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    Re: Keeping a captured swarm happy

    Just checked swarm #2 this morning and it looks to have settled in. Took up about a pint of sugar over night and starting to act more normal. Looks like I will have to build some more deeps and...
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    Re: Keeping a captured swarm happy

    There are at least 3 good superseding queen cells in the old hive. Sunday's swarm looks to have settled in nicely and taking sugar. The one that swarmed yesterday is still clustering and not taking...
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    Keeping a captured swarm happy

    I believe I have learned that you can't have just one hive. Suddenly my yard has tripled. I started with a nuke in the Fall 2 years ago. Fed them 2:1 over the winter and moved them to a deep in...
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    Re: My bees ignoring the supers.

    I'm really concerned about them trying to swarm though I don't see any signs of it yet. I have a new deep ready to add. I will put it above the bottom deep then the super and the full deep on top. ...
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    My bees ignoring the supers.

    I only have one hive and this is my first full season so I have spent more time in the books than the hives but still have questions. Over the last couple of months or so I have noticed something...
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    Re: Salt water swimming pools

    Sorry to be late to this thread. We converted our pool to a salt chlorinator last spring. Within a week the skimmers were full of drowned bees. I have two 3 gallon poultry waterers set up near the...
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    Oil of Wintergreen source/price

    Found a few mites on the sticky boards last weekend and figure it is time to add some wintergreen oil to the next batch of grease patties before they get out of hand. Need to find another source...
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