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    Re: 3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    I failed to mention this is my second package (1st package 5/12) from Wolf Creek and I am not having the same issue.
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    Re: 3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    Good question. I have two other hives with Russians (Kelley Queens 8/13) and they are not of this temperament.
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    3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    I bought a 3 lbs package of bees from Wolf Creek 4/6/2013 and they are overly aggressive to the point of following me beyond twenty feet from the hive and staying my constant companion. Anyone having...
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    Re: Behavior - Queen outside of hive

    Thank you for the post. To close the loop on this it seems this incident has resolved itself as the hive has not swarmed nor are there any queen cells.

    As an aside, I had another hive supersede a...
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    Behavior - Queen outside of hive

    Today by chance I went by one of my hives and noticed a cluster of bees on the ground. Thinking they had caught an errant wasp or bumble bee I suited up and took a closer look. I found a queen within...
  6. Re: Queenless - Apiguard treatment and introducing a new queen

    Since there is no uncapped or capped brood I assumed my hive may have swarmed or she died off before I started treatment on 7/15. Also there is a lack of drone brood so I figured I do not have a...
  7. Queenless - Apiguard treatment and introducing a new queen

    I discovered my hive is queenless while inspecting the Apiguard tin today - there was no egg or brood. I am going to introduce a frame with egg and brood tomorrow to make the final determination on...
  8. Re: Honey Bound Hive or is the Queen failing

    Adding a new box, checker boarding and a decent span of good weather helped and the queen is knocking it out.
  9. Honey Bound Hive or is the Queen failing

    I installed a package on 4/06/13 and I think the queen might be failing. When I inspected the hive last night (05/07/13) I found no brood and I had difficulty discerning if eggs existed. I found the...
  10. Using 5 frame rig for beekeeping - converting to deeps

    I am a urban beekeeper so space is limited for me. I have been using a 5 frame medium rig in my first year. I am looking to experiment with converting to "all" deeps starting next year. My idea is to...
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    Re: Angry Angry Angry Bees.

    Have you installed an entrance reducer yet? Here in Middle Tennessee my club recommended installing them at the end of August; especially this year because of the drought.
  12. Reducing hive supers in preparation of winter

    For overwintering, does anyone have a maximum number of boxes you like getting down to before winter sets in? I know here weight is used and the round about figure is 60 lbs.

    This past Monday I...
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    Re: Wal-Marts 5 Gallon Plastic Buckets

    I am late to this thread. I have started buying my buckets with screw on lids from:

    https://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/gamma_seal_lids_gamma_lid_products.aspx

    all buckets are food grade except...
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