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    Re: Early Swarm cells or false queen cups

    Carnis

    what throws me off is that I don't see other cells. When I found that one I took some more time and was looking around the hive but I didn't see anything
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    Early Swarm cells or false queen cups

    The one with royal jelly has what looks like a ~2-4 day old larva in it. The other cups were empty and I didn't notice any supercedure/queen cells in the middle of the frame/ cells.

    Wondering...
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    Re: Wow, good for a giggle

    I think its silly too, BUT, long term is actually really positive.

    If non-beekeepers go around with these silly devices and realize after using them that bee pollinators are not violent sting...
  4. Cleaning dead out/ package bees clean dead out

    I had a hive starve out about 2 weeks ago. Yeah my mistake, I had given them some sugar water two weeks previous but I had underestimated how bad this spring would be in Milwaukee.

    Anyway. I have...
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    Ensure Queen in bottom box with Cloake

    I've been looking into using the cloake board method this year to raise a few queens. One of the stipulations of it is ensuring that the queen is in the bottom box.

    My question is- In the name of...
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    Black plastic foundation vs white/yellow

    Is there any advantage to using white plastic foundation? I've always used black because it makes finding eggs so much easier that I wonder why people ever buy anything but black plastic foundation...
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    Support Hive with a screened bottom board

    So. I have an Apimaye hive. It comes with a division board for both the bottom and top deep.

    I'm thinking, hey. I'm a northern beekeeper. I overwintered 3 of 4 hives. I should split 1 or 2 so...
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    Re: Apimaye Thermo Hives

    I was considering the 7 frame as well but I was worried about dealing with a strong hive in it. Could end up with a tower unless you are extracting more than once in the year.

    Also, question.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid not available in stores?

    Thanks Greg. I'll check it out
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    Oxalic Acid not available in stores?

    Can still order it online but for some reason Home Depot doesn't carry it on their shelves in my area? Lowes doesn't even have it as an option when I check online. Not sure if this was a seasonal...
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    Screen bottom board and ants

    I was kind of curious about seeing the mite drop that people have mentioned so i got a few ipm/screened bottom board. Finally pulled one back just to inspect and and holy moley I had a lot of...
  12. Thread: OA & sugar feed

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    OA & sugar feed

    Have some 50 degree temps coming up in Wisconsin and I was considering using OA vapor this week on my beehives. I put some emergency sugar store/mountain camp on the tops last week when I noticed...
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    Dead queen sitting outside of hive

    Aboun an hour ago I noticed the bees around this hive moving erratically around the entrance. Now I come by and there is a large group of bees on the ground with a dead queen. About a month ago there...
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    Is wood bleach the wrong stuff?

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Savogran-Corp-10501-12-Oz-Wood-Bleach/28502895?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1148&adid=22222222227019049300&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=51758859191&wl4=pla-83183280191&wl5=9053...
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    Re: Calories burned per hour of beekeeping?

    I have a routine on Sundays. Eat brunch with mom and dad, then work on the beehives at their house.

    If I wasn't a Beekeeper I probably wouldn't have brunch with mom and dad on sunday and eat...
  16. Thread: Bee squish

    by Gus979
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    Bee squish

    Do you kill bees when after inspection you but the boxes back together but there is bridge come in between? I always look at the number of bees feeding off the bridge comb between the boxes and when...
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    Installing package with existing resources

    I have some supers with mixed resources/honey from winter dead outs. Don't want to extract since they are adulterated with the sugar water I fed in fall. I have packages heading my way and I run 8...
  18. Thread: Very weak Hive

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    Re: Very weak Hive

    Didn't even see a brood nest.didn't see much pollen or stores left over either for that matter. Thankfully I had this smaller medium nuc box. Should help out. Added strips of dadant spring pattie 23...
  19. Thread: Very weak Hive

    by Gus979
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    Very weak Hive

    Had a hive that winter was pretty tough to. They are very very reduced right now. When I inspected the 4 medium 8 frame boxes The cluster was about the size of my fist and concentrated near a strip...
  20. Putting a Queen into a hive with queen cells in it

    I did this this year but I didn't notice anything bad come from it. I was wondering- when I re queen a queen less hive that has built some queen cells do the bees tear down and destroy the existing...
  21. Thread: Hive stands

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    Re: Hive stands

    I have the same plastic pallets you have- I work in a warehouse- I actually stopped using them though in favor of cinder blocks, also free to me. I feel the square shape gets in the way whereas...
  22. Thread: Buildin Stuff

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    Re: Buildin Stuff

    Yeah I think I'm going to do that. I think this post was a good reminder to me. When I first started I had the same exact thoughts and access to a table saw and I was immediately warned off by some...
  23. Thread: Buildin Stuff

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    Buildin Stuff

    About two years ago when I installed my first beehive my dad thought I was significantly crazy. After two years of watching me and the hives Dad now wants to have his own hive. He made up his mind...
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    Re: Wood Pellets for smoker fuel?

    Just curious, but I bought my pellets off amazon after buying a wood pellet grill- Where can I pick up the non-terrible pellets for beekeeping at a local store. Menard's?
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    New Flow System-COOL!

    Not sure if it will actually work but COOL! Queen barrier might be necessary though.

    http://www.honeyflow.com/gallery/p/23
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