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    Re: A Small Victory

    Here might lie your problem/perplextion. These packages have most likely been treated, & may not thrive without some kind of IPM or treatment.
  2. Re: Possible computer virus threat

    :lpf: Ohhh nooo the varroa virus has entered your computer:D
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    Re: My first trap-out

    That’s great news, but how would that be possible?
  4. Re: Bees "bearding" in cold weather?

    An inspection? Nothing to do on the inside? First signs of overcrowding even though the shallow is there, since they are not using it? Perhaps they see it as there SHB jail:D
  5. Re: Moving from Georgia to Colorado Springs

    Welcome soon to CO! Good advice given so far.. The wind here can be brutal, so I keep a cinder block on top of all of my hives. Maybe you can put the boxes in the truck last to see if you have room,...
  6. Re: Will new foundations work in a swarm?

    Sorry, FL stands for foundation less.. I would put the two foundation frames in the middle, separated by one FL frame, and fill the rest of the box, but it may not matter.
  7. Re: Will new foundations work in a swarm?

    If you don't have a frame or two of black drawn comb (preferably no pollen in cells), I would think you would be better off (odds wise) just using one or two frames with foundation, and the rest FL.
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    Nooooooo:pinch: Why risk another colony? And what JWPalmer said:D Surely, drones will be your way sooner than later..Did you go back the next evening and collect a straggling cluster? Fill the...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    If there is one regret for me that I don’t count mites;), this would be it...Finding the percentage of mites on colonies that thrive yearly regardless of “high” counts. Are you sure it is the same...
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    Re: My first trap-out

    Where are you located? What size box/how many frames are you using? Trap-outs are a long process, so you will need your patience pants:D
    I wouldn't have smashed those queen cells, but removed and...
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    My thoughts on framing of the honey (especially if it is capped, less poison penetration), is I would set it up is a “normal” ten frame hive. 3-5 honey frames on the outside & brood frames on the...
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    Don’t go with feelings:D I have read that iPads have an infrared download?, if you have or no someone who has one. Also, I would check the ceiling below underneath the cement patio?, if it is not...
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    When you took the can out of the wall did you see comb, or were you able to track bees moving to a particular area? I would first locate where in the cavity they are before tearing anything apart. An...
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    Depending on the season, some of the obvious things I have seen are dead/decaying/dying bees in the cavity/on the comb. Smell, and pesticide residue (typically powdery white substances) in the...
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    Re: Wintertime bee removal

    Whenever I hear an "exterminator" has been at a removal site, I count it as a clean out, & charge accordingly. Finding the queen is essential in Winter removals if there are no eggs or larvae. Good...
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    Re: Bee removal in january-help!

    Have you identified where the colony is? This ideal seems doable depending on how tall & wide the hive is, and ideally would need to be kept upright, BUT could be extremely heavy. This section then...
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    No smoke or too much smoke both can raise some stingers. However, yes Bee Weaver queens tend to be the “hottest” in all of my yards. Sounds like you know what a hot hive is:D
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    Re: RIP little bees...

    Curious of your mite counts, that would lend you to treat Beeweaver queens?
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    Re: RIP little bees...

    Will you be out sourcing TF queens, or?
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    Re: Dead outs

    Could be, but those just look like cups to me. Am I the only one that thinks I see the queen’s head:scratch: Sickdog5, I would protect those frames from wax moths & rodents like they were gold....
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    Re: Dead outs

    Are you sure that wasn’t her head on the far right, next to those two or so outer bees? No way if that was the only side/frame of a “cluster”, would they be able to survive...
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    Re: Dead outs

    If one didn’t count prior or after treatments, I doubt one would be washing dead bees to count:D Obviously, it would help determine the why of there demise. Any sign of the queen in the dead?
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    Re: Dead outs

    That looks like pollen & crystallized honey or sugar water to me.
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    Re: Queen Bee dead in Winter

    I doubt you are queen less in December based upon that;), it would be very unusual for a colony to kick out & ball there only queen. More likely, they had two queens going into Winter & one was being...
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    Re: Need Bees to move along

    Agreed, bad ideal all around, & most beeks will not waste their time once they have been sprayed (especially with pesticides/insecticides), so I will take sentence two as a typo:eek:
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