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    Hive splitting

    I've been watching and reading a lot about Hive splitting.

    Seems my hives are doing great and populations are swelling and lots of drone bees around.

    Can someone recommend the most successful...
  2. Thread: Harvest

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    Harvest

    we had a nice lil harvest last week.

    We took out exactly 20 frames for honey ... each frame was on average half full with honey , or one side full and one side empty.

    We managed to get 12 full...
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    Seems suspicious

    http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/06/16/researchers-collecting-bee-sperm-to-genetically-engineer-stronger-breeds/
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    Re: Cockroaches

    interesting. The ones we have here are the flying ones that live in rocky terrain.
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    Cockroaches

    Living in Jamaica I have quite a few fruit trees in the yard. I started with 6 Hives in late October last year and I now have 13 hives (including a wild one I caught today at a construction site) ....
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    Re: What is your bees' favorite flower?

    Bee's favourite flower ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2m-8kVaG0

    This is actually a weed that grows EVERYWHERE here in Jamaica, all year round, drought or flood. The bees LOVE it, and it...
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    Re: what's happening here ?

    Thanks man, I just did another thorough sweep. No sightings. such a big yard with huge trees. Last time they swarmed they settled on a fence and then moved to a pine tree, stayed quite close to...
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    Re: what's happening here ?

    Ok thanks, Have to hunt down some lemon grass oil .
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    Re: what's happening here ?

    Should I inspect inside NOW and see if there are any open queen cells on the underside of the frames ? It's 11am
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    Re: what's happening here ?

    SOOOO I have been waiting over a week for new frames with foundation so I can give this hive more space, most of my hives are clearly overcrowded so I ordered a shitload.... I woke up this morning...
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    Re: what's happening here ?

    we had some serious rain . maybe the heat mixed in with the humidity was causing them to beard this much.

    I'm going to inspect them tomorrow, maybe add another box half full with new frames
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    what's happening here ?

    came home to see this ... saw them bearding a little bit when i left the house at 10am ... came home at 12:30pm to see this ...
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    Re: Offside Hive Clusters

    cool, thanks guys.

    just found this in one of the hives ... drone cells ?

    http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h249/matthewefross/IMG_20130503_124628_zpsea9df851.jpg
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    Offside Hive Clusters

    see attached images .

    past few nights I have seen this happen from different hives. Last night it was these two hives as seen in the images. I have 12 hives . they aren't particularly crowded as...
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    Re: Drone cells

    ok good to know, and what do you think could have caused the one drone to die... maybe too much smoke ? I try to use as little smoke as possible
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    Drone cells

    I inspected a couple of my hives today . One of which (about a year old) is a two deep with only 8 frames in the top box (fairly new frames) as i expanded on this hive about 6 weeks ago. In one of...
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    Re: tips on moving a bee hive

    personally we didn't trust straps, we got some lil small scrap pieces of wood and actually lightly nailed the boxes together. But I think either can work , I was thinking worst case so i decided to...
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    Re: tips on moving a bee hive

    we moved our three deep hive as one unit recently... we did it in the night , blocked up the entrance with crushed newspaper in the night when all the bees were back home... moved the hives into the...
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    Re: Hello from Kingston, Jamaica

    Thanks everyone
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    Re: Semi developed Nymph

    Ok thanks for the info. These are extremely strong 3 deep hives. Only personally owned them for two months. Bought them off someone and harvested honey from in two weeks ago I got 5.5 litres from 15...
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    Re: Semi developed Nymph

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    Semi developed Nymph

    Recently , from one hive, i have seen a couple bees feeding on half developed nymphs near the opening of the hive. last weeks i saw 4 or 5 'white bees' (not fully developed yet) been discarded from...
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    Re: Maybe a fix for SHB!!!

    Any update on this possible solution to ridding a hive of SHB ?
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    Small Hive Beetle

    I am new here, and I just tried the search feature with no luck on the topic. So if anyone can point me to any forum discussion on hive beetles it would be appreciated.

    If not
    I have 10 hives,...
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    Hello from Kingston, Jamaica

    New to this.

    Hello to all

    Matt
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