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    Re: Two queens laying next to each other.

    I don't know exactly but i think it is who they like the best, best performing, genetically closest. If the queen is failing they will kill her, sometimes they will swarm out with her but not during...
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    Re: nuc overwintering ?

    I've sucessfully overwintered both 5 and 6 frame d-coates style nucs. Both fully insulated and non-insulated. Just make sure they have enough stores and are not too open, they need ventilation but...
  3. Re: N/E Oklahoma-year 1-May nucs-2 deep 10 frm. What should I be seeing???????

    This time of year, I would look for some brood good pattern, decent amount of bees. Enough stores, pollen honey. I usually leave it to that. Getting into hives when its hot and in a dearth is not...
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    Re: Attacked For No Apparent Reason

    During the main flow probably no problem. Once things dry out and get hot there are alot of bees out of work. They turn to defense. Its pretty common I would say. They are bees with stingers...
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    Re: Taking calls for swarms

    Yes very much so. The general public calls just about any flying insect a bee and any multiple flying insects a swarm. A good beekeeper knows the right questions to ask. We usually request...
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    Re: Vurgin Queen Question?

    Depends on how much brood there is to suppress laying worker. Sometimes a laying worker may never develope, although I think rare. I would say a few weeks 4-5 weeks i think. Maybe others should...
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    Re: growing and not growing

    Well im not nearly as large as 120, just 25 here currently. I would look for local clubs. Advertise in winter, early spring meetings, go to meatings spread the word. Post on craigslist. Word of...
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    Re: Summers goldenrod is good this year

    Im seeing a bit of goldenrod. About a month early compared to the last few years
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    Re: help identifying this

    laying pattern don't look good. How many frames are like this?

    Not laying worker, not backfilled, to me looks like poor queen or weak colony.
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    Re: girls are closing off entrance

    Thats pretty common. Its likely more for defense then it is ventilation. For example a full size hive will propolis the inner cover to the outer cover, you would think that would hurt ventilation. ...
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    Re: Help! Need idea to save these bees.

    Its hard to believe the bees were stinging the kids. My friend has a pool next to bee hives on his property. I havn't seen a 100% effecient solution, im not sure if one exists. I put a fountain...
  12. Thread: Used hives

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    Re: Used hives

    Well not the only way....Irradiation.
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    Re: Moving a bearding hive questions

    Add an extra box for bees to go somewhere, add ventilation to the top. Screen the entrances.

    Peak bearding is actually just near or after night fall. The beard will shed bees through the night...
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    Re: My hive is about to swarm!

    Proximity is not to bad at all. I rarely have issue. I do alot of projects behind the hives on the drieway. Moving directly in front of hives in grass can be a bit sketchy at times and mowing...
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    Re: Bad Reaction to Honey (Dizziness)

    Thank you Michael. I am thinking somekind of toxicity from plant, he said he eats plenty of sugar. I and many others have ate plenty of this honey and no problems.. He has also consumed store...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Even if he had too many hives, the neighbors did the wrong thing (illegal IMO). If the neighbors trully had a nuisance the proper authorities should have been contacted. Taken action into their own...
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    My hive is about to swarm!

    jk. but isn't this a nice looking beard isn't it. About a swarm worth of bees anyways. ;-)

    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq307/burns375/20150726_192018.jpg
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    Lauri's beautiful pictures above

    Heres another video of a piping virgin. Some retinue observed, she is too quick though. I apologize for the video bomb

    https://youtu.be/cma5X0bgb20
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    Heres a video of the initial introduction just before she was released in the video above. Both vids are available in 1080, if you adjust resolution


    https://youtu.be/Hs60UjoM0Mc
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

    Hi Jamie, Shes right. When you open the hive you disrupt normal behavior therefore you are observing an altered state. I don't observe it on a regular basis. I usually find bees encountering her...
  21. Re: Bees just swarmed, but I found a capped swarm cell

    They may produce after swarms. Just depends. Usually the first virgin out will end the other cells. Sometimes multiple virgins hatch at the same time or the bees continue to make new cells off the...
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    One time i was watching them collect pollen on black eyed susans, a few bees with spiniing in circles i guess to create static.

    The bees here are working Porcelain Berry vines (i call them wild...
  23. Re: can bees clean hive properly with solid bottom board and ri bber screens?

    are they dead bees piling up......i don't have the vertical style robber screens, so don't know for sure but i think it wouldn't be a problem. A strong hive will remove dead with a strong drive. I...
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    Re: General Hive Inspection Questions

    i can't prove it scientifically but i doubt they move capped honey. Its capped for storage, ie to use...not to move. The only way i know to get them to move honey is to bring the frame outside of...
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    Re: Virgin queen with tattered wings

    How were the nucs made, timing etc. Did you add 1 cell only? No other cells on frames of brood.

    I've tried adding hatched virgins with mixed results. Some nucs killed the virgins, others...
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