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    Re: New swarm?

    Is it possible that they were just robber bees come to steal all the honey left in the wall?
    Or it's entirely possible it was a swarm that was attracted there because of the smell and happened to...
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    Re: hive bein robbed

    What does the Vicks do? I'd never heard of that. Does it bother the hive occupants? Please tell me more!
    Becky
  3. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    No one has yet mentioned that inspecting the colony every week or twice a week is pretty disruptive to the colony. Especially if you're keeping it open for lengthy periods of time. Can't you be...
  4. Re: First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    G3- Thanks so much for making and posting the very informative video. Fantastic!
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    Re: Bee Tree Disaster

    If your bee yard is "close" (less than 2 miles), most of your adult bees will probably go back to their tree. You should maybe put the hive back at their tree if your neighbor will let you. Let the...
  6. Re: these are parked outside my house right now...(derailment)

    Take a picture of them at your house and post, please!
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    Re: New to the Bee Source Forum

    If they were too crowded or too hot, that pic would have shown lots of bees on the porch fanning or on the face of the hive too. The absence of bees on the front of the hive except in that tight...
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    Re: Found This Red Stuff On A Few Frames

    It's definitely propolis. Why they feel the need to propolize by the entrance is anyone's guess. Maybe because many bees hate to use the plastic comb shown in the photos.
    Becky
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    Re: Nuc development inquiry

    Five frames is the standard for a nuc on deep frames, not mediums. Can you add more bees from the original hive?
  10. Thread: New Here

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    Re: New Here

    Welcome, Organist. Ditto what Acebird said. Reading and studying Beesource has really boosted my excitement about my hives. I've had backyard hives continuously for 30 years, and when Africanized...
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    Re: Quick Nuc and swarm question?..

    I think Michael means "a shake of BEES from another..."
    :D
    Becky
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    Re: Bees left hive, grouped on ground

    It looks like they have swarmed, and the old queen who goes with the swarm, was not able to fly. The easiest way to capture is to place a hive box with a few drawn combs in it over the group on the...
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    Re: Today's swarm

    Thanks for taking the time to shoot the videos. They were very educational, and good to show new people just what a swarm on the wing looks like. Good job getting the lure hive there for them to...
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    Re: Emerging queen on the hunt

    WOW, I loved it. I've never seen such a good example of pipping. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Hogan Trap Out question

    What worked for me with a swarm that went into a floorspace-- that same day I put a strip of cloth with Bee-Go on it onto the hole. They came pouring out with the queen and reclustered on my hive...
  16. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I'd like to enter too. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Becky
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    Re: Disappearing queens

    Possibly birds eat them? Swallows, jays, flycatchers, bluebirds, martins, etc. I think my success with new queens has suffered recently because i love the birds and don't keep them away.
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    Re: Foundations, wax or plastic?

    Remember that grapes offer NOTHING to bees.

    Actually.... When there's a dearth, like right now, and the grapes are still on the vine or fallen ones on the ground, the bees, yellow jackets and...
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    Re: Cleaning extracted frames

    I store my honey supers wet, after first freezing them for 48 hours to destroy any wax moth larvae or eggs. The honey-only supers always come out just fine. However, this last year, I stored some...
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    Re: MAQS question

    Good question! I never took them off from earlier in the year when I had a bad case of robbing at some nucs I made up in June. My hive set-up is unfortunately six all in a row, and when I screened...
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    Re: MAQS question

    I used MAQS for the first time, 2 strips per healthy, large hive about 10 days ago. The next morning, my stomach lurched to see all the dead bees piled behind my robber screens. Checked through 3 of...
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    Re: catch boxes

    Sorry, I haven't heard of nozvit, especially combined with a swarm attractant. Don't worry about preventative treatment at this point, you don't even have the bees yet. I place out swarm traps...
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    Re: Apivar and honey supers

    I am in an area that doesn't freeze much, but I store wet supers as well. After extracting, I put them each in a plastic garbage bag, then into my chest freezer for 48 hours to kill any wax...
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    Re: catch boxes

    Yes, you might very well catch a swarm. What djei5 meant is that the colony living in the house won't come out, but they might throw off a swarm (half of the bees leave with the old queen when they...
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    Re: Thin honey?

    No, absolutely no harm in consuming, but if the water content is too high it may not keep well. If left at room temp, it may ferment. Some people keep it in the refrigerator if there's any doubt of...
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