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    three queens in a hive

    I have been using a 10 frame single deep started in March from a package to split to nucs or use frames of brood from this to bolster other hives. It has always had an enormous amount of brood in...
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    time for a new queen??

    This is a package that was shaken about a month ago. There seems to be very little worker cells and plenty of drone cells in 3-1/2 frames.

    Do you think that this hive needs a new queen?

    Sorry...
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    Queenless package with Queen cells

    Hived a package recently (with a queen which successfully released from her cage). On subsequent inspection note that there is no brood so no laying queen, but there are queen cells so they are...
  4. Wher are you getting your shipped packages from for 2014

    Where are you getting your packages from this year. A lot of suppliers seem to be no longer shipping them pickup only

    Thanks in advance

    Mark
  5. Thread: Guard Star

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    Re: Guard Star

    thanks for the reply. Anyone here have a good understanding of the life cycle of the SHB

    Mark
  6. Thread: Guard Star

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    Re: Guard Star

    Any Takers

    I appreciate that the Small Hive Beetle is really active July Aug Sept. I have soil treated under my hives with permethrin.
    Do I need to continue to soil treat at this time of year...
  7. Thread: Guard Star

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    Re: Guard Star

    I appreciate that the Small Hive Beetle is really active July Aug Sept. I have soil treated under my hives with permethrin.
    Do I need to continue to soil treat at this time of year and during the...
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    How Clean do Drawn out combs need to be

    How clean do drawn out deep frame combs need to be. I have some that have some mold on them but are otherwise clean. Will the bees clean these up themselves or will the moldy smell cause the bees...
  9. Re: I want to try some different Queens. Who's should I use?

    I have a small hive beetle problem. Anyone with any experience with queen types that seem to cope with keeping SHB at bay or jailed better than others.


    Mark
  10. Thread: Guard Star

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    Guard Star

    I had heard that Guard Star, a soil treatment for the control of Small Hive Beetle, is currently unavailable due to problems at the manufacturer, and wont be back on the market until 2014.
    Does any...
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    Pollen Laden Bees - Dec in NC

    This past weekend bees were loaded up with pollen returning to the hive. Yellow and white not sure what it is. Its December and we are in NC but having some nice mild weather for the bees to be out...
  12. Thread: empty deep

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    empty deep

    One of my hives that I compacted yesterday has a strong colony of bees but -
    an empty deep on the bottom - drawn but no brood, no honey , no pollen
    2 ea shallows with lots of brood and some stores...
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