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    Re: Fresh Comb Found on Ground

    Saw this in same tree. It's about 80' off the ground and captured with a 400mm lens
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    Fresh Comb Found on Ground

    We had a pretty good storm pass through here on Saturday afternoon. Was out in the bee yard this morning and noticed these 3 chunks of bright white comb laying under a large maple tree about 20 feet...
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    Re: Bees Entering & Exiting From Under

    Did my hive inspections yesterday and saw both queens in upper deep busy laying. Lots of larvae, capped brood, honey, etc. One hive had about 80% of the frames completely full in the 2nd deep so I...
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    Re: Bees Entering & Exiting From Under

    Yes it is an Ultimate Bottom Board so too small to pass through. I just took a peak underneath and the bottom is completely covered with bees.
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    Bees Entering & Exiting From Under

    I have had entrance reducers on both of my hives that were started from packages as it was recommended to keep them until hive was strong enough to defend itself. I was away for the past week on...
  6. First removable Bottom Board Inspection

    I have a SBB and inserted a sticky board on Sunday in each of my 2 hives. I removed them today to inspect and on the stronger of the 2 hives nothing of note but on the weaker of the 2 hives I noticed...
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    Re: Friend or Foe?

    Oldtimer, Not surprised it has been asked before as it was an eyeopener just how much larger the drones actually are when you see them isolated beside a worker. When they were in the package and now...
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    Re: Friend or Foe?

    Yes, I researched them on the World Wide Web like you suggested and apparently they have a nasty sting! Also you seriously use "LOL"?
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    Thanks for the replies all. I guess I worded the...

    Thanks for the replies all. I guess I worded the title wrong as I obviously knew the larger bees in the picture where in fact honeybees my questioning arose from the coloring as they were so much...
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    Re: Friend or Foe?

    Wow, great idea! Thanks for the help bee master
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    Re: Top Bar hive paint job

    very nice work of art!
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    Re: Bees in superslomo and turbo ;-)

    very cool!
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    Friend or Foe?

    2nd week into my first ever hives, started with packages and observe multiple times daily. Today noticed plenty of darker and larger bees entering and exiting the hive as the 2 in the middle of photo...
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    Re: Week Old Hive Debris Question

    Yes the upload quality is horrible! They are very thin slightly curved so pretty sure you are correct in that they are wax scales. As far as robbing my concern was possibly the feeder as there are no...
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    Re: Week Old Hive Debris Question

    Nancy, yes new hive with the black plastic foundation that has never been used. My daughter and I did our first inspection today since installing last Friday.

    Both queens were released from their...
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    I’m feeding a 1:1 ratio of syrup via Miller top...

    I’m feeding a 1:1 ratio of syrup via Miller top feeder
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    Week Old Hive Debris Question

    Installed 2 packages one week ago and this is my first year of beekeeping. I have a screened bottom board and am wondering if this is typical debris to expect. Looks to me like some bits of pollen,...
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    Newbie from NC

    Greetings all!

    Just installed 2 three pound packages of bees last weekend. I'm a horticulturist/landscape designer and took an introductory bee keeping class as one of my electives years ago at...
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