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    Re: Construction slow down ( need advise)

    Thanks for the advise.
    I started feeding the the 2 to 1 syrup and I'm seeing a lot of orientation flights, thinking a lot more bees so they will need to build.

    Thanks again for the help!
    Chris
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    Construction slow down ( need advise)

    Hello all,

    I made some splits and added mated queens to two of them around July 1st and captured 2 swarms that have mated queens back from mating around July 8th, all 4 hives are doing well. My...
  3. Re: Will bees move and build down into added boxes?

    Wow!!!
    Nice work and photos
    Thanks for sharing those!
    Chris
  4. Re: Will bees move and build down into added boxes?

    Thanks for all the great advise,
    I looked in the hives a couple of days ago and they only had about 5 frames built out in each of the 10 frame split/swarm capture hives, that's what they had about...
  5. Will bees move and build down into added boxes?

    Hello all,

    I've made some splits and have a couple of swarm captures almost ready to add boxes to. Some of the splits and captures are in single medium boxes.
    I would like to get some deeps on...
  6. Re: Adding Deeps to Medium splits and swarm captures?

    Thanks for all the advise!
    I did inspection on them yesterday to check to see if the queens from the swarm captures came back from mating. I was happy to see capped brood and larvae in all my hives....
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    Ok, good to know. If it gets bad I'll try requeening if queens are available at the time.
    Thanks
    Chris
  8. Adding Deeps to Medium splits and swarm captures?

    Hello all,

    I have made two splits and captured two swarms and all 4 colonies are in single medium 10 frame boxes. They have filled out about 7 frames in each medium hive. I live in New York and...
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    That is exactly how the bees on my landing area look!, same as your photo.
    I haven't seen any in the hive yet but I'll keep looking. Did a sugar shake mite check and came up with no mites so I'm...
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    The hive that these bees are trying to enter, I started from a package I purchased on April 21st. I purchased 2 packages and started 2 hives to start my bee keeping hobby. I haven't treated for...
  11. Re: After extracting, supers above or below inner cover

    Vance
    What is bt?
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    Re: [Newbee] What am I looking at here?

    I'm having the same issue
    Check this thread: https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?339472-Robber-Bees-honeybees-(pic)

    Chris
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    [QUOTE=MJC417;1567170]"I was just in for an inspection, Hive is very strong with a good laying queen. I pulled some capped drone larvae and couldn't find a mite, also, I didn't see any of the...
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    Thanks AR
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    I was just in for an inspection, Hive is very strong with a good laying queen. I pulled some capped drone larvae and couldn't find a mite, also, I didn't see any of the robbers in the hive that I...
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    The photos are the robbers, I was wondering if they are honeybees?
    What makes you think my bees have a virus?

    Chris
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    I'm going to check today, Hope queen is home!
    Should I pull any honey from supers?
    Thanks
    Chris
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    Re: Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    Thanks, I wasn't sure if this type of minor robbing attempts would require a screen. This morning I have about 5 of these robbers on the landing board.
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    Robber Bees? honeybees (pic)

    These bees are trying to get into a couple of my hives. I have severely reduced my entrances and my bees seem to be able to defend against them, battling them one at a time as they attempt to enter. ...
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    Re: Virgin Queen Mating Flight Detour

    Thanks a lot for the info, I was afraid may have interrupted them. So I'm glad I was able to capture the 2 out of 3 swarms.

    What do you think the chances are of my virgin queens mating properly?...
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    Virgin Queen Mating Flight Detour

    Hello all,

    I have a few question about virgin queens and mating flight/swarms.
    On June 30th on of my hives swarmed in what i believed was the initial swarm with the mated queen. I was lucky...
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    Re: Newbie From Putnam County NY

    Thank you
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    Newbie From Putnam County NY

    Hello everyone,
    Glad I found this forum! already learned a ton just reading a lot of the posts.
    I have started two packages this year(mid April) They seem to be doing well so far, keeping my...
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