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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    I did harvest just one med frame from the med hive body to open up the brood area some. Put a new frame in for them to work on about 3 weeks ago. I have not taken a honey super yet because i am not...
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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    Brian, last check I did find brood so yes they had a queen at that time no queen cells and all looked good. Then again I am real new at this so what looks good is subjective lol. I am planning on...
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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    Nope I sure did not do that there in there own area with no human traffic close by but I like to keep the weeds and such down mow a path for myself to walk down to the hive. I do have a bench 20 feet...
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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    Bees in Miami, You make some good points things I had not considered thank you. I don't go into the hive to often usually only to put in place a new super and not always into the brood nest. I did...
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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    Mike, will the robbers have pollen on there legs? I know that seems like a silly? but i seen a lot of bees with pollen filled legs but didn't seem to be entering the hive they where flying off the...
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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    Thank you for advice and today when i went out to check on them there where a lot of bees hovering in front of the hive seemed frantic so i put my entrance reducer in just to be sure no robbing was...
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    Help girl's have gone mean..

    Hi guys so I am looking for some ideal's on how to deal with some mean girls..my hive was a calm quiet hive and now since they re-queened they have become attack bees. I know that it is that time of...
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    Re: Late summer beekeeping question

    Hello and welcome, I too have a fist hive and was wondering why you fed them all summer? I started my hive from a 5 Frame nuc on mom's day and fed for the fist week only. I have 2 deeps and 2 honey...
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    Re: Queen is gone!

    Mr. Beeman
    I agree with you and that's in the plan along with a second hive. I have really wished i had another to be able to take frames from when needed and your right to see the difference. I...
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    Re: Queen is gone!

    Hello everyone, good news to share I did a hive check on 7-15 and found a nice laying pattern on 3 frames in my 2nd box. Nature took its time but the girls are doing great and honey is being made i...
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    Re: Queen is gone!

    UPDATE: Checked hive today with Jim and he thinks I have a queen. I am unsure but will go with what he says as he has the experience of many yrs with bees. I had checked the hive by myself on 6-30-13...
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    Thanks JRG 13 I am confident they know what there doing as nature is always smarter than us humans.
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    Re: 3 bee's stuck together?

    Thanks for the info guy's I have not seen anymore stuck together so hope it was just a one time thing. Milkweed didn't think of that thanks Michael I do have allot of milkweed in the fields. I glad...
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    3 bee's stuck together?

    Hi everyone so this AM i was out watching the gals drinking my coffee enjoying a break in the weather and i saw 3 bee's rolling around on the landing board. I was concerned it was robbing so i moved...
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    Re: Queen is gone!

    Update: Checked out the hive today the queen cell has hatched. I did not see a queen but I really didn't think i would they still sound the same that loud buzz coming from hive. Going to see the Bee...
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    Re: Queen is gone!

    I am getting the ideal quick to make sure i have extra stuff alot of it. I don't have a nuc and although i have another hive as of monday i was advised not to do a split now due to the queen being...
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    Re: Queen is gone!

    Thanks for the help Michael only I don't have open brood or eggs..like Mr. Beeman said running at least a nuc great ideal. I am sure learning as I go. I hope to open hive tmo or next day see what is...
  18. Re: Wk 6: New hive, Queen Cells (Swarm & Supersedure)

    Hi everyone was just reading the post as I to have this happening to my hive and it too is this years hive started from 5 frame nuc and they are replacing the queen. I don't get why as her brood...
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    Queen is gone!

    Hi everyone well long day for this new bee keeper. I found my hive to be without there Queen today...:s I did a hive insep on 6-9 to check and see how they where doing with the second box in place. I...
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    Re: Hello from New York

    Welcome I live in Mexico NY and have just started with 1 hive as well I wish you luck and enjoy your girls they are truly amazing little things.
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    Re: When to expect flow in upstate NY?

    I agree spend most days wishing i had more time to partake in the wonders he has given instead of rushing off to work. We spend to much time rushing and the wonders of our earth are lost.
  22. Flying in to say Hello from upstate New York

    Hello to all fellow bee keepers. I am new to this so far I am loving it ! Passionate about it and my girls named my hive Willow, it has been in place now since Mother's day 2013. Best mom's day ever...
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    Re: New beekeeper 5 hives

    Hello Jeff my name is Lisa I live in NY as well Mexico NY and work for the sheriff dept corrections div. I give u credit 5 hives wow I am fumbling thru just 1. I too love the outdoors live on sm farm...
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