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k.christison
Today 02:47 PM
 Drone Comb Problem
Hi. I have a hive with a couple frames that have a lot of drone comb on them. Is this a problem? If so, is there anything I can do to stop it? I have a green drone frame, but I don't know when to put... (7 views, 0 replies)
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cgybees
Today 02:39 PM
 Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees
Bump for the good advice :> (1,785 views, 41 replies)
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Tenbears
Today 02:33 PM
 Bees using telescoping top for entrance (Langstroth)
It really makes no difference. as long as they can defend their hive. All my inner covers have entrances in them. (98 views, 2 replies)
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cgybees
Today 02:30 PM
 Newbie very perplexed
Be aware, feeding them can also cause them to back-fill the entire brood area and trigger another swarm - if you decide to go this route, keep on top of what's going on inside the hive. (82 views, 6 replies)
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Tenbears
Today 02:30 PM
 How Fast to Take the Cover Down?
Go ahead and remove the paper, If you already have large holes you may as well. I have several observation hives, and have never covered them for any reason. A hole in the cover visible to the bees... (75 views, 1 replies)
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gezellig
Today 02:30 PM
 couple of questions - lost my queen and weather impact on honey production
As far as your queen flying off, it's almost certain she's gone. If the queen had done her orientation flights from the hive then it's possible she would. It's odd that your Lang hive hasn't... (75 views, 2 replies)
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k.christison
Today 02:28 PM
 Drone Comb Problem
Hi. Right now I have a hive that has a lot of drone comb on a couple of the frames. I'm wondering if this is a serious problem, and if so, is there anything I can do to stop it. I have a green drone... (26 views, 0 replies)
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cgybees
Today 02:28 PM
 How fast should a (bad) 3 frame nuc grow?
You got a nuc for slightly less than package prices, with what sounds like less bees than a package. Packages typically run $175-225, this year went as high as $300. So while not a rip-off, very late... (343 views, 14 replies)
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wcubed
Today 02:26 PM
 Wax production and summer solstice...
This is such a simple concept, I have trouble understanding why it is so poorly understood. When incoming nectar falls below colony feed needs, wax-making is the first thing given up. To divert... (473 views, 10 replies)
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Bees of SC
Today 02:20 PM
 6 weeks what should I expect
The bees will let you know what to expect----go to youtube,,,... (48 views, 1 replies)
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cgybees
Today 02:18 PM
 First split lost
Hanging in clusters could simply mean they are hot, or they're trying to dry out syrup and there are too many bees in the hive for good airflow. It's called 'bearding'. If they're preparing to... (91 views, 1 replies)
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Tomas
Today 02:12 PM
 Why do people have top bar hives?
What you say about bees building comb to fit almost any space is true. You can get comb in a big variety of sizes and shapes when dealing with feral colonies. In a wall, for example, Ive seen combs... (1,673 views, 42 replies)
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Dave Burrup
Today 02:12 PM
 high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies
If your pockets are deep enough you can buy the results you want. (271 views, 6 replies)
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clyderoad
Today 02:09 PM
 New Nucs; with all the dandilions, should we still feed?
Sure, you could still feed, 1:1 sugar to water. Feeding usually speeds up the drawing of new comb, which is a good thing if there is not any. It's also helpful during long rainy spells when they... (84 views, 2 replies)
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Tejones121
Today 02:05 PM
 Preventing poisoning from spray.
The corn next to my property looked fine too, but I got the call this past week that they were spraying an insecticide/fungicide mix. Closed them up the night before, covered them with a sheet, and... (77 views, 4 replies)
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Tenbears
Today 02:01 PM
 Transplanting milkweed?
Gather the seed pods before they open up this fall, then open them and spread the seed across the field where you want them to grow, The wind will be happy to help. Now here is the trick. next may 1... (92 views, 4 replies)
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gezellig
Today 01:58 PM
 Queen Cage
Put it on a frame of emerging brood. That's the darkest capped brood (250 views, 11 replies)
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ProfessorBob
Today 01:50 PM
 What's going with this TBH?
Caught an after swarm on June 6. Since that time the bees have made only about 6 decent bars of comb (~ 60% of each filled with comb). Went into the hive on 6/20 did my first inspection and found... (19 views, 0 replies)
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KQ6AR
Today 01:39 PM
 New beekeeper First time dealing with aerial crop dusting
They use helicopters to crop dust near one of our apiaries. Two years & no hive kills yet. All the farmers know where the bees are located. (297 views, 8 replies)
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Barry Digman
Today 01:16 PM
 one more time
Upload the photos to a hosting site like Photobucket. It's free. Then copy the link to Beesource either as a link or the actual image. Make sure you resize the image so it's not too big to load here. (70 views, 2 replies)