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    Re: Need Help, not sure what to do?

    You have queen cells in each box you can just put the top box on it s own bottom.
    And make sure you have honey and pollen in each and you are good to go just
    set them side by side and the...
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    Re: Hello from the South of France

    Subsonic

    Are you close to the lavender fields in the south of France I see pictures of on the internet?
    If you will have lavender honey for sale, let me know.
  3. Re: Michigan Bee Keepers - Too late to do a split?

    According to Mel Disselkoen you can do splits until August first with a mated queen.

    July 1 for them to raise a queen. For them to raise a quality queen the hive needs 6 frames of brood.

    Go to...
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    Re: Flavor of Honey

    Where do I fine these honey tasting guru groups?
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    Re: signs of being ready to swarm?

    Yes
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    Re: Two Wierd Swarm Days

    Now if I can only learn how to keep them from swarming in the first place.


    http://bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm
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    Re: House of bees

    It looks full but the bees will use there body to fill the open hole to control heat loss.
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    Re: God gave me an answer

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Hey from southern Ohio

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    They will clean up the old comb, just make sure the box is full of frames, leave them there for ten days to let them get established.
  10. Re: Problem with packages and installing (no drones now)

    Andrew
    Don't worry about the drones, the queens should of come already mated.
    and the package that is 74% dead it could come back. i have had swarms
    the size of a small fist that had built up to a...
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    Re: Pre swarm behavior?

    Hives nearing swarm stage can be detect by this though i have never seen it but have not had a swarm in years.
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Condolences to his family. Walt's articles in Point of View are my favorites! I find myself rereading them often.
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    Re: swarm question

    [And how is the "we're in swarm mode" message passed through the colony? Is there a swarm pheromone, and if so, who initiates it?[/QUOTE]]

    check this out
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  14. superinfection exclusion to control bee lose

    Varroa immunizing the bees in a hive with a non-lethal strain of vires and creates a
    superinfection exclusion to control the lethal Strains of the vires.

    this was posted before in the treatment...
  15. Thread: True or No

    by Graperunner
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    Re: True or No

    The part about the bees being inoculated by the varroa with the b type virus (the none lethal form) was the absolute key.
    I would like to know if this is a factor in small cell apiaries or if small...
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    Re: very old frame...

    6 years is not that old for a frame was it nailed together right or did I miss something.
    And if it was sealed to the lower frame check your bee space no more then 3/8 in
    Yes large hives are very...
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    Re: Goldenrod pollen on bees

    what's this white pollen?

    The eversweet chart reads that Japanese knot weed pollen is yellow but the Japanese knot weed in my Neighbors back yard is white. Maybe it is not in full bloom.
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    Re: Crazy or Cool beek?

    I think I would buy some bees just to see this place.
  19. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    It has been possible for me, try this.

    http://bushfarms.com/bees.htm
    or
    http://www.mdasplitter.com/
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    Re: Will a swarm, swarm?

    May be they did not like the box you put them in.
    But some of the nurse bees sated with the brood
    So when the swarm left with the queen.
    They made queen cells
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    Re: A mystery in our OTS hives.

    Just my two cents but is it possible for the mother
    Hive to of had two queens and when the first queen
    Was removed the second queen kept lying. Now when
    The nucs were made up 8 days later and...
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    Re: GDD and the fall flow

    Where can I look up growing degree days?
  23. Re: New nucs in deep box, can I add a medium above?

    AFB stands for American foul brood and frames should be burned.
    or did you mean Africanized honey bees?
  24. Thread: NO BEES

    by Graperunner
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    Re: NO BEES

    You took the top off was there brood?
    if not was it just robbing yesterday?
  25. Re: Queenless frame of bees, where to put them?

    I would not be so sure they are queenless.

    I would put them in the 5 frame nuc and see what happens.
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