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    Re: Questions re: dwindling hive

    I guess we're not the only ones worried about diminished colonies and lack of brood. This is the end of our second year as beekeepers.

    We just went through our three hives. We've had very little...
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    Re: Combine or not to Combine?

    This time last year we found that both of our hives had requeened themselves (we think the one that had been doing well swarmed, but don't know why as they still had plenty of room) and were very low...
  3. Re: Hoping initial panic is due to not wearing the reading glasses when inspecting...

    Hi, HB!

    Yes, the sweat dripping down and running into my eyes is a major issue for me as well; it gets very humid here in southern Ohio. When I remember to, I sometimes put a wash cloth inside my...
  4. Re: Hoping initial panic is due to not wearing the reading glasses when inspecting...

    Estreya,

    Yes, they are Bee Thinking hives! We've bought two, and I've built one using their hardware kit and instructions. The tunnels are cool, especially since we've found that there are...
  5. Re: Hoping initial panic is due to not wearing the reading glasses when inspecting...

    You're very probably spot-on, Buzz!

    Well, our panic has cost us only one bar of comb but we've learned a lesson. Wear those glasses, and don't panic until we've done the research!

    Cheers,
    Tom
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    Greetings, all,

    Well, this year I've not had time to visit the forum, much less post much or even work our hives. Today, though, my wife and I decided we needed to take a look and see how they...
  7. Getting caught up in Southern Ohio (Long--oughta be a blog post, I guess!)

    Greetings, all!

    I started a new job back in March, have moonlighted at the other one, and personal events during what little free time I have left have combined to make it difficult for me to get...
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    Re: HELP - Live Queen, Dead Hive

    Sorry to hear about your bees, txbeek. If you want them tested you might want to check with your Department of Agriculture. I think some do that sort of testing but there may be a fee.

    Good luck...
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    Re: Top bar beeks in North East Ohio

    Hi, Joe, and Welcome!

    My wife and I began keeping bees last year with two top-bar hives, but we're down in southern Ohio. I will say that you've come to the right place for knowledge, though!...
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    Hi, All!

    HB, glad to hear your colony is hanging in there. Rhonda and I did a hive check while the bees were out raiding the bird feeders today since it got up to about 62. We found the bees are...
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    Hi, Colleen!

    Sorry to hear about your losses. Mine were so-so for pollen at the end of the season, same as with honey. I think that with the cracked corn they may be going for protein or fructose...
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    Well, so far so good with our remaining colony! We've had a couple of bouts of sub-zero temperatures here in southern Ohio, with the second one being last week. During the warm-ups afterwards we had...
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    Re: When is the best time to remove mice

    About two months ago my wife went out to check on our hive. When she lifted up the bars over the area behind the follower board she saw evidence of a nest, and tossed it out. What she didn't see was...
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    Re: Bees at the Bird Feeders

    When I enquired about it last January the thought was that they were after the protein from the cracked corn. I can say that they were all over the corn and ignoring the rest of the seed.

    Here's a...
  15. Re: Happy Holiday cooking! TB still alive,yay

    Hi, HB!

    Glad to hear your bees are still alive! Mine are, as well. So far so good, anyway. :thumbsup: It's not been too bad so far this winter but then again the worst of it usually comes in the...
  16. Re: Starting a top bar hive on small cells

    Brad,

    I don't what which supplier you've found so I don't know if this is the same one, but you might try Gold Star Honeybees. Her packages are treatment-free and raised on small foundation.
    ...
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    Bees at the Bird Feeders

    Hi, Everyone!

    Well, we're ending the year the same way we started it, by seeing bees raiding the bird feeders. That was one of the things that rekindled my interest in bees and prompted us to get...
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    Re: Dead and dying bees outside the hive

    Are they drones? If they are it's normal as the colony will kick out the drones so they don't have them using resources during the winter.

    Regards,
    Tom
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    Re: First Visit By A Bee Inspector

    Yes, we were quite relieved! The first day he was scheduled to come out it was pretty cold and wet. We didn't hear from him and he didn't answer when I called and, hearing horror stories of...
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    Well, it’s done. We took a quick look through Hive 2 to identify the brood bars and to find the queen. We were very surprised to find an empty bird’s nest behind the follower board! We didn’t have...
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    First Visit By A Bee Inspector

    Back in the spring when I filled out the paperwork to register our apiary, I asked that I be called before the bee inspector came out. I asked this for several reasons, the two I stated were that A....
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    HB, glad to hear that things are going well with you! I've not had time to check on things here recently.

    Here's an update on this end: it's not good.

    Rhonda checked the hives earlier this...
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    Hi, Colleen!

    When I was dealing with it yesterday I pulled up a couple of bars and didn't see any cells that were uncapped; if they got anything it was syrup but don't think they got capped honey,...
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    Geez, what now... robbing?

    Hi, all,

    And the excitement never ends! Checked in through the windows of both hives Friday evening, all looked good. Drove down to Lexington, KY for a wedding, got home this afternoon. I wandered...
  25. Re: Here we go again--this time BOTH hives requeening!

    Hi. Colleen!

    Funny, I was just bringing up this site when the e-mail about your post came in!

    Yes, we did an inspection today and... we have laying queens in BOTH hives! Woopeee!!!! ...
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