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  1. Thread: Creamy honey

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    Creamy honey

    I did a cut-out about 3 weeks ago it was my first and also my first honey comb experience not being on frames. I got home and had a huge amount of honey comb. I did not know how to extract. My method...
  2. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    I really did not mean to get in beekeeping at the time I did it always interested me though. I have had several family members that did it and failed, but they never had a foothold. I have a guy that...
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    Re: I think I keep making a problem bigger

    OK guys thanks for the help. There are a few things I have to clear up. The queen-less hive I have; is a hive I got called out to do a cutout on and have had for 2 weeks with no signs of brood other...
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    Re: I think I keep making a problem bigger

    That is great. I have another question then. I did a rescue hive and they are queenless so can I use this frame and put it in there hive or is it more of a gamble? I have been putting brood and eggs...
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    I think I keep making a problem bigger

    I was late putting on QE and decided to put it on late. I could not find queen and found a little brood in super so I slid in a QE. I just went and checked this morning and super is full of brood and...
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    Re: How to Fix my Beekeeping Mistake?

    Its not pretty, but I would leave it. It bothers you more than them.
  7. Thread: what now

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    Re: what now

    I missed your post Stan, I already moved some of frames with just honey into top super and added empty frames in 2nd super. I am a little late in not disturbing brood nest :(
  8. Thread: what now

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    Re: what now

    Yes, Andrew is right we go into winter with a deep and a super here where I live. And I understand not putting on until 70 - 80 % done, but I could not decide about whether or not to us excluder or...
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    Re: Pacific NW Newcomer

    welcome
  10. Thread: what now

    by nater37
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    what now

    I could not decide whether or not to use a queen excluder, so I never put one on and bees kept filling supers. I checked my bees this morning and they had a hive body and 2 supers full of honey and...
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    Re: queen cell after introducing a new queen?

    Yes, I have seen this on some old brood. It was like it was an attempt out of desperation. Except you could tell mine was not finished. Don't know if the queen was not laying and the bees got nervous...
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    Re: My first cut-out

    Well, I did not move them and Friday will be a week. They have settled down and not bumping me anymore and not in neighbors yard. I am still going to move them, but I am affraid to right now cause I...
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    Re: My first cut-out

    How would one know if they are Africanized?
  14. Re: Anyone ever have an extreme abnormal reaction to a single sting?

    I got stung last week in hand did same thing. I got stung 6 times this week on a cutout and hand was good, forearm was good, and head was good , but elbow swelled up 2 times the size of course heat...
  15. Thread: Laying worker

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    Re: Laying worker

    I had the same thing last year this is what I did. i bought a queen put her in hive they balled her and killed her. so i bought another queen and I shook out all the bees about 50 yards from hive....
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    My first cut-out

    I got a call from a customer on a pig farm saying they had a hive in barn wall that had been there for two years supposedly. The bees were attacking workers and customers. I went out and looked and I...
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    Re: Bee and neighbor problem

    Lol your right Beeman. Think they are a little angry anyhow. He moved here from Bosnia so he has more of a temper than what I use to :)
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    Re: Bee and neighbor problem

    Pretty funny Angel
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    Bee and neighbor problem

    I live in the city and I bought two 4lb packages this spring after losing my hive this winter. We had a wet spring and now the hives have exploded. I have a 8' fence and bees are blowing in and out...
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    Re: Angry landowners

    You have guys that are on the payroll for the county and there job is to fix the roads. So stay on road and give them work and help the rancher save his hay :P
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    Pollen and Nectar

    If the bees are bringing in pollen are they also bringing in nectar? Or do they not always get nectar from the same plants they get pollen from?
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    Re: New package timeline

    in 3 weeks and you have hive body and super filled I would say that is great start
  23. Thread: 2 new hives

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    2 new hives

    I installed two new hives on may 13th. I gave them both partial frames of wax from a dead out swarm from last year. One hive started bringing in pollen a lot faster than other but the other started...
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    Re: How long can brood survive

    Thanks guys makes me feel better figured most brood would die and would really set them back
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    Re: How long can brood survive

    It was both the outer and inner cover the frames to super were totally exposed and I did put them on as soon as I got home but father in law noticed and he was afraid to mess with them cause bees...
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