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  1. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Wow, thanks for this advice. It never occurred to me my queen might be having issues, although Hive 2 is really lagging. I will ditch the honey super on Hive 2, as you suggested, and I will go...
  2. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Having a heck of a time getting my pictures to attach
  3. Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    First year beekeeper in South Western Ohio. Two hives, from packages placed May 1. Opened hives today and have pictures and questions. Thanks!

    Hive #1: Two Deep Supers, two Mediums, no...
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    Got to get closer! lol
    Just a guess from another first year- orientation flights. Mine do it every afternoon or so, at least when I'm around it seems. Just go in little circles. When my hives...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    Well, I didn't at first, but when I played "Stairway to Heaven" backwards on my turntable, I saw it! :)
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    That's interesting. All of my frames are slotted bottom bars, and I notice that one of the first things the bees do is fill those slots with wax and propolis. I do nail those bottom slots closed...
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    Re: Insulating box idea

    Where do you get aluminized bubble wrap? Are you using SBB? Thanks!
  8. Thread: Quilt boxes

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    Re: Quilt boxes

    Any chance for some pictures?
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    Isn't that every Drone's wish? :)
    Poor buggers, many go through life without ever meeting a queen :(
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    What a beautiful hive! Is that the landing board? What are those red stripes? Is that a ventilation SBB all along the bottom? I have a traditional TBH (in my backyard, minus the bees) which I...
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    Re: What Kind of Bee is this?

    Cute little booger :)
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    Wow! What a great video! I'm jealous. My bees are on the farm next door and I don't get "quality" time... :)
  13. Re: Look what fell out of bottom of my hive after 24 hours

    Thanks. I looked really close but couldn't tell if they were mites. I will set out again and see if I can find any mites. I figured two larva wasn't bad. I found one beetle two, but smashed it...
  14. Look what fell out of bottom of my hive after 24 hours

    I put a white board under my screened bottom board of my two hives and although one was clean except pollen after 24 hours, the other had what appeared to be two larva of SHB and also some strange...
  15. How bad is Small Hive Beetle (SHB) have to be to take action and drastic action?

    Newbee here. Well, now for yet another of the many trials and tribulations of this new hobby of mine :)

    So, I have noticed for several weeks, when opening my outer cover a few small beetles. ...
  16. Re: Did I just encourage the great Hive Robbery?

    Thanks for quick response. I removed boardsmen feeders. I had never used them externally before, and won't again. Wow! I put on entrance reducer on my weaker of two hives, and left the first hive...
  17. Did I just encourage the great Hive Robbery?

    Newbee disclaimer... first year, two hives of packages, installed May 1. Each have two deep supers and one medium honey super. I installed honey super two weeks ago and noticed that there was...
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    Slow to build comb in honey supers

    Newbee question:
    I have two hives, both new this year. Each has two deeps which had packages installed May 1. Although one is stronger than the other, both hives have done well, building comb and...
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    Funny Smell from Hive

    Newb question: I haven't really noticed this before, but my hives, which are two months old, each have funny smell, not a bad smell… sort of reminds me of a winery, sort of ferment like smell, but...
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    Re: Brood between frames

    Thanks for everyone's pointers on this. I opened hive two days ago, removed frame 10 so I could start making room to reach in and remove comb. Oddly enough, I saw the queen right away, on frame 9. ...
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    Re: Guerrilla Beekeeping

    Why is each entrance different? Pretty cool
  22. Re: Bumblebee attacked one of my bees and carried it off!

    Thank you FlowerPlanter and Oldtimer. That's EXACTLY what that was! It was just hanging out, and I saw it again yesterday, and killed one. It was just sitting outside hive, waiting. In fact, it...
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    Re: Foundationless Brood Frames.........

    I have two hives, both with deeps/ ten frame. I tried a couple of frames with no foundation, and found them filled very quickly. I remember hearing or reading that a "deep" needs to have some sort...
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    Brood between frames

    First of all, my bad. I didn't have ten frames, only nine in a ten frame box. Of course, they built comb right between frames. I was going to take it out and put in the tenth frame, but holy...
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    Re: Pollen and Nectar

    I was wondering the same. It seems that about every fourth of fifth bee returning has pollen at my hives. I'm assuming the others have nectar but I'm not sure. I have also been watching the bees...
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