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  1. Re: Holy Cow...new Beek needs help! lol SOS Mayday

    My biggest mistake my first year was making too many splits.

    Lost a bunch of em during winter...
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    Re: when to re-queen

    It's pretty typical odf Russians to keep a very small overwinter cluster, and not start brood rearing until there is a strong flow.
    Your queen may be a mutt, but she's a mutt with a lot of Russian...
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    Re: 8 capped queens, should I split?

    It is a myth that just because a cell is at the bottom of a comb it is a swarm cell, or if it is in the middle that it is a supercedure cell.

    Usually (not always, but way more often than not) a...
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    Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    I've sold stuff a fair bit in my life, at times professionally, and usually sold more than most others in whatever company I was selling for.

    In order to sell steadily at a good price, a rule of...
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    If you have a 1 gallon paint can measure its height.. Add 3/8-1/2" for shims to hold allow the bees good access under it , and if it is less thsn 6 5/8", it will fit in a medium.

    If you don't have...
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    Re: Can i pick a mite off a bee?

    Unless, of course one of only three phoretic mites in the hive just happened to be on that one bee under your nose.

    The only way to be sure is to do a mite count.

    The quickest, least messy way...
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    Re: Making Sense of Water

    They are not exporting water, they are exporting almonds and importing money into the economy of the state of California.
    Those who benefit most from this are the folks who are employed because of...
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    Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    The sale price of something sold -- regardless of what it is -- is not determined by the seller, but by the buyer.

    All the seller can do is offer an item at a particular price.
    The one who...
  9. Re: How can this possibly Beeeeee? Way to much overwintered honey and Superior Number

    In had that happen in Elmira my first winter with my first hive.

    Coming out of winter In had a heavy population of bees in the top 10 frame, and ten frames of honey in the bottom.

    None of my...
  10. Re: Is this normal? First complete hive check since November

    It's very normal.
    In fact, the reason for the deeper, 3/4" rim on one side of the bottom board is to allow room for dead bees to accumulate without blocking the entrance.

    The accumulation of dead...
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    Re: Top entrance??

    Rain infiltration usually doesn't happen.

    You might get a tiny insignificant bit in to it if your top cover is just a piece of plywood that doesn't ext and past the front face of the hive AND a...
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    Re: Effects of prolonged rain on hive?

    From the Seattle area in the Great Pacific Northwet:

    The bees will consume some of the nectar recently gathered, and may slow a bit in drawing comb, but will resume as soon as they get flying days...
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    Re: Why are dead bees missing their heads?

    If you haven't already read Randy Oliver's articles on Varroa Management at his website, I think that you may find the helpful:
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  14. Re: using winter frames with honey for new hives

    Something is missing from the list of things "they" say to do:

    Stay ware of your mite infestation levels by monitoring them.

    There are thos who will leas you to believe that simply buying a...
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    Re: Frame bottom bar - thick or thin?

    All the thick one costs in use is the space of row or so of comb cells the extra thickness takes up.
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    Re: Natural Selection Management

    Two hives that have survived three
    winters is not a bad start at all toward a sustainable Bisham ethic/Bond method apairy.

    The pudding may prove to be as good as you have so persistently declared...
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    Re: New nuc seeing bad weather

    Nope,
    Bees been surviving them and finding work to do inside the hive for millennia now.

    They're fine.

    Have fun.
    Enjoy your bees.
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    Re: new beek needs advice

    If it was mites, or starvation, or some su h that caused the hive tonoerish, and nlt foulbrood go ahead and a we them.

    By the way , the bees will.probably remove the dead larvae and bees faster...
  19. Re: Shaking foragers and a Queen-will she fly back to original hive given a few hours

    No.

    Once a.queen finishes her mating flights, the only time you can expect her to leave the hive voluntarily is as part of a departing swarm.

    She'll stay in the hive, if the bees don't ball her...
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    Re: Viable method to keep spare queens

    A hive, whether a mating nuc or a production hive, needs what often is described as a "critical mass" of bees.

    While you can us a half frame nuc, you will have to watch it like a hawk to.prevent...
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    Re: Question about swapping hive placement

    When a a bit e from a different hive approaches the entrance guard bees identify it as not from.their hive by its scent.

    If the come.laden with food, they are allowed to pass into the hive and...
  22. Re: Just added a frame of eggs/brood, to a queenless hive, now what?

    If there were larvae less than three days old on the frame you put in (and it sounds like there probably are, given the age range of egg to open brood you had) then they will start a queen cell right...
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    Re: Bee Technical Specifications

    What do you mean?
    An African or European bee?



    And what do you mean,
    "What is the capital of Assyria?"
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    Poll: Re: Need Help Choosing Between 3 Locations

    And surely it stops after 20-40 minutes?
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    Re: Killed the queen in a swarm, what now?

    Even if you discover that they do have a queen, you can move the d Ame of.brood and eggs back.

    It costs you nothing but a few minutes' time to do, and if they don't start drawing a queen cell,...
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