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    Re: Fourth day with robbers on 4 hives

    The Vicks wil stop them instantly and does not hurt your bees. Don't use gobs of it just smear a thin coat above and to the sides of their entrance. You will need to do this once a day or every other...
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    Re: hive bein robbed

    The Vicks works really well. I was skeptical the first time I used it but I'll say it stopped the robbers instantly. It doesn't take much just dip a q-tip in it and rub it above and the sides of the...
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    Re: Wasp trap question

    Yes the trap will attract more wasp. When I see wasp I chase them down and smash them the more I smash the less I see. Early spring is the best time to trap wasp to have an affect on population for...
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    Re: Robber Screen or Move Robbers

    When you make up nucs this time of year you really need to put a robber screen on immediately. With water and adequate ventilation I close them up for 3 days.
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    I'm seeing nothing for hive beetles this year also. Last year I saw them everywhere including areas nowhere near any hives. I usually see a few when I make up nucs but I'm just not seeing any, really...
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    Re: balling of the queen

    If there's queen cells present they may still ball her. Just a word of caution. You may consider making up another nuc with her or just let nature run it's course.
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    Re: balling of the queen

    Sounds more as to what zhiv9 has stated. If they're not stinging the cage but feeding her through the screen you can probably release her. Safest to wait like zhiv9 says.
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    Re: balling of the queen

    If there are queen cells or any other queen present they will ball any queen you attempt to introduce. Carefully search for queen cells it's easy to miss one that has not been capped or has just been...
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    US Marshall, FBI, CIA, DEA, DA, Judge, numerous others for their protection and the protection of their families. Honesty is the best policy but now a days the truth can get you or your loved ones...
  10. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    Exactly backfilling wasn't mentioned. You will always get more than one answer. I'm not arguing what others are saying just giving another opinion. Based on the different opinions you can better...
  11. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    No back filling of the brood nest, location on the comb of the queen cells, it is July when supercedure is common. Good advice with the frame of eggs though. They will either remove the eggs, capped...
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    Re: So long hive beetles!!!!!

    That's hilarious! Funniest thing I've seen in quit some time!:lpf::applause::lpf:
  13. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    What you have described would be supercedure not swarming. July typically is when most supercedure occurs. You have another hive which is good insurance if things don't go right. They might build...
  14. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    That's a false belief that workers move eggs to another cell. When there are too many eggs in a cell workers either remove and discard them or eat them which is another source of protein for them....
  15. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    My first question is are you still feeding them sugar syrup? If you're still feeding them then slow the feed down or stop. If you stop feeding they'll use what's stored and open the brood nest back...
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    Re: Rotate Brood Boxes?

    I don't go by the book. RS Johnson points out they will consume an opening in the center frames to create space for the colony to move down into in late summer or fall, my experience sometimes they...
  17. Re: Capped Queen Cell in centre of Frame.. no other Q Cells?

    Couldn't give you any better advice than Dave Burrup gave you. Pay close attention to what Dave said and remember it for future knowledge!
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    Re: One deep or two?

    I run double deeps in the spring. After the spring flow I break them down to singles for the fall flow. I over winter in singles. In the spring I add a deep and I'm back up to double deeps. They seem...
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    Re: Bees under SBB

    Put the IPM board back in.
  20. Re: Unusual Swarm Cell Conditions in Colony

    They'll leave any time after queen cells have been started they don't have to be capped.
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    Re: fighting about water

    Probably hornets(AKA yellow jackets), that's why it appears to be bees fighting to you
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    Re: Rotate Brood Boxes?

    Rotate boxes in the early spring for build up. You've rotated and they're back the way they were, that should tell you what they want. Leave the boxes alone quit rotating. Pollen is a good thing,...
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    Re: Not sure if this is a problem or not

    Is the queen cup empty or does it have larvae in it? I'm referring to the first picture, right side bottom of the frame.
  24. Re: Walkaway split confinement/location question

    I don't block entrances just throw a hand full of grass on them so the bees can reorient. I leave the split next to the parent colony the older bees go back to the parent hive and you are left with...
  25. Re: Can a laying worker colony build queen cells?

    Research thelytoky. Sorry they don't move eggs.
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