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    Re: Problems with a cut-out

    I did leave a box with old comb and lemongrass oil in it to give the stragglers somewhere to go and sprayed what was still left. There was really a big bunch of them still there. Hopefully any that...
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    Re: Problems with a cut-out

    I did the cutout during the day, so I guess there's a lot of foragers left, and hopefully not the queen. The space is wide open, so I can't close it up to keep them out. I may try spraying them at...
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Walker county Texas

    Welcome to Beesource, fellow Texan!
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    Problems with a cut-out

    I did a cut-out this last weekend, and the bees seemed very aggressive, and about halfway through it became apparent that they were extraordinarily aggressive. We even had neighbors stopping (from...
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    Re: Huge Swarm Resuced

    Just a suggestion, this week I have had two swarms abscond the very next day, even though they had plenty of room. I would close them up with a screen or something for a day or two to get them to...
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    Re: Can I move this hive?

    Ok,then I'll check them this weekend which will be two weeks, and if I see brood then I'll move them. If not, I'll be sure to give them another week before making any decisions. Thanks for...
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    Re: Can I move this hive?

    Yes, the weather has been really good with just a few days of storms sprinkled in. I have started seeing drones, especially from my really sweet hive that I would like these swarms to mate with. ...
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    Can I move this hive?

    I have two swarms I caught at the same house that I assume are from the same hive. There have been about 7 swarms in the last few days and the house is next to a huge wooded area. My question is,...
  9. Re: First inspection and wondering what this might be?

    Oh, and honey that I got out of that hive had already crystalized in the jar too, just like jwcarlson said.
  10. Re: First inspection and wondering what this might be?

    I saw the same thing in one of my hives last year and assumed what you did, that something was wrong with some of the brood. I came to the same conclusion that it was crystalized honey or maybe they...
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    Re: New guy's first build of TBH

    I had screens on the bottom of a few of mine and in winter I slid a piece of plywood under it to close it up. Well, like Chuck Reburn said, the bees can't clean out in between the screen and the...
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    Re: Entrance holes?

    I've done my entrance holes several different ways. My first hive had three on the side, and the only thing I didn't like about that is when I stand on the side to work the hive, I'm kind of in the...
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    Re: Is this a virgin queen?

    :applause:
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    Re: Is this a virgin queen?

    She has all her legs. It's the angle of the picture.
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    Is this a virgin queen?

    Is this a virgin queen?
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    Re: My cut-out left! What to do?

    Thank you, I am considering a split. I think the queen might be a virgin, but I need to look up some pics to compare her. The bees from the cutout left within the hour of being put in the box, and...
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    Re: My cut-out left! What to do?

    Well, the swarm left, hopefully with a queen. The queen I have is still in the clip, and now I don't know what to do with her. I have her for free here on Beesource if someone lives close. Huge...
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    Re: My cut-out left! What to do?

    I think the bees left the box pretty much immediately after we did, and the box is in the afternoon sun, so with no cooling, the brood cooked. A few had tried to start cleaning up, but they were all...
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    Re: Mean bees? (Yes, ANOTHER question!)

    In comparison to the other hive I moved the same day, this hive had a ton of honey and was really heavy. It has a huge population, so I really hate to exterminate it, but requeening and maybe...
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    Re: Mean bees? (Yes, ANOTHER question!)

    Good advice, thank you. I moved way too fast and didn't give them time to calm down and I didn't bother with smoke. Two big mistakes. I'll be moving more to this land, and it's way out in the...
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    Re: Mean bees? (Yes, ANOTHER question!)

    That was going to be my plan, check on them in a week or two and see how they are. We also took another hive there too, one that I know is really sweet, and they were mad too. They got the sheet...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    That's what my husband always says too!!!
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    Mean bees? (Yes, ANOTHER question!)

    This is the second issue I'm dealing with this week that I need advice on. I have a hive that I caught as a swarm last year. They've always been a bit touchy and defensive, but I didn't think...
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    My cut-out left! What to do?

    I did a cut-out from an old shed on Sunday and rubber-banded several brood combs into frames and put them into a box. I found the queen and caught her into a clip thingy and put her in with the...
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    Re: essential oil question

    It's only two mason jars on the bottom shelf at the back, so it's not taking up much space at all. It still looks like it did when I made it, no mold or discoloration, and smells the same. It's...
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