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    Re: ? Bee Watering

    [QUOTE=LanduytG;1145940]My hives are right next to water in a stream that runs kinda lazy. Their are some things in the water the bee's could get on to drink. But today I have been watching them...
  2. Re: Bee-Pro pollen substitute from Mann Lake plus other ????'s

    Hey Joseph Clemens, thanks for your response. They wouldn't eat that stuff earlier this spring either when nothing was available...hmmm...guess I'll keep it and try it again this fall.
  3. Bee-Pro pollen substitute from Mann Lake plus other ????'s

    Bees won't eat this stuff dry or made into patties...anyone else have the same problem? I think it's a serious waste of $$$.

    Which begs another question...do I even need to feed them pollen...
  4. Re: Finding dried out dead larva...is this indicative of a disease or my paranoia?

    Found out it was chalkbrood...thanks for the input!
  5. Re: Finding dried out dead larva...is this indicative of a disease or my paranoia?

    After consulting a beekeeping guide I have, it looks like chalkbrood. Any ideas on how to deal with this successfully?
  6. Finding dried out dead larva...is this indicative of a disease or my paranoia?

    Found a handful of dead larva the other day, then found some more today on my bottom board near the entrance. Should I treat for something or not worry about it. Tried to post a pic, but it...
  7. Re: Took hive apart--very little brood and a few other things....input requested!

    Reintroduced a queen and a nuc to the hive to reinvigorate it. Did it last night...geez it's difficult doing this beekeeping stuff in the dark. Hopefully tomorrow it will quit raining long enough...
  8. Re: Took hive apart--very little brood and a few other things....input requested!

    If it is a weak hive you may want to let it go and see what happens.

    I like the sound of that. I've tried all day to contact the guy who lives locally who sold me these bees and he dodged two...
  9. Re: Took hive apart--very little brood and a few other things....input requested!

    I haven't checked my mite levels in a while. I'll get on that right away.

    If I introduce a new queen, and the old one is still there, do they duke it out in a "survival of the fittest" contest,...
  10. Took hive apart--very little brood and a few other things....input requested!

    Today is a pretty nice day here--in the mid-50's and had the day off, so I took my hive apart for the first real inspection of the year. It has been really nice here lately with a day or two...
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    Re: Over Emphasis on Feeding

    Alright, I'll admit right away I don't know what the heck I'm doing but here goes...I started this hobby last spring about this time with one hive. My hive is still alive, however in September when...
  12. Re: Feeding bees--wasps showed up--what do I do about that?

    AR Beekeper: So they aren't killing my bees in the process?
  13. Feeding bees--wasps showed up--what do I do about that?

    Was feeding my bees outside their hive and noticed they were consuming an inordinate amount...just went out there and some foreign bee whether it be yellow jacket, wasp or hornet (don't know the...
  14. Re: Lots of bees, no honey--what do I do now?

    I guess if it were me, I wouldn't rush to remove the super if they have six deep frames of honey in the top deep. You want to leave the queen room to raise her winter bees. If they only have 2-3...
  15. Re: Lots of bees, no honey--what do I do now?

    My second super is fully drawn and very full of honey...it's heavy. The top one isn't drawn at all--I added it when the 2nd super was about 70-80% drawn out as I was leaving for a few weeks and...
  16. Lots of bees, no honey--what do I do now?

    Live here in Western WA and have a few questions. Started out this spring with an established super and queen and the 1st of April added a second deep hoping the hive would build that out soon. ...
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    Remove queen excluder now? or ???

    Brand new to this hobby and site. Thanks for any insight you can provide.

    I have a hive of 3 deep supers. The bottom super is mainly partially full of brood cells and some honey. The middle...
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