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  1. Re: Roof Hive Move- short distance -new package install today move tomorrow

    Hi Brac,

    I had only "locked them up" for maybe 15 minutes at most. I made the first post on Friday night, the move was Saturday. The bees are not closed off in any way now, it was only for a few...
  2. Re: Roof Hive Move- short distance -new package install today move tomorrow

    Correction: the sisal rope is 3/8" width not 1/2"

    Just wanted to mention: The matte board may need to be a thicker board if using on Langstroth hives

    It was an overcast day, low 60s

    Best,...
  3. Re: Roof Hive Move- short distance -new package install today move tomorrow

    Hello,

    I made the move at 8am yesterday. It went very well. The hive is a modified Warre that someone built for me so that is why I started with two "deeps". The frames are smaller and I added...
  4. Roof Hive Move- short distance -new package install today move tomorrow

    Hello All,

    I need some advice. I have a package I installed today on a roof and need to move from the roof tomorrow to a location 300 yards away.

    The roof is 1 story tall with a straight...
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    I did see queen cells but not with larva in them. When I was expecting them they were loud. I think will add another super tomorrow to give them some more space - they had some room still to fill in...
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    thanks - very helpful, especially the pics. I feel better. One more question- is this behavior related to swarming as well? Just wondering... Thanks
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    but they should go back inside right? maybe they need more space- I have a super on and I think they still have room to fill in it...

    As for the photo- I use photobucket.com and you paste the IMG...
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    They are still hanging out at 9:51pm, is this still normal?

    Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.
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    Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    Hello,

    It is very hot here- in the 90s. My bees are hanging outside of the hive - is this something I should be worried about...
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  11. New package bees, drawn out comb, start 2 mediums?

    Hello Bee forum,

    I will be getting two packages of bees very soon and I am planning on starting them off with both a medium of frames of drawn out comb from my previous hive that sadly did not...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    The queen cell was just started - open and small - only one and not well formed- stubby, I guess you could say. I saw the queen and she wad marked.. looked larger than when she first arrived.. funny...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Hi again so here is an update on my hive and I have another weird issue wasn't sure to make a new post or just continue with this one since it is about the same hive...

    Today I inspected and saw...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Today I saw eggs!! Hooray! One in each cell.

    I also saw something weird, outside the hive there were a few dead pupae, white color, laying about. I even saw a worker carrying one. I am not sure...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Ohhh, I misunderstood- I plan to check Thursday then, I will let you know what I see... thanks!
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for your message. I hope you have better luck with your bees too!
    It will really be day 16 for me if I count from when I put the new queen into the hive (it is 12 days from...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    I have taken your advise and I am waiting the 12 days until I check again... so far it has only been a week. I can't wait to see how they are doing, I will be sure to let you know!
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    That's what I was doing today, but I think I lingered too long, I was getting nervous the queen was already released so I started to look for signs and saw the three emergency queen cups started and...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    I bought her through the mail and when she arrived she was smaller than I have usually seen queens.
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Thank you honeyshack and CentralPAguy, I am really listening to what you both have to say- I think I will wait 12 more days to recheck and then requeen if I need to.

    I like to think of it more as...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Good points, something to consider.
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    I should not have opened the hive today, I thought needed to puncture the candy cork, but I should have left them alone for 12 days, correct? I guess live and learn...

    Thanks for the comments!
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    I installed the queen cage on Friday, maybe that is not enough time for her to start laying then. I am not sure when the last time I saw worker brood was...it seems to have been all/mostly drones...
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    But I am really worried about them being able to survive the winter, I feel like time is not on my side. :scratch:
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    Thanks for the info.

    Does this mean I should not fully check tomorrow to see if my queen actually is there?

    I am really worried to wait and prehaps then get a laying worker or swarm cells...
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