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    Re: Anyone Else Get A Whiff Yet?

    In hives today it's just starting.
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    Re: Pre-Swarming Question

    All want to reproduce every animal on the planet. once they decide they want to swarm the only thing i found effective was making a shook swarm. lack of room if they want to swarm that doesn't...
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    Re: How to not care for bees:

    Hope he eats all of his "honey" before it ferments.

    No I hope it all spoiled on him.
  4. Re: one-two punch using Apivar and OA dribble?

    last year I treated early in the spring with apivar when the brood nest was small only 1 hive needed 3 strips the rest had 1 that gave me great knock down of the mites for the year never found a mite...
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    I let a friend of mine use one of my queen castles he has a lot of dragonflies he had 1 out of 4
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    I have my mating nucs at least a 1/4 mile away from any big hives and I don't have robbing issues. In the same yard it was death to the nucs. Only had 12 to mate had 9 return.
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    Re: Clumping under SBB

    sometimes you just have to get in there and fix up your mess ups we all been there. don't worry about the queen the bees will know what to do
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    Re: Clumping under SBB

    Pretty simple take the bottom off give it a rap to drop the bees on top of the frames replace the insert reassemble the hive. Done
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    Re: Clumping under SBB

    The point of having the screened BB is so you can take a look at what falls out of the hive. If you take out the inspection tray and let the stuff fall on the ground how can you inspect Screened...
  10. Re: will the returning field bees find a home in another hive

    When I have to move hives I leave the weakest one behind for a boost.
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    Re: Not much pollen in hives

    sound like you are in your dearth now It might be time to feed. check with your local beekeepers
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    Re: Bee Attack

    wish they wouldn't use a pic of someone shaking off a bee beard
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    When I graft I can hardly see the larva so it's not even close to being a 2 day old larva it's more like 12 hours old . I go by the if you can see it it's to old.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Looks like that only made of wood
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Never posted a photo this old fart just might have to learn how to do that:)
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    Re: Queen died, now what?

    You have to realize that we are giving the hive 4 chances of getting a good queen. With those cells we will wait 3 weeks to see what they have done any of the 2 frame splits that have not produced a...
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    Re: Queen died, now what?

    This happened to a friend of mine last week no queen lots of queen cells already capped. I took one of my mating boxes over there and we made 4 splits with all the cells. many home grown queens will...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Made up a cell starter yesterday and grafted queens. I used a new jig that fits on a steering wheel to hold everything.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Temps in the low 60s and rain again. I WANT TO START BEEKEEPING!!!!
  20. Re: backfilling brood cells w nectar.. best management?

    If they have some other place to put it yes they move the nectar out seen it a few times. Of course if the queen doesn't return from the mating flight they will keep filling it with honey. Back...
  21. Re: A boxed swarm produced a mating flight...

    I believe you were right the swarm decided to supercede the swarm queen
  22. Re: backfilling brood cells w nectar.. best management?

    Just let the bees do their work when the new queen is ready they will make space. It's funny how the bees know what they are doing.
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    Re: Bee Health Guru

    Mmm page not found
  24. Re: Cluster of bees under hive--screened bottom board

    If the swarming instinct has passed it can be a honey producing colony but most of the time the queen should go with a shook swarm for that instinct to pass. It can work both ways,make the shook...
  25. Re: Brood in the Honey Supers: I did it wrong!

    No you did it RIGHT! I take it that you had supers with just foundation in them. Sometimes when supers are put on with a queen excluder they will not see anything above the excluder as room for...
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