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    new keeper in southern Colorado

    Hello, I am Duck. I am brand new to keeping bees ( one day ) and I am hoping that my late summer colony can get their act together, and with a little help from me, survive through the winter.
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    Re: extreme beginner suburban beekeeper

    Thank you Michael for your response...it was a few drops on a cotton ball.... now that they are in there should I remove the lemongrass oil?
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    Re: extreme beginner suburban beekeeper

    So, because we are really late into bee season, does this late swarm tell us anything about the colony itself? Is this more likely to be a virgin queen? Are they less healthy or thriving? I'm just...
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    Re: extreme beginner suburban beekeeper

    Ok Vallejo, I have put a shallow container of sugar water mixture in the hive and now I'll just be patient and hope for the best. I've sent an email to my local beekeeping assoc... I'm just gonna sit...
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    Re: extreme beginner suburban beekeeper

    Thanks for the info Vallejo64, I am trying to get in touch with the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Assoc. but they haven't returned my call yet. I will start feeding immediately. I'm hopeful that the queen...
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    Re: extreme beginner suburban beekeeper

    I'm not certain what you mean by "guides" , I have mimicked the shape of the exterior with plywood for now and melted some beeswax onto the wood. the hive is shaped like an inverted V, it's about 12"...
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    extreme beginner suburban beekeeper

    So today is my first day as a suburban beekeeper. 2 days ago I had a small swarm on my fence, so i quickly built a top bar hive and placed it near the swarm with a cottonball soaked with lemongrass...
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    Re: So I caught a swarm.. now what?

    So today is my first day as a suburban beekeeper. 2 days ago I had a small swarm on my fence, so i quickly built a top bar hive and placed it near the swarm with a cottonball soaked with lemongrass...
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