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    Re: Do these look like queen cells?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/oparea/94e97b89-3c2a-444d-8d90-b926c09dbd0e_zps6fb146e7.jpg
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    Re: Do these look like queen cells?

    What's that little cell hanging down in the gap to the left of the second picture, that's what I was thinking might be a queen cell. But it might just be the bees trying to bridge the comb together.
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    Do these look like queen cells?

    The hive is booming with bees, it has 4 medium supers and 1 deep. Just harvested the top super full of honey and was digging around in the one below and found this. I'm in Southeast GA, also if those...
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    Re: Celebrating your Home Run this year Steven!

    Just checking in, 2 hives treatment free for 7 years and counting now. MN Hygienic
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    Re: 2011 harvesting honey

    Meant to mention I have had them for 5 years now
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    Re: 2011 harvesting honey

    I have 2 hives of MN Hygienic bees that have never been treated. The one hive does battle with Deformed wing Virus but seems to out pace the mites. The other hive is crossed with local stock and...
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    Re: "No Treatment of Honey Bees Report" by StevenG

    Just like to chime in. Have had 2 hives of MN hygienic since 2006, have not treated them once and they are still doing great. I do have screened bottom boards, had a problem with deformed wing virus...
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    Are you sure you don't have jessamine? ...

    Are you sure you don't have jessamine?

    http://www.ecoterralandscape.com/images/vine-jessamine.jpg
  9. Thread: Swarm Questions

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    I went in today and found one frame with three...

    I went in today and found one frame with three queen cells and another with one queen cell. I moved the frame with one cell to a new box with a few frames of brood and honey and kept the other one in...
  10. Thread: Swarm Questions

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    I usually use a couple plastic frames with wooden...

    I usually use a couple plastic frames with wooden frames that have starter strips, I did crush and strain last year so I don't have any drawn comb. What's crazy is this hive has already been split...
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    They hadn't touched the top empty super on the...

    They hadn't touched the top empty super on the top. I'm also trying to get this hive with all foundationless frames so I thought they might move down from the top super into the foundationless...
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    I'm 29, not sure if that counts as young. :)

    I'm 29, not sure if that counts as young. :)
  13. Thread: Swarm Questions

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    Thanks, they are MN Hygienic.

    Thanks, they are MN Hygienic.
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    I had an empty super on top of this hive already,...

    I had an empty super on top of this hive already, my instincts told me to swap the middle box with the empty one I had on top. I moved the middle box that had brood and honey up to the top and put...
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    Swarm Questions

    I have a hive that swarmed recently, I had a clipped queen so I was able to capture and re-hive that swarm. Well the first swarm was 3-10, 13 days later I had another swarm from that same hive. I was...
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    Hello from St. Marys, only have 2 hives plus one...

    Hello from St. Marys, only have 2 hives plus one small swarm hive right now. Good to see someone on here from my area. Been lurking around here for a year or so and just signed up.
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