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  1. Re: Requeen + 12 days. Some older, open brood, but that's it.

    yes you can take a cut comb with eggs and rubber band I use yarn or string too. place in center of cluster.check in 2 days and they should have started queen cells
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    Re: Problem with new packages

    don't know about becoming a master beekeeper. I am not a master keeper don't have that much time on earth you think you know bees then they change like swarming in April snowed the next 3 days not...
  3. Re: Talk about Gentle Bees- What's going on here?

    that's like me don't like gloves unless I need to get into the hives in bad weather
  4. Re: Texas and Oklahoma flooding relationship to 2015 midwest honey production.

    the rains here in Colorado are affecting us as well . queens not getting a chance to mate 6 out of 32 mated hope june is better for breeding
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    Re: need advice saving my split

    just move the donors hive where the nuc is and the nuc in the donors hive position.
  6. Re: How many colonies can I put in a small space?

    I have a 20 x20 and have so far in there 7 full hives and will be placing 32 nucs inside there too
  7. Thread: NO BEES

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    Re: NO BEES

    take a closer look when you open the lid I bet the some of the bees took to the air when you opened that hive. like they were caught with there tongue in the cookie jar take the bottom board off bet...
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    Re: first time selling nucs question

    a nuc is 3-6 frames of worker bees, a queen, brood in all stages, and honey stores.
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    Re: Did I Just Poisoned My Girls?

    I have done it before but removed the next day like package install in the rain
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    Re: Help with drone laying queen.

    you will need to add frames of capped emerging brood to the that hive so the new queen has young nurse bees to tend to her
  11. Re: Observations of the first 24 hours of a new beekeeper

    wow your bees are that aggressive oh I see your in Texas my bees are not like that even my big hives nobody has time for aggressive bees keeping bees treatment free for 9 years natural comb
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    Re: Small cell bees and Survivor bees

    just place them with no foundation and don't treat keeping bees 9 years foundationless and treatment free.
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    Re: No Luck With Splits

    hello splitting doesn't have to bee hard try and make the nuc again but put in the place of the hive that donated the brood. you don't have to move the nuc 5 miles away
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    Re: Moving a hive of bees

    only your foragers will return to the old site on that day take a frame of bees and brood and frame of nectar and pollen place in a five frame nuc with a screened bottom for ventilation move your...
  15. Re: Caught a swarm. Any clue as to the type of honey bees?

    if there good tempered and they make honey and there alive that's a good bee
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    Re: How long can you hold package bees.

    get them I as soon as you can there feed can is probable out of feed
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    Re: Weed control

    I use weed barrier lol
  18. Re: My bees won't come out of their hives?

    I don't want my bees to come out in the winter they usually die in the snow when they land
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    Re: Cutting-out Malathion poisoned bees

    I usually charge $450.00 to do a cut out if at ground level and price goes up depending how high and the location of the hive. last cut out I had to lay on my stomach and crawl under a water heater...
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    Re: What the heck is the problem?

    sometimes bees leave for one reason or the other could have been the feed you fed them started to ferment in the hive if not prepared rite that's why I don't feed you never know if pesticides reside...
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    Re: Russian Bees

    well just to give you a idea your getting into I have all 3 of those breeds. just got the Italians this last spring all was fine until fall then no flowers "dearth" then the Italians robbed 2 of my...
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    Re: Black bees

    alright people it is not sick bees the pure strain of a German black bee has dark wing veins and the honey bee in the photo has that trait and the others with light wings and the black abdomen is...
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    Re: Mixing bee races with new hives

    the reason I have all those different breeds of bees is I like some of the traits in all those breeds since I open mate I hope to get a great mixed breed in time. like Russians wintering well...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    Im glad I live in Colorado and no migratory beekeepers near me the orchards area is the forty miles from me and they are gone before winter.
  25. Re: robbing of our new hive with black bees

    Hi missy the bee in the photo is the European dark bee in and it's a hybrid feral stock which you can tell by the yellow on the sides of the bee.the pure strain has no yellow on it. Hope that helps.
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