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    Re: Is it too late?

    No sign of an open queen cell. But that is a good thought. I will try to re-queen if I can find one and if not maybe move a frame of eggs over and let them make one.

    Tks
    T
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    Is it too late?

    After inspecting my hives yesterday I found one hive that had no brood and I could not find queen bee. My first reaction is to order a queen and put in as sson as possible. Is this the best move...
  3. Thread: Robbers!?!

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    Robbers!?!

    I have 5 established hives. Two weeks ago I installed a new package of bees bringing me up to 6 total. I put a hive top feeder on the new hive, used entrance reducer and checked on the queen a week...
  4. An odd, but good problem, need advice...

    I have 5 hives doing well with healthy queens. I have an empty nuc box and an empty hive box waiting on a package of bees to come in 2 weeks. Recently my queen supplier had a couple of miscues when...
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    To exclude or not to exclude, that is the ?

    In my second year all seems well, lots of bees:)

    Brood boxes are full or almost ful of brood and honey in my second year so I added queen excluder and put on honey supers BUT the girls are not...
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    Swarm question

    Found two swarms today, close together in the same bush. Cut both out and kept separated. As I tried putting the larger swarm into a new hive body the bees went back to the hive that I suspect they...
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    Splitting question

    I am going into my second year as a beek and have heard conflicting advice on whether splittting my hives are a good idea and if so when is the best time. I have two hives, one is pretty busy with...
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    Funny looking honey?

    Inspecing my 2 hives this weekend I noticed that some of their honey stores had a gray color instead of the nice white color I had seen before. Is this normal?

    Everything else in the hives seemed...
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    Re: Re-queening question

    I thank you all for your advice. I am going to put her in and let them eat the candy out of the hole. When I first installed I put a tiny hole through the candy to make it a little easier for...
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    Re-queening question

    I have a new queen to install in a hive where queen has definately gone missing. Should I install her like I did when I first put in the new package bees and it took a few days for her to get out of...
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    Queen question - Royal Trouble

    I am newbie and put in two hives on 5/23. Everything seemed to be cruising along nicely until two weeks ago. In one of my hives I have not seen queen OR found any eggs for the past two weekly...
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    Re: Houston we might have a problem

    Sure enough on the next week's inpsection, on the same frame, in almost the same place there is a new open queen cell....I left it alone to see what happens...
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    Houston we might have a problem

    2 hives of package Italian bees put in 5/22 with queens marked and clipped. Inpsected both hives weekly so far. Looking good, seen queens on each visit, eggs, capped brood honey, drawn comb on 4 -...
  14. first inspection question - should I wait

    My book says not to inspect if it is windy... Why is that? The way the weather has been here lately I may have to open it up anyway. It has been a week since putting new bees in hive and I really...
  15. Thread: brood boxes

    by bwellbees
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    brood boxes

    Living in south South Carolina we have very moderate winters. I am starting out with one deep hive for my new bees. Will I need to add a second brood box or can I start to add honey super after...
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    Has anyone had an experience with ants getting...

    Has anyone had an experience with ants getting into their hive?
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    Thanks for the advice on the vinegar. What is it...

    Thanks for the advice on the vinegar. What is it about the vinegar that the bees like?
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    When just adding syrup to top hive feeder, should...

    When just adding syrup to top hive feeder, should you use smoke?
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    Thank you, that sounds like great advice! I am...

    Thank you, that sounds like great advice! I am going to place my hives about 50 feet from their pen and face them away. I'm hoping that will be ok...

    Also plan on keeping plenty of water around...
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    Location, location, location...

    Having a hard time deciding where to put my two new hives. Is 30 ft away from my dogs pen far enough? Full sun..it gets really hot in the low country of South Carolina... My neighbors have a pool...
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    Thank you for your advice. I have a place that...

    Thank you for your advice. I have a place that is outside the yard about 30-40 feet. Do you think that is far enough away? Also, my neighbors have a pool that is about 100 yards away from my spot....
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    Thank you PCM sounds like really good advice! T

    Thank you PCM sounds like really good advice!
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    Question Hive Placement

    I am a beginner and need advice on hive placement. I have pups in a fenced area in my back yard. I had planned on setting the hives 30 - 40 feet away from the yard. Is that far enough or is this...
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    Hello from Barnwell SC

    Hello,,

    I am a beginning beekeeper starting with two hives. Really glad to have found this forum.

    Right now I am trying to decide where to place my hives. Any advice...I have some pups in a...
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