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  1. Re: Hope you have answers for a newbie, Larva in Honey super....

    This early in the year you could consider doing a split to solve some of your space issues.
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    Re: Newbee need advice...

    The wets will start enough of a frenzy, Hopefully you sited them well away form your hives. You could just crush and strain the extra 4.
  3. Re: Siting for a new beeyard: Full sun or dappled, deciduous shade (northern NY Z5a)

    Now that they are down at ground level you may want to think about bear protection too. Fall is just about here and Oct/Nov the bears like to find nice bee hives with lots of of protein rich brood,...
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    Re: Thousands of bees, not an ounce of honey

    Our Golden rod and Loosestrife have just come into flower. Bees all over them. Your'e only a little farther North so I'd guess by the end of this week you'll be OK. Else start thinking about...
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    Re: Robbing Bees Making Sugar Syrup Honey?

    I built top feeders from the plans on this site. Had minimal drowning deaths. Think next time I build some I'll make the cut front to back rather than side to side as typically hives have a slight...
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    Re: please help I can't figure this out

    You need to give them somewhere to lay that is next to the current brood box. You could move the medium under the honey filled deep or put a deep of new comb/foundation under the honey filled deep.
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    Re: Market for slum gum

    Find a wax moth/waxworm breeder, they are raised for fishing bait, also lizard food etc. Wax moth larvae actually feed on the discarded bee pupal coverings which is why they typically don't attack...
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    Re: New Hive Problems

    more likely killed each other fighting over it.
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    Re: Inner cover question...vent hole or not?

    I guess you're probably not used to communicating with people from over the pond, our English sometimes comes over differently.
    I reread the post and the only reason I see for the screen is to stop...
  10. Re: what to do with overwintering nuc w/ failed queen

    get a new mated queen and introduce her, better at this time of year than losing a month by letting them raise their own.
  11. Thread: Laying workers?

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    Re: Laying workers?

    Drone brood will look like drone brood with a bullet type cap, maybe even more exagerated if the eggs were laid in worker cells.
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    Re: Bees avoiding part of hive

    Do you just paint the wax on level (flat) and leave it or are you meant to try and get the cell starter molds somewhat outlined? I have a whole bunch of palstic that I have removed and lots of wax...
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    Re: The Bees are in the Beans!

    Our Linden trees (basswood) came into bloom yesterday. The town nicely planted Linden all down the main streets so there are a dozen or so within 1/2 a mile of us. Smell is tremendous and the bees...
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    Re: Orientation and forage question

    Ah, is that how it's done. I captured a swarm that came off a hive in my own back yard. Currently it's sitting in a 2x10 frame deep setup on the lawn about a 100 feet from the donor hive. If I...
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    Re: Inner cover question...vent hole or not?

    "I have #8 mesh screen stapled over the holes in my inner covers and have cut another 70mm hole to go with the original oblong one. "

    Why? the oblong vent is there for the specific purpose, maybe...
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    Re: Bees avoiding part of hive

    foudationless or plastic or wax?
  17. Re: Removing the entrance reducer...Its glued in there tight!!!

    Use the hook end o f your hive tool and get it through the entrance to help yo pull it out.
    This is the reason to not put it all the way in, you just need to get the edge slightly in and it still...
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    Re: How to resolve this issue.

    Got grooved bottom becasuse I've seen SHB around and the split bottom may be an issue with them as they hide in the space below the foundation in split bottoms.
    Actually think that might be the...
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    How to resolve this issue.

    Got a 100 wedge top deep frames from Mann Lake. Assembled and wired them all, then when I came to insert the foundation discovered it wouldn't fit!! Finally figured out that the side cut for the...
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    Re: Interesting bee predator

    The ground cover plant is Lamium. These particular ones are the yellow flower variety, Archangel. It flowers in sping and the bees love it. We also have a pink variety that flowers a few weeks...
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    Re: Interesting bee predator

    Very difficult using a viewfinder camera when you have a veil on. I was right the main flight path into the hive and there were returning forager bees all over my back and head.

    I suspect it may...
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    Interesting bee predator

    Anybody know what kind of spider this is? Looks like it wasn't a dead bee but one that the spider caught. Amazed it could do it without getting stung

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  23. Re: Foundationless and cutting off connecting comb?

    Wish it would do that here, 3rd day running heat inde is 100+, get a break tomorrow, a balmy 87.
  24. Re: Foundationless and cutting off connecting comb?

    Probably make a difference whether you were using a radial ot tangential extractor. Would believe you might have more success with a radial extractor with the frames inserted top bars out.
  25. Re: Foundationless and cutting off connecting comb?

    Typically foundationless unless you've managed to wire it somehow is to fragile for an extractor and will just slump out.
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