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    Re: Fireants!!!!!

    One trick I use on sugar ants was to sprinkle cinnamon on the inner cover of the hive. The bees don't mind (just don't drown them in the stuff), but the ants do. Some ant species are more resiliant...
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    Re: CCD and Urban Beekeepers

    Ok, thanks for the info. Hopefully CCD does disapear.
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    CCD and Urban Beekeepers

    Hello.

    As you know, CCD is a major problem in the beekeeping world, and one of the culprits has been nicotine based pesticides. Does anyonew know if any urban (away from agriculture) beekeepers...
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    Re: Beekeeping Miracle

    Unfortuantly, They left.
    Since I'm doing natural comb, I rearanged some of the natural comb they were making (I left about 2/3 untouched to not induce to much stress. About 4 days later, they left,...
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    Re: Beekeeping Miracle

    Thanks.
    So far they are making their own comb as I had no foundation in the hive. I'll leave them alone for about a week and then try to rearrange the comb (I'm practicing natural comb hives). My...
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    Beekeeping Miracle

    True story.

    A couple of months ago, I lost my beehive after a string of lost colonies. I decided to give the hobby a break because I couldn't afford buying another package of bees. Yesterday, I...
  7. Re: Laying worker syndrome or injured queen?

    Quite the contrary. She is laying a very spotty pattern. I'm not sure if it is because she was laying most of them in two to three clutches per cell and they out grew each other, but I ordered...
  8. Re: Laying worker syndrome or injured queen?

    Just checked them this week and although I still found multiple eggs in one cell, I saw an almost formed pupae of a worker bee, proving that the queen is alive, she is just the worst queen I have...
  9. Re: Laying worker syndrome or injured queen?

    Thanks, I'll give them two weeks before I check again, by then I'll have capped brood. I will let yoy know what happens.
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    She laid them in the corner of the cell, rather than in the middle.
  11. Laying worker syndrome or injured queen?

    Hello, I'm I just installed a new hive from packaged bees and its been two week now. Last week, I accidently cracked open honey comb and sugar syrup fell into the hive. When I looked down, I found...
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    Re: Why would bees swarm then return to hive?

    I had a very interesting thing happen to me today. I just installed two packaged bees a weeks ago and was trying foundationless frames. Today, I went to inspect them and had to re-arange some combs....
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    Re: large hornet found in hive

    Yeah, sounds like one of those solitary hornets.
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    Re: Two queen pyramid?

    I've heard of this. The only times I heard of this happening was naturally when a beekeeper discovered it happening. I have read elseware that colonies with two queens, when they do happen, build up...
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    Re: strange absconding conditions

    Thanks!!!

    It makes so much sense now. I was going crazy there for a second. I was able to remove the beetles, but I saved some of the better frames which must have carried the slime. Now I gotta...
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    Re: strange absconding conditions

    OK, They just absconded again and they were even smaller in numbers, Knowing that they won't make it if I hive them again, and they landed in my neighbors yard, I had to destroy them.

    I'm...
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    Re: strange absconding conditions

    They are italian bees, but they just requeened themselves recently. The second time they absconded is a mystery. I had problems with large carpenter ants a few years ago, but putting them on tables...
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    strange absconding conditions

    Hello.

    This is my first post. I live in Miami Fl and I have been keeping bees for about six years (still learning) I have had my current hive for about two years, but have come across a few...
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