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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    I feel your pain..I too had same issue this year. I refused to give up what i tried and so far is working (fingers crossed) I placed the new split back on parent hive separated with a screen for...
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    Re: Lots of Drone Brood

    I feel your pain. The stores they have will be gone quickly with all the drones they do nothing but eat. I had a laying worker in my split putting it back on parent hive for 10 days or so worked as...
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    Re: Laying worker or Drone laying queen?

    Saltybee, my queen is from package i got this year i assume she is 1st year queen from Minnesota. They have not replaced or attempted to swam nothing they have been building quickly and doing very...
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    Re: Laying worker or Drone laying queen?

    Update: 9/6/14 I placed the split back on top of parent hive, left alone when returning to remove the screen and allow all bee's to move down into main hive I found that many of the workers from...
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    Re: Laying worker or Drone laying queen?

    Mathesonequip, Do you think its too late to try to put this hive together with a laying queen if i could find one. I am sure its kind of late in the game for them to make one and get her mated. I...
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    Re: Laying worker or Drone laying queen?

    UPDATE: On 8-24-14 I took the hive with laying worker and placed it on top of parent hive with a screen separating the two. I have left them alone it has been a few days now and would like to remove...
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    Re: Laying worker or Drone laying queen?

    I put the split together july 12th so there should be worker brood, at first check 10 days after putting together i had found a few capped worker eggs but not many at this time i put another frame of...
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    Laying worker or Drone laying queen?

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    I hope this worked and you can see the pictures, I think i have a laying worker in the split I did what do you think?
    I have not seen any of the eggs in cells was unable to locate...
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    Re: hive bein robbed

    I am in the same boat, I just split my parent hive a week ago and now there robbing the new split. I have shut the hive in and bld a robbing screen to put on tonight. I think we are starting a dearth...
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    Re: Rocks in the hive?

    I started to think same thing last night, i normal do not set on ground i have blocks i use but last inspection i did have a helper and we where all the way down in the hive so its possible that he...
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    Re: Rocks in the hive?

    NO AstroBee no kids I live out in the country on 40 acres no kids around.
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    Rocks in the hive?

    Hello everyone things going along well with the hives, strange thing found yesterday small stones in the hive. They where good size any one else every found this and why would they do such a thing? ...
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    Re: Pollinator Numbers are Up

    Amen to that could not agree more ...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Well said...I agree and love the buckwheat i plant some myself each year for the girls.
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    Re: My first split as a bee keeper!

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    Nice they look good. Did you have any drift where the bees went back to the parent hive? I think i had all nurse bee's on the frames when i moved them. What we did was hold them...
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    Re: My first split as a bee keeper!

    SO TRUE... I am amazed by the girls. Thank you for the reassurance.
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    Re: Are Bees about to swarm??

    Beautiful hive and bee's look wonderful congrats doing a great job. I just did my first split and did not move them far only 10ft from parent hive. I will see what happens.
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    My first split as a bee keeper!

    Good morning just wanted to share my excitement with everyone. The hive I started from pkg this year is doing so well I made my first split on July 9th. I had the help of a veteran bee keeper, we...
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    Re: Tired of shimming; an alternative

    Pete, what size screws and how many did u put in the cover?
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    Re: Top bar inspection!!! Pics included!

    Thanks for sharing pictures are beautiful:applause:
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Ray, Congrats they are doing a beautiful job. I hope to have the same in my hive one day i am just now starting to change over put 2 empty frames in yesterday. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Where have all the butterflies gone?

    I live in upstate NY, have 30 acres small farm with all kinds of plants growing around me. I have not seen a single butterfly to date this year. Last night when walking the cows pasture i stopped...
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    Re: Help..bees are gone...

    [QUOTE=Bastyon;1123454]I suppose I could have been. I honestly just don't know. I read that when you are just starting with a new hive you want to check on them about once a week. In the 4 weeks I...
  24. Thread: House Wrens!

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    Re: House Wrens!

    What a wonderful picture i love it...good for you not throwing them out and who can't use a spare smoker anyhow:)
  25. Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    Not sure if suggested but i have a salt lick out near my water source ( bird bath) and my bee's do use it. They may be coming to the pool due to the salt so if provided along with water maybe...
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