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    Re: Russian Bees

    well just to give you a idea your getting into I have all 3 of those breeds. just got the Italians this last spring all was fine until fall then no flowers "dearth" then the Italians robbed 2 of my...
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    Re: Black bees

    alright people it is not sick bees the pure strain of a German black bee has dark wing veins and the honey bee in the photo has that trait and the others with light wings and the black abdomen is...
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    Re: Mixing bee races with new hives

    the reason I have all those different breeds of bees is I like some of the traits in all those breeds since I open mate I hope to get a great mixed breed in time. like Russians wintering well...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    Im glad I live in Colorado and no migratory beekeepers near me the orchards area is the forty miles from me and they are gone before winter.
  5. Re: robbing of our new hive with black bees

    Hi missy the bee in the photo is the European dark bee in and it's a hybrid feral stock which you can tell by the yellow on the sides of the bee.the pure strain has no yellow on it. Hope that helps.
  6. Re: How I plan on overwintering 40 mating nucs on mini frames

    the problem I have with the shamrock quad mating nuc is all the bees go to one side too and also if I have more then one queen in it. they get balled by the workers. next year I'm going to modify it.
  7. Re: Attention night owls.. Chat tonight…. mini nuc discussion… 11pm central

    are you on every nite
  8. Re: Brood nest on the edges of the hive not in the middle? Should I do anything?

    I have one hive that always uses there top entrance all year and never to bottom entrance. they also place the honey in the bottom deep even when I switch the bottom to the top they just move the...
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    Re: choosing first bees

    nwc are a good breed little to no swarms I always do a three frame split with them they build up fast too, winter well, good temperament, not runny on the frames and fly on cool temps. don't tend to...
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    Re: Foundationless Question

    older foundationless comb is easier too extract but you have to go at a slower speed so they don't blow out. but I only use a few frames of foundationless in some of my supers I have a few people...
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    Re: Making Spring Splits

    may split should bee fine I take a frame of eggs and capped brood with bees and two frames of honey with bees place in a five frame nuc. shake some bees inform a honey frame outside frames of empty...
  12. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    one problem is that most of the packages come from commercial bee keepers. for that reason I suspect that they were in pollination fields before sold which the orchards were sprayed before the...
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    They leave the hive for water search for nector hive dead outs to rob clean the hive seal cracks orientation flights
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    Re: Mixing bee races with new hives

    hello I have many races of bees carnis, new world carnis, Russians, Yugo that's caini x Russian, and some mutts and this year I got Italians.
  15. Re: To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    I have been tf going on 8 winters now i started that wayIt was rough on the pocket book but now i have 9survivor hives .bee breeds that i have carni, new world carnis, russian x carni, and some mutts...
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    Re: Best Shaker Box

    Thanks nice pic i was wondering what It looked like. Usually has no close up on them
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    Re: Should I try again?

    Wow requeen every 6 months seems to me thats excessive.what
    Do they think queens mate in the winter.as far as being very defensive there could have been a derth or wasps pestering them.i would have...
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    Re: What's wrong with this bee?

    its a new born bee and has deformed wing virus (DWV)
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    Re: What's wrong with this bee?

    its a new born bee and has deformed wing virus (dwv)
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    Re: New Queen

    that depends on the hives in your area some of my hives keep drones all winter.at least the strong ones do!
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    it will bee worth it just use rubber bands or string to tie the honey comb into frames.
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    Re: Fall Feeding

    as far as feeding goes I'm at 6000' Colorado and winter my hives in double deeps so the top brood box should bee full going into winter for the bees to have plenty of food. I just look in side and...
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    Re: Feeding Frenzy

    bee careful on how much feed your giving them the may want to swarm.
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    Re: Frequency of checking

    as far as feeding goes only feed when absolutely necessary. too much feeding will make you have more problems than helping like swarming early due to no room for the queen to lay. feed only if light...
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    Re: Queen cells with laying queen

    Russians and Russian mix tend to keep queencells I have Russians and Russian mix, ital.,carni,and new world carni
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