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    Re: What species of honey bee did I catch?

    I'd say they are Italians because of the light colored abdomen.
  2. Re: Literature to appease concerns about a hotel rooftop hive?

    I don't think there would be that much of a problem, I know a number of beekeepers that live in urban areas and keep bees at rooftops. Just try to make sure all they need is close by so that they...
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    Re: First taste from own honeybees

    There's no honey that tastes better than your own produced. Those are the advantages of being a beekeeper.
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    Re: Pictures of second inspection

    Looks like you coming on the right direction. In couple of days they'll even be more.
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    Re: Ants getting into top feeder

    I've had some ant's around some of my hives and used "ant doom powder" on the surrounding of the hive stands to keep them away and after some time they all disappeared.

    They never really went in...
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    Re: Queen flew away

    If the queen has been in that hive for few days she will probably return again. You can leave the hive open for a couple of days incase she comes back.

    And also take your time and look for her in...
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    Re: What could possibly go wrong?

    That was a big risk he took there, glad nothing went wrong along his journey.

    I wouldn't advice that to anyone.
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    Re: Laying amount.

    How long have you had the hives?
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    Re: Does brood comb honey taste different?

    Yes you right Roland there's not that much difference in taste, its just the colours that differ.
  10. Re: Open the hive early morning/early evening?????

    I like doing my inspections in the morning when my all rested up and ready for the day. At this time of the day calm, not in a rush and so are my bees.

    Through my years of beekeeping I've found...
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    Re: week 3 inspections of my 2 hives

    Your bee project is coming out good Mariah, I like the way you have positioned the hives, there's enough space inbetween them so the bees move freely.

    Now its time to let them do their thing,...
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    Re: Messed up marking queen. Now what?

    Good for you Rogman,

    Was reading through your thread and was about to give some advice.

    If broods and eggs are there, you should know there's a busy queen around.
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    Re: hundreds of dead bees outside my hive

    This has happened and continues to happen in some of my hives. I still haven't found the reason as to why, and haven't really looked into it because it doesn't happen that often.

    But if it carries...
  14. Re: Hypothehtical question about queenless colony

    Seven days can be too long, I don't think she can be accepted back. I haven't really tried it but I don't think its possible.
  15. Re: Package arrived weakened; no queen sighted lately. Requeen or brood?

    Sorry for your experience, that is really unprofessional on the delivery part, it's because of their poor service that your bees have arrived weakened. The early your bee package arrives the better....
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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    I have some free range chickens in my backyard around the same place where I've got some bee hives. At first I had the same worry as you on if my chickens would eat the bees or verse versa.

    To my...
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    Re: bees work in super

    Hi Yakand,

    Here's my advice on managing bees in your situation. A queen excluder is a vital equipment in beekeeping. They are used above the brood chamber through which worker bees can pass, but...
  18. Re: Need clues to find bees in poured concrete building

    Yeap, they must be going some where like the air conditioner to look for resources they need like water.
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    Re: dead bees outside

    If you have just installed the hive then there's no need to worry about some few dead bees, it does happen. The only time it should be of concern is if some are still dying as the days go by.

    So...
  20. Re: How long until hive realizes it is Queenless

    It is important that the virgin queen start mating. The mating takes place while she is flying in the open and not in the hive.

    The mating does not begin until the queen is sexually mature. This...
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    Re: Stupid Mistakes

    I've never laughed so hard in a long time, I have my own bee stung stories, but yours is the ultimate.
  22. Thread: Bumble bees

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    Re: Bumble bees

    The most common annoyance to beekeepers by the time of harvesting the honey and maintaining of the hives are bumblebees. These bees are black and yellow not forgetting ugly and are seen going through...
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    Re: Cought my first swarm today!

    That's good in catching a swarm, you need to be experienced to do that. Swarms can be a fun way to get bees, and they are free.

    They can be easily collected and placed in prepared equipment. It...
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    Re: I got stung today!

    I don't remember the last time I got stung, but it was last year. Yesterday I got a bee stuck in my suit but removed it safely.
  25. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Some great points here, thanks for sharing.

    Let me share two more...

    - Before handling bees, do not use any sweet smelling cologne, hair spray or any other products. The odor may irritate the...
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