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    Re: new queen, when do I inspect

    I would wait anywhere from 7-10 days personally.
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    Re: New one for me... thoughts?

    Agree, with you & JWPalmer, it is unlikely there is an open cavity next to them, or they would be in it:eek:
    Check this one out, although rare in CO, I have been coming across at least one a year...
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    Re: Captured Swarm: What Next?

    If the goal is to get them ready for Winter, donít set them back by trying to fix the bottom box. I would leave the bridge comb/box as it is (as you did), & just keep feeding them so they draw & fill...
  4. Re: well, they left....then came home

    Yes, it’s alone a matter of time/weather permitting before they leave again. I would make multiple splits with the q cells in there & if you find her that’s a bonus;), Still May not prevent them from...
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    Re: Bees staying home

    Not due to heat, because it would make them fly, ventilate hive, etc. Possibility of rain, barometric pressure? Something doesnít read right:p
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    Re: swarm

    Uhhh., go capture them & they wonít move? More importantly, you donít want them to move into your neighbors structure, or yours for that matter:D Once a hive swarms there are multiple Q cells left...
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    Re: Why am I losing my Queens?

    How frequently did you have your head in the box after transfer?
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    Re: Locking up a hive

    I would perhaps be more worried about parts of the tree falling on the boxes (10 ft is close for large trees coming down) & am not a fan of locking up bees on a hot day. With Lots of ventilation,...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    No attack here, but one difference is the probability of unmanaged bees swarming, contaminating, dying, mite bombing, etc. (okay that was more than one), are high. A lot happens when you are gone in...
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    Re: bee removal help needed

    Looks like it was a great observation hive;)
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    Re: bee removal help needed

    Yes, lights off. Is the box sealed? Are you trying to attract the stragglers in the box? As soon as sun comes in that window, if the box is not sealed, your going to have flying bees in that...
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    Re: Check out this nuc

    This should have been your dads first red flag, but I do want to go out of town for three years:D
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    Kind of like mites & bears:eek: What about your swarms going on vacation & inhabiting the home? It would be to far for most to manage & it doesnít read like you really want to either.
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    Re: # Days to capped brood

    I donít know the fastest, because I usually stay out, after directly releasing her:D Bee math gives & takes a day, but assuming she was released the day you put her in (unlikely depending on the...
  15. Re: Egg to Larva to Queen or Worker

    Which is basically three/four days. IMO, A question is never stupid because by its nature someone is asking it for an answer;) I am sure a queen can be attempted to be made after three days, but the...
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    Re: Bee capture question

    They were removed and sprayed:scratch: Obviously someone didnít remove the old wax & fill the cavity. Great call on ditching the old comb., did you remove it?
  17. Re: First time beekeeping. A month in. A couple of questions.

    Nice of them;), laying worker with a queen? That is a first for me:D
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    Re: Missed By Inches

    Trust you reduced that entrance? Why all the moves?, when you can just move them once?
  19. Re: Robbing from new split before new queen emerges

    Yes, it will most likely be a problem, especially if it is warm. Reduce the entrance to a bee width, or make or buy a robber screen?
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    Re: Quick swarm poll

    Capture them at sunrise or sunset and introduced them to the rest?
  21. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    For many reasons:D, I am not sure you should have sold nucleus, if you are trying to get pallets of bees. If you had more money how would you spend it on the operation?
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    Re: Quick swarm poll

    I would definitely knocked them into a box, or swarm bucket, and not wait to see what they do. What if the decide to move into the shed structure?:eek: How did they get in the shed? Opened door or is...
  23. Re: First time beekeeping. A month in. A couple of questions.

    Queen is alive & spotted, same one from the beginning?, or perhaps they superseded her? Pictures of larvae.., I would consider staying out of the hive for a little while and let them cap the larvae....
  24. Re: Back Pain? My personal public service announcement....

    Inject some bee venom in that needle:D
  25. Re: How far to put claimed swarm from swarm trap

    Definitely, transfer the swarm, or move the caught swarm box & set up another. Just make sure the cast members are not coming from your mother hives:eek:
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