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    Re: swarm entering established hive.

    no drones, all workers
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    Re: swarm entering established hive.

    I thought that orientation flights are mostly hovering near the entrance and flying in circles around the hive. In my situation the bees arrive in a dense cloud.
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    Re: swarm entering established hive.

    had to google usurpation to find out what it means. when this happens do the AHBs usually bring a queen in the swarm? I ask because this has happened before and i expected to my marked queen to be...
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    swarm entering established hive.

    This is the third time I have witnessed what appears to be a small swarm entering my established hives. I have not heard of this happening to anyone else so I'm trying to find out whats going on. ...
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    Re: Capped queen cell in Nuc

    Made up the nucs and put the queens in the same day... Just now plugged up the cage and killed the queen cells. I have my fingers crossed. Anything special I should look for In a few days before I...
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    Capped queen cell in Nuc

    4 days ago I made up 4 nucs and with brood and honey and put a candy cage with a purchased mated queen. Today I checked to take out the cages if the queen was released. One of the nucs had several...
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    Re: Wild hive queen right?

    Thanks I will check at nite
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    Wild hive queen right?

    Recently I stumbled on a hive located in the wall of a abandon trailer. Also about 50 yards away I found bees coming and going from a crack in the tree. Looking inside the tree I can see a little...
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    Normal reaction to a sting?

    I have been having bad swelling when ever I get stung. Do you guys swell up like this too or could I be mildly allergic?8006
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    Re: Is a queen present?

    Thank you all so much for help! The hive is week because it was not queen right for a wile I have been feeding them sugar water to try to help get them through the winter. The queen is new she was...
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    Is a queen present?

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    I attached pictures of the brood from my first hive. I got these bees as a swarm, then had a laying worker and no queen. To try to fix that I bought a queen and shook out all the...
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