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    so I requeened.

    After 10 days of no eggs or larva and oodles of drones I began to think my queen pooped out on me. None of the hatched out worker cells were refilled with eggs. Lots of stores and lots of bloom. I...
  2. Thread: drone comb

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    drone comb

    Will my bees recycle drone comb after they hatch to accomodate worker brood. I have a top bar hive with probably one full bar of drone cells. The other 12 bars are mostly worker brood , feed and...
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    drone cells

    So, the girls want to make a certain amount of drone cells to spread the queen's genetics and then what, stop at some point and make some useful life forms? I saw good patches of worker brood and...
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    wow...progress

    12 days after install and i have 9 good sized bars of comb.... many eggs, a few larva and lots of capped syrup. Should i throttle back on the feed and let them use some of their capped stores? ...
  5. bees ignoring wild blueberry blossoms.

    Can believe the girls arent going gaga over the copious ammounts of wild alaska bluberry blossoms. These are the only thing blooming at present. Eating syrup like maniacs.
  6. Re: how long is too long for package transit?

    Looked awesome.....very few dead.......eating ....
  7. Re: how long is too long for package transit?

    Well my fingers are crossed....planes, trains and automobiles to get here to alaska.
  8. how long is too long for package transit?

    The package i should recieve tomorrow will have been in their package for almost 10 days...is this within reason?
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    Re: here is a question for you

    I get it.. so order up a mated queen quick. I bet the farm there are no bees within 8 miles.
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    Re: beekeeping in southeast alaska

    We should get our bees this week, i think.
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    here is a question for you

    So, if I have the only hive for 10 miles, which I likely will, and my bees want to replace the queen, will the new queen be mating with the same genetics as the old queen? How would this benefit the...
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    Re: Honey Harvesting with a Meat Grinder????

    Oh I think a meat grinder would work fabulously, just put what it churns out into mesh bag to strain...I am going to try it! I have a grinder that will blow through a moose lickety split. Just use...
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    Re: beekeeping in southeast alaska

    We live in a temperate rain forest....lots of bloom, lots of rain, long days. Southcentral AK is drier, but colder and longer winters. Ordered the old world carniolan bees from jack anderson...it...
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    Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Hey from juneau as well! I ordered some bees from ak bee wrangler and built a top bar hive setup. It would be great to hear from you as I think there are a few folks who have kept bees here...
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