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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    No queen excluder needed since I only had one hive box - no brood or honey comb. Don't know if they were stressed. They always had food and a small garden pond within about 30 ft of the hive. All...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    Well, the bees took to the fondant very well. I checked today to see if I needed to reload and found that all the bees except about 100 or so had left the hive, including the queen I just...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    Should I place the fondant on top of the inner cover or directly on top of the hive frames? Thanks.
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    I received an Italian queen from Olivarez Bees yesterday and placed it (in the cage) in the hive later that afternoon. However, before I did that, I inspected the hive again very closely and saw no...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    Thanks for the advice. I'll wait a while longer. Another question. Is it important the hive have sugar syrup every day or can they go without a few days?
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    I have inspected my 8-frame hive (a rescue swarm) twice in the last two weeks and have yet to find a queen. Also, all the queen cells appear to be empty, there are no brood cells and no apparent...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    The sugar syrup (about 1 quart) I put out for the hive last night was consumed by mid-afternoon today. I suspect there was some robbing going on.
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    Potentially Huge Cutout in Old Garage

    I was approached by someone in San Antonio looking for some help removing a potentially huge hive in the wall of an old garage, which evidently has been there for years. The person is willing to...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    By they way, when I transferred the hive from the nuc box, the existing comb now occupies 6 of the 8 frames in the hive box. The 2 remaining frames have wax coated black plastic foundations. Would...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    Thanks for the info. I also saw at least 2 small hive beetles in the nuc box after transferring the hive. Not sure what to do about that yet since I'm very new at this beekeepeing hobby. It does...
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    Re: Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    I just reloaded their sugar syrup diet. Thanks for the advice.
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    Queen Bee Cells but No Queen Now?

    I very recently captured a swarm and relocated them into a new hive box. I transferred much of the brood and honey comb to the new box (after they had been in the nuc for 3 days (screened in). ...
  13. Re: African Bees or Not? Need Advice Soon Please.

    When I approached the hive in question there wasn't a group of guard bees milling around the opening or the general area. The bees were just coming and going. When transferring the comb to the...
  14. African Bees or Not? Need Advice Soon Please.

    I removed a swarm of honey bees from a water valve box for a lady I know in a south Austinm TX residential area. The hive filled a 5-frame nuc with a good bit of comb left over. The bees became...
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