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    general info on fall flow in ne arkansas

    Anyone in ne arkansas. I am new to bees and would like to know about fall flows. Thanks
    Btw I'm in pocahontas not horseshoe bend
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    Re: Is it hopeless, will they die out

    I am pretty sure that I saw a queen, but then another bee grabed her and they fell to the bottom of the hive
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    Re: Is it hopeless, will they die out

    I hope that a queen makes it back from mating flights and starts laying. I will check again in 2 weeks and hope to find eggs. If not maybe I can catch another swarm next year.
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    Is it hopeless, will they die out

    2 weeks ago my tbh had at least 8 queen cells so I took half of them and split. this week all the cells are empty. all the larvae has been capped and few are left. no signs of eggs. hopefully the...
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    Supercedure vs swarm cell

    What is the difference. Educate me on both
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    Why all the queen cells

    I checked my feral swarm that I hived in april. things have gone well with them. I increased the brood nest last week with 4 bars, they were all drawn out half full and each had 3-4 queen cells mid...
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    how to correct a laying worker hive

    The trap out failed to queen itself. How to fix without buying a queen. I have some resources from another hive.
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    Re: Little to no honey, is this a concern

    I wasnt expecting to harvest any. I just thought there would be some. On most of the combs I wasnt able to see the tops due to all the bees so there may be some there. Thanks
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    Little to no honey, is this a concern

    Just did a full inspection of a tbh that I started from a swarm this past april. It has 19 bars going with 2/3 of them fully drawn or mostly drawn. There is tons of capped brood but very little if...
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    Question on making a hive from trapout

    Going to trap out a hive in a brick wall so I will not be able to get any of the hive inside. Will this work. I plan on taking a couple frames of brood with eggs from a established hive, so they can...
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    Thoughts on splitting a spring swarm

    Got the swarm around mid april in NE Arkansas. They have done well i suppose, 18 bars in my top bar hive with about a third of the full depth. I would like to split and start another hive and let a...
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    what kind of bee

    Are they a specific kind or local mutts. It was a swarm I caught the middle of april6244
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    cedar for hive-rough side in or out

    going to build a cedar hive. the wood is smooth one side and rough on other. which should go to the inside of the hive, smooth or rough
    thanks
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    Re: Hello from Cabot Arkansas

    They were about head high on a plum tree. I just placed the hive under the swarm and brushed them into it. A couple days later the left the hive and I have to brush them in again. This time I locked...
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    Re: Hello from Cabot Arkansas

    Same thing happen to me in april. found a small swarm and built a tbh the next day to catch them. they are doing great now.
  16. How to get bees out of hollow tree without lots of damage to tree

    I caught a swarm earlier in April and told a friend of it. He has a tree with a hive in it but doesn't want the tree damaged or as little as possible. How do I go about doing this? thanks
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    Population Growth

    I have a hive that started from a swarm the size of a football about 6 weeks ago. good brood pattern, eggs and larvae. They have started 11 bars on the top bar. I am wondering when there will be a...
  18. Re: New Beekeeper First TBH Management Questions

    I hope that there are lots of comments as I would like to know also.
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