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  1. Re: moving queen cell into recently queenless hive

    if you had a recently capped queen cell, they were making their own queen
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    Re: Could anyone identify this bee for me?

    looks like a bumble bee
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    Re: Ranchers spraying weeds

    as long it's only a herbicide i wouldn't worry, but i know they may be spraying alfalfa for leaf hoppers or other insects, that would be insecticide, bad for foraging bees.
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    time queens in hair roller

    finally got a good emergence rate on the nicot system, question is I don't have a place to put the newly emerged queens, they are in hair roller cages in the builder hive top deep with q excluder and...
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    dead queen larvae

    i did a nicot system queen raising, put the young larvae in the brown cells into the holders and placed in cell builder hive, they started and capped 14 cells, but only 2 emerged, i cut open the rest...
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    empty queen cells ?

    trying to raise some queens with the nicot system, put the smallest larvae in the brown cell cups on a cell bar frame and gave them to a 2 deep nuc that i had pulled the queen from the day before....
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    Re: virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    what ever it is? it doesn't look like a queen.
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    Re: splitting nucs

    thinking that is probably what I will do, was just using the nucs as building blocks
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    splitting nucs

    I am trying to use a few nucs for capped brood frame resources for building more nucs, problem is they are filling nucs with capped brood faster than i can get queens started, question is what is the...
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    Re: cap qc with laying workers

    this may be a dumb question, will this be a queen if made from drone larvae, i didn't know this was possible, the cell looks like a normal queen cell.
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    cap qc with laying workers

    have a mini nuc, checked a week ago had 3-5 eggs in alot of cells, laying worker, checked today and probably some cells had 12-15 guessing, too many to count they were covered in the bottom and sides...
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    time in cell starter

    in putting a frame of larvae, the nicot cage system, into a cell starter with a lot of bees, does it need to come out off the cell starter in 24 hrs and go to a cell builder, or could it stay in...
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    Re: moving mini nucs up

    sounds like a plan, was a good video on the mini's, thanks
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    Re: moving mini nucs up

    saltybee, i have other hives i can pull brood from, are you saying the hatching brood in the mini for a walk away, is there enough bees in a mini to make good queens ?
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    Re: moving mini nucs up

    thanks for the responses, I was kinda thinking a way to get them off the mini frames so I could leave them in the mini nuc and start again.
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    moving mini nucs up

    started some queen cells in mini nucs, they emerged and mated, now are laying in the mini nuc, what is the best way to move them up to a 5 frame nuc,and eventually up to a 10 frame, being the small...
  17. Thread: new queen

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    new queen

    In checking some newly emerged queens, found one that seemed real fast and nervous, and before i could grab her she flew off, could this be leaving on a mating flight, or just escaping and will not...
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    Re: Cell builder option idea thoughts?

    check out the jason chrisman [jc's bees] he has some good videos on cell punch method queen rearing, and a cell starter and finisher
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    Re: Improving hive-top jar feeders?

    i use the hole on top with a mason jar as feeder, only problem i have is a couple seem to leak out into hive, i checked inside and about 1/2" syrup in the bottom of the nuc, why does some of them...
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    wtb mini mating nuc boxes

    looking to buy some used mini mating nuc boxes, would like to get locally, indiana or ohio, michigan area. pm me price, quantity, and location, thanks
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    Re: mating flight delay

    thanks everyone for the responses, i should hope we will have a good flying day within 21 days, just surprised they could wait that long.
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    mating flight delay

    with queens emerging in rainy, dreary weather will they wait for a good sunny day to go on a mating flight, how long can they wait if they do, and still be a good queen, or do they have even have to...
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    laying worker/queen

    if you have a hive with a laying worker, is it possible to introduce a queen in a cage for a few days, then pull the cork and insert the candy tube,so they can release her, will they accept her or...
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    Re: Swarm prevention

    had a very similar thing today, found a queen cell with queen emerging, caught her in my queen catcher and went thru the hive and found the original queen and some eggs
  25. Thread: cold nucs

    by beefarmer
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    cold nucs

    made up a few nucs days ago, then turns off cold, nights in the low 40s, what is too cold for brood just put into a nuc that might not have enough bees to cover it all ?
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