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    Re: Queen disappeared after I saw her.

    Awesome thanks for that info Michael P. and Beeslave, I totally would have checked them too soon.
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    Re: Queen disappeared after I saw her.

    It appears they are emergency cells. It looks like there are about 3-4 of them. Should I leave all of them and let the new queen take care of the rest?
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    Re: Queen disappeared after I saw her.

    Yes thank you! That does make sense. I believe I might have seen one or two of those...I am checking my remaining hive today so I will take a peek and verify that my other hive had emergency cells....
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    Re: Queen disappeared after I saw her.

    Unfortunately I am not sure if they are emergency cells. How does one tell the difference between swarm cells and emergency cells?

    I didn't even think about the possibility of her getting picked...
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    Queen disappeared after I saw her.

    One of my hives swarmed 2 weeks ago, I was able to capture the swarm and they are doing pretty good.

    A week ago I checked the the hive that the swarm came from and I spotted the queen walking...
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    Supersedure and Swarm cells

    My year old hive seems to be booming, when I inspected it I found a shocker.
    Almost every frame in the top brood box had at least one queen cell.
    The first frame I checked it had a supersedure...
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    Re: Web based beekeeping software questions

    Wow I usually get responses within the first 15 minutes of posting. With this one I haven't had anything.

    I would appreciate any help!
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    Web based beekeeping software questions

    I am in process of organizing and creating an inventory of all my beekeeping supplies, hardware, tools and etc.

    My question: Is there web based software/site already available that does this?
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    Re: Mold infested hive...what should I do?

    Awesome! Thanks for your help!!!
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    Re: Mold infested hive...what should I do?

    Are the frames recoverable? They were pretty nasty.
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    Mold infested hive...what should I do?

    Here are pics of one of my hives. I realized, probably too late, that my feeder was leaking syrup into the hive. So mix that with mold and lack of bees it got nasty in there.

    I don't know what...
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    Re: Multiple Hive Bodies - More than two

    Excellent idea. I have never split a hive before. Looks like I need to get more wood and start building.
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    Re: Multiple Hive Bodies - More than two

    There was no real purpose in mind. I had one hive last year that was booming and due to improper management they swarmed. I was wondering if it's worth it to put another hive body on to help fight...
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    Multiple Hive Bodies - More than two

    I tried searching but there was nothing directly related to what I wanted to know. So this thread is created to fill that search term and hopefully have smart beeks help me with my question!

    Is...
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    Re: Is this Nosema?

    Thanks so much for your replies! It appears there are no fecal trails coming out of the entrance.

    Thanks again!
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    Is this Nosema?

    I am pretty sure it is but I need a 2nd opinion before I start treatment.
    Any pointers in dealing with this? I am still very new this is my second "real" year of beekeeping. I would hate to see them...
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    Re: Fall Prep/Super Questions

    Thanks for the replies! It helps to get experienced feedback.

    You guys/gals are the best!
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    Fall Prep/Super Questions

    OK Let me first apologize, I searched and searched for an answer but couldn't find one. But it's probably me not knowing the correct term.

    I have 2 hives each have 2 hive deeps and 2 supers full...
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    Sorry I probably should have started a new topic....

    Sorry I probably should have started a new topic. The pics above aren't the queen, but unfortunately she did die off. As the only thing in my hive are capped drone cells.

    I don't know what to...
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    Well I went out to check the hive today and found...

    Well I went out to check the hive today and found the dreaded drone cells all over the place. Apparentely my queen died off. :(

    What do you guys/gals suggest I do? I have a hive full of workers...
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    I just talked with Lee Knight here in Utah and he...

    I just talked with Lee Knight here in Utah and he gave me a WEALTH of information! What a great guy!
    With your replies and talking with Lee I feel a lot better...and less worried!

    Thanks...
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    Is this my Queen?!? Yikes.

    ***EDIT***05/17/08
    I did a checkup of my hive and found only capped drone cells. :( I have more questions listed in my replies below. Thanks for all your help!
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