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    Re: bee sting alergy question

    I find this to be true. I get stung a lot. My bees really don't like me lol. But even when stung on my head, I just get a mosquito bite type reaction. But stung on foot or hand and the whole hand...
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    Re: Bears in suburbia

    Pete, very possible. Its bear country by me. I used to like seing them. Then I started keeping bees.
  3. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    Riverderwent,
    I appreciate that. For me, feeling foolish and a lil ashamed is not such a bad thing. my error came from over confidence. I needed to be humbled and reminded that the bees know...
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    Dweber,
    Now that you mention about clues and the more I think about it. I did miss a very important clue. I had a spotty brood pattern going on. I really have to learn to process all info at the...
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    Lesson learned. I feel foolish right now and a little ashamed. I thought I was being logical and and my actions well thought out. turns out I was being very reactionary. The good that I can take...
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    wow. I will be saving that post as a reference. I just remembered, that I dropped a frame today from that hive, and was afraid I killed the queen by dropping it, that made me look for the queen on...
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    Thank you both for your take on this. I actually learned alot. I have to read up on backfilling and understand that more and what to look for. I remember the term in 1 of my books but obviously...
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    slow drone,
    I am not being argumentative at all here, I am honestly picking the brains of 2 guys that have some experience under their belts. although you guys may not agree, the debate does help...
  9. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    Slowdrone,
    The cells weren't where text book supercedure cells are located, nor were they where text book swarm cells are. The reason I assumed swarm cells is other clues. Like all frames working...
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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks.
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    I leave for vacation on friday... so, if I see no early stage larvae on thursday,the solution would be a donor frame from another hive correct?
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    Clyde that thought never crossed my mind, however, the population did not look like it had diminished. If anything it increased. But I think I will look at them on thursday and look for early stage...
  13. first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    For those of you that have helped me in the past , realize that I am a very anxious person. Well, today, I took a breath and made a decision based on my own logic, and I hope it was the right thing...
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    Re: Bears in suburbia

    They can and will! time for you to protect your investment and get an electric fence. Bear are very tenacious animals. You have to teach them that there are better places to forage and nothing...
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    Re: Hello from Southeastern Utah

    Sounds very appealing so far. I may have to venture out that way to scope it out. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Hello from Southeastern Utah

    Welcome! Was just discussing with my wife how we would like to relocate out west. We keep gravitating towards utah. What is the weather pattern like insouth east utah? Pretty sick of north east...
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    Re: sounding off from dirty jerz!

    Welcome! Morris county here.
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    well, I was only pulling the queen cage out and my bee yard is right in my own back yard. Believe me, the original task earlier of just dealing with the two hives took well over a half hour. I over...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    Ok done! I pulled her outta there. Only a few bees were clinging on the cage, but the marshmallow was already nibbled at. I will wait a couple hours and put her back. Thanks again kind sir !
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    Im gonna suit up and pull her out for a bit. Thanks clyde.
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    I am sorry to say that not a whole lot of time passed between old queen and new queen. Maybe 10 minutes or so. I should have waited a few hours I take it? Oops. I hope that mistake isnt...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    oh yes lol. I forgot that little detail. when I destroyed her, a few bees were clinging to her and that's when things seemed to get a lil anxious around the hive (me and the bees). I tossed her...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    ok, update. I got the mated queen in the cage. The candy plug didn't look very secure so I stuck a marshmallow in the hole as well. Of course, upon inspecting the donor hive for a good frame with...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    awsome! thanks clyde, I am having a hard time finding an italian queen but I just found a carni that I can get today. I will be following your advice. thanks again for the advice and education. ...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    Okay, I know what I need to do. Why do I add the frame of brood along with the newly mated queen? And just to clarify.... pinch, add frame of capped brood, re-queen (slow release with push in...
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