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    Re: Hello from Colorado Springs

    Welcome to BeeSource! Spent four years in CSprings a long time ago--loved the area. Good luck with the bees and your military career!
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    Re: Queen pics from today's check

    Great pictures!
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    Re: Fourth day with robbers on 4 hives

    If you're using Honey B Healthy in your syrup, stop using it. When I used HBH robbing started every time and I lost several nucs and small hives. Once I stopped I have only lost one weak hive (cross...
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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    Great pictures Greg! I tried starter strips with several swarms this year and the comb was great--straight as an arrow and a beautiful light color. I'll be using starter strips or foundation less...
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    Re: Greetings from the Philippines!

    Welcome to BeeSource! It will be interesting to hear your experiences with your bees.
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Welcome to BeeSource! Like tenbears said, you will pick up lots of good info on the site.
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    Re: Greetings from the SF Bay Area

    Welcome to BeeSource!
  8. Thread: water

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    Re: water

    You can also use Boardman entrance feeders with water in them instead of sugar syrup. Bees don't have to fly very far. My hives go through a quart a week if it doesn't rain. Could get expensive if...
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    Re: Drone Expulsion

    Noticed a lot of drone brood being dumped outside several of my hives. Still adult drones in the hives though. Checked a couple of hives and they still have frames to draw and room for honey or brood...
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    Re: Considering Cotton

    scpossum: yes to both your questions. Ask the farmer to notify you when spraying will occur so you can net or move your hives depending on how close they are to the fields.
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    Re: Hello from Southern Arkansas

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Pa!

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Hello from Maine!

    Welcome to BeeSource! Good luck!
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    Re: New from WI, but my hive died :(

    Sorry to hear about the lost hive. Welcome to BeeSource! You'll find a lot of info here. Hope you get a resolution from your supplier.
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    Re: Bees not making new queen

    Could be another queen in the hive, either non laying but probably virgin. Could there be an open queen cell on the edge of the comb or in some other hard to see location? Sounds like another queen...
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    Re: Honey flow advice and prep for winter

    If you get a good golden rod and aster flow this fall, the bees can replace any you take for yourself as long as you don't take it all. Most people leave golden rod and aster honey for winter stores...
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    Re: Hi new here from SC

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: New Member from TN

    Welcome to BeeSource!
  19. Thread: New from Ct.

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    Re: New from Ct.

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Honey flow advice and prep for winter

    Any local bee keepers you can ask about how much honey the hives need for a Michigan winter? Most of the books suggest about 70 pounds to get through an average winter. Last year wasn't an average...
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    Re: Swarms cells? this late?

    The queen cells I had were swarm cells, on the bottom of the frames. As an update, I had put a cotton ball with lemongrass oil on it on a limb of an apple tree near my hives. This morning about 1015...
  22. Thread: Moving a hive

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    Re: Moving a hive

    Put a red cover over your flashlight (red food wrap) so the bees don't see you as well. I found out the hard way not to use a head light either! Ouch!
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    Re: hello from vermont

    Welcome to BeeSource! You'll pick up a lot of experience fast working with the bees. Will pick up lots of info from BeeSource also. Good luck.
  24. Thread: Greetings

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    Re: Greetings

    Welcome to BeeSource! Robbing screen might help also but definitely reduce the entrance.
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    Re: Swarms cells? this late?

    Found three cells in one of my hives also. The first two about two weeks ago. Been watching for a swarm but haven't seen or heard one yet. Earlier this week I found a third cell that was capped (the...
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