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    Queens emerging from observation hive.

    Yesterday the queens were emerging from their queen cells in my observation hive. It was pretty cool when I put my ear to the glass I could hear real well the queens piping to each other and was able...
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    Queen Candy need help.

    I am trying to make up queen candy with powdered sugar, corn syrup, and a little bit of sugar syrup. The consistency is like cottage cheese now. It will crumble in youy hand. Should I add more corn...
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    Selling queen from emergency queen cell.

    One of my mating nucs has a queen from an emergency queen cell that they drew out after I removed the queen from it. The queen has a real nice brood pattern. I have a customer who wants a queen. Is...
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    According to this web site:...

    According to this web site: http://www.gobeekeeping.com/getting_started_with_queen_reari.htm

    "A breeder queen is a queen of outstanding characteristics. Special care must be taken to make sure she...
  5. Its good to know I don't have to leave them...

    Its good to know I don't have to leave them queenless long. Checked my Nicot cage today 4 days after I thought eggs were layed and nothing just empty cells. The cells around the cage were almost...
  6. How long does a cell builder have to be queenless?

    I have a cell builder that may have a queen in the hive. How long the hive have to be queenless before I can introduce queen cells to be drawn?

    I wanted to check the hive for a queen today but now...
  7. How long does a cell builder have to be queenless?

    I have a cell builder that may have a queen in the hive. How long the hive have to be queenless before I can introduce queen cells to be drawn?

    I wanted to check the hive for a queen today but now...
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    Thanks for the info. I need to follow the proven...

    Thanks for the info. I need to follow the proven methods instead of cutting corners. Where do you think the bees and queen that left went?

    I would have thought the bees might go back to their...
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    Bees and queen absconded from mating nuc

    Yesterday I brushed worker bees into two mating nucs and placed queens still in their hair roller cage into each nuc. I placed the nucs in a closet overnight with entrances closed. Today I placed...
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    This thread has pictures that are similar to what...

    This thread has pictures that are similar to what I was seeing. I have Russian bees and some Carniolan that probably have some NWC in them so if they are removing mite infested pupae this is great.
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    I should have removed a few to investigate. It...

    I should have removed a few to investigate. It would be interesting to see this in my observation hive. However I have not seen any mites in there which is good.
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    Frames with pupae exposed

    I just transfered a frame of brood to my cell builder hive to add young bees and also to try and determine if there is a virgin on the loose. Some of the capped cells were partially uncapped showing...
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    Thank Idee they are starting to fill the shallow...

    Thank Idee they are starting to fill the shallow and medium supers but not very fast since the nectar flow has slowed,
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    Deep supers with plenty of honey.

    Most of my hives have full frames of honey on either side of the brood in the bottom two deep supers. On top of the deep supers I have placed medium and shallow supers for honey harvesting. Is this...
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    Another alternative is to use the shed for part...

    Another alternative is to use the shed for part of the contents of my garage and use the garage to extract honey. It won't have a drain but it will save having to lay a concrete floor for the shed.
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    Checked the queen cells today. Two hatched and...

    Checked the queen cells today. Two hatched and two were dead. I was trying for twenty. I guess the mystery virgin queen must have killed them. I looked all through my cell builder looking for a queen...
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    Checked the queen cells today. Two hatched and...

    Checked the queen cells today. Two hatched and two were dead. I was trying for twenty. I guess the mystery virgin queen mustvhave killed them. I looked all through my cell builder looking for a queen...
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    Purchasing a shed to use as honey house.

    I want to purchase a shed with a wood floor to use as a honey house and storage shed. One of the sheds comes with Advantech Flooring which is supposed to be pretty waterproof. What I would like to do...
  19. Thread: Queen Demand

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    I there still a demand for queens the beginning...

    I there still a demand for queens the beginning of August? I was thinking of raising another batch of queens.
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    According to this article...

    According to this article http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-90162003000200011 I guess your drone has the mutant brick eye color.
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    I have to say I never saw any like that. Did the...

    I have to say I never saw any like that. Did the drone stick his head in some paint laying around?
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    Looks like worker brood from the picture.

    Looks like worker brood from the picture.
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    I have old window screen would that work?

    I have old window screen would that work?
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    I don't see why you could not graft directly into...

    I don't see why you could not graft directly into the Nicot cups. I might try this if I don't get enough eggs laid in the queen cage. If you don't have a grafting tool is there anything else you...
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    Can you use Cream of Tarter instead of Tartaric...

    Can you use Cream of Tarter instead of Tartaric Acid to make queen candy?
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