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    Re: Ok, this is a first for me.

    And that will attract wild bees?

    Sorry...probably a question best answered in another thread.
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    Re: Ok, this is a first for me.

    Curious newbee here....what's LGO?
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    Sounds like good advice, Ben. I'll definitely do that before I use it again.
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    Well, it did not work. All the bees are gone. Hmph.

    On the up side, I have an extra deep body to add to the one new thriving hive. And I learned a lot.

    Thanks to everyone who offered advice!
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    Well, shoot, Tommysnare.
    I guess I'll know in a day or two if my last ditch effort worked.
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    Newbie in Louisiana

    Hello! I'm Kelle from SE Louisiana. I've been keeping bees for just over one year now, and I have three hives (well, two thriving hives and one limping along hive). I'm delighted to be a part of this...
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    So, here's what has happened with this weak hive.

    I swapped out an empty frame with one from another hive with eggs/larva/brood on Tuesday. Today, Friday, I got a new queen and when I opened the...
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    Werd.
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    Will do, Dougee. Thanks!
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    Re: Slacker Queen

    No, there haven't been any eggs laid since I installed them into the hive. At first, I thought it was just taking her some time to get acclimated but, this morning, six weeks after the install, when...
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    Slacker Queen

    In one of my new hives, just started from packaged bees this past early April, there is no brood whatsoever. I see some pollen and honey stores, and the queen is present, but she's not laying any...
  12. Re: Queen going through the motions, but no eggs? (or brood)

    I also have a lame queen. In one of my new hives, just started from packaged bees this past early April, there is no brood whatsoever. I see some pollen and honey stores, and the queen is present,...
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    Ah. Makes perfect sense now. Thank you.

    Got that, Blasket? Good luck to you this weekend!
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    I get that the inner cover keeps the bees from getting into the upper super and creating comb where it's not wanted, but how do you get the new bees from their package into the frames and under the...
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    It's super exciting, isn't it? Good luck!
    I peeked under the covers this morning...there were bees and all was calm. I'm hopeful and cautiously optimistic that I'm on the right track.
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    This is exactly what I did, with the exception of tying the small combs into the frames. Since I didn't have anything handy to make an inner cover with, I removed the entrance reducer and replaced it...
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    I don't use inner covers. I was told that, since we're in SE Louisiana and it never really gets very cold here, they're not necessary. The empty super is used to provide a space for the feeder that...
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    Questions re. new package install

    Three days ago, on Saturday the 6th, installed two new packages of bees into 10-frame deep hive bodies with wired foundation. I have entrance reducers on each hive, and a second super on top with a...
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