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    Re: Honey Bees on Lavender

    Nice, would love to see an extreme macro of just the tattered wings! Nice capture.
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    Re: Honey Bees on Lavender

    Yep they are very busy! I wonder if they are a little slower first thing in the morning? Try using the same focus method your camera uses when in the sports preset but try using manual mode.
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    Re: Honey Bees on Lavender

    These were all shot at F/16 using a Canon 100mm Macro on a 5D Mark III with some fill flash. I have done multiple exposures and then stacked them for even more DOF but didn't do it on these.
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    Re: Queen pics from today's check

    Sexy abdomen! Nice pics too.
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    Re: Bees and flowers....

    Nice captures!
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    Honey Bees on Lavender

    Here is some eye candy for ya!

    http://www.coralreefecosystems.com/forum_images/_Z8A7906-wm.jpg

    http://www.coralreefecosystems.com/forum_images/_Z8A7856-wm.jpg
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    Re: Help! both hives are queenless

    I was going to place the queen cage with candy plug between two frames are you suggesting a different way?
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    Re: Help! both hives are queenless

    I am a new member of Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association but they have been no help yet. They have a website but I'm not been able to get help from anyone probably because they down have a forum...
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    Help! both hives are queenless

    I had one hive I started last year and they exploded this spring so I split them. I waited 1 month and no new queen so I added a frame with two queen cells and it has been anther 22 days. The cells...
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    Re: I think I have wax moths :-(

    Definitely Wax Moth as Larvae are to big for beetles. I'll pull the eaten frame and any that don't have a lot of Bees on them.



    My plan for a new Queen is to wait a few weeks and see if the...
  11. Re: My first experience with bee aggresstion

    Got one but it did run out near the end.
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    A lot of honey already

    This is my second year so I have nothing to compare it to but it seems my original hive has a lot of honey. The hive consists of two deep supers and I added a medium about two weeks ago. The new...
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    I think I have wax moths :-(

    During inspection of my first hive split I noticed strings of pollen on one of the frames. Then on closer inspection saw a trail eaten through the comb. Just before closing it up I saw a 1" white...
  14. My first experience with bee aggresstion

    This is the second year of bee keeping for me. I was doing a hive inspection last weekend and it started out fine. I'm pretty sure it was when I decided to scrape off comb that was on a frame bottom...
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    I think my split was a dud

    This is day 29 of the split and I just did the first inspection. According to my calculations if all went well I should have seen eggs, larvae, and no capped brood but it was the opposite. I saw no...
  16. Re: Bees eating large pupae on frame bottom

    Thanks all I wish I would have taken a photo. They may have been drone pupae. Now I think about it their eyes were pretty big.
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    I did a split March 16th on my first hive started April of last year. I located the queen before the split and it appeared she was doing her job well. Yesterday I did my first inspection of the...
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    Re: Don't think split is working.

    It's day 21 of the split and all seems well. I made a 30 day chart so I could see at a glance what stage the new colony should be in. According to my calculations if all went well the new queen...
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    Re: Don't think split is working.

    about 4'



    So I'm guessing as long as there are enough nurse bees to keep the brood warm until they hatch I should be ok. What will happen if their arn't enough and the brood die from being to...
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    Don't think split is working.

    I did a split yesterday and after the work sat for an hour and watched. i\I saw a lot leaving, some leaving and flying right into original have and only saw 5 returning. Today I didn't see but one...
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    How is my hive doing?

    I live in Guerneville Ca and just did my first hive inspection of the year. BTW I just got my colony last April. The hive has two deep supers. The top one only has about 4.5 of the eight frames...
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    How is my first colony doing?

    I live in CA zone 9b and checked the colony last weekend. I had 2 deeps and one shallow. Nothing was in the shallow so I took it and and queen excluder off. The first deep super only had a very small...
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    How is my first hive doing?

    Hi everyone. I'm just wondering how well my hive is progressing. I installed it on 4-20. about 6 weeks later 6-2 I added a deep super. Today I did my first inspection since then. In the new super...
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    Re: Thirsty Bees Closer Look

    Ha Ha you should see the amount of honey they make I should just put a tap on the hive! Thanks for all the nice comments, glad you all like them.
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    Re: Thirsty Bees

    Thanks RJ and here is a thread to get you started. Check out the Macro forum while your there.
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