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    When to start treatment for nosema?

    It's still very cold here in NH. At what temperature can I start treating with Fumagilan-B? Can it be mixed into fondant?
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    by Brooder
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    Re: Nosema

    How early can you start treating with fumagilin-b? It's cold, lots of snow on the ground.
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    Brood in October in New England?

    Shouldn't there be some brood in each hive this time of year? I had a strong hive which produced a full med. super last month. Yesterday I observed a huge congregation of bees outside the hive, so i...
  4. Carniolan Queen from an Italian or hybrid mother?

    I removed a few frames with Queen cells and moved them to a Nuc box to start a new hive. Much to my surprise, the newly hatched queen is black in color?

    Any theories?
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    Re: Damaged Queen cell capping?

    Well, I have eggs and larva, so they must have repaired the queen cells!
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    Re: Damaged Queen cell capping?

    Michael,

    Need advice on a swarm situation? Replaced the queen to hopefully thwart the swarm impulse, but they swarmed with the new queen.
    Now the hive is queenless since 5/29/13 with several sup....
  7. Re: Made 4 splits, then re-queened, but they swarmed anyway ?

    Thanks shane! This hive had maybe 10 - 12 frames of brood in various stages. When you say open the brood nest, do you recommend aternating brood frames with empty frames? How many frames of brood...
  8. Made 4 splits, then re-queened, but they swarmed anyway ?

    I don't understand it, especially after removing the queen? Any advice?
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    Re: Damaged Queen cell capping?

    Mike,

    Thanks for the info. At this point , I'll wait a few more days to see if a queen survives. I thought I had 4 swarm cells in a cluster on this frame, I damaged 3. Still hopeful? Maybe...
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    Re: Damaged Queen cell capping?

    Thanks! Let me know how she turns out? I recall doing this same thing 2 years ago with a sup. cell, they patched it up, but not sure if she emerged or was killed by another queen?
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    Damaged Queen cell capping?

    Can the workers repair capping that has accidentally been torn open? When I looked to see if they hatched yet, 12 days after installation, the cells were damaged from separating the frames? Once...
  12. Thread: Queen release?

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    Re: Queen release?

    Patience is a virtue,

    Thanks for the input!
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    Queen release?

    Queen was received via USPS 4 days after shipment, installed in hive, released and killed by workers about 28 hours after install? Should I have prevented the release? Partly my fault, I poked a hole...
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    Re: How long to add queen to split hive

    How about if you know your new queen has been in transit in the mail for 4 days? Can the worker bees feed her and keep her alive 7+ days after being caged? Should you release her after 2-3 days after...
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