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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    Gack. So I'm not going to just tout my successes and not my failures here. Have to be honest.

    I just checked another hive out there - may as well check all of them now - again - and it has queen...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    Maybe "queen cell banks" would be a good idea for local beekeeping clubs. You got an extra queen cell? Post it online. Could be a member is in need of one at that moment...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    Good point, AstroBee. I WOULD like to get honey, and I haven't been, because I've been working on, well, growing the apiary. But now it's getting plenty big enough. Next summer, focusing on...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    Did it ruin your honey harvest, pulling nucs from hives like that? Maybe the mother hive was productive enough that they were still strong?



    So far my mutts have had nice brood patterns,...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    Heck no I didn't see it happening. I was just in that hive too, but naturally without good notes, which I gave up on in early summer because it was too much work, having split 3 hives into 10, I...
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    Re: What's your view on swarms?

    I really worked hard to prevent swarms this year. I even forewent any honey harvest by splitting them all proactively, and early. I've also been in the hives a lot this season. I have spent many many...
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    What's your view on swarms?

    I just had my 2nd hive of the season swarm, and I'm not sure whether to be happy about that, or to be disappointed. One positive is that this queen was a year old already.

    I split all my hives...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Second hive swarm of the season today. Saw them about an hour ago swirl in mass commotion around the apiary and then end up about 40' up into the pine tree next to it. I really need to get shorter...
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    Re: When walk away splits fail

    Your next one will seem like a cinch.

    One of my newly requeened splits has a supersedure cell going with larvae inside (plus some empty queen cups). There's capped brood and there was even some...
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    Re: Queenless roar...with a laying queen

    Nasonov? Is he like Hermes of the Greek gods?

    :D
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    Re: Best advice for a late NY hive...

    Planethill, don't worry about what all the "popular" hives are doing, yours will do fine. It doesn't have to be a specific size as long as it's winterized and there's enough feed in it. Last winter I...
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    There are empty frames scattered here and there. I think they'll build them. If nothing else, the frames will get the hive scent instead of being raw lumber. I hear and I've experienced that they...
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    Not that there's no honey, but there won't be honey to spare. Only one hive has 6 boxes, and yes, they're a bit spread out in there, encouraging comb building as I say. I'll probably end up...
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    Oh, no. I have two 1-mediums, three 2-mediums and the rest are anywhere from 3-6 mediums. The mother hives had hefty enough populations, the nucs are basically from spare queen cells/hatching queens...
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    It's not important to have so many hives, it's scary to have so many hives. That's a lot of bees to provide feed for, equipment, overwinter, etc. etc. But it gets addicting, making new hives. It's...
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    One of the things I like about splitting and letting them requeen is it breaks the brood cycle for part of mite control.
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    David, what is your strategy for overwintering a medium?
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    Thanks for that tip.
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    Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    Thanks. There's been quite a buzz about overwintering nucs up here, and I'm wondering if that's a different kettle of fish. I think the method is to keep your nucs small and winter 4 or 5 frames over...
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    Re: Swarm, rain, swarm, rain, on and on

    So you're saying that the rain sets back their calendar, and July is like May to them. And not only are they in May mode, but they've had a lot of time to pack their bags for their May trip, since...
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    100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    I'm so excited. I had 3 hives make it through winter, and I split them and ended up with 9 hives. I checked the last pokey one today and there was a queen. Six brand new queens this summer! I also...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    When neighbors have lack of boundary issues, you really need to get the law involved to protect yourself. To spray boldly like that over the fence is way over the line. Not to mention ruining this...
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    Re: Help, Bees congregate at hive entrance

    rbcsaver, have you been feeding them from April through mid July? Because you might want to check that bottom box and see if it's "honey bound" where the frames are so full of syrup the queen has...
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    Re: Brood in honey uppers

    I'm thinking you don't syrup feed in the fall? Because I would suspect that my March feed might actually be sugar syrup and not honey.

    I guess my bees are hippies. No queen excluder and the queen...
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    Re: Honey bees and red clover

    What a great link! This is going to keep me busy for hours. Thanks!
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