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    Re: Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    Thinking about it...I guess if I split the colony now, my old queen can continue to lay eggs and raise brood while the virgin queen mates and begins laying eggs. in a few weeks, i can see how the...
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    Re: Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    i'm about the same...maybe 6 weeks. i'm not too certain about recombining the hives in a few weeks...wouldn't that cause confusion from moving one of the hives? ie the moved hive returning to their...
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    Re: Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    Thanks for the reply. Here's a run down on my hive status. 1 deep 2 mediums (I run mediums, but my bee supplier accidently included 1 deep instead of a medium and it was too far of a drive for me to...
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    Advice Late Swarm Prevention - HELP

    I just finished going through my hives and my package hive from spring has 6 mature queen cells. I found the queen and excluded her to the bottom box for now. I do have the available equipment to...
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    Re: Bees Are Not Building New Comb

    Hi Rusty,

    Sugar Shake? Did a quick search in the forums and didn't see anything. What does that entail?

    As for the pesticide use, far too many neighbors to be able to figure that one out. I...
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    Re: Bees Are Not Building New Comb

    I do minimally...will pull a frame or 2 to see how it looks. But, i don't always know what to look for outside of brood pattern and queen cells. I haven't spotted mites before, but that could just be...
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    Re: Bees Are Not Building New Comb

    For the bee package I installed last season (last sat of April), I fed them a 2-1 sugar/water syrup for the first month (May). The initial brood box had frames with stored pollen and i could see them...
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    Bees Are Not Building New Comb

    Question: Why are my bees not building new comb? Any ideas what might be happening or how to resolve?

    For 2 years now, I've lost all my bees. When I've added new frames with foundation, whether...
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