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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    Thanks, it does make sense. So what I did was to add bunches of bees including nurse bees when I shook them into the Garlic Tray. So It will be interesting to see how it turns out. So far I added 2...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    http://youtu.be/Wsw2ZKVx-NQ

    http://youtu.be/Wsw2ZKVx-NQ

    I am trying to save my Geoffreda hive. I am doing what I call a "Garlic Combine". The premise is the bees from my monster hive...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    OK thanks,

    I will recheck the hive as I need to add more frames to make it a full sized nuc.

    Has anybody tried opening a larger hive and grabbing a (queen-less) frame and shake their nurse bees...
  4. Re: Beehive extremely weak, please help!!!

    12669Hi Potato,

    I think you are referring to this as the 2nd queen:
    I am not sure if that is one or not. She does appear to have a big belly.
    The other photo may be a drone.
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    Re: Farmhouse extraction slideshow.

    Good extraction. Nice pictures. You make it look easy!
  6. Re: Beehive extremely weak, please help!!!

    I am 2nd year as well. But I got 4 hives and 1 is weak.


    Can you post a photo?


    That sounds like a good method to get rid of the ants crawling up there. I will try that as I have the same...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    Success, the queen and other bees escaped from the screen area I had her confined into.
    They were all on the frame of brood I put in. I didn't take a photo, but still had to search
    for her cause...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    I used frames from a hive from last years bees. I got that hive from a farmer so the frames were older.



    OK will do. I will supplement that hive with more frames as I got to do something about...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    I did a screen/garlic combine
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    That is where you build a small screen cage for the queen so she gets accepted by the new bees over a 12 hour period instead of right away.
    The garlic helps to...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

    Thanks for your reply. I just got her and she is a new queen.
    She needs some nurse bees. Yes I figure I will have a weaker hive going into winter, but they are easier to manage and take care of...
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    Re: Combining to save my hive

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    That is what the hive looks like now
    The opposing frame
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    Combining to save my hive

    So....
    I got a new queen as one of the queens in my package absconded.
    I installed her last month.
    I checked the hive yesterday and they are down to only 1 frame.
    When I installed there was bees...
  13. Re: Newbee in Beaverton, OR: Looking for a mentor

    Hello Mike,

    I live about 30 min away from Beaverton in Vancouver WA. I got 4 hives myself, and this is my 2nd year. I do know a few folks near you out there. You can get some bees going now and...
  14. Re: Why are my bees out late at night?

    When was the upper super added? It doesn't look like that many bees to indicate over crowding as a factor. What was the temp at 11 pm? If they have been having rain in the afternoon and you have...
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    Re: Under Performing Package

    I went in after the first few days and removed the cage. I did not pull all the frames out cause work and other priorities like my other 3 hives set my inspection priorities. I did not want to...
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    Under Performing Package

    I just recently purchased 3 packages and installed them at the end of April (4-25-14).
    These first 2 photos are of the successful packages.
    It has been about 7 weeks after they got installed, and...
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    Re: What is this? (Half bee)

    This is a video of a bee that I cut in 2 by mistake. I think it happened when you did your cutout.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KoUZaP4K6A


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KoUZaP4K6A
  18. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Nice setup there. What is the weight limitations on a triple story with the honey super on top.
    Also it could be a good remedy for ant infestation. I have that problem and will check out your...
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    Re: Oleander Poisioning and my bees

    Excelent JRG, and you are still with us!

    So I won't worry. :)
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    Oleander Poisioning and my bees

    My mom and I were talking about beekeeping and the honey.
    I have been trying to convince her that she should let me put a hive in her yard and the fact that the bees produce many things that are...
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    If you want to go with a "Full Suit" option I got a set of white painters coveralls from Home Depot for only 10.98!
    Then all you need is a veil and gloves....
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    I got a bunch of equipment my first year. I ended up getting 8 to 10 stings, but you really need to get about 26 stings a year.. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QB96RrGdM)
    Above is a link to a...
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    Re: Shop accident!

    Yes I always need to be careful when I work on my shop smith because I am pressing the wood against the spin, and my "safety" sticks that I use to keep my hands away from the spinning blade tend to...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Zombie Brood looks like the photos in this post of mine:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?284529-Why-my-colony-is-collapsing ...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Sorry, I didn't read your post close enough. the Screen Bottom Board is a definable factor here.
    Did you have it closed off?
    Weather.com says you had low temps in the teens a few weeks ago, and...
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