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  1. Re: Looking for foundationless, TBH, Warre beeks in KY

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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    So I opened up the problem hive today to check on progress and I *think* things are still on track.

    The two cells that I believe they formed as emergency queen cells were both empty - which...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    More good news today...

    Hive 1 has at least two queen cells and great looking brood on the transplanted bar... hard to see under the cluster of bees on the left...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    80 degrees here but gusty so I didn't linger too long in either hive.

    The donor bar now in Hive 1 looked great (to me). Heavy with attendants and brood in all stages. I didn't see any queen...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    ... and this is the bar as it looked when I moved it over.

    I'll get a pic later of what Hive 1 has done with it.
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Yep!
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Thank you - you've been a fantastic help!
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    I think I answered a few of my own (beginner) questions (likely too soon to be capped brood and the bee humming at me was definitely a drone... a few did it again today).

    I made a closer...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Re: beetles. I did find hive beetles in the emptied package boxes.

    And thanks for clearing up my concern regarding the stains.
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    I went out today expecting to see Hive 1 totally dead and instead it was full of activity.

    I opened it up and found nothing what like I'd captured in the video above. Every non-dead bee was very...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Well - It's been a week so I inspected both hives mid-day, temps were near 60 and sunny.

    Hive 1, which had been externally showing more activity initially is a disaster. I don't know if calling...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    I did take a quick peek in both hives late in the day today.

    Both were pretty calm having me around, which I thought was a good sign.

    I only removed the last bar before the divider long enough...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Dupe post, see below
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Thanks - this is the approach I think I will take.

    They both seemed pretty calm this morning - a lot of coming and going.

    I will check again at midday and hopefully determine if they are...
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    Re: Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Thanks for the compliment on the bars.

    The idea for releasing the queen was based on reading a lot of Michael Bush's thoughts on the matter - mostly in context of avoiding cross combing from...
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    Inadvertent Package Install Experiment

    Hello all - new BEEK here.

    Built out two TBH based on an ideas gleaned from various forums and installed a package in each today...

    First, the hives:

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    Screened bottom but with two...
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