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  1. Re: **Update**Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Hmmmm. Interesting. Yes, this was a new package from May. Workers at my local beekeeping supply store recommended treatment so I went ahead and did it. I regret doing it. I wish I had just used...
  2. Re: **Update**Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Thank you NY_BLUES! I so appreciate your input. That sounds good to me. I have read that in some cases when using Apiguard, when the queen stops laying, that the colony thinks something is wrong...
  3. **Update**Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    **So here's an update!**

    I went ahead and left the beehive alone. Wanted to inspect it last Thursday (the one week mark since the big fiasco when I first started this thread) but had to leave town...
  4. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    So here's an update!

    I went ahead and left the beehive alone. Wanted to inspect it last Thursday (the one week mark since the big fiasco when I first started this thread) but had to leave town...
  5. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    Thank you, jhs494--I appreciate your input! I ended up having to leave for a good portion of the day, which ended up being a good thing, I think. When returning home both clusters were gone--I think...
  6. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to help me out--I so appreciate it! I decided to leave them alone for a while, as I've never seen them as agitated as they were last night. I was gone a good...
  7. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Thank you! I came home from being gone a good portion of the day and the clusters are no longer there--I think they found their way back inside the hive! Normal activity at the entrance. Whew! ...
  8. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    K, I checker boarded yesterday but I think I need to go in and find the queen. If I can't find her, and since I removed the queen cells, should I order a new queen?
  9. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Just took some new pictures. Looks like the cluster beneath the cinder block is smaller--maybe their gravitating to under the screen?
  10. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    Thank you! I have made so many newbee mistakes. I'll take your advice and try scooping them. Should I smoke them first?
  11. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    Thank you! I have made so many newbee mistakes. I'll take your advice and try scooping them. Should I smoke them first?
  12. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    I just looked up the definition of 'backfilling'. I just wonder if they wouldn't have filled it in if Apiguard hadn't caused the queen to stop laying?? hmmmmm
  13. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Hi Joe, thanks for responding! No, the queen cells were not capped--I don't even think they were half way completed but one did have royal jelly in it. What does "backfilled the brood nest" mean? ...
  14. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    Thanks so much for your reply, Joe! Should I put some smoke down there to help them to disperse to see if the queen is there?
  15. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    PPS there's not as much activity at the entrance this morning. There's a few that go in and out but nothing like the usual busyness that I see. :(
  16. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    PPS Theres not the usual activity at the entrance this morning--a few that go in and out but nothing compared to what it's usually like. :(
  17. I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    (I posted this under the Swarm thread but thought maybe I should put it here, too? Hope its okay that I did!)

    Hello! I'm a first time beekeeper in Portland, OR. Unfortunately my experience hasn't...
  18. Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    Hello! I'm a first time beekeeper in Portland, OR. Unfortunately my experience hasn't been the greatest, though I do really love my bees!! We discovered v. Mites 6 weeks ago (which, from my reading,...
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