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    Re: Winter hive study and record keeping

    This is great WWW! I am glad to see pictures. I have about a week and I will be wrapping my hive. However, I think I am just going to wrap it with Tar Paper, no plastic. It is extremely dry here,...
  2. Re: Brood is 3/4 full, put on a second brood box, should I get a screened bottom boad

    Thanks for the comments. I am happy to see the Klamath Bee Keepers site! Thanks :)
  3. Queen is laying a little sporadically after first couple months...

    Hi all,

    Well I have my most successful hive going to date. No bears yet, haven't lost a queen, and I even have workers being born! (last time i had a drone layer)

    I checked on the hive today...
  4. Brood is 3/4 full, put on a second brood box, should I get a screened bottom boad?

    Hi all!

    i have just put on my second brood box to build stores for winter. It's long and cold in NE California. Do you think I need to get a screened bottom board for venting? Should I worry...
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    Re: Bear Damage

    Thanks Paul. I read a similar account. I have added syrup and pollen cakes. I hope at least 1 makes it. I can combine them together if there is issues I guess....
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    Re: Bear Damage

    Well I got everything in order and ready to move this evening. I have set up an area in my garden. We've got it setup with cemented posts and a 6' fence. I looked in the 8 frame hive, no bees to...
  7. Re: can someone tell me if this is a pest?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I have seen a few larva come out like that Chalky look. The majority of the capped larva was beginning to come out and the numbers of the hive were getting much...
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    Re: Bear Damage

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    Thanks for the note. I'll move them. Not issue there. How will that affect the bees? Should I close up the hive for a day or so for them to reorient?

    Thanks!
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    Bear Damage

    Hello all. I woke up this morning to see that a bear had gotten in an decimated both my hives. :cry: I was super sad. BUT! I went out and started cleaning up and found 1 of the 2 queens. So my...
  10. Add another hive body to increase hive size / stores for cold winter?

    hello all. I have 2 hives going strong right now. I live in Northern California where it gets to be subzero in the winter. I have been reading up on how to best overwinter them and have read that...
  11. Re: can someone tell me if this is a pest?

    Thanks everyone for the replies. Originally I did thing a robber from another colony, then read about some type of bee that gets in and lays eggs and kills the queen and takes over the hive......
  12. can someone tell me if this is a pest?

    Hi all, i have been raising bees for couple years now. This year i see a new pest i think. It Is a lighter color gray b that is fast. it is about the same size is a honey bees and they don't like it...
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