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    Re: bit of a problem...

    It's probably more your area than anything.
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    Re: Pound of dead bees in front of each hive!

    If it wasn't intentional, I don't see what you could do. If you're not registered no one notifies anyone spraying commercially in the area either as they don't know your hives are there.
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    Re: Bees really hammered me

    Smoke only works well when there's open nectar in the hive too.
  4. Thread: Flooding DCAs

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    Re: Flooding DCAs

    Actually if she mates with your drones, her drones will not be influenced at all. If she makes any daughter queens though, then there's a chance of her daughters passing on your genetics if the egg...
  5. Re: Inspecting brood boxes when honey supers are on

    Yes, I find it very difficult to pull frames from the brood box as well when the honey super is sitting on top of it.
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    Re: honey in first year?

    It will slowly drain out if you scratch the cappings and set the frames on the top bars as the cells are angled up. The main issue is that bees don't draw much comb in the fall, and will prefer to...
  7. Re: Introduced queen to nuc but queen cells are starting to form

    Tear the cells down.
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    Re: Is it over, or just beginning

    How many hives you getting up to JW?
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    Re: Is it over, or just beginning

    JW, why nucs? Easier to treat?
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    Re: Grafting techniques

    I modify and cut down a glass Pasteur pipette. Hook up some nylon/tygon tubing which you then suck on to create suction at the pipette end. Can gently pick up and put down larva now, used to do it...
  11. Re: Queen comparison, Beeweaver, Carpenter, and my own strain

    Bill Carpenter out of Florida.
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    Re: Grafting techniques

    I did some aspiration grafting last week with decent results.
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    Re: They killed their queen!

    I'm betting you damaged her and she didn't make it.
  14. Re: Am I the only one who doesn't have capped honey in July?

    If you have a flow that can produce harvestable results that is.
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    Re: They killed their queen!

    How did you move her to the bottom box?
  16. Thread: Downward Spiral

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    Re: Downward Spiral

    Could be a bad queen too.
  17. Re: Am I the only one who doesn't have capped honey in July?

    I haven't seen a capped frame of honey until last week. Only 2-3 hives will I get to pull a super....
  18. Re: What would happen if a colony were simply dumped in the wild?

    Most forget though, if they were simply dumped, most of the bees would not be gorged with honey and they would have very little resources to rebuild, so I would assume they would perish most of the...
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    Re: Are these drone cells?

    But they're heads are facing the wrong way if they were vertical.
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    Re: Need advice on buttoning up a hive......

    I would put a top screened cover and not block the entrance, they will need to move air from both ends, and maybe put some water inside the enclosure too.
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    Re: Queen over heated maybe ????

    She'll be ok.
  22. Thread: Sacbrood or...?

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    Re: Sacbrood or...?

    Plenty of eggs in that second picture, queen was there recently. I'd be pms at this point.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    found my Cordovan swarm queen I captured in the spring of 2013. I knew she was slowing down this year and I thought she was gone as I found a daughter queen laying in the hive awhile ago. I went to...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    found my Cordovan swarm queen I captured in the spring of 2013. I knew she was slowing down this year and I thought she was gone as I found a daughter queen laying in the hive awhile ago. I went to...
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    Re: Virgin Queen found on the porch dead.

    Probably the loser in a fight between virgins.
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