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    Re: Tracheal Mites - are they even an issue now?

    I live in Greece and I think I recently had Tracheal mites in three related, side by side hives. Lots of crawlers, K wings, but no bee droppings (so not nosema). Could have also been CPBV.

    This...
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    Re: Mediterranean Region - Flow of Nectar

    I'm on an island too, near sea level. I just finished raising some fall queens.

    Fall heather is done, not much nectar but lots of pollen. Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes caprae) is about to bloom....
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    Re: Jenter - eating my eggs

    M Bush is right.

    By the way, I'm in Greece too. In Kefalonia. I started beekeeping last year, late May, with 4 hives. I now have ten. I started raising queens (king = vasilias, queen =...
  4. Thread: multiple eggs

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    Re: multiple eggs

    I checked after leaving the hive alone for some time, hoping that it was just an over eager queen.

    No luck. All drone brood (dome caps) in worker cells. You were right Michael. The queen...
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    Re: Maintain Workforce post/pre swarm

    David - too late, already did it and found out the hard way. Ugh, was that a lot of bees at the bottom deep. It still didn't occur to me that I should have separated the brood boxes first until I...
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    Re: Maintain Workforce post/pre swarm

    Thanks Andrew and David.

    David, I was actually born and raised in the US, I recently moved to Greece - my English is much better than my Greek!

    Anyhow... I went thru this hive frame by frame....
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    Maintain Workforce post/pre swarm

    I checked one of my hives today and I was about to add a third deep.

    Population was large, two full deeps - but unfortunately, I saw swarm cells. I don't have drawn comb, so it seems my bees...
  8. Thread: multiple eggs

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    Re: multiple eggs

    I checked my hive with multiple eggs - still no luck. The frame I introduced on Monday has several capped queen cells, so I did what M. Bush suggested and started a new nuc. I may even cut some q...
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    Re: multiple eggs

    Thanks Michael and Jim for the responses.

    I checked the frame donor hive - luckily, no queen cells. Did some opening of the brood nest as the hive has filled up both deeps and is working on 3...
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    Re: multiple eggs

    I have a similar problem.

    On Monday, I checked a hive that swarmed or superceded - not sure - for eggs, figuring it would be the right time. I didn't see any, so I added a frame of open brood and...
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