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  1. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    They are 300 feet away, correct? My lot isn't even that big in any dimension. I have lot's of wasps and I just leave them if they are not bothering anybody and that is my recommendation for you. Live...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Hi Thucar,

    I'm hoping that is the case. I'm a little reluctant to jump to conclusions on any of this until I 99% sure. I may lose some hive that way but I think it's the best way to learn.
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Thanks trishbookworm,

    I've basically combined hive 1 (the queen right hive) with hive 3 which definitely did not have a queen. I had a barrier separating them (since I don't have any newspaper)...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Here's an update:

    First the good news: hive 1 looks great with a mated queen and plenty of eggs, larva, capped brood, and honey and a great laying pattern. The nuc hive that I caught a swarm...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Here's another update, yesterday I had one of my hives swarm. I think it had to be one of the one's with 2 queen cells and i think I know which one since I saw some bees on the ground in front of...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Just an update: I went in today and split both hives. One hive had 5 queen cells. I left 2 in the original hive, moved 2 to the new hive and dispatched one. I also decided to split the other hive to...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Thanks beemantn. Mel talks about dispatching the queen but doesn't really explain what that means. He also tries to rationalize killing a queen after only about a month of laying so I equated...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Thanks unstunghero! I have joined a club and it has been very beneficial. But there are a ton of different opinions and, so, in the end one has to pick some that make sense and try them. Especially...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    I could split both hives since I have the equipment. That would give me 4 queens and 4 chances for a successful mating flight. I'll have to think about that.

    I still think an August queen might...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    This is really useful input, if only I had posted before I killed the queens:) Anyway, the only plan B I can think of is to buy a new queen if I'm not seeing any eggs by Aug. Now i don't know how...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Thanks for the input Ruth. I was wondering about the need for notching. Seems kind of weird that it is needed at all but if it is needed due to foundation that makes sense and something I'll try...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Well, I think I'm a long way from late summer. These queens should take their mating flights in July. Mid-Summer is Aug. 6th. Late summer would be Sep.
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    According to Mel the mating flight has a 15% failure rate. Since I've got 3 hives (after I split one) there will be a 0.3375% chance that all 3 mating flights will fail. On the other hand I've got a...
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    I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    I have 2 top bar hives based on Les Crowder's design. I populated both just this year, one with a swarm and one with a nuc (yes, I had to trim the nuc langstroth frames to fit in my top bar but that...
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