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    Re: Yellow Backed Bees

    I've seen them heading out to forage with the marking intact. If it were pollen wouldn't it be harvested and stored before they left?
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    Re: Yellow Backed Bees

    A thought: Around the time I started noticing this was when they were filling in a box of foundationless/starter strip frames. They were building sideways and joining frames so I had to do a bit of...
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    Yellow Backed Bees

    Anyone know what to make of these?

    http://alexanderboyes.com/photos/20120924-Yellow_Backs.jpg

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    First year beekeeper just south of downtown Milwaukee, WI. Got a late start after two dud...
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    Re: New queen laying only drones?

    Joseph, good catch also. My supplier had sent me the wrong queen, was supposed to be a Carniolan. A replacement should be here in the next two days.

    I went in today to pinch her, but it looks like...
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    Re: New queen laying only drones?

    Good catch. I hadn't noticed the damaged wing. So that's interesting, the possibility that they're letting her live but not lay. Ten days ago the eggs were orderly with one per cell, which had me...
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    New queen laying only drones?

    Hello,

    I am a first time beekeeper in Milwaukee, WI. I recently (April 21st) installed a 3lb package into new equipment, releasing the Carniolan queen 5 days later. The first inspection 7 days...
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