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    comes = combs

    comes = combs
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    Dead bee butts

    A number of my overwintered comes, have groups of dead bees butt out inside cells. Some cells have bees standing dead on a comb. No cleaning attempts, but the queen is laying eggs, and they have an...
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    repost here

    repost here
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    Is there a courier service who will bridge some...

    Is there a courier service who will bridge some of the distance for a price (FEDEX, UPS, USPS, etc)

    Anyone deal with this sort of thing before?
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    Should this be posted elsewhere?

    Should this be posted elsewhere?
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    Emergency Courier Work

    I have a package of bees for a friend in Ottawa, IL stuck in Reeseville, WI. Anyone feel like going for a ride? The soonest he can get there is Saturday and the girls are already stressing.
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    I'll restate. Excluding workers with pollen on...

    I'll restate.

    Excluding workers with pollen on their baskets.

    What percentage of the remaining bees (those with no pollen), carry nectar?
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    Nectar Percentage Question

    Of what percentage of workers returning with no pollen in their baskets, come with nectar instead?
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    I was surprised not to see Brushy Mountain not...

    I was surprised not to see Brushy Mountain not selling candy boars (uncandied).

    Is there a supplier?
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    Yes, Chris M I'm at Pennsic.

    Yes, Chris M I'm at Pennsic.
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    Hi! I'm at my 2 week camping event in ...

    Hi!

    I'm at my 2 week camping event in Slippery Rock and have noticed weird bee activity.

    I'm definitly seeing Italian Honeybees (not yellowjackets or some vespid) going after the equipment at...
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    Trying that now. Thanks

    Trying that now.

    Thanks
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    Yes! this is the problem, soft wax due to too...

    Yes! this is the problem, soft wax due to too much honey.

    Is there a way to seperate the honey from the wax, after the two our melted and combined?

    Thanks!
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    Cool. I was looking for the harvest steps.. ...

    Cool.

    I was looking for the harvest steps..


    1. Rotate a harvestable super 180 degrees and wait 48 hours for bees to seal burr comb to prevent any sticky mess.
    2. Place honey super on spare...
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    It must have been posted before, but can someone...

    It must have been posted before, but can someone step out what do when you have a honey super ready for harvest?

    I'm waiting for my Beequick and Fume Board to arrive from Brushy Mountain. And I...
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    I'm finding a sort of winged ant around here...

    I'm finding a sort of winged ant around here going after the bees. I know they're not SHB. Just seem to be opportunistic scavengers.
  17. Thread: Combining

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    All done, but now I have a single hive. Maybe I...

    All done, but now I have a single hive. Maybe I can house a swarm.
  18. Thread: Combining

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    I plan to combine my week hive with my strong...

    I plan to combine my week hive with my strong hive today.

    I was told that the hives should be seperated by paper doused with sugar syrup.

    Questions:

    1. What kind of paper? ( I have printing...
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    Symptoms poor brood pattern. Bees dead on...

    Symptoms poor brood pattern.
    Bees dead on escape.
    Weird winged ant entering hive (not SHB)
    Visible Drones
    Old looking workers who seem to be on continuous break.
    No visible queen
    No work in...
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    Found a queen cell on one frame of one of hives...

    Found a queen cell on one frame of one of hives yesterday.

    This hive has been a poor performer. Could a queen cell indicate that supercedure is occuring?

    Does a swarm have to occur if nature...
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    Done as in went out. I'll try small sticks. ...

    Done as in went out. I'll try small sticks.


    Thanks,
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    Often, my smoker will have a good fire going,...

    Often, my smoker will have a good fire going, good smoke coming out, and be done by the time I get the top off my hive (my hive is in the backyard).

    Gearing the question towards a long smoke. What...
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    Hello everybody! Bees arrived and are building...

    Hello everybody!

    Bees arrived and are building up. And I have my first bee question that I can post here since the install.

    Is there something I can add to the 1:1 sugar syrup to supress algae...
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    Question: Piping?

    Question:

    Piping?
  25. Goofy question. Is queen 2 still alive? My...

    Goofy question. Is queen 2 still alive?

    My only other thought is that the queen is of poor quality and is having difficulty developing pheramones.
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