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  1. Re: Recently Installed Nuc into my 1st Long Lang.... No Drawn Comb after 2 Weeks!!!

    Welcome to Beesource Brittany. Are you feeding them? You say the flow has not started and it is a new nuc.
  2. Re: Hive Inspection - Questions about burr comb and bottom board (Screened)

    My hives are arranged in a square pattern, generally aligned magnetic east/west, north/south. Magnetic deviation is 10 degrees W. I have never noticed more burr comb in the north/south facing hives....
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    Re: Bees crawling inside of hive top feeder

    Dittos, Keep feeding until all the frames are drawn. If you let the feeder run dry, shake out the bees and fill it back up. Might not hurt to put on some pollen patty too. You should get 3 medium...
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    Re: Bees in saltwater pool.

    When you say saltwater, are you talking about the little chamber next to the pump and filter that you pour rock salt into? Or is this saltwater like the ocean? The system into which one pours rock...
  5. Re: Hive Inspection - Questions about burr comb and bottom board (Screened)

    :eek:
  6. Re: Any guesses? Swarm took 6 weeks to start laying?

    Most likely you accidentally transferred the queen from the other hive. Check that hive to see if there are queen cells started.
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    Re: Size of 8 Frame Langstroth

    Eight frame equipment varies in size from manufacturer to manufacturer. According to my cut sheet, an eight frame telescoping cover should measure 15-3/4" wide by 22" long. Yours is just slightly...
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    Re: Split hive never raised new queen

    You did not specify the dates, but a hive could take over a week to create a queen cell you could see with the eggs. You should probably put the original hive into a nuc to tighten them up a bit....
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    Re: Do Queens keep growing?

    My take, maybe someone else knows better, but a queen that is caged and not laying will slim down a bunch. Once she is out of the cage and in full production mode, she will regain her full size.
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    Re: Moisture Content

    Never ran into that problem before. How you handle it probably depends on how many frames you have. Just thinking out loud, but I might consider wrapping a few frames in a damp towel and place them...
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    Re: Ants and larvae

    Not really. Just scrape the board off periodically. Unlike the SHB larvae, wax moth larvae do not pupate in the ground so exposure to the sun will kill them. The big ones make good bait for bream...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    If you saw me working outside without a shirt on, you would swear you found him.:D
  13. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Virginia

    Gawd, I hope not! Only have four more nucs to sell to get back to the low 20's for a hive count. Summer splits will bring me back up close to 40. I'ma no wanna so many bees!
    The swarm traps are for...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hmm, tanging. Russ, wanna join me on a snipe hunt?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt
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    Re: Can anyone explain this?

    Trin, I have no evidence to corroborate this, but my belief is that the bees kicking the drones out in late spring is a sign that the swarming urge has passed. They will maintain a much smaller drone...
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    Yeah, I still have a hive that is either drone layer or laying worker. Have not see a queen so I suspect LW. Will be doing summer nucs soon and will give the swapped hive thing a try.
  17. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Virginia

    Good for you. The trap I have at work still has not landed a swarm but has had good activity every day. What gives? Maybe the girls will surprise me Monday.
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    I do not know that to be true or not. Do you have anything to support it? Sounds like it would work, but instead of a bait hive, just move the target hive to the old location. If one were doing a...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    :thumbsup:

    You do not need a pressure gradient, just one of concentration.
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    Re: Ants and larvae

    Wax moth larvae. See them all the time on SBB.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    LJ, you know I am somewhat playing with you on this topic. I agree that the total permeable surface area of a cell is only a small percentage of the total area, and that the cell walls, being made...
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    Re: Stupid bee math, and size of a bait hive

    Thanks for setting me straight Greg. I could not remember which specific sizes were tested and did not have time to look through my copy of "Honey Bee Democracy".

    I agree with Ollie that the best...
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    Re: Wax dipped equipment

    Are trying to find out if it is a good idea, locate a vendor, or learn how to do it?

    Kamon Reynolds has a video of wax dipping his equipment and there are others on Y tube. Jeff at Hive Five...
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    Re: Trapping 2020 - success rate?

    Greg, great news! So this year so far you are 2 captured and 1 trapped, scouts at multiple locations. That is a pretty stong comeback. More so because you are not capturing your own swarms.

    I...
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    I did my very first shake out yesterday. In the past, I have done as you were suggesting, just let them die out. And, I have let several dozen die out in the past. Now I needed the equipment (nucs)...
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