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    Re: Swarmed again...

    thanks a ton! these are all very helpful...
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    Swarmed again...

    I have read many threads about swarms, but am looking for any advice. For the last couple years at least one of my three hives swarms. This one made it thru the winter, and has two hive bodies, and...
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    never new that... thanks for the advice!

    never new that... thanks for the advice!
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    Package install

    My new package of bees are coming tomorrow, but it is not going to be a nice day. Is it better to try and wait until Friday and install them with better weather? Or just do it when they arrive...
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    Freezing Supers?

    I had a honey super and am not ready to extract it yet... is there any problem putting the whole super in my chest freezer for a few weeks and then thaw it later for harvesting? Thanks for any help.
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    Getting bees out of Supers

    I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the best way to get bees out of the honey supers for harvesting? I have tried Bee Quick and didn't have much luck... so i usually take the super off and...
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    it slowed the production down quite a bit in the...

    it slowed the production down quite a bit in the hive, but it was worth the experience catching it and putting it in a new hive body...
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    First Swarm Pics

    Had my first swarm a few weeks back and thought i would post the pics...it was pretty cool!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30008978@N07/2809582494/...
  9. Thread: First Swarm!

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for all the help... I have them in a new home on new frames and have been feeding them a ton, but being so late in the year in the Northeast i don't think they will survive before winter... I...
  10. Thread: First Swarm!

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    still there

    i thru may back out today, and i am going to attempt to use your advise tomorrow if possible... any tactical advise would be great, should i smoke them before trying to cut the branch? etc...
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  11. Thread: First Swarm!

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    First Swarm!

    One of my hives swarmed today and are in a nearby tree that is low to the ground. I have never dealt with this before and am looking for any advice on how to tranfer them into a new home... How...
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    yes...

    yes...
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    if i keep seeing brood in the bottom of the...

    if i keep seeing brood in the bottom of the supers should i go to a excluder? thanks in advance for any help....
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    By bottom i mean the are still ON the frame...

    By bottom i mean the are still ON the frame itself. There were larger ones hanging off the bottom of the frame as well.

    i have some empty frames or ones with drawn out comb from last year......
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    Queen in Honey Supers

    When i was inspecting the hives the other day, i noticed the queen started laying Drone cells, regular females and what looked to be the start of some queen cells along the bottom of the super...
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    this is my fourth year and have three hives... I...

    this is my fourth year and have three hives... I have been inspecting them about once a week and just thought it would be great to have some other opinions... thanks again for all the responses!...
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    How often to do checkups?

    I was wondering if anyone had some advice about how often we should go in and just inspect the hives? I don't want to go in to often and disrupt them, but also don't want to let things get out of...
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    thanks Michael.. i never thought of that... i...

    thanks Michael.. i never thought of that... i will check it out.
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    New package, Dead queen...

    One of my packages came with a dead queen on Saturday. A new one was shipped today, but should i keep them in the package until getting the new queen? thanks for any help...
  20. Thread: Queen Cage

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    Queen Cage

    What is the longest i should wait for the workers to release the queen thru the candy before i consider poking a hole in it on my own? thanks for any help...
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    Reuse of Hives/Frames?

    I have two hives that did not make it thru the winter... one i believe died from lack of food and the other i am still not sure. It looks like a foul brood in a couple frames and i thru those ones...
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    Drone Cells in Honey Super

    I know there has been a post here on this, but i culdn't come up with the right one, but when i looked to see how the supers were doing, in one hive i found many drone cells in the top super and some...
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    i used miteaway 2 ... which is supposed to help...

    i used miteaway 2 ... which is supposed to help with both.
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    They were also treated for mites in the fall... ...

    They were also treated for mites in the fall... i am by no means an expert at this and have only been doing it a couple years. but wouldn't you find dead bees in the hive with tracheal mites also?
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    i should have explained that the dead bees were...

    i should have explained that the dead bees were some crushed from handling... the hive was basicall empty and when i had mites in the past i found dead bees and the mites in the tray... this was...
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