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    Help..dead bees in front of hive

    Yes its me with the white russian- ( I have russian bees) I have two hives, the south is larger than my North Hive...this Spring, I have been seeing dead bees (about 50 or more a day)out side the...
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    Beekeeping in the bahamas

    Are there any beekeepers in the Bahamas? Does anyone know? I cannot seem to find any on the web. Is it POSSIBLE to have bees in the bahamas?:scratch:
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    Bumble Bee threat...

    We have two hives...the stronger is the South Hive...the weaker..the North Hive..(2 feet apart) - yesterday and today Bumblebees are trying to get in the hive.....Our brave Russian Girls have been...
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    Re: Questions from a newbie

    What does "drawing out comb" mean?
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    Questions from a newbie

    Okay....My two original hives which started with 2 nuc colonies of 3 filled frames on one and 4 filled on another.....We haev a field of peas which has bloomed and my little ruskies are going back...
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    Re: Greetings from Malaysia!

    Welcome Endah!! I am a Newbee as well! This forum is excellent.....there are excellent beekeepers and information on this site....
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    White Russian Update

    First of all..this forum rocks...Second.....my two Gulags are doing WELLL.....started with 4 FILLED NUC frames (than one kind of lagged behind) TODAY.....6 frames are filled and have white Caps...
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    Re: Checked 2 new hives

    From the pictures..it looks like capped brood...
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    Re: Checked 2 new hives

    Okay. I am back. Just checked. NO LARVAE in the one that has actually gotten Smaller...BUT there is a full frame of CAPPED somethings and.........on the NEW frames there are 2 queen cells......this...
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    Re: Checked 2 new hives

    Yes...my husband was showed the hives (Jester Bee)...do you think I can go back and look again today at that hive and check for larva etc??
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    Checked 2 new hives

    Okay...we checked our nucs today (we put them in the hive body super with 5 more frames).

    One hive (the smaller of the two when it arrived) has actually thrived...and grown in this last week...and...
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    Strange thought strange concept

    Okay..(yes..it is me with the white russian)...I have an odd thought. I am basically a computer nerd with a medical background and look for cause and effect as everything ALWAYS has an answer...
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    Re: Curiosity is killing me.....

    Thankyou for ALLL the comments (yes "SUPER" not supper......sorry!)
    We are going to look tomorrow.........we have one "Deep Hive BODY" with 10 frames (5 of which were the almost filled NUCS)...so...
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    Re: Curiosity is killing me.....

    Okay..now I really feel dumb...what is the difference between a "hive body" and a "super"...deep or otherwise....
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    Re: Curiosity is killing me.....

    Okay my response was really confusing:

    Yes, I have moved them into two full size (deeps?) boxes -the ones I have are the biggest ones (sorry..new to terminology) 10 frame - I put the 5 frame nucs...
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    Re: Curiosity is killing me.....

    I only have the one level..and I put the 5 nuc frames in the middle....and 5 empty frames around them.....


    And a new level ready to go on...WHenever
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    Re: Causes of frenzy

    I just watched that vid..are those your bees? Is that Tarp (arggggg..that word..) under your hives? If so..does it help with ants/bugs etc/??
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    Re: Registering hives with the county

    In florida I went to this site: http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/plantinsp/apiary/apiary.html and they assigned a bee guy to me who will come and inspect my hives...etc......

    They were great....
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    Curiosity is killing me.....

    Okay...we got our 2 nucs last Friday..........how soon before we can peek in the hive??

    They are very very busy..have gone through two mason jars full of the syrup..... and seem industrious....we...
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    Re: Do I need the entrance reducer?

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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    Do I need the entrance reducer?

    Okay...I hope you all do not mind some questions from a newbie.....
    1) We put the hive together it is just one level with 1 super and 10 frames.....We have a screened bottom, and my husband put it...
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    Re: Help.. -White bee

    Thanx for the link to the pix of the queen
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    Re: Help.. -White bee

    No...it was not the queen....I think it was a drone....but it was obviously 3 shades lighter....very distinctive..will know more tomorrow........... Bees are exciting ....I did not know they could...
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    Re: Help.. -White bee

    A drone??? I like that idea...however...I will DEFINITELY not pick them up..these guys are real head butters....did not sting but were crabby
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    Re: Help.. -White bee

    No....did not really...jester checked them both before hadning them off to us....we were petrified...our first bees..were too worried about our spacesuits and smokers to look...could that be our...
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