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  1. Re: Moved entrance, bees confused?

    Thanks. I'm a little worried about the foragers who are stuck outside. It's not a very strong hive and I want to lose as few workers as possible. They'll eventually make it in?
  2. Moved entrance, bees confused?

    I'm experimenting with using a top entrance on one of my hives. I have an entrance reducer on the regular entrance and the inner cover propped open about an inch. The inner cover was propped open in...
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    Re: Larva outside the hive

    Just found this threat from last year with the same question http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?274228-Larvae-found-outside-hive

    That more or less answers my question, but if anyone...
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    Larva outside the hive

    I just noticed about half a dozen bee larva (recently dead it seems) on the landing board of one of my hives. Nothing else unusual that I've noticed. The hive has been going strong all summer and I...
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    Re: removing full super?

    The hive already has two deeps and two supers full - so even if honey production stopped now I think they'd be fine for winter. I'm wondering if there's an advantage to removing full supers before...
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    removing full super?

    I have a hive that has 2 full supers and is ready for a third. Any thoughts about adding the 3rd super on top of the first two vs. removing one of the full ones and replacing it with an empty one?
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    Re: Deep frames full of honey

    Thanks for your help!
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    Re: Deep frames full of honey

    Thanks Mike. I was leaning towards #1 or 2 - why don't you think those good options?
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    Deep frames full of honey

    Sadly my three hives didn't make it through last winter. When opened them this spring there was still plenty of honey - I think they couldn't break cluster and get to it.

    I started five new hives...
  10. Re: New colony not doing well -- do I need to re-queen?

    Would you then switch the hives back the same day once the bees are all in for the night?
  11. Re: New colony not doing well -- do I need to re-queen?

    If the first scenario did happen (workers left for a queened hive) what would be the course of action then? Re-queening I suppose?
  12. Re: New colony not doing well -- do I need to re-queen?

    Wow, I've never heard of that technique! The weak hive would allow foragers from another hive to join without any problem? How long would you keep them switched?

    When I open them and see what they...
  13. Re: New colony not doing well -- do I need to re-queen?

    Thanks for responding! I'm assuming the population of the other hives is okay because there are a large number of foragers. Is that a safe assumption?
  14. New colony not doing well -- do I need to re-queen?

    I got five nucs on May 20th and transferred them into deeps. Four of them are doing well but one is showing very little activity. There are foragers coming and going but only a fraction of the number...
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    alternatives to feeding sugar?

    I caught a swarm a couple weeks ago and I plan to feed them heavily to increase their chances of surviving the long Vermont winter. I'm giving them white sugar syrup but I'm wondering about...
  16. Re: Can bee venom cause a full body ache?

    About resistance to venom; I was just reading "A Country Year" by Sue Hubbell, a beekeeper in Missouri, and she does the following procedure to desensitize her nephew to bee venom before he starts...
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    swarm questions

    I caught a swarm about a week ago - first one for me. I got about 80% of the bees. The folks whose yard it was in contacted me today saying that the remaining bees are still there and have started...
  18. Re: Can bee venom cause a full body ache?

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Aside from some itchiness everything cleared up within 48 hours.
  19. Can bee venom cause a full body ache?

    Hi all,
    While extracting yesterday I got stung four times (the most yet). I woke up today feeling a little feverish and achy all over. Could this be a systemic reaction to the bee venom? Has anyone...
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    Re: When to extract?

    Do you mean that, when extracting, the bees are more likely to leave the supers and head back to the deeps ("home") when it is cool outside? Do you extract during the evening?

    You think it doesn't...
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    Re: When to extract?

    Thanks for the reply. Your quote above raises another question. During extraction what do you do with frames that are only partially capped? I know that uncapped honey has a higher moisture content...
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    When to extract?

    Hello,
    I'm new to this forum and relatively new to beekeeping. I've had one hive since last spring, and as of yesterday, I have two (captured a swarm!) My question is about when to extract honey.
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