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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    Astute observation Salty. The usurpation trait as expressed by Apis Mellifera Carpensis is one thing that makes it a less desirable bee for beekeepers. Its not just a trait of our AHB. :)

    BTW,...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    I admit that it was almost dark when I found the queen in the swarm and I picked the queen up with my numb fingers....may have injured her as I carried her up to the shop where I had a cage. Wasn't...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    My grafted queen is AWOL and the new queen died.

    Last year, I pinched the usurping queen and froze her brood. Can't be too careful. :)
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    I posted this September of last year:

    Had a usurpation this week. This time in a NUC with a good laying queen in it -exact same location as last year's episodes. The new queen spent the night in...
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    Re: Selecting mother or daughter?

    Joseph, would you mind sharing what you​ look for when making those 'future decisions' and which lines you choose for grafting.........Please. TIA :)
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    Lauri, would you mind helping us understand what the obvious dinks look like?

    TIA
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    Re: New Queen Not Laying

    This has worked for me....overnight. Do you have a source for a frame of open brood? Someone in a local Club might be able to help. :)
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I have read about and experienced the notion that the size of the cell is not a reliable predictor of the size or quality of the resultant queen. A few weeks ago I had a huge supersedure cell that...
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    Re: Repairing holes in veil?

    I really like the repair I got with that product called GOOP. It is an opaque, viscous material that comes in a tube -originally sold to repair tennis shoes. A tiny amount fills the hole and lets...
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    Re: building comb around queen cups, pic

    Happens in my hive as well. Don't understand it. Using the Ben Harden method in a queenright colony, I put an empty frame next to the grafts and it seems to help, but moving grafts out just after...
  11. Re: Saw the first few SHB in hives today. Questions

    The video linked to above shows the feeding reflex, check it out. :)
  12. Re: Saw the first few SHB in hives today. Questions

    This is a good youtube video about SHB by the University of Florida. HTH :)
  13. Re: Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    FWIW, a very few of the capped 'Royal Cells' contain nothing, so they can cap an empty cell, or, is a larvae or pupae removed along the way? What happens to produce an empty, capped queen cell? :)
  14. Re: Saw the first few SHB in hives today. Questions

    From your description, the bees probably had the SHB corralled and your taking the hive apart exposed and freed them. Do what you can to build a strong hive: Strong hives have few SHB. :)
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    Re: Queen cell bee math

    Well, if the brood is hatched out (that takes about 21 days total), and it takes about 16 days for a queen to emerge......Then, assuming all were eggs laid the same day, the queen cells are late...
  16. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    Maybe in some woods.....in the pine we use, there is not much purchase in the end grain. The glue does most of the bonding anyway. I say that knowing you have credentials in the construction...
  17. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    Amazon sells the 7d galvanized. FWIW, ring shanked nails were mentioned above; they don't hold any better than smooth nails in end grain same goes for screws in end grain. :)

    Great thread!
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    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    Some good advice here if you want to give your hives a leg up on mites. :)
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    Re: Is this the queen?

    FWIW, I received a breeder queen that went a long time before starting to lay eggs. I mentioned it to the breeder and he said to put a frame of brood in with the queen. She was laying when I...
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    Re: Void removal this morning......pics

    I like that outcome for sure! :)
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    Re: Void removal this morning......pics

    WoW! You hit the jackpot with that one. All brood you said? I hope there was some honey. When I find all brood and no honey, I don't save that queen. That is a picture I'll dream about all next...
  22. Thread: Hive Venting

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    Re: Hive Venting

    FWIW, I've been experimenting with this type vent. Searched on google to find 1.5 inch screened circular vent.

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    Fits a 1.5 inch hole. The weather gets very hot here. 90+ days over 100F...
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    Re: Angry landowners

    It is clear that your intent was saving the road, but tracks in a field impact his crop (probably a higher priority than tracks in the road). I can see how he would be upset. You just need better...
  24. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    Could sheep dip on a shop towel provide the source for contamination in a hive like this?
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    Re: My latest incredible invention - the BBWAB

    The Blevins gambit, looks great! :)
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