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    Multiple swarm question

    I want to start by saying thank you experts for all the feedback i have recieved in the past as it has been extremely helpful.

    I have a hive that has swarmed twice this week and I have been able...
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    Hive spliting question

    I have a hive that is very full. I opened to inspect and caught a queen as she was escaping from her queen cell. I thought it would be a good oppurtunity to split in hopes to prevent a swap. However...
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    Re: Bee's angry after split?

    Thanks for the feedback
    Fish Stix - my fourth year of beekeeping, i'm starting to get used to the stings!

    Frank, thanks thats kinda what i was hoping for, some confirmation from someone with...
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    Bee's angry after split?

    I posted my concerns about my first split earlier in the week. I did it on tuesday 105 dgree heat index and they were not happy about it, seven stings. Little history, had trapped the queen in my...
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    Re: Is it too late to split in Kentucky

    Ok I am feeling more comfortable but have another question regarding drones. I plan on one of the splits making thier own queen which can take about 30 days for her to hatch if I remember correctly...
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    Re: Is it too late to split in Kentucky

    Since i have two deeps and two supers pretty much loaded with bees I thought I would split it evenly 1 deep 1 super each. But I am not sure about how or when to incorporate an additional deep in each...
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    Is it too late to split in Kentucky

    I screwed up and put a queen excluder in late and trapped the queen in the honey supers. While inspecting I noticed the hive was very full of bees. So I am thinking it may be a good time to write off...
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    Re: How to restart ? I found 6 hives dead.

    KentuckyBee,

    I just posted about a similar situation and I am in your area. Butler KY, maybe we can discuss and compare notes. I am on my third year and lost 2 of three hives and am down to 1. My...
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    Dead bee hive cleaup?

    Found two of my three hives full of dead bees appears to be starvation. What steps do you take to clean up the frames and reuse the comb?

    I am thinking about brushing off majority of dead bees...
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    Re: Drunk bees?

    My main concern is that the so called drunk bees will not make it back to the hive tonight and it will be in the 35 deree range tonight. I hope they will come out of this stuper in the morning and...
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    Drunk bees?

    I was open feeding today with a gallon ziploc with a few slits in the bag. Mainly because the weather warmed up. Some of the bees went to a couple prevoius bags that had been rained on but contained...
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    Re: How much honey do they need for winter?

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Wow, so it sounds like this hive is pretty much screwed? Is there anything I can do at this point? Or just expect to find them dead in a month or so?

    If I...
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    How much honey do they need for winter?

    I'm curious, after recently loosing a hive that was a captured swarm to starvation, how much honey and pollen do they need to make it through winter?
    I have one remaining swarm hive that I am...
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    Re: Lost a hive..Confused?

    Michael,
    Thanks for the reply, I didnt find any honey or pollen. I did pull out and check a few of the bees with thier heads in the cells and didnt see any varoa mites. I have an inspection board...
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    Lost a hive..Confused?

    I went out to check the bees because after the recent cold spell I figured they would be out and busy due to the temps being high 60's. I had already placed reducers on the hives. I noticed no bee...
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    Re: Preferred feeding methods?

    My Dad suggested I use a gallon milk jug cut in half filled with straw then pour in the sugar water. The straw provides the bees something to stand on to prevent drowning. This would be in the hive...
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    Preferred feeding methods?

    I was open feeding but have since stopped that practice. What methods do you folks prefer when feeding suger water? I was looking into the entrance feeders that use the mason jar so I could see...
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    Re: Bee's turning black?

    Found an article on CBPV copied it below.

    Yep, Syndrome 2 sounds like what I may have. Either way doesn't sound very promising. Ayone else ever had this before, any advice or suggestions?



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    Re: Bee's turning black?

    Sorry, I was down with the FLU and unable to check my post.

    I have since been informed that open feeding was bad and causes bees to fight so I have stopped that, but it was fun to watch and...
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    Bee's turning black?

    While observing the bees feeding on a gallon ziploc bag of suger water on the back porch i notices there were some black bees. I first thought they were just some wild bees. Then after working the...
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    Re: When to move hive

    I have the same problem I caught 2 swarms and was thinking I could move them later, until I heard about only moving them 5 ft a day at a time thing. However I am thinking about waiting until the cold...
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    Re: Found Wax Worms in one of my hives

    Josh,
    I've never had experience with shb (I am assuming small hive beetle). Can thier larva be as destructive as wax worms?


    Fish,
    The hive is a swarm I caught this spring. They seem strong...
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    Found Wax Worms in one of my hives

    I opened one of my swam hives yeterday and found wax worm poo on the top center frame. Killed three little ones about 3/4 of an inch long. This hive does have plasticell foundation. I didn't have the...
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    Wax Worm Damage?

    My first experience with wax worms has driven the point home. They are not something to underestimate. I had a super sitting in my basement for about a week or two before putting it up, usually I put...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught my first swarm May 10th mothers day. Saw my second on friday May 15th then captured it saturday morning.

    Changed there Bottom board to a screened one yesterday and both seem to be doing...
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