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    advice pls: hive swarmed, in nearby home

    hive swarmed Tuesday 5/1, moved too quickly to retrieve from a low branch, to a very high (over 100 feet) branch in a different tree, above a home. Hive moved into attic of home within 2 hours of...
  2. Thread: Super ???

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    Re: Super ???

    I wouldn't extract these supers just keep them to use next spring. Your opinion, still not a good idea?
  3. Thread: Super ???

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    Re: Super ???

    Thanks all for the replies
  4. Thread: Super ???

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    Re: Super ???

    Mark, thanks for understanding, yes I have supers that are NOT drawn, so I'm thinking I should put them on, feed, and at least they will draw the comb, then I will have them for next spring?
  5. Thread: Super ???

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    Super ???

    3 hives, 2nd yr beek, had queen trouble all season, queenright about 3 wks in all hives. I super full on strongest hive.

    should I still add supers or is it getting too late, I'm in northern...
  6. Re: thinking ahead to next spring, reversing deeps, please comment

    thank you all for your replies.
  7. Re: thinking ahead to next spring, reversing deeps, please comment

    In the spring, if there is a crown of honey in the top deep, adding a super and letting the queen move down would make sense then, b/c it is difficult for her to move past that honey. But if no...
  8. thinking ahead to next spring, reversing deeps, please comment

    I am so confused, will anyone comment on what I am reading and being told about reversing hive bodies in the spring.

    My confusion comes when I see pictures of natural hives inside trees, walls,...
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    Re: Honey Only in Brood Box

    Dan, they aren't filling the bottom brood box, but the 2nd deep that I put on last week?
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    Re: Honey Only in Brood Box

    thanks
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    Honey Only in Brood Box

    need advice please. I have been reading many posts about swarm/supercedure cells more than usual. Am experiencing too.

    Here's my ?, added 2nd deeps last week, yesterday I look and they are...
  12. Re: Novice beek in Eastern MA: Hive died over winter

    Your situation sounds exactly like mine, first hive last year, it all happened the same, down to the detail.

    My question for one of the experts is I did have brood in my lower box, now those cells...
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    Re: Dead Bees; Now What Do I Do?

    Sympathies, new beek myself, 1st hive, just today discovered they were all dead, so bummed. I am in northern Ohio, I had Italians, b/c they were gentle, wish we could predict the weather. Thanks...
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    Re: dead bees at entrance

    Thanks again for your comments, I do recall being taught that winter bees will live longer, am waiting to open hive until warmer, 54 later this week.

    Debbie
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    Re: dead bees at entrance

    Thank you so much for the replies. I didn't pound on the hive, I think I was a little shocked to see those dead bees, and none flying, although from your responses, it may still be too cold. Plus,...
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    dead bees at entrance

    hi, first year hive last april, 43degrees here today in Cleveland, went out to see bees, expected to see some flying. 30 or so dead bees at entrance and no sound when I listen at hive. Didn't open...
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    Re: I joined the "I have SHB "club

    I am new beek this year, thank goodness inspector came around today. Found SHB in my one hive. We discussed putting roofing shingles on ground around hive to disrupt lifecycle, also spreading DE on...
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    Re: Production in Honey Super & Mites

    bee careful with that advice, I'm new, I might just try it. :doh:
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    Re: Production in Honey Super & Mites

    thanks for the replies. None of the frames that are drawn this way are full, or even half full, yet. Only 2 frames are even completely drawn with comb. And when I say they are starting to cap,...
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    Production in Honey Super & Mites

    Hi all. One hive, 2 deeps and one shallow super. We are having great weather here, warm for September, goldenrod, etc. blooming.

    Question is: the bees that are drawing comb in the super...
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    Re: Hello from Northern Ohio

    Hey Shaun, thanks for the welcome, I was just up your way last week.
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    Re: smoke makes my bees mad!

    new beek this year, have used smoke everytime, but I've noticed that the bees are very quiet until I smoke, then they start buzzing/flying/guarding as you've described? wondering if I should try...
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    Hello from Northern Ohio

    Hi everyone, new to beekeeping this spring, 1 package of italians installed on April 30, have made alot of mistakes so far, but the bees seem to know better than I, so far so good. Member of GCBA...
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    Re: mixing foundationless?

    not sure if I am following. I'm first year beek, on deep brood boxes, read Fruitless Fall, and am considering going foundationless next year. Is there some way to accomplish a split from my...
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    duh, beginner's mistake's advice pls

    put on my first honey super today. Had added my 2nd brood box, (deeps) 3 wks ago and haven't inspected since, (I know I know) So after I realized how HEAVY the deeps are, ( I'll be beefing up now...
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