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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    Since you got it in writing, going to the board meeting to "verify" will only unnecessarily re-raise the issue, with no possible benefit to you. I'd follow the Board's advice and consider the matter...
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    Re: Queen right hive with laying workers?

    In the situation where the present queen is unable to lay, the answer is "yes".

    It is the lack of brood that leads to a laying worker hive. Meaning, if a queen is present, but unable to lay for...
  3. Re: OA vape 5 days vs. 7 days apart - what do you recommend?

    The mite drop photo is from an established hive. I just threw it in there so folks would get a good idea of what a heavy mite drop looks like.
  4. Re: OA vape 5 days vs. 7 days apart - what do you recommend?

    The following is JHMO. And, I am not making a recommendation, just reporting what I have found and what I consequently do:

    1st, I would not treat a hive with any "chemical" with honey supers on. ...
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    Re: Ceracel Hive Top Feeder: My review.

    Hive top feeders are so much easier to use than any other feeder I have ever tried, but . . . no matter what I do, I always eventually get lots and lots of dead bees. I'd love to have a hive top...
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    Re: Drone cells in the Treatment Free world

    (Just a note that I do not practice TF beekeeping.)

    One Spring I inserted foundationless frames into a robust and vigorous hive. I put one foundationless frame into the center of each box of the...
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    Re: Koi fish and bee carcasses

    Feeder goldfish are the best! 27 cents each, and they grow big and gaudy no matter how neglected.
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    Re: Thyme and Aggression

    Hacking/chopping/raking at plants foragers are visiting would make any bee aggressive. No need to resort to other explanations.
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    Re: The perils of giving advice

    Just like becoming a good beekeeper, being a good mentor is a skill that takes time, practice, and mistakes to acquire.
  10. Re: Commiserate: Worst Advice You've Ever Followed, & Subsequent Disastrous Results

    As with most things in life, it is the “absolutes”, and the over-manipulation to steer clear of.
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    Re: Koi fish and bee carcasses

    That’s what happens in my bee/koi pond, too. Although my bees don't swim too well.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/2018/Bees/i-nkgGNVk/0/721c8676/XL/IMG_3287-XL.jpg
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    Re: Does pollen coming in indicate queenright?

    Bees will store pollen => bees bring in pollen regardless of queen state.

    That rule is not written in stone, either.
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    5" of snow at my house this morning. Warm-up will come by Friday. Swarm catchers be prepared for an onslaught of calls.
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    Re: From bottom to top entrance question?

    I run both an upper and lower entrance year round, and let the bees decide how to use them. I inspect from the back of the hive to not interfere with flight patterns.
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    Re: Apimaye Thermo Hives

    Well, these Apimaye hive boxes must be really good because the OP hasn't needed to come back to Beesource for any kind of help with her bees . . .

    :-)
  16. Re: replacing inner cover with a fabric or plastic

    For the best reason possible: everyone on the internet is doing it.

    :-)
  17. Re: Do I have bees living with me? How do I make them leave?

    While possible, it is very unlikely that you had a swarm take up temporary residence, and then move on.

    I would say there is no need to be in a rush, but I wouldn't delay for more than a week or...
  18. Re: Do I have bees living with me? How do I make them leave?

    Those are definitely honey bees.

    None of your proposed solutions 1-4 will work. And, a regular pest exterminator will simply kill the hive in place, and then you will have all those dead bees,...
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    Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Thanks for the compliments on the photo. All I can say is that the latest version of the iphone is capable if very nice photos without much skill by the user. :-)
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    Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    I am thinking they are probably uncapped drone cells.




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    Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Got a supercedure going on in one of my packages. Looks like things are progressing normally, with the 1st-queen-out killing the remaining queens in their cells.

    In the photo, the emerged queen...
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    Re: 751 species of mites that live on bees

    Is that "may" live on honey bees, or "must" live on honey bees?

    And by "live" does that mean may sometimes be merely seen on a bee, or, rather, the mite's life cycle is somehow dependent on being...
  23. Re: Bees in Evergreen Timber Forests - Pacific Nortwhest?

    Are you going to set up another colony in that location?
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    Uhg, that doesn't sound fun. Glacial acetic acid is serious stuff, too, working with it is not for the careless.
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    Steve - I am not sure I follow . . . ?





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