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    Re: Can I split this hive?

    I'd just separate the two deeps and go for it, just keep the box with your queen in the original spot.
  2. Re: A couple pics of this year's first extraction

    I had a hand crank 18/9 for a day, never even cranked it before it went back to Mann lake to get a motor installed and the missing bottom supports put on
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    Scout bees give a general location, other bees come in and start trying to rob any bee related thing that smells of honey, but most of the bees just have a general sense of the area where the 'food'...
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    Re: How to Fix my Beekeeping Mistake?

    Get a new box and an inner cover. Move the frames into the new box and add the rest of the frames to make 10, then put that box onto the hive. Put on the inner cover, then put that box with the...
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    Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Daniel,

    When cutting watermelons in the field the bees will come something fierce. I've had them go after fallen nectarines as well, but I don't know how the 'juice' keeps in the hive vs nectar.
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    Re: Supercedure Split to save Queen?

    Remove the cells, check again in a week
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    Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    I figured it would be easier to build up some capital via selling now, and buying a couple hundred hives for cheap after almonds but that's just me if I wanted to make a big jump quickly anyways. ...
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    Re: Pesticide bee kill?

    Is there any open nectar in that nuc? Capped honey is a different beast.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    They'd have to look out of state for that many bees, Cali is a desert come summer time, but then again he's got the money to grease some wheels as we all know too well with the water crap that goes on
  10. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    Here we go...
  11. Re: storing full frames of honey before extracting

    Could have wax moth eggs too, check them every couple days for a week or so, then should be ok if you don't see anything moving around
  12. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Your queen might be in that ball of bees. Never remove queencells on impulse unless you've verified you have plenty of eggs and young larva to make a new one or the old queen is still there. It's...
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    Re: Brood box full of honey

    Take a picture of the double wide frames in a few weeks for us.....
  14. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    Sure, everyone loves bees..... urban beekeeping is not ideal, especially for lots of hives unless you like making people angry.... You need to elaborate on you plan somewhat, urban bees can do...
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    I've had a couple brand new queens just up and disapear this year. One was a daughter off a local operation who posts here regularly.... the other was from a swarm queen that I made some splits off....
  16. Thread: Dead Queen

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    Re: Dead Queen

    The original new queen got balled, don't think about it any other way, you won't find any evidence. I had a new nuc I felt was ready to accept after a day, let the queen out and she was dead in 20...
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    Re: Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    Pinch that drone layer
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    Re: Brood box full of honey

    If there isn't any brood in it, it's not a brood box..
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    I will reiterate what Dan said, it works well with certain frames. The capping instantly melts and contracts into a small solidfiied droplet. Main issue I had is when the honey is in contact with...
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    Re: Newbie Sanity Check

    You should checkerboard young strong hives (fatbeeman style) if you want frames drawn (especially this time of year), and sometimes they just don't like plastic which is why I prefer wax foundation...
  21. Re: first inspection in 10 days.... here is what I found and did... close call.

    Never tear down all the cells, they make them for a reason. I don't even postulate why they make them, I call them for what they are, queencells, position means little, the only thing you can do if...
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    Re: Deep frame in Medium box

    cut the comb off the bottom if they do it, affix it into one of the mediums
  23. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    I don't trust drop boards. If the one you didn't use wasn't sticky, I wouldn't put any trust in it either. Dead mites blow around very easily, probably just fell off or got removed from the hive if...
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    Re: Workers killing Queen Cells

    They sell the ones for the nicot, the roller cages. I use them when cutting cells, just cut a big piece above the cell and use that to seal up the cage when you push the cell into it. If you're...
  25. Re: I'm not new to beekeeping, but this hive has me stumped (pictures)

    Typically you don't see problematic laying workers and a queen at the same time. All the brood looks like drone. If the queencells hatched 6/29, you could have a laying queen by now, the shortest...
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