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    I am with the rest of the crowd on this one. ...

    I am with the rest of the crowd on this one. Thank You Micheal Bush for your insight and the sharing of your knowledge. You really help us novices out alot.

    DaleJr
  2. Thread: SBB Issue

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    I did give them two chambers right off the start....

    I did give them two chambers right off the start. It was all drawn comb but most of the upper chamber was capped honey. The packages were replacing two colonies that I lost over the winter to mites...
  3. Thread: SBB Issue

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    Hello All I have a question for the board. On...

    Hello All

    I have a question for the board. On my third and fifth week inspection of two new packages I have found that the queen was in the upper brood chamber. After finding the queen in the...
  4. Thread: Ahb & Varroa

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    Sounds like a good point for small cell...

    Sounds like a good point for small cell implemention. But what about feral european colonies? Do they go back to small cells after they swarm out of a large cell hive?

    Dale
  5. Thread: Ahb & Varroa

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    Hello All Why is it that Varroa has wiped out...

    Hello All

    Why is it that Varroa has wiped out most of the feral colonies of European Bees but the AHB march north continues? Is their resistance to the mites that strong? And if AHB cross breeds...
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    Hello Michael I came up with something close...

    Hello Michael

    I came up with something close to what Dragonfly came up with. It is a rectangular steel frame welded ontop of a 3 inch steel pipe five feet long. I sank three to four feet into...
  7. Thread: Queen cell

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    I will let the bees do what they need to do then....

    I will let the bees do what they need to do then. Like you said they could know something I don't. Thank you for the guidance and Information Michael.
  8. Thread: Queen cell

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    Michael, Thank you for the infomation. Do...

    Michael,
    Thank you for the infomation. Do the bees make a swarm cell differently than they do for the superceedure cells? Would a package swarm so soon? Was just concerned that they were...
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    The one hive that I have that did make it from...

    The one hive that I have that did make it from last year has been turing into a monster hive. Their population has exploded and all I have been doing to it has been making sure that they have enough...
  10. Thread: Queen cell

    by DaleJr
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    Ahh just went in and took a second look in the...

    Ahh just went in and took a second look in the hive and found the queen. But there is the problem with the queen cell. The queen cell was in the upper brood chamber in the middle of a frame. The...
  11. Thread: Queen cell

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    Hello All, I was just doing my three week...

    Hello All,

    I was just doing my three week inspection on a new package, looking for the queen but did not find her. What I did find instead was a capped queen cell. The package queen had done a...
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    Michael and Bill, I have a question. The traits...

    Michael and Bill, I have a question. The traits the feral bees have been displaying, like surviving all these years under the chicken coop despite the mite problems we have and the progress the...
  13. Thread: 1st Fogging

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    Have just completed my first fogging of my hives....

    Have just completed my first fogging of my hives. Lighting my fogger was fairly easy. The whole fogging procedure went smooth and as planned. Only keep three hives so wasn't time consuming. Am...
  14. Thread: Polyurethane?

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    Do you guys think it will be unheathly for the...

    Do you guys think it will be unheathly for the bees, being a pertrolum by product? Polyurethane that is. That is my concern at this point?
  15. Thread: Polyurethane?

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    I normally use a white latex paint on the outside...

    I normally use a white latex paint on the outside of my hives, but have been seeing alot of mold and mildew build up on the outsides. Figured a polyurethane would better seal the wood against the...
  16. Thread: Polyurethane?

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    Was wondering what everyone thought about using a...

    Was wondering what everyone thought about using a polyurethane type coating for the hives? Would it be harmful to the bees if I coated the hives with a coating like that? Was looking for something...
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    The newspaper method was my first thought, but...

    The newspaper method was my first thought, but wanted to get someone's elses input before I went and did it. Wanted to make sure I did the right thing.

    Thank you BjornBee...

    Dale
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    Hello Everyone, I have a question that I hope...

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a question that I hope someone can answer. I have a colony which lost thier queen. By the time I noticed that their numbers had dwindled down to only a few frames of bees,...
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