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  1. Moving Honey supers from one hive to another.

    I have a hive with two full honey supers, on top of a queenexculder. I'm not ready to harvest, and the hive is 5 mediums tall aready. I was wondering, instead of adding another medium, could I remove...
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    Installed weak queen :(

    So this weekend I checked on a queen cage I tried to add to a queenless hive 5 days ago. The queen did not make it out of the cage because dead worker bees blocked the entrance. The queen was alive,...
  3. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer (oav). Sealing time after treatment?

    Beepro, that is exactly what I do. Thanks for the confirmation.
    Norcalkyle,
    that is what I'm wondering about. My understanding is that the vapors turn to crystals in couple of minutes, but if you...
  4. Oxalic Acid Vaporizer (oav). Sealing time after treatment?

    I just started using OAV and I wonder how long do you keep the hive sealed after treatment. The instructions say up to 10 min after treatment, but I see many in the YouTube videos don't continue to...
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    Pro Feeder location. top or bottom deep?

    I was wondering in which brood box you would keep the pro feeder/ frame feeder. Maybe the top brood box, because it is easier to refill?

    thank you for the responses.
  6. Poll: Pollen patty or Sugar syrup or both for getting packages going

    Was just curious what the pro's do and think on this topic.
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    Adding a brood box to a medium?

    So I started a caught swarm in medium. The frames are foundation less and they have successfully build out all frames.

    My questions is: how do I introduce a brood box.

    Do I add the brood box...
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    Re: Queenless hive for extended period

    I would try to introduce a queen. Yes, their is a chance that it will not work, but odds are in your favor.
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    Re: When to stop feeding

    Many possible answers. I can tell you what I would do. I would look if they are brining in pollen. If the answer is yes, and you see lots of it, than stop feeding. Let the bees do what they do best,...
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    Re: Swarm Trap, partial success, need advice

    About 2/3 did move in. Box is big enough. Do I just push the issues and force them into the box?
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    Swarm Trap, partial success, need advice

    I caught my first swarm 2 days ago thursday. That was pretty cool. My question is this. Look at the attached img. maybe 1/2 of the bees never went into the box. What is going on? Is that where the...
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    Re: Bee with Red thorax???

    I only saw one. My wife said she spotted a couple.
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    Bee with Red thorax???

    Have you guys seen this before? Should I be worried or is this just a genetic anomaly?
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    here is a quick follow up. What do you guys think. Is this moving into in a good direction?
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    Your giving me hope. No cell had more than 4 eggs and they all were mixed with many correctly layed eggs. Also they where not on top pollen or larva.
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    Did think it matters, but to your question on were the multiple eggs were. It did look like most of the multi eggs were actually on the side of the frame and as you got more towards the middle, it...
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    Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    Just to answer some questions. I'm in north Californina. We really did not have any winter this year. Tempeture were well above 40 during the night and up to 70 during the day for the last 4 weeks....
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    Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    4 weeks ago I tryied to do a split. I thought I added a frame with a queen cell. Two regular brod heavy frames and two frames of honey. This was added to a medium 10 frame box.

    Today I checked. I...
  19. To early for even split? And never done it before :)

    Spring has started in North Cal, Bay Area and I'm thinking to split my two hives.
    I use all mediums and each hive has two mediums of brood. Both hives also have drones and I know of 3 feral hives ...
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    Reversing hive bodies when you use all medium

    I have read that reversing hive bodies in spring can be beneficial. I use all mediums, so my hive consist of 3 mediums, which is close to two deeps in space.
    How would I go about this? Do I switch...
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    Re: What to do after a hive combine?

    I was thinking the same. ;)
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    What to do after a hive combine?

    About 2 weeks ago I discovered that one of my strong hives lost their queen. I did not know what to do, so I did a newspaper combine. I use all mediums and now my hive is 6 mediums high. Top 2 are...
  23. Canola Oil spray versus Verroa mites. Does it really work? Watch video.

    I just saw that. Would love some feedback from some of you more sessioned bee master. http://youtu.be/zjjSSRr_gDk
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    Re: How was your Norther CA surplus this year?

    Odfrank - This years start and Foundationless. However last year I did the same and I had a boat load of honey.
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    Re: How was your Norther CA surplus this year?

    I'm in Menlo Park and I had very little surplus. Only one of my 4 hives, in this urban environment, managed to build out the 4th medium :(.
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