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    Two queens in hive, but no brood - HELP

    I have a very strong hive in Cincinnati from last year which swarmed on May 12. I saw the swarm cells I the a few days before that. I waited until May 26 to check for brood, but found no eggs,...
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    Re: hive bein robbed

    I finally got the robbing stopped. I closed up the front and top entrances completely for two days. I have a screened bottom board and I put a screened vent spacer on top. I squirted water in...
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    Re: Bees not making new queen

    I thought if they start making a new queen cell for certain this time, I will destroy that queen cell and install a new queen. I am afraid to install a new queen now because they may just kill her.
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    Re: Bees not making new queen

    I put just one frame in with eggs and I checked it thoroughly for queen cells. I made a note of exactly where the queen cell was a week before, but it was gone. If they do not make a new queen from...
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    Bees not making new queen

    One of my hives swarmed in later April. After about five weeks, I still saw no brood. I added a frame with eggs from another hive. After a week, they still had not started making a new queen. I...
  6. Tried to stop robbing for seven days, but the robbers come back

    I have read on Bush's site how to stop robbing. I have tried putting a wet blanket over the hive for two days and blocking the entrance. As soon as I open the front, the robbers are back in a few...
  7. Re: Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    Those photos on my web site are about six years old. I don't use the bubble wrap method anymore. Sorry about the confusion.
  8. Re: Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    Greg,

    It is not bubble wrap insulation. I use rigid 3/4-inch urethane foam board with foil facing. I buy the 4x8 ft. sheets at Home Depot or Lowes.
  9. Re: Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    Greg,

    I make all my own woodware. I use two 1/4 dia hanger bolts on the front and two on the back of each box. I use 3/4" polyurethane rigid foam insulation with a foil facing. The slot below...
  10. Re: Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    My goal with the insulation and ventilation is to minimize condensation in the hive and resultant mold and other issues. That is why I decided to give them fresh water. I used a shallow plastic...
  11. Re: Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    Wayne, That makes sense about the queen excluder. I will probably just make sure there are more than enough full frames in the three medium brood chambers. I will have to find some high thermal...
  12. Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    I have 10 hives in my backyard. I normally leave much honey for them in my three medium brood chambers over winter so they eat honey instead of sugar water. Instead of extracting honey in late...
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    hive bein robbed

    I have 10 hives in my backyard. One is weak and is rearing a new queen. It is full of honey and pollen. I noticed a cloud of bees around it yesterday, but not much fighting outside. I first...
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    Do I have a laying worker?

    I have a Carneolan hive which swarmed twice. It was the strongest hive early this spring. I waited three weeks after the final swarm to check for brood, but found no eggs or brood at any stage. I...
  15. What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?

    I have ten beehives and I am starting to develop a severe allergy to stings so I have to sell them. They include a stand, screened bottom board, slatted rack, three med. brood chambers, two med....
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    Broke capped queen cell open slightly

    I split some hives and moved frames with eggs to the new hives. I checked one of the hives to make sure they were making a new queen. I did see a capped queen cell which had broken open just a...
  17. Re: Time period from swarm to new queen emerging?

    Michael,

    The old hive has not swarmed yet this year, so I am pretty sure there was not another queen in there laying. The eggs were still up on end like they were just laid and they were in a...
  18. Re: Time period from swarm to new queen emerging?

    Michael, I found eggs in the hive, so a queen must have been in there within the past couple of days. I heard they shut the queen down for a while before they swam. Since I found eggs this...
  19. Time period from swarm to new queen emerging?

    I just split one of my strong hives by moving frames of eggs and brood to a new hive and will let the bees make a new queen. When I was working on the old source hives, I accidentally damaged swarm...
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    sticky, gooey propolis

    Which type of bee makes the sticky, gooey propolis? I have 10 hives and two of them make this stuff. The others make less and it is much harder like typical Italians. My bees have swarmed often,...
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    Dead workers in queen cage

    I split a strong hive seven days ago and moved two frames of capped brood and extra nurse bees into a new hive. I installed a carneolan queen in there and left the cork in for four. I removed the...
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    Swarm cells disappear

    I opened my hive 10 days ago and I was sure I saw closed queen swarm cells. I opened it yesterday to see if the queens had emerged and I could not find the cells. After a queen emerges and kills...
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    Elapsed time for brood after hive swarms

    About how long does it take for the new queen to start laying after a hive swarms? My hive swarmed two weeks ago. I just checked it today and I did not see any larvae. I did not look for the queen...
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    Russian brood pattern

    I have always had Italians in the past, but I installed a package five weeks ago with a Russian queen. She is laying well, but I have noticed several clumps of tall drone capped clells on frames...
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    Re: Brown spots but not nosema

    Michael, I take very little honey, so I do not feed them inthe fall and they eat honey all winter. I am in Cincinnati, OH. By early March, there were no more than a few hundred bees in the hives...
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