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  1. Re: Partially accepted queen ????? Sounds like it anyway...

    I had a queen like that one time. She was a queen that the hive produced, perfectly formed and looking good. I would open the box and she'd be on an an outer frame wandering around, then the middle,...
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    Re: Queen crawling around on my veil

    Queens are quick when panicked, I had one run up my arm before I could even react.
    Laying queens can fly if they want to, so either/or could've happened. Consider it your lucky day in either case....
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    Re: Bee Brush Question

    Probably any feather would work better than a brush IMO, it gets under the bees and breaks their contact with the comb. I use a turkey feather and I can literally shovel the bees off the comb.
  4. Thread: Discovery of OAV

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    Re: Discovery of OAV

    The "crack pipe" method has been around for quite a few years, so I doubt you'll find the inventor. The beekeeper community, especially the commercial side is very inventive and experimental. So it...
  5. Thread: Do Bees Sleep

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    Re: Do Bees Sleep

    [QUOTE=Jim_in_PA;1447778]According to the study (if it's the one I recently read), not only do they sleep, it's important that they sleep. "Sleep deprived" bees had a whole lot of trouble doing...
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    Re: liquid ejected from bees in flight

    Ima thinkin bee scared is talking extracted honey boxes (it's that time of year in Australia). If that's the case, yes the bees were gorged with honey and being stuck there for a while, they probably...
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    Re: Found skunk scat at the hive entrance

    I find it easier to train the ones you've got with carpet strips than to trap one out and two more move in. But occasionally there's a stubborn one that has to be taken care of, permanently.
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    Re: Uncontrolled Egg Laying Syndrome ?

    Might be a reaction to the paint drying and/or she was having a panic attack. I've heard of queens fainting or playing dead before.
  9. Thread: bee fight

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    Re: bee fight

    I've seen it before, probably the guard bees were having a bad hair day and a returning forager had a "something's fishy here" smell and underwent the "your gonna get the more than routine test to...
  10. Re: Requeening without knowing if hive is queenright for sure ?

    Sounds like the queen was the main problem. She probably died and they're making queen cells.
    I won't even pretend to know about the transmission of DWV, but it is a virus and if the queen was...
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    Re: Removal, what are your thoughts

    Ima thinkin he's referring to comb. Unless he's got carpenter bees and they were making paddles for canoes.:D
  12. Re: Bees don't like Garmin fitness tracker thingy

    They like to go after shiny watches too. So I said fine, I don't want to know what time it is anyway.
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    Re: Holy crap! How fast can these bees grow???

    Yes, it works, but like Sunday farmer says variables are the devil in the details.
    Also you can't count on your starts drawing enough comb to keep up with the plan.
    In the past week I just added...
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    Re: Newspaper combine

    When I combine I take the unused bottom board, turn it upside down, set it on the top box and slide a entrance reducer in for a few days. It seems to take a lot the anxiety out of the situation.
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    Re: New queen introduction question

    You can't count on the queen cells being destroyed or abandoned. Bees will go out of their way to keep their genes going.
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    Re: no bees in the lower super???

    It was bottom supered. Take a frame from the outer edge of the brood nest and put a bare frame in, put the filled one in the middle of the bottom box. That'll make em recognize that its a part of the...
  17. Re: Secret to successful Baithive trapping - Firewood, driftwood, bark

    Frank calls it feng shui, could be called a talisman, totem etc.
    With only one swarm this year, my power bricks ain't working so good. :D
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    Re: 20 questions you ask before responding

    "I have bees in the wall of my house"
    I would ask a few questions, one of which, do you have the Internet and if you do, Google wasp vs bee pictures. If your sure they're honey bees after that,...
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    Re: Queen cage and inner cover

    What dejashel says is correct. The screen needs to be open to the hive, I would check right away
    I always put the cage in vertically with the plug down, that way any obstructions would fall away...
  20. Re: What kind of Honey Bees do you think these are?

    Ok, let's meet in the middle, a carni queen who was open mated.
  21. Re: What kind of Honey Bees do you think these are?

    I see pedigree mutts:D
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    Re: Very disappointed with Dadant

    Ya, nothing but good service from him. I ordered this year and he had it shipped in a couple days.
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    Re: Entrances - 3/4" holes in Boxes

    Have you noticed a difference in the brood nest location with the holes off to the side?
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    Re: OTS Queen rearing, why notch at all

    Pics of them making cells on notched old comb would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Hello from Valley Forge, PA

    Welcome
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