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    Re: What are they doing???

    Not all leaves but alot do have scale. Its bumps on the leaves. They are all over like honey bees on a bowl of 1:1. You can hear the buz there are so many on it. Everytime i walk past i have to...
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    Tell them to go to Hell and start another hive.
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    What are they doing???

    I have a paper wasp nest in my tree. Tthe wasps are black and white.. i have 3 big pussy willows on the side of my house. They have not given pollen since April so the tree is just a bush with...
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    Re: Hard time requeening

    As of monday nite the queen was in a push in cage. I just pulled her out the bees seemed calm. To her as well. So i took off the cage and she started to mingle with the others. So it looks like the...
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    Re: Hard time requeening

    I actually did pull a frame out and use a push in cage..i felt like she would have more of a chance. They cant cook her. I made a big pushin cage 2 yrs ago. My push in cage is like 4x6 so its on...
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    Re: Hard time requeening

    Ok. I kinda thought that . Just didnt want to sound crazy or just way out there. Ive heard of honey bees doing that to the Japanese wasp. They cant fight them thier to big. But the learned to ball...
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    Re: Hard time requeening

    How do you think they are killing the inside a cage? Im very curious. I thought the cage was to protect her untl shes accepted.
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    Hard time requeening

    Ok here it is. I made up 4 nucs . I puchased queens for each on. 3 of the 4 were successful. The 4th nuc the bees covered the QC. I had to swip them off and to my surprise the queen was dead. So...
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    Re: Here is a brood question

    Wow that sounds real cool. I never heard of that one. Definitely will try it. Thanks for that one. I will definitely take bees from the strongest hives. Thanks. So a good time to do this im...
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    Re: Here is a brood question

    Well that would make sense. The bees on the frames were not nurse bees. The frames looked good. Football shape in the middle with capped brood and pollen and honey on the outside of the brood. I...
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    Here is a brood question

    I made a nice size nuc up and added the queen. Its been a week since queen was added. I looked today to see her. She was accepted. Shes walking around. Now i added 2 nice frames of bees and capped...
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    Want to make nucs up.

    So i have 4 hives. All double deeps but one. Im wanting to make up 4 nucs, 1 from each hive. Just going to pull out 3 frames of bees and brood. Im going to add the new queens to the nucs. Id also...
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    Re: Should i add another super???

    Ive bought many queens from them and always got great queens. They only sell queens from reputable breeders.
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    Re: Should i add another super???

    I wasnt trying to impress you. Believe me. It sounds like your a master beekeeper. Good for you
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    Re: Should i add another super???

    Queen right colonies.
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    Plastic ????

    Since i started keeping bees ive always went foundationless. They always did good. But i never took honey so it really wasnt a issue. My wife likes to get the honey. So ive decided to get plastic...
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    Re: Should i add another super???

    The bees were installed april 29. I bought 2 saskatraz packages from queen right colonies. I was a little hesitant to pay more but i see now it was a good deal. They are going like gang busters....
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    Should i add another super???

    I actually pulled 4 frames out and started a nuc. Queen went to the nuc. Going to let them make a queen. They are saskatraz bees. Very good id say.
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    Ready for a chuckle

    A friend sent this to me. I thought it waz pretty funny.
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    Re: Whats your favorite race of bee????

    Nice!!!! Thats one thing i have not tried yet. Raise my own queens. Its just quicker to buy a queen. But thats starting to get expensive now. Between work and my 3 hobbies i just dont have time. ...
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    Re: Whats your favorite race of bee????

    Well out of the 4 packages and the 4 queens i buy for my splits. I will have a good mix of genetics hopefully next year i can come up with a good mutt to brag about.
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    Wolf Creek Bees, any good???

    I was looking around for another package yesterday and found kelly bees and mann lake still have bees for sale. But the price was pretty stiff 198 and above. I did find some buckfast but i believe i...
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    Re: Whats your favorite race of bee????

    I called them today. They said they are only selling breeder queens no production queens. I zm bery interested in that one myself.
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    Re: Whats your favorite race of bee????

    Can you elaborate. Ive bought a couple strachen but i think i didnt think to highly of them. Its been a few years things could have changed. But all i can remember is they were very calm. But didnt...
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    Re: double nuc hive design questions

    I made it the way the buyer wanted. He was very specific on his design. It came out very good as you see i made myself one. Its a good design and works great during winter. Both sides keep warm. Im...
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