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    Re: Are these what I think they are

    I say drone comb.
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    Re: Questions on two first year hives

    I'm still pretty new, but it sounds like you may have had a swarm.
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    Re: New split and I'm now confused.

    Very interesting, thanks Michael.
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    Re: New split and I'm now confused.

    Thank you. I read that weeks ago, but I guess it didn't sink in. At that time, I thought I had a queen, which I probably did, but I don't have one now.

    Awesome solution, I will get started on it.
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    Re: New split and I'm now confused.

    I'd like to know also. If that's how to fix it, I can do that, but I'd like to know how it works too.
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    Re: New split and I'm now confused.

    Checked on the split today, and my suspicions were confirmed. The queen cells never hatched, and I have a laying worker as there is only drone brood. I plan to shake them out in front of my main...
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Ditto!
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    We have bushes and trees that look similar, and I was told they are a type of privet. They are in bloom here as well.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Re: Queen Identification

    As others have said, that is not your queen. You do not necessarily need to find the queen. If you have eggs/larva, then your queen is likely there.

    A queen can be sneaky to find. Usually I...
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    Re: Swarmed or not swarmed?

    I'm still pretty new, so take this with a grain of salt, but if you keep destroying the queen cells and they keep making them, then the queen is likely still in there somewhere. Queen cells are made...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Re: Swarm at the DC Capitol

    It does? I didn't see it when I was there, but that place is massive.
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    I had one yesterday determined to keep me away. I got into the hive briefly to check the super and make sure they still had room. This one bee was following me as I was walking away and buzzing at...
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    Re: Need some advice on my hive.

    I totally missed the part with brood mixed in with the honey stores. If you just want it for honey, I agree on using an excluder. I have one on my hive, and they don't seem to be bothered in the...
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    Re: Not Feeding but they won't quit Drinking!

    There are hummingbird feeders that the bees cannot get into. My honey bees do not bother my hummingbird feeders. I about had heart failure last week when I saw a bunch of bees flying around the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Gave some more sugar water to my split. Inspected the super on my main hive to make sure they still have room, which they do. Spent about an hour just sitting there watching the bees.
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    Re: Need some advice on my hive.

    I'm certainly no expert, but I would move a couple of frames up from the full super into the empty super. If they have completely filled the bottom box full of honey, then I might consider putting...
  19. Thread: Progress!

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    Re: Progress!

    Sounds like a great day!
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    Re: Question about sting allergy.

    I have the same jacket and veil. I love it. My sting was due to my stupidity, and I did not have a veil on at the time. I went out to sit by my hive, like I've done many times before, and I saw a...
  21. Thread: Starting Over

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    Re: Starting Over

    I'm glad you are doing much better now. Sometimes you have to take care of yourself first. Now you can start enjoying bees again. Good luck.
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    Re: Question about sting allergy.

    Sounds to me like you panicked, but I'm no expert. I got stung on the eyelid a few weeks ago and the benedryl did nothing except put me to sleep. My husband and kids thought it was hilarious when I...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I checked on my split today and noticed the 2 queen cells are capped. The queen must not have mated well, or something is wrong with her, because now they are superseding her. There are very few...
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    Re: New split and I'm now confused.

    I don't think it would set my main hive back much. This was the pattern in just about every frame in the top brood box on Monday. It is packed with brood, as we are on the blackberry flow right...
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    Re: New split and I'm now confused.

    I inspected again today, and there are many empty cells now. I found a few eggs, but not many. The 2 queen cells are now capped (another one is not capped), and I was still unable to find the...
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