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  1. Thread: Should I combine

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    Should I combine

    Have two hives. One a swarm I caught about a month ago. They are booming and are very ready for their second medium. The other is a hive that came through the winter very week. They have...
  2. Thread: Feeding a swarm

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    Feeding a swarm

    Trapped and hived my first swarm yesterday. Is it common practice to feed them for a while? They are in one medium with six frames drawn already. Thank you, Jason
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    Trying to save my last attemp

    So I had one very weak hive make it through the winter. They are still going and have a good queen , but numbers were so down they are still struggling. Bought two packages this spring as my final...
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    Question on new packages

    Installed two packages a week ago today. Gave them two drawn frames to start. Gave them a quick look today and both hives have filled all the drawn comb with sugar water and pollen. No eggs or...
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    Re: Do they have a chance

    I would say no more than one frame of bees. They are tring and I would love to see them make it after all the trouble I put them through last year.
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    Re: Do they have a chance

    Thank you. They don't have much honey left but i will move what they have close and give them some syrup. I gave them a pollen patty but they don't seem to like it. They are bringing in their own...
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    Do they have a chance

    Started with one package last spring. That was the first of my many mistakes. Was really not expecting to have any bees come this spring. To my amazement when I looked a couple weeks ago there were...
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    Re: When will bees break cluster?

    It's a possum
  9. Thread: Queen question

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    Queen question

    Had a hive swarm a couple weeks ago. Second time this year, must be swarm happy. Anyways, went out to look the other day and as soon as I popped the top I heard at least two queens piping maybe...
  10. Thread: Dead queen

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    Dead queen

    Recently had my hive swarm. When I opened it up a couple weeks ago found one queen cell with the cap removed and another capped. Figured I would have a new queen. Went out during the week cause I...
  11. Thread: Food question

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    Re: Food question

    Thank you for you're very informative reply. It is appreciated
  12. Thread: Food question

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    Food question

    I installed my first package the first weekend of may. Everything seems normal from what I've read and observed on this site. Question is when I first installed them they were going through quite a...
  13. Thread: Entrance reducer

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    Entrance reducer

    Trying my first hive this year. Have had them sixteen days now and have allot of eggs, larva, and capped brood . Was wondering how long I should keep the entrance reducer on. About a 2.5 or 3...
  14. Thread: newbie question

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    newbie question

    this is probably a stupid question, but I'm brand new to this. What are the bees on the front of the hive that look like they are cleaning or licking something off the front shelf doing? Curious.
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    1 week inspection

    I installed my first package of bees one week ago. Went out to give the, a fist week inspection. They had the majority of 4 frames drwn out. Saw the queen for sure, but do not think there are any...
  16. Thread: Cold concerns

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    Re: Cold concerns

    Thank you
  17. Thread: Cold concerns

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    Cold concerns

    Just put in my first package of bees a week ago. Supposed to get into low thirtys and high twentys the next two nights. Is that something to be concerned about . If not, great. If so is there...
  18. Thread: Ants

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    Ants

    I'm very new to bees.....what is the quickest way to get ants around/in your hive order control. Thanks for any help
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    Hello from New York

    Just got my first hive started . Looking for help/advice and information. I'm an active outdoorsman and live in the non-city part of new york
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