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    Re: Removal question

    This is in Johnstown if you want to go after it. I can pass along the homeowner's info via PM if so.
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    Removal question

    Howdy fellow beeks.

    I have a removal to do in the next couple of days. Apparently a swarm landed in a bush, built some comb, and is now living there. Since they're exposed and hopefully easy to...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Thankful for the precip. We just had a big wave of HEAVY snow come through that has now changed over to mostly rain in Larimer County. I'm guessing we wind up with well over an inch (maybe 2) of...
  4. Re: Best way to move a capped queen cell into a queenless colony?

    Well I went home and took a look at things in hopes of cutting out a QC and moving it to the queenless hive. What I found was a freshly hatched queen (or at least hatched between this morning and...
  5. Re: Best way to move a capped queen cell into a queenless colony?

    Well I'm not sure if it's the right way, but I plan to cut the comb down to the plastic, then along the plastic to the other side of the QC, and then back out to the face of the comb. Again not sure...
  6. Re: Best way to move a capped queen cell into a queenless colony?

    Thanks guys. The FBM method is what I envisioned but just needed confirmation that it would work.
  7. Best way to move a capped queen cell into a queenless colony?

    Howdy folks.

    Looks like one hive has decided to supercede its queen for reason. I found some capped QC in this hive Saturday morning, so they're getting on with that business. Unfortunately...
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    Drone brood already?

    Hi all.

    One more question: Went through all the hives on Saturday and found one with a patch of drone brood kind of top dead center on one of the frames. Didn't see any other obvious candidates...
  9. Thoughts on reducing space in the spring - looking for input

    Howdy folks.

    A couple of my colonies made it through winter OK but have pretty small numbers now. They were both originally in double deeps in theh fall and one even had a honey super on it. The...
  10. Re: Not counting my chickens, er hives, yet, but so far.....

    Last year it was about the 3rd week of Feb in Larimer County.
  11. Not counting my chickens, er hives, yet, but so far.....

    this winter has treated my bees very good. Went into fall with 4 strong hives and a tiny little nuc that I expected to fail. So far the 4 strong hives are doing very well. We had some warm weather...
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    MAQS entrance question

    Put on the MAQS strips today. I did the single strip/half dose. It's getting fairly cool at night here, plus yellow jackets are still ferocious robbers. The directions say to leave the entrance...
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    Way to "store" a queen over winter

    Weird title I know, but here's the situation:

    One of my hives got robbed down to nothing about 6 weeks ago. I brought it home, put it in a nuc where despite my efforts it got robbed even more,...
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    Re: MAQS temperature question

    Thank you.

    I plan to go the one strip route based on Randy Oliver's and a beekeeping friend's experiences. She experienced significant loss with 2 strips and cautioned against that.
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    MAQS temperature question

    Howdy folks. The MAQS temp range is a little unclear to me. The directions state 5-89.5. Is that the daytime temp range, or the total temp range, i.e. temps cant get about 89.5 during the day and...
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    Re: my honey has turned

    exactly my plan.....
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    Re: my honey has turned

    probably the best thing i've ever read on beesource.....thanks.
  18. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    i have exceptionally high mite numbers in all but 1 hive, and i blame low honey on that in part. i don't know what the other contributing factors could be - cooler weather means less nectar, more...
  19. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    pulled supers last night. from 7 colonies that are still alive/haven't combined with others, etc., i will have a whopping 2 supers of honey. that works out to about 14# of surplus per hive. one...
  20. Re: Reuse feeder on hive that possibly had EFB or discard it?

    Yes it was not AFB. Thanks.
  21. Reuse feeder on hive that possibly had EFB or discard it?

    Title says it all folks. Couldn't find any good results through a search.

    I had a feeder on a hive that I think might have had EFB and now want to put this feeder to use on another feeder, but I...
  22. Need to feed a little nuc. How best to do without inducing even more robbing?

    Hi folks.

    One of my hives that I hadn't visited in 2 weeks was robbed almost to death since the last time I checked on it, even with a robbing screen in place. This hive was very productive...
  23. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Re: Dead Hives

    could you purchase 2 queens from someone in your area? combining was my first thought.
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    Re: Mites are doing very good this season.

    did some research last night, and they seem to be the best choice for me in terms of ease of application, ability to treat with supers intact (though those will come off next week), efficacy, and...
  25. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    i think mine will be at or slightly less than that. i haven't pulled supers yet, but yesterday's inspections told me that i have maybe 3 supers of honey across 7 hives. some a couple of hives are in...
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