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    Swarm behavior once hived

    I've trapped swarms before with success, but monday was my first swarm call where we dropped them into a topbar hive box and took them away.
    Any indicators I should be looking for regarding the...
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    Advice on moving brood between hives

    I need to give a queenless hive some eggs to requeen with. The donor hive is 30 minutes away. I've been told to add a hot water bottle to the transfer nuc to keep the eggs warm and moist, any other...
  3. Re: Near black cutout comb, assuming the honey is fine?

    Thanks
  4. Near black cutout comb, assuming the honey is fine?

    Halfway through a cutout, plan for the worst and still always takes me longer. Massive hive, but hardly any comb lighter than brown, mostly black. Bees made home between a shed floor and sand ground....
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/8 Kihei, HI 96753
    Watched my backyard hive swarm, land 40ft up, then move into a trap 2 days later. I know most people prefer to prevent swarming, but it was pretty epic to watch the entire cycle...
  6. Thread: City lights

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    Re: City lights

    Thanks
  7. Thread: City lights

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    City lights

    I need to move some hives into more urban areas. I'm confident about the properties, tenants, and positioning the hives so that the flight paths go unnoticed by neighbors. What concerns me are the...
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    Re: First season supering, advice?

    Yes, 2 weeks on top and they've drawn comb on 8 of 10 frames and have started on the outer 2, but no obvious nectar and certainly no capped anything. This hive has been very productive, I've robbed...
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    First season supering, advice?

    I've been reading through some of the supering questions, there is mention of adding a second super under the first when the frames are mostly drawn. I'm assuming this means drawn comb but not filled...
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    Re: I still am not sure how to split a hive.

    Michael- Is there a better time of day to do this? I've never split, but would like to use this simple method. I have one hive in particular that has lovely genetics, 2 deeps and a super just added a...
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    Re: Can a swarm be queenless?

    Thanks Dan, this is helpful to a post I just made with a similar question.
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    Queenless swarm?

    Was called to do a hive removal from a wall a couple of weeks ago, discovered once there that it was a new swarm with only one small empty comb drawn. First time working with a swarm for us. Stuck a...
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    Re: second story cutout

    Don has just summed up my first indoor cutout (also second story ceiling), just last week. Even with the best of planning and some experience under our belts it was a horrible mess. Bee's didn't move...
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    Cutout hive- add brood or wait?

    Bad cutout experience-
    Lost the queen so bees burrowed back up in the roof boards and refused the nuc. Got all the comb out, but lost some brood to cold in the nuc, also had many displaced bees that...
  15. How to 'finish' a cutout, collecting the left over bees? Help please

    We did what appears to be a successful cutout yesterday, full and busy hive at my house now, but lots of lost bees in the cutout area (under a hot tub). The homeowner wants to have landscapers...
  16. Thread: Hawaiian time?

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    Hawaiian time?

    I've been searching around but not able to dig up the thread with my answer (I'm sure its been discussed already so sorry to revisit). Many of the topics covered are based on 4 seasons, I'm a new bee...
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