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    Re: Newbee with laying workers... help?

    Thank you SO much! I may try that if I can find the queen in the strong hive to be sure she isn't on the comb that I move. Being new, I have had a hard time spotting her yet.
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    Re: Newbee with laying workers... help?

    Thank you for the help. Fortunately, when I checked, the marked queen was easy to spot and was accepted. I left them alone until yesterday. She is still there but the hive is not doing well. It seems...
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    Newbee with laying workers... help?

    Installed 2 packages May 17th. Hive 1 is doing great. By June 4th, I was fairly sure that Hive #2 was queenless. She must have died shortly after release because she never laid any eggs. There were...
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    Are my new bees ok?

    2 packages, one hived last Friday, 2nd one hived Saturday.
    On Sunday I released the queens as they had been together for nearly a week but not much candy had been eaten.
    The weather was great all...
  5. Hived 2 packages. Both hives behaving differently.

    I am a newbee. Hived 1st package Friday. 2nd Sunday. 1st hive instantly calm. 2nd hive appears upset. Is it possible 1st hive is pestering 2nd? I released the queens in both this morning since they...
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    Re: Newbee in Maine

    Larry G, thank you and good luck to you as well. I am not far from you (Etna), so its good to know that there is a new beekeeper nearby.:)
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    Re: Newbee in Maine

    I am hoping the timing is right. I am about 20mi east of Bangor. The plum tree blossoms just went by and the lilacs, pear and apple trees are just about to open up. We just bought an old farm house....
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    Newbee in Maine

    Picking up my bees on Friday. 2 packages for handmade ktb hives. I am excited, and I am hoping that I can figure this out as I go along. Reading books, forums and watching youtube can only get me so...
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