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  1. Thread: New Drones

    by beebait
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    Re: New Drones

    Update:

    I inspected 11-8-13 and I see no presence of a mated queen. Don't know what happend to the virgin, didn't see her either.

    1. There should be some eggs by now even this time of year...
  2. Thread: New Drones

    by beebait
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    Re: New Drones

    You guys are great, thanks for the help.

    I went and inspected today, found the virgin, pretty little thing. I also found 3-5 drones in about 3 frames. The weather over the next week is supposed...
  3. Thread: New Drones

    by beebait
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    Re: New Drones

    Why not let them go a couple weeks, check for eggs/queen presence, if not THEN combine?

    Will an excluder stop a virgin? If so could I combine and somehow force the whole queenless hive thru an...
  4. Thread: New Drones

    by beebait
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    Re: New Drones

    Why would the workers make her lay drones now? Like I said most of my hives are bout out of drones and none are raising any except this queenless hive.

    Well I might have a mess now. 1+/- virgin...
  5. Thread: New Drones

    by beebait
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    New Drones

    I have a suspected Queenless hive. I inspected on 10-17-13 a found a capped small queen cell. In close proximity there was a patch of drones. Most of my hives are void of drones now.

    The queen...
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    Re: Queenless Hive!

    Well, I'm not certain they are queenless but I don't' see any eggs (like I do in my other hives), and it seems too late to swarm. They also are not taking syrup like my other hives.

    I won't buy...
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    Queenless Hive!

    I went to check my bees yesterday and I think I have a queenless hive. They have decent stores of pollen and honey. A bunch of bees. I did not see any eggs (had capped brood tho), and found one...
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    Mann Lake Inner Covers

    The Mann lake inner covers I have are spit right down the middle, about a 1/4" of space on both sides of the board. I thought I would notch those out for ventilation and an upper entrance. Will...
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    Cheap and Easy Mouse Guards

    I have been looking for an inexpensive mouse guards. I found these gutter guards at Menards. The plastic is exterior grade and the pre-drilled holes are 3/8". Trim off the one side, cut them the...
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    Winter Frame Managment

    I have been feeding my hives 2:1 for the last month or so. The bees are still taking the syrup ambitiously. I have read that I should shoot for a total hive weight of 100-150 lbs. I am using...
  11. Thread: Unlimited Nucs

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    Unlimited Nucs

    I have four hives but enough equipment for several more hives. I would like to have a few nucs around most of the time in case I need an emergency queen. My question is once I run out of equipment...
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    Re: Storing full honey supers

    Considering comb honey, how does the beekeeper prevent an infestation in comb honey stored prior to selling?
  13. Thread: No drones left

    by beebait
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    No drones left

    I assume the girls have kicked them out as I can't find any drones. Does the absence of drones mean the hive will no longer swarm? Are there certain times of the year when you don't have to worry...
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    Re: Find Queen or Eggs

    Many times I can't find my queens. I find properly laid eggs and call it good. My thoughts are that finding properly laid eggs is every bit as important as finding the queen if not more. If you...
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    Re: Continuous Queens

    Here is my reasoning.

    I am a new beek, this was my first year. On my first swarm I left several cells in the hive and also had several subsequent casts afterwords. Learned from that experience. ...
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    Continuous Queens

    What setup and method would be best to have a continual availability of queens or queen cells? What would be the management practices to keep them available?

    Thank you.
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    Find Queen or Eggs

    When doing you general hive inspections do you go through every frame on every box everytime?

    Do you always inspect until you find the queen or are you content with just finding properly laid...
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    Limit Apiary Growth

    I am curious what do you do when you have no more room for splits but your bees are still trying to swarm? What do you do with the swarm? If you let them leave you loose a bunch of bees. Can you...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Should I catch the laying queen in the weak hive and put her in the strong queenless hive? I could then let the weak hive carry on with the queen cells and see what happens? A bred queen seems to...
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    Drawing Foundation

    I have plastic foundation in my hives and I am having trouble with my bees building comb. They don't seem to build it very fast. I have hive top feeders and feed 1:1 syrup. I feed it on and off. ...
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    What would you do?

    This hive was a nuc I purchased, and either I didn't get the queen or she died in transit ~6-8 weeks ago. They raised several new queens (like 4-6 cells) and naturally I had several swarms when they...
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    Alfalfa Honey Bees

    I am a brand new beekeeper, in my area the best forage is going to be alfalfa. The pesticides used are harmful to bees, one popular product is called Warrior. I just spoke with the manufacture and...
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