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    Thank you Jeff and Michael! The queen excluder...

    Thank you Jeff and Michael!

    The queen excluder over the bottom board is a fine idea! I will check the underside of the excluder for a queen before it is removed. Yes, I am only finding drone...
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    Thank you Jeff and Michael! The queen excluder...

    Thank you Jeff and Michael!

    The queen excluder over the bottom board is a fine idea! I will check the underside of the excluder for a queen before it is removed. Yes, I am only finding drone...
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    Thank you for your reply Michael, I see many...

    Thank you for your reply Michael,

    I see many drone cells, most in the normal brood area near the bottom bar. I have not seen more than one egg per cell.

    My nuc colonies are new, within the last...
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    Thanks Dwight, I'm looking for a queen in the...

    Thanks Dwight,

    I'm looking for a queen in the artea to purchase. My prefered supplier has none available at this time. It sounds like if I shake the frames 100 feet or so this has a chance of...
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    OK, I must have blown it somehow. All was fine so...

    OK, I must have blown it somehow. All was fine so I added a super. I did not see a swarm or signs of a swarm, but on my next inspection three weeks after I added the super brood production seemed to...
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    Thanks for the advice, I will take note and...

    Thanks for the advice, I will take note and remember to use the lemon grass oil next time. You were right about the scouts having already found a new home garyl. The swarm was gone within a very...
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    Hello all! I have just had my first swarm of the...

    Hello all!
    I have just had my first swarm of the year but they are so far up an old cedar treey there is no chance of me getting them down myself. What I have done is to set up a honey super with...
  8. Thanks for your reply Darrel, I did reverse...

    Thanks for your reply Darrel,

    I did reverse the hive bodies, but think I should have waited although open time was kept to a minimum. I'm going to wait a week or two and then I think I should add...
  9. Thanks for your reply Michael The extra comb had...

    Thanks for your reply Michael
    The extra comb had been made between and joining the woodenware frames and not between the foundation. Spacing between the foundation seems to be as it should be. There...
  10. My bees have had a fine winter and are working...

    My bees have had a fine winter and are working hard. I opened the hive today to reverse the hive bodies to be happily surprised. Healthy happy? bees! Much capped brood and eggs, also capped honey!...
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    Thank you all for the information. The population...

    Thank you all for the information. The population is high, the flow is OK and the winters are mild. I'm thinking my hive is well vented. I have a slatted bottom board, the entrance is wide open and...
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    Greetings all! I'm on the Olympic Peninsula,...

    Greetings all!

    I'm on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington state. My bees had two deep brood chambers so full of honey many combs were sagging from the top box downward to the lower box. I carefully...
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    Poll: Forty-eight and hoping for many, many more!

    Forty-eight and hoping for many, many more!
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    Thanks for the reply. This is what I thought...

    Thanks for the reply. This is what I thought would be the case.

    Thanks again!
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    Hello all, I discovered weeks ago that I was...

    Hello all,
    I discovered weeks ago that I was Queenless, waited to be sure and ordered queen. I have installed the queen today. One concern is that I have noticed there is now much honey in the old...
  16. Thank you all for your advice!

    Thank you all for your advice!
  17. Thanks for the reply George. I do have the...

    Thanks for the reply George.
    I do have the screen installed for ladder use also. I do think the tide came in without warning, and a bit too fast I suspect. I considered the wax only approach also,...
  18. Hello all! I am using a Miller type hive top...

    Hello all!

    I am using a Miller type hive top feeder and discovered some mildew forming on the feeder and the outer cover. I admit to a couple mistakes. My first mistake was in not finishing the...
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    Hello all, I have discovered my workers are...

    Hello all,

    I have discovered my workers are preparing supersedure cells and there are no eggs, or queen to be found. I have a new queen on its way perhaps today. My main question is should I...
  20. Well... the cage may still be out on a fence post...

    Well... the cage may still be out on a fence post near the hive. I guess I'll take another trip outside. Yes, I had left the cage out where I thought. It is now moved inside my workshop. It does look...
  21. OOPS! I should have made my last reply to Rob not...

    OOPS! I should have made my last reply to Rob not House Bee. Sorry!
  22. OK House Bee, I put them all in. there are still...

    OK House Bee, I put them all in. there are still three or four hanging out at the entrance. It eas too dark to really tell if the queen was involved or not. What is your feeling as to what was going...
  23. I have just hived my new package of bees today....

    I have just hived my new package of bees today. The sun is going down and I have noticed a cluster of bees below the hive boxes on the cinder blocks I used for a stand. The cluster is the size of my...
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    Thanks for the reply. I did cut my reducer with...

    Thanks for the reply. I did cut my reducer with both the small and larger openings so I can turn the reducer 1/4 turn for a larger opening. Unless I hear otherwise I will leave the 3/4 X 3/8"...
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    I have just hive my package and according to some...

    I have just hive my package and according to some advice as well as what I have read I am to use the smallest opening in the entrance reducer. I made mine with one 3/4" x 3/8" opening and one 4" x...
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