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    Entrance reducer was pulled out of hive

    Curious if anyone else has had this happen? This was the 2nd time on the same hive, only have two hives in the yard. I keep the reducer sandwiched in between the bottom board and the first deep so...
  2. Thread: bee stings

    by jad0001
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    Re: bee stings

    I bought some Apis Mellifica from Amazon last year and taking four of these under the tongue helped quite a bit with the swelling and itching. Worth a try.
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    Re: Open feeding and found two queens

    I checked the hive after releasing the queen a few days ago and found a few eggs but one of her front legs was gone halfway down. Made the decision easy on which queen to use.
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    Yes, I did find all three of my marked queens...

    Yes, I did find all three of my marked queens when I checked my hives before I located these two queens.
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    Open feeding and found two queens

    My wife texted me while at work today and said there were a lot of bees where I’ve been feeding (I’ve been open feeding, will stop soon...). I got home and after checking my three hives took the...
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    Update: I finally found eggs in the hive after...

    Update: I finally found eggs in the hive after another week and was bummed to see multiple eggs in cells but the queen was still there. I gave it enough time to see what kind of brood it was and sure...
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    Last Time of Summer to Make Splits in GA

    Just curious how late into the year you can make splits in GA? This would be giving them enough brood cycles to build up enough to overwinter in a 5 frame nuc box. I will also be feeding going into...
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    Purchased Queen Never Laid An Egg

    I purchased a queen from a reputable breeder online as I wanted to try certain genetics and queen arrived in great form July 5. I introduced in queen cage and she had been released 3 days later when...
  9. Re: Laying Workers, New Nuc, now Balling the Queen

    Just went and checked on the queen and there were no bees biting the cage and they were acting cordial. I took the liberty to free her on a frame and watch the subsequent events in the case I needed...
  10. I went out and checked the LW hive that I put...

    I went out and checked the LW hive that I put back in place and only a few bees had returned. The hives are close (within a few feet) so that may be hampering the return. I don’t really want to move...
  11. Re: Laying Workers, New Nuc, now Balling the Queen

    That's not a bad idea, putting the LW hive could atleast get some of the aggressive bees back in the LW hives. I transferred the nuc into an 8 frame, that's how it currently sits. I'll go do that now...
  12. Laying Workers, New Nuc, now Balling the Queen

    Good afternoon, need some advice here. I'll start from the beginning. I'm in my 2nd year and purchased a 3 lb package March 16. I lost my first two hives over the winter. Things seemed to go well at...
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