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  1. Re: Can I start a new queen from my other hive?

    I think it will be wiser, now that I've thought for a couple of days, to just combine the new pkg (weak hive) with my strong one from last year. I don't think I was ever meant to have more than 2...
  2. Can I start a new queen from my other hive?

    I inspected a new package today (1st time in 5 weeks, except to remove queen cage). We've had some wild weather, so I haven't opened the hive. Looks queenless: no eggs, some spotty brood at various...
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    Re: Brood everywhere, gotta separate boxes

    Thanks, Kiwi.
    I'm cutting back to mediums for the new packages because I can't lift those full deeps without help. (Even my dh strains. He's not quite the hay-bail lifting farm boy he was when we...
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    Re: Brood everywhere, gotta separate boxes

    Thanks for all your help. Of course, just my luck, today is windy -- bringing in a storm. Will my single deep be okay (esp. if it's queenless) for a couple of days until I can put it back on the...
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    Re: Brood everywhere, gotta separate boxes

    I so wish I had building skills. You should see how my new frames turned out. I'm all thumbs, and my thumbs are full of nail holes. (Yeah, it kind of hurt.)
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    Re: Brood everywhere, gotta separate boxes

    Traps are a problem here. We get a lot of wind and the traps always blow down. We just can't keep them up. Tried and tried. Dad is sick of them and we get them pretty bad. They robbed my other hive...
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    Brood everywhere, gotta separate boxes

    I have one hive -- very strong this spring -- but I put on a deep super full of honey to feed them and forgot to place a queen excluder beneath it. Now I have brood in every deep (3 deeps), and I...
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    Can I feed this weird honey?

    My hive of Italians died over winter -- they had massive robbing by yellow jackets in November and I caught it too late. They either swarmed after that or just didn't have the numbers to survive.
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  9. Thread: early feeding

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    Re: early feeding

    Thanks!
  10. Thread: early feeding

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    early feeding

    When is it too soon to feed syrup vs. fondant or sugar? Days are getting warmer (40s F), but it's still cold at night. Bees have been out in the past couple of days, but snow is coming again. Honey...
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    Yellow Jackets robbing

    I went out this afternoon and found yellow jackets going in and out of hive (I had the reducer on with the wider entrance in use -- just turned to smaller entrance). I haven't been out for about 5...
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    Re: drones can't fly

    Checking my hive this afternoon I noticed a drop in the population and workers fighting a drone, presumably to throw him out. My drones were so huge this year, they could hardly fly anyway. (That's...
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    Re: Thinking of splitting

    Thanks all. I'll just wait, then. No emergency anyhow.
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    Thinking of splitting

    I am thinking of splitting my hive of Italians. The population is huge in their 2 deeps. I have a medium super on now, the weather has begun to cool (unseasonably soon for Utah), and I was wondering...
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    Re: Queen Excluders.

    I don't have years of experience, just two seasons. But out of 3 hives, I've used QEs on 2 of them, positioning supers off center forward or backward so bees have a direct entrance at the bottom of...
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    Re: Harvesting foundationless mediums

    Thanks, everyone. This is fantastic! I put off harvesting another week, just to make absolutely sure everything is capped, since I can't get a look inside. I looked from below, and most was capped,...
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    Re: Harvesting foundationless mediums

    I hope I can use the one frame that looked straight to guide my other mediums, but this is my first year supering, first time with medium supers and first time foundationless. I really had no drawn...
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    Re: Harvesting foundationless mediums

    I used wedge frames with the wedge glued in sideways as a guide. One frame on the outside was the only straight one. Bees will do what they will do, I suppose. My daughter's bees have repeatedly...
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    Harvesting foundationless mediums

    I just added a second honey super to my hive -- I can't believe how many bees are in that hive! My daughter's hive has almost nothing in it by comparison, and her bees wouldn't do a thing in the...
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    Re: foundationless supering

    I don't have any medium frames with comb -- only deeps inside the hive bodies. And I'm even short those -- my bottom box has only 9 frames, and one is for drone comb. If they fill the super I just...
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    Thanks all, should I keep feeding?

    Thanks all for your advice. I just checked the hive today (after being out of town for a while) and discovered they are almost entirely out of room. I didn't even remove any frames -- I could see the...
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    foundationless supering

    I have two hives almost ready to super -- one is a spring package this year, the other was an established hive that I had draw all new comb in the second brood box. The brood boxes have plastic...
  23. Thread: Bees Everywhere

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    Thanks! I feel better.

    Thanks! I feel better.
  24. Thread: Bees Everywhere

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    I used a lawn chair -- no branches available at...

    I used a lawn chair -- no branches available at my location. It didn't seem to affect the large number of bees here. I'm guessing they've joined my daughter's hive -- which, after accidentally...
  25. Thread: Bees Everywhere

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    Bees Everywhere

    I moved my hive about 300 yards to a neighbor's house last night. Today, I have bees everywhere looking for the hive in the old location. I left a box there overnight, since there were still a few...
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