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    Re: Dive bombing bees?

    Any evidence of robbing going on. An otherwise pleasant hive can become aggressive when a new stress is introduced. Is the flow over in your area?
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    Re: Dead-out Confirmation - Take a look.

    No crops in the area or disgruntled neighbors that I know of. I did notice that many of the dead bees tongues are sticking out which lead me to suspect pesticide. I'm confident that the field they...
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    Dead-out Confirmation - Take a look.

    OK. A flow is on and this hive was treated with Apivar in the fall and OA Vap early spring. Both hives at this location were effected but this one was a complete loss. The second hive only lost about...
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    Re: Foundation less Lang questions

    I pained over the same decision 3-4 years ago when I started. My solution was to use both. For a new box I placed frames with wax foundation between foundationless. (Got both from Kelley's) That...
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    Re: Hive top feeder. Inner cover?

    I have used this type of feeder for several years and I just leave the inner cover out of the hive until I stop feeding. My inner covers have notches for ventilation and would allow access to the...
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    Re: Hive top feeders and inner covers

    If your inner cover is notched you could create a top entrance to your feeder. I use a Miller style top feeder and just leave the inner cover off.
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    Re: 1st Year Inspection - Help !

    Here are two more. Didn't get a good shot of the brood patter but I think you can see it below. The other pic looks liked capped honey and necter but there are also some odd looking stuff in a few...
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    Re: 1st Year Inspection - Help !

    Where would they be getting necter this time of year? Several frames had a lot of uncapped honey/necter. Just trying to learn the local sources.
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    Re: 1st Year Inspection - Help !

    Thanks. I wouldn't call this a strong hive but I'm new. Looks like a 4-5 frames covered in bees the rest a bit scattered. Not much brood just scattered on 3 frames.
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    1st Year Inspection - Help !

    Just finished first hive inspection and the good news is there seem to be plenty of honey in the top of the hive. Wintered on 3 mediums. Did find some concerning comb and what looks like necter but I...
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