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  1. Re: Blue and red stuff in cells and dark capped brood

    the various colors are pollen....the dark brood is brood that is getting ready to emerge...all normal
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    All true, but it sounds as if you have set yourself up to be queenless. I guess if you are ordering new queens that will solve your problem, but it's much easier to get them to accept a new queen...
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    sometimes the best thing to do is.....NOTHING. I truly think from your description...this would have been one of those times. But, now that you have acted on it, I hope everything turns out ok.
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    are you talking a queen cup or a queen cell? if it's a cup......very normal and nothing to worry about. If it's a capped queen cell then they may have already swarmed. And if they are prepping to...
  5. Thread: Stapler

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    Re: Stapler

    I use the harbor freight stapler for everything...with 1 3/8 staples. And I used all rabbet joints for the boxes until this year....everything I have built this year is simple butt joints with...
  6. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    15....right now
  7. Thread: Worms in comb

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    Re: Worms in comb

    think its SHB larva
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    Re: Is this queen small ?

    one of my best is a little black looking one not much larger than a worker. I say if she lays a nice pattern she is perfect size!
  9. Thread: Cost of Honey?

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    Re: Cost of Honey?

    I get $8.00 per pint. $4.00 per half pint
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    Re: Hive inspection-tell me whats going on

    you have a supercedure (sp) in process. If you inspected on 4/29 and you killed the queen that day...all of your worker brood in that hive would have hatched out 5 days ago so you would have no...
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    Re: Would you send it back?

    I have ordered from them several times...had an item or two damaged in shipping....These folks give the best customer service! Call them and explain....I assure you they will help you resolve it to...
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    Re: Cheap top feeder

    I use quail waterers with nothing in the trough and never have any drowned bees!
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    Re: cutting and sticking queen cells

    yep that's the way I do it too
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    Re: Is this a small hive beetle ?

    bingo....definitely a kudzu bug
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    Re: Moving Nuc 50 Feet

    exactly....if you leave a box at the old location...some will definitely return...I have tried it before, but I will never leave a box at the old spot again!
  16. Re: Foundationless comb between drawn frames - ??

    I never cut it out....I figure the bees know what they are doing
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    Re: Darn it! I spoke too soon about the swarm

    If that is not a five frame box, I would get them in a five frame box with either a frame of open brood and some nectar from another hive, or at least a frame of nectar from another hive....that...
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    Re: Darn it! I spoke too soon about the swarm

    Is that the entire swarm? if it is...it is awful small.
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    Re: queen castle success rates?

    I give them a frame of brood (mostly capped) and a frame with food on it (mixed pollen and honey) and all the bees attached to them... and a queen cell, and a good shake of nurse bees from a frame...
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    Re: Moving Nuc 50 Feet

    I loosely pack grass in the opening and put something in front of the hive that they have to crawl around to get out ....never had an issue doing it that way.

    My hives are on a stand so I lean a...
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    Re: queen castle success rates?

    last year I had 100% success. I use a 3 chm=amber castle with two frames each. This year so far I have had 33 % success....same procedure and resources give to them both years.

    I have no idea why...
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    Re: Is my swarm queen less. How can I tell?

    I actually hived two swarms this year in boxes with nothing but foundationless frames and they stayed and went right to work, and still no sugar water!
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    Re: Moving hive a short distance

    anytime I move a hive a short distance...even swarms, I loosely pack grass in the opening and put a board or something leaned against the front of the hive for three days. I seldom have any problems...
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    Re: need advice on one of my hives.

    I would leave them alone and see if they work it out
  25. Re: Laying worker colony - what is my best option?

    shake them out and place the hive box back at it's location. Then after about an hour combine whatever returned to the box (newspaper combine) with one of the other hives. This has worked flawlessly...
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