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    Re: killing the queen

    I will be taking out the old queen and putting in a new queen, current queen is over 3 years old and slowing down a bit , I don't really like just killing something if its not necessary also how much...
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    killing the queen

    Ok my queen is about to be replaced do I simply just kill the old one? Or could I take her away a few miles a release?
    thanks
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    checking brood box

    Hi how often should I remove my super to check the brood box?
  4. Re: Dead newborn what's the possible cause?

    Yep I did a split on this box about 2 months ago I did notice a lot of drone cells on the bottom of the frames back then I did a super check the other week all looked ok thanks for the advice!
  5. Re: Dead newborn what's the possible cause?

    Could be possible last time I looked about 2 months back there were a few frames that had all drone eggs at the bottom of the frames.
    Is it common for this to happen to drones??
  6. Dead newborn what's the possible cause?

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    Some...
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    Re: Hive Beetles the First Week!

    I use chux cleaning wipes for hives that have shb problems the bees shred the chux so when the shb hide under the chux there legs get caught and they starve some bees get caught to but that's a small...
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Shb come and go in waves through the winter they slow down a lot
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Had no idea of this some very interesting info !
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    Re: Installed package, is that my queen?

    Beepro some nice queen pics thanks
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Good stuff thanks for the replies !
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    being a nosey beekeeper

    About every 5 days give or take a day I always want to inspect my hives I only have 3 but losing one hive to shb late last year I am a bit more concerned is it best to just leave them alone and keep...
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    Re: Question about cells?

    Jrg13- haha not to scared I actually removed a cell after this pic and saw they were drone but wanted to double check , I still have lots to learn and enjoying it, really feel for the beekeepers in...
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    Re: What bee is that?

    Thanks for your help
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    Re: Question about cells?

    Many thanks
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    Re: when to add queen during a split.

    Hi do your split in the morning take away the old hive with the old queen I always make sure I take it few miles away then the new spilt put it in place of the old hive an add the queen in the...
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    What bee is that?

    Hi could anyone id the small bee in the middle of this pic? Thanks
    http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp284/aussies1972/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps558379fc.jpg
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    Re: Question about cells?

    Thanks can anyone confirm that?
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    Question about cells?

    Hi anyone know what cells these are could they be drone?
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    Re: Split question

    Thanks guys I will do the split Tuesday the queen arrives on Thursday and so should I check for queen cells when I put in new queen and remove them?
    Thanks
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    Split question

    Ok I have a hive that I want to split And moved the new hive a few mile away, I haven't checked the brood box as yet for queen cells but my bee numbers have every frame full in the super including a...
  22. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Chux cloth is a cleaning product it's a blue cloth that comes in a roll it's use is around the house wiping down tables or doing the dishes type in chux on eBay the beetle get there legs stuck in it...
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    Re: hello

    Hi
    More frequent monitoring is the most important also maintaining oil traps and using a sheet of chux cloth on top of frames in super keeping the area around your beehive clean no food scraps no...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    so whats the down side to using to much smoke??
  25. Thread: hello

    by aussies1129
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    hello

    hello from Australia I have only started into bee keeping middle of last year and it was a very sharp learning curve I lost my first hive to hive beetle late last year and now better prepared with...
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