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    Early this fall I swapped the bees in my OH into...

    Early this fall I swapped the bees in my OH into a nuc replaced them with a late swarm. Even though I had capped off the OH the day before there were still some foragers left outside. When I...
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    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/BlackBees.jpg ...

    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/BlackBees.jpg

    I remember reading somewhere that 'German' black honeybees were more common about 100 years ago.
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    This may be the catenary hive Scut was referring...

    This may be the catenary hive Scut was referring to:
    http://beesource.com/eob/althive/birkey/index.htm
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    I guess I got lucky because my very first attempt...

    I guess I got lucky because my very first attempt was successful. :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamaren/467573498/in/set-72057594137071464/
    I currently have 2 more trap outs going.

    But yes,...
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    Possibilities include... The bees that come...

    Possibilities include...

    The bees that come with a nuc may not have been laid by the queen that came with it. The brood frames that make up a nuc may come from different hives. After about 6...
  6. Thread: Bee activity

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    Orientation flights would be my guess.

    Orientation flights would be my guess.
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    Seeing the queen is not the only reason to have...

    Seeing the queen is not the only reason to have an observation hive. I am planning one 3 deeps wide by 2 deeps high myself. I want to start with 2 frames of bees and watch them build comb from...
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    Multicolored Pollen

    I like a mix of colors. A bit of red mixed in with yellows and oranges really gets my attention.

    [img=http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/7307/multipolleneu6.th.jpg]
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    Queen cell on a drone frame?

    While working my stong hive this weekend I found a queen cell on a green plastic drone frame. There was a larva and some royal jelly in it. It was towards the bottom of the frame, but not hanging...
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    I don't know much about the tree aside from the...

    I don't know much about the tree aside from the fact that they grow very fast... but last year (my first as a beek) my bees were definately working a large catalpa in the neighbor's yard. I believe...
  11. CCD Info from Penn State

    This is Penn State's site about CCD. They are directly involved in CCD research, so I believe the 'noise' level of the information here is a little lower than you will find most places....
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    I also want to say thank you. I have received...

    I also want to say thank you. I have received several calls so far here in central Indiana.

    It seems like people like to do a search on something like 'statename beekeepers swarm' or something...
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    More beekeeping adventures

    Another busy weekend with other people's bees...

    I took a frame with eggs and young larva to my trapping removal. The bees had not started any queen cells from the previous frame, so I hope they...
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    Update: The cone trap seems to be working. The...

    Update: The cone trap seems to be working. The homeowner saw bees coming and going from the nuc. He did not see any getting around the screen and has not seen any coming from anywhere else.
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    Combo hive

    I have a friend who is building one out of cedar for me. It is going to have a SBB and 2 side trays built in.
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    They can look like cotton before they dry out:...

    They can look like cotton before they dry out:
    http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/Disorders/Chalkbrood.htm

    If this is what you have then it could be that your bees are ahead of the game, getting them...
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    Yes, they will clean them out and may leave them...

    Yes, they will clean them out and may leave them on the landing pad.

    Chalkbrood is not really fuzzy, at least not at the point they clean them out. I was just trying to see what you meant by...
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    Could it be chalkbrood or some other fungus? Are...

    Could it be chalkbrood or some other fungus? Are they fuzzy?
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    Busy bee day... with other people's bees

    Wow, long day with bees, and I did not even get to look at my own. (Sorry for the long post.)

    First, my 7 year old daughter and I went to the East Central Indiana Beekeepers Association Spring...
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    http://www.mdasplitter.com/ sells them. The...

    http://www.mdasplitter.com/ sells them.

    The site states that they are designed for transferring bees. I guess the waxed ones could be used by operations that sell nucs and don't want to deal with...
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    Are you sure you mean a 'top feeder' and not an...

    Are you sure you mean a 'top feeder' and not an internal or 'division board' feeder? :confused:

    A top feeder sits on top of the hive. Bees can get through a slot in the bottom of the feeder but...
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    I had the same idea. Glad to see that someone...

    I had the same idea. Glad to see that someone else has tried it and I am not crazy. (Well no more crazy than most beekeepers.)

    I though of it after seening some pictures of old glass bell hives...
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    Reviving Thread

    I am reviving this very helpful thread in order to get feedback on a handout and disclaimer that I prepared about doing a trapping removal. I have already given them out (and gotten back a signed...
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    Pierco Drone Frames for honey?

    A friend/neighbor is about to start keeping bees. I guess I am a good influence. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, as I was showing him my equipment the other day we started talking a little bit about cell...
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    The washboard dance is pretty interesting to see....

    The washboard dance is pretty interesting to see. I wonder if anyone has ever done a scientific investigation to find out what it is they are really doing. I don't have any measurements to back...
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