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    Re: Wasps in beehive.....problem????

    Ok, I'll keep an eye on them. Seems only one or two where there and now I don't see any. The traps seem like a good idea.
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    Re: Wasps in beehive.....problem????

    I should have said I have a mouse guard at the entrance, keeps the mice out but looks like a wasp can get in there too.
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    Wasps in beehive.....problem????

    I noticed one, maybe two wasps enter into my hive this morning and was wondering if this a major concern. If is
    what would be the best way to get rid of them or just let the girls handle it. This...
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    How should I prepare my hive for winter

    First year beekeeper looking for advice here on the steps I should take to get my hive through the winter. Hive temps will get into the teens during the winter. The hive is in USDA Zone 7, if that...
  5. How often do you need to look at the bottom hive?

    The hive I have seems to be doing well and I've added a second hive box last month. My question
    is, how often do you look at the bottom hive box during an inspection? I've been kinda lazy and only...
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    Inspections after adding second hive box

    I've added a second hive box to my hive and I was wondering when I do my hive inspections do I have to look also
    at the bottom box as well as the top box. Do I keep looking for the Queen if I don't...
  7. Re: Help...What is the best way to light a smoker?

    Hey! Thanks for all the tips! Much appreciated :)
  8. Re: Help...What is the best way to light a smoker?

    I actually have wood shavings, so I don't use them at all?
  9. Help...What is the best way to light a smoker?

    I really need some tips right away as I plan on inspecting the girls today. What is the best way to light the smoker so it stays
    lit and gives off cool smoke? I have sawdust and some wood pellets...
  10. Question......what is the right way to add second deep hive body.

    Looks like next weekend I'll have to, or should put on a second box to my new hive that was started with a package. I'd like to know
    the best way to add this to the hive. Should I move a frame up...
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    Re: Heat and suits...

    I thought it was better to inspect a hive in the afternoon when a lot are out gathering. Mornings do look quieter when its cool. Should I do my inspections then?
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    Re: Fifth week inspection of new package hive

    I was still feeding syrup (1:1) until today when I took the feeder out as in two weeks it had gone down by half as much, meaning in one week it had gone down a half and now in two weeks it had gone...
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    Fifth week inspection of new package hive

    Did my inspection today. Its been about five weeks since the install and I've got a lot of comb, but the deep box is not full yet. I think about 7 frames are mostly full. Saw the queen and she...
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    Re: Queen Flew Away on Install

    That's awesome news!
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    Re: Roughly, how much syrup in a week,

    My package bees have been taking half a gallon per week so far. Its been this way for three weeks.
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    Re: Nectar flow map and guidlines.

    Awesome!! Thanks!!:applause:
  17. Re: New Beekeeper here.....when to add second hive body?

    One vote for adding and one vote for not adding a second box, LOL Being away for two weeks has me a bit worried, I'm pretty sure they'll be ok
    the first week. I'm using foundation (no drawn...
  18. New Beekeeper here.....when to add second hive body?

    Took a look at the hive today (its been three weeks since I installed the package) and I have a little bit of everything. Some capped cells, some uncapped with pollen, some with brood. Not as many...
  19. Re: Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    Fine business OM.....I'll keep that in mind, I can hit that repeater fairly well from my California QTH.
  20. Re: Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    :banana: Dan......de N6LTU
  21. Re: Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    Hive is at the vacation home in Washoe Valley, live most of the time near San Jose, CA.
  22. Re: Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    My hive is in Washoe Valley at the vacation home.
  23. Re: Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    Thanks for the welcome!
  24. Re: Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    Thanks! Glad to have found the forum.
  25. Hello all, I'm a new beekeeper in Nevada....by way of California

    Hi my name is Doug and I just started beekeeping a couple of weeks ago. I have started my hive from a
    package and all seems well so far. My hive is actually located in Nevada but my home is in...
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