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    Re: Move queen or move queen cells??

    I felt confident that the 2 queens would negotiate a settlement. Seriously, I was more interested in getting the queen(s) out of the way of the good hive with the queen cells; whatever happens with...
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    Re: Move queen or move queen cells??

    Got back from looking at hive with queen cells and queen. Turns out I have 2 queens; they were on the same frame, and walked past each other. I believe one is mated, as I pulled that frame and put...
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    Re: Move queen or move queen cells??

    THANKS for your responses.

    I am going out to look at this hive for eggs and/or young brood. Regardless of what I see I will likely move this queen and a few frames to a "mating nuc" and leave the...
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    Move queen or move queen cells??

    I thought I had a queenless hive, so last Monday (the 19th) I pulled a frame from another yard which had young brood and eggs along with nurse bees. Earlier today I checked the "queenless" hive; the...
  5. Re: Queenless colony; bees don't seem to want a queen

    THANKS ALL for responses.

    As some have posited, I agree there is a reasonable chance that there is a virgin queen (small) in there, and I can't see her. I will wait another 10 days to see if she...
  6. Queenless colony; bees don't seem to want a queen

    I have what appears to be a queenless hive. There is no sign of eggs or uncapped brood. From another hive in a different yard I pulled 2 frames that were a mixture of a small patch of capped brood,...
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    Re: Drilling holes in boxes...

    I don't grasp the context of your post, but if you are thinking of drilling holes for ventilation or upper entrance, I would build a shim with a suitable hole(s) (made of 1x2 or other small size...
  8. central maryland; lots of pollen coming in - what plants?; saw DRONES

    Lots of pollen coming in; cream color, pale yellow, some orange; I stared up into the silver maples, red maples, and pussy willow, and did not see any bees up there, so I'm wondering what plants the...
  9. Re: screening in a swarm for several days

    The weather report is for showers and thunderstorms starting sometime tomorrow morning through Sunday and ending Monday. The bees' behavior of leaving and hanging out on the tree has me a bit...
  10. screening in a swarm for several days

    This past Tuesday I caught a swarm (from my hive). The bees entered the swarm box this past Tuesday, but yesterday many of them left the box and bunched up in the tree where the box is, about 20...
  11. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    UPDATE: Yesterday I went into the hive and saw the new queen. I saw some uncapped brood in "worker" comb, and tons of drones.

    Technically this was a successful split, but it is NOT what I...
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    Re: Nectar flow is ON!

    Heavy flow here in Maryland. I added a third super to a bunch I had split on April 18 (this year). Can't figure out what is out there, but lots of pollen and nectar coming in.

    Redbud, maples,...
  13. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    Thanks Michael and JW. I am a bit too antsy.
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    loud nervous bees / calm bees

    Earlier this week I went into 2 hives which are on the same 8-foot long stand. The one hive is in 2 5-frame nucs. I put a couple of puffs of smoke in the top cover and replaced the cover. I had...
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    Re: Hive Swarming?

    I would remove the queen and some frames and put into a nuc (or full size, depending on how many bees you have and what you want to do); whatever frames go with the queen, make sure to remove any...
  16. Re: "tape method" of reattaching comb to topbars in TBH

    Thanks for the tip, Ruth.

    I am building an acquarium observation hive (thanks to inspiration from Pat Beek), and am going to be using top bars made from Home Depot paint stirrers as the top bars. ...
  17. Re: newly installed nuc, what should I bee seeing?

    Regarding feeding, you could leave the sugar water on for a few days. If they don't take sugar water, then remove it. I fed my bees a couple of weeks ago, and they ignored it, so I removed it.
  18. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    Thanks for the reply, Ruth. I had originally planned to wait until the 15th or 16th to see if there were any eggs or brood. I'll take a look next week.

    Phil
  19. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    Update on split: The concern when I decided to split was whether there were sufficient numbers of drones in the neighborhood where I had left the hive queenless. In summary, when I split on April...
  20. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    Nice to hear from you crabbydad. I have seen a few drones flying yesterday and more today. I think by the time that the (now queenless) colony raises a queen there will be interested drones. ...
  21. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    Thanks all for your input.

    I completed the split today (while some of you were responding). I took a look at a colony several miles from the one I split. There were quite a few drones in that...
  22. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    @ruthie: Yeah! I was hoping some folks in the Baltimore area would add their opinions, and whether they have seen drones.

    I have a couple of weak colonies a couple of miles away. I will take a...
  23. Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    @Clayton: Thanks for the reply.

    If I DO see drones when I go in tomorrow, they will be young, having just emerged, likely since Friday the 13th. However, the hive that becomes queenless tomorrow...
  24. Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    I have an overwintered colony with a really good queen. There is a lot of brood, including capped drone, but last Friday when I added a honey super, I did not see any drones.

    Tomorrow is a good...
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    Re: Post-Split cold weather

    I would release the queen now. The bees have gotten used to her by now. (Actually I have released queens with no bad results while installing new packages). By releasing the queen the bees will...
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