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    Re: Bee removal in january-help!

    Have you identified where the colony is? This ideal seems doable depending on how tall & wide the hive is, and ideally would need to be kept upright, BUT could be extremely heavy. This section then...
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    No smoke or too much smoke both can raise some stingers. However, yes Bee Weaver queens tend to be the “hottest” in all of my yards. Sounds like you know what a hot hive is:D
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    Re: RIP little bees...

    Curious of your mite counts, that would lend you to treat Beeweaver queens?
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    Re: RIP little bees...

    Will you be out sourcing TF queens, or?
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    Re: Dead outs

    Could be, but those just look like cups to me. Am I the only one that thinks I see the queen’s head:scratch: Sickdog5, I would protect those frames from wax moths & rodents like they were gold....
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    Re: Dead outs

    Are you sure that wasn’t her head on the far right, next to those two or so outer bees? No way if that was the only side/frame of a “cluster”, would they be able to survive...
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    Re: Dead outs

    If one didn’t count prior or after treatments, I doubt one would be washing dead bees to count:D Obviously, it would help determine the why of there demise. Any sign of the queen in the dead?
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    Re: Dead outs

    That looks like pollen & crystallized honey or sugar water to me.
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    Re: Queen Bee dead in Winter

    I doubt you are queen less in December based upon that;), it would be very unusual for a colony to kick out & ball there only queen. More likely, they had two queens going into Winter & one was being...
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    Re: Need Bees to move along

    Agreed, bad ideal all around, & most beeks will not waste their time once they have been sprayed (especially with pesticides/insecticides), so I will take sentence two as a typo:eek:
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    Re: First Trap-out Questions

    Winter shouldn’t be an issuer then, you don’t have a location in your handle. Hard to confirm if they are honey bees or not. I would confirm that first;) If so, I would cutout them out on the spot &...
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    Re: First Trap-out Questions

    Yes, that is what a trap out is or can just be used as starters as written in the Hogan Bee Trap document. Where are you located? Is winter not a factor. Got any pictures? Personally, without eggs,...
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    Re: Help. Need my Bees to move on

    I appreciate that the beek is coming out to help you, but why is he/she waiting days to pick up a swarm? A lot can happen in those days (i.e.. they do find a crack or crevice in your house to move...
  14. Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    I have never understood the logic of learning how to keep bees on T, then learning how to keep them off. Why not just start learning the basics with TF stock, if that’s how you want to raise...
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    I wonder how that will end up for his TF inspirations:D
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    MillerPutnam, I assume since you didn’t answer the question if the bees originated from a TF line, they didn’t. So, since you are his mentor, you should mentor him into realizing how bad of an ideal...
  17. Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Did you not know he wasn't going to treat them before agreeing to house them? Are the bees from a TF line?, if not, why is he not treating them? Mites will spread both ways. It may be a short...
  18. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    Time to move your operation to Australia:D
  19. Re: When Should I Wrap My Hives??

    Perhaps, the better question is what is your mentors Winter survival rate? vs local long time beeks? Perhaps follow the advice of those who have the better Winter survival rate:scratch: Which of...
  20. Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    Don’t know what a decorative out cropping is. Why so many dead inside? Chewing through dry wall, doesn’t sound right, but anything is possible;)
  21. Re: When Should I Wrap My Hives??

    How long has he been your mentor? Obviously he wraps ALL of his hives? As a mentor myself, one of the things that will make me draw back my time and effort is the beek not following the advice I gave...
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    Re: Bee's Gone

    Protect it from wax moths, so there are no surprises later:eek:
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    What month was that? The first one Seems like an awful amount of real-estate, depending on the when & health;)
  24. Re: I need to move my hives. When is best?

    No they wouldn’t get lost because as FarmerDave wrote, they will automatically reorient after being stuck in for a few days. There is a small risk of moving when cold & clustered, if it is a rough or...
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    Re: Why so many bees still?

    I wouldn't. Why do they have to fit in one deep? They can winter in two, are their any supers above? What's in the frames of the top deep?
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