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  1. #1
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    Default Todays adventure.

    I split this hive 2 weeks ago and look what happened when the first virgin queen hatched out.





    JoeMcc
    "Slow Down and Taste the Vanilla" - My Grandma

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    wow... now I really need your address so I can set up some bait hives near by!!
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    wow... now I really need your address so I can set up some bait hives near by!!
    LOL

    You know these are from packages with 2 deeps. Only a couple frames drawn out in the top box.

    Messed up year i tell ya!

    JoeMcc
    "Slow Down and Taste the Vanilla" - My Grandma

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    messed up year, I agree!
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Guess they are trying to make up for CCD.

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    When I make splits for swarm control I will destroy all but two queen cells, this seems to control after swarms better. The logic being only one virgin in the split so she seems to stay home and the split loses the swarm urge.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Bean View Post
    When I make splits for swarm control I will destroy all but two queen cells, this seems to control after swarms better. The logic being only one virgin in the split so she seems to stay home and the split loses the swarm urge.
    I will try that next time.

    Hopefully next year when all the comb is drawn out this wont happen as much. I was thinking maybe i should put foundaton between each brood frame. Every time ive tried something like that the pull the comb out further on the drawn frames and it makes a mess. PLus the cold weather weve had here in WA would have prob caused some chilled brood if i had broken up the brood nest.

    JoeMcc
    "Slow Down and Taste the Vanilla" - My Grandma

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