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    Re: Too many bees

    WOW! what an experience. This hive rattled me a bit. Bees don't bother me. I kind of chuckle when I see other guys getting freaked out and running away. I am comfortable with bees. This did make me...
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    Re: Too many bees

    I don't want to add a sixth box. 6 boxes on a 17 inch stand would be incredibly unstable. It is already awkward and difficult to lift the top boxes off.

    We are heading there now. I'm going to...
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    Too many bees

    One of the splits off of my winter survivor hive has grown into a monster hive. What should I do? What do I need to know?

    It is currently 3 deeps for the brood boxes and two deep supers for...
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    Re: Yellow jackets

    In my first year I had a very weak hive. I saw lots of yellow jackets going in and carrying bees out. That hive did not make it thru the fall. This colony had a heavy mite count which set them up to...
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    Re: Tree with bees ID help please

    Close up of the bark would help too.
  6. Thread: Utah

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    Re: Utah

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    1 to 2 pound swarm. very small.

    Work mate called to say a Facebook friend just posted that a swarm was on their lawn. We made contact with the home owner and rushed...
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    Re: Utah

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    High 60's Sunny at the moment. rained day before and that night. This was from a split of Carni's a friend gave me that apparently felt too crowded in the Nuc they came in. My wife...
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    Re: timing for moving hives

    Great information. This is my first winter beekeeping. I still have a dilemma. My father in law gave all his vintage clothing and tools to my son to see if he could manage bees in my father in law's...
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    timing for moving hives

    Nothing like real life, hands on experience. Reading is vital to start but real life beekeeping reveals the devil in the details.

    I don't recall ever reading anything about the timing of moving....
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    Re: Colony disappears in a week?

    I hate it when you guys describe my situation to a T. But I am grateful that you are willing to share your knowledge to keep us going. Keep us learning and to steer us down the right path to a...
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    Re: Queenless in October

    I got into the hive today and with the help of my son we did find some week old larvae. I also spotted the queen and we finally got her marked. So I guess this was just normal shut down for winter...
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    Re: Queenless in October

    Thank you drlonzo. Your post reminded me there were other signs I should have been looking for. It has been an unusually warm fall this year. I did not see any supercedure cells. I went through...
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    Queenless in October

    I noticed reduced activity on one hive over the last 2 weeks on one of my hives. I was curious enough to inspect today. The top box was 3/4 full of honey. I pulled 8 frames about a month earlier....
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    Re: Tell me about Apis Mellifera Mellifera

    Well we finally got time to get serious about beelining these bees. We have been so busy around here. It is amazing how close we came to locating them the first time. We were standing with-in 100...
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    Re: Tell me about Apis Mellifera Mellifera

    My son seems to have a Knack for Bee lining. He started doing it last year and found several hives that did not overwinter, or were exterminated before spring. He was chasing bees from our front...
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    Tell me about Apis Mellifera Mellifera

    My Son and I am new to bee keeping. we started our first two hives this year and also picked up a swarm. Decided my son needed to start bee keeping when he started following bees home and telling me...
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