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    Re: Dead drones at entrance

    Forgot about the cold night the other day. That's probably what did it. Photo was taken at 7:00 a.m. on a cool rainy morning so you're not gonna see alot of activity in the photo. Thanks
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    Dead drones at entrance

    Finding alot of dead drones at the entrance in the morning. Looks like they are also pulling out deone brood. Is this normal for this time of year. The box is packed and I will be doing a split very...
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    Too early to split?

    Hello all, I have a hive that overwintered very well and is packed with bees. Due to an upcoming back surgery I will not have time to do splits when I would like. Is it too early to split the hive...
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    Appreciate the response. I was thinking the same,...

    Appreciate the response. I was thinking the same, but have heard that some say to refrigerate.
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    Pollen patties useable?

    I forgot to refrigerate last years box of pollen patties. They have been sitting in a draw at room temperature since about last March. They look and smell fine. Would you guys use them? Thanks
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    Not sure what it was. This was a sickly looking...

    Not sure what it was. This was a sickly looking package to begin with. Two weeks after install the queen was M.I.A. Only took the package because I felt bad for the beekeeper (van full of packages...
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    Yes, I was scared it was EFB after doing some...

    Yes, I was scared it was EFB after doing some research. This was a weak package I purchased and then requeened. The bottom deep was filling with bees and brood well after requeening so I added a...
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    There is definitely at least few frames of...

    There is definitely at least few frames of uncapped nectar but I'll try and feed. I have a hive beside it that is thriving so it's not a lack of available forage. Do you see any signs of brood...
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    Super above is empty. I believe they have some...

    Super above is empty. I believe they have some heavy frames of nectar in the deeps
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    Brown brood/dead bees

    409774097940977Dead bees on the landing board last few mornings. Bees walking all over the ground. Noticed some brown brood today. Hoping it's not what Ithink it may be. Please help
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    Combining nuc with hive question

    Have an established hive with two deeps and a super. Also have a strong nuc with queen laying machine from a split I made earlier. The queen in the hive is not laying well at all. I want to remove...
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    Re: Southern New Yorker flow ???

    Have a few hives set up in Southampton next to a berry field and apple orchards. My second deep is heavy with nectar and just beginning to fill the supers.
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    Today was the first day I noticed this. Didn't go...

    Today was the first day I noticed this. Didn't go inside the hive cause I was on my way out.
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    Hive has two deeps and a super. Not hot at all,...

    Hive has two deeps and a super. Not hot at all, low to mid 60s when I took this picture and hive is in the shade.
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    bee swarm?

    Does this look like a swarm? Maybe they are just partying outside the hive? I was constantly up in trees last year trying to get my bees back. Should I try and place them in a nuc box or hope they go...
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    Re: Should I leave on queen excluder?

    Just using a plastic brushy mountain excluder. Think it was like 6 bucks. Comb was dry going on, bees cleaned them up last season before storing. They are actually filling in the excluder holes with...
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    Should I leave on queen excluder?

    Honey flow is on. Top brood box is heavy with nectar. I added a queen excluder and honey super with drawn comb a couple weeks ago. Today upon inspection the super is still empty and only had about 20...
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    Re: Colony preparing to swarm?

    They are building very well but still have room. I added the second deep, with three drawn frames and the rest foundation about two weeks ago. They are definitely empty swarm cells as they are at...
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    Colony preparing to swarm?

    While doing an inspection today I found about six empty swarm cells (bottom of frames in the upper deep with no eggs inside). The hive is building well and is certainly not packed but I am concern as...
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    Re: Bees only drawing half the brood box

    Night temperatures look to be in the mid to upper 40s. Is that still too cold. Should I leave all that wax with drone comb on the bottom bars?
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    Bees only drawing half the brood box

    I installed a package about three weeks ago. I used three drawn comb frames in the center and the rest was undrawn rite cell foundation. The colony is building nicely, I have about four frames of...
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    by Jayfer12
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    Utility knife while cutting a piece of hose went...

    Utility knife while cutting a piece of hose went across two finger tips and my palm. May need a skin graft because bone is exposed.
  23. Thread: Wax moth?

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    Re: Wax moth?

    Thanks for the info. After losing a couple finger tips at work today, I think I'll just set it and forget it.
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    Wax moth?

    I'm assuming this is wax moth? Can I use this frame as is when I add my top brood box? Thanks
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    Re: Should I risk a Queen?

    I'm sorry, I meant to say "didn't seem aggressive". They weren't clinging to her cage or trying to sting. I did dab some syrup with HBH on the screen for the attendants to feed on. I only have brood...
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