doesn't close completely on the side...
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    PreSwarm Symptoms?

    I work near about 20 hives. Found a pretty big swarm on a low tree about a week ago, caught it and installed it, pretty cool. Since then I have been keeping a closer eye on the other hives (not...
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