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    Re: Bees crawling inside of hive top feeder

    Opinions will vary, but I would feed a first year hive until it stops taking feed. There is no harm to the bees in feeding and great harm if they do not have enough food to raise brood, live and...
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    Re: Honeybees for raspberry pollination.

    Absolutely. Big contributor to the nectar flow in many places. J
  3. Thread: Moisture Content

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    Re: Moisture Content

    Your honey should spin out fine. Maybe it is not warm enough or it crystallized? If you think it really is because it is too dry, read the post above yours. Honey will readily absorb moisture. Put it...
  4. Thread: Woo Hoo Honey!

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    Re: Woo Hoo Honey!

    Feels good, right? Congrats, J
  5. Thread: Tree ID

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    Re: Tree ID

    Agree with Knisely. Better pic would help, but looks like a horse chestnut. There are several apps that will allow you to take a pic and it will tell you what tree,bush,flower it is. For trees, I...
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    Re: Post swarm actions

    Hey Mike. Same thing happened to me when I first got bees. Some bee math will help you:
    Day 1: queen lays egg. Day 3-4 egg hatches and workers feed the larvae. Day 8-9 workers cap cell. Day 16...
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    Re: Success In Transporting Queen Cells?

    Thanks Salty. Good info. Nancy might have written that. Just want everyone to know that I do the Google for a lot of my questions but when I need advice from someone I trust on something important,I...
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    Re: Success In Transporting Queen Cells?

    Thanks guys. I can do it tomorrow. Glad I asked. I was thinking later might be better. J
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    Success In Transporting Queen Cells?

    Has anyone successfully transported queen cells? I am currently doing a preemptive Snelgrove split and they just capped queen cells on 3 frames, 2-4 cells per frame. My daughter lives 1.5 hrs away...
  10. Re: Need some guidance...Bee Hive B...Good...Bee Hive A...not so well...

    That's how I did it too JW. Reminds me to check out the optical illusions websites. Some are mind blowing. J
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    Interesting, I will have to look that up Greg. Storms interrupted my effort also, but results were about 75% N (towards hives) 25% S
  12. Re: Classic Books and must-have authors in Beekeeping

    Thanks for the effort. That is an extensive list. J
  13. Re: Need some guidance...Bee Hive B...Good...Bee Hive A...not so well...

    Wow, that was deceiving. Had to compare several times to be sure. Hope it works. J
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    Re: Getting Bees Out of a Column?

    Good luck Kate! Sounds a lot easier for the humans involved. J
  15. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Use what is free and readily available that you like. I have tried most of the fuels mentioned and dried grass clippings is my vote hands down. If I had to pay for it, I would. Lights easily,burns...
  16. Re: Hive Inspection - Questions about burr comb and bottom board (Screened)

    Totally normal. They will build drone comb and bridge comb wherever and whenever they want. I remove it because it causes issues keeping frames together and not attaching to lower ones. I use a...
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    Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    For what its worth Karen, I agree with the thinking. It is one of the factors that played into my decision to reduce my deeps from 3 to 2 in the spring. Plus it's just way easier to inspect and OSBN....
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    That's a shame Trin. More of the same with mine today. Since I have little else to do in the oppressive heat,I am observing the scouts arrival and departure. I divided the viewing area into...
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    I wish some more would chime in Yunzow, Greg, not sure what you find amusing and how I am jumping ahead of myself. I am simply asking for input on the disposition of scout bees and if their behavior...
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    Checked them out last night and they haven't taken up residence. Activity much less the past two days. I am beginning to think scouts are from a hive I have that is undergoing a Snelgrove split. They...
  21. Re: Need some guidance...Bee Hive B...Good...Bee Hive A...not so well...

    Good catch Badbeekeeper. J
  22. Re: Need some guidance...Bee Hive B...Good...Bee Hive A...not so well...

    Birds can eat a lot of bees but you would think they would be on the other hive too. Have you seen birds eating them? J
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    Hmmm. I wonder if that is what is going on. Today was the sixth day of them checking it out. I would estimate 20-30 bees. J
  24. Re: Need some experienced input on a queenless situation

    Patience is truly a virtue in beekeeping. I think you have a queen so wait and see what they do with the frame you provided. I have jumped the gun more than once and wound up with too many queens. A...
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    Re: The Disposition Of Scout Bees

    Thanks Greg. Not worried, just wondering about their behavior. This is the first time I have had any interest in the trap. J
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