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    Re: Honey Harvest & Possible Swarm

    Any reason not to put honey supers back on? Foragers will still be bringing in pollen/nectar and they now have nowhere to put it if the brood box is full so they may be backfilling the brood box. ...
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    Re: two hives, maybe queenless

    How many bees are in Hive 2? You could possibly take a frame of mostly capped (with some eggs and larvae as well) brood from Hive 1 and if there's any queen cells in Hive 2 - squish them. There was...
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    Re: Whelp, I now have 3 hives :waiting:

    Same here! Had my main hive getting big so I split, figured I’d put in a purchased mated queen. They rejected her because they’d already had about 10 queen cells on the go all on one frame. Took...
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    Re: How long before hive goes laying worker?

    You're already just about passed 1 complete brood cycle, I'd be surprised if they haven't already started to go LW. Unless there's a bunch of capped queen cells in there I'd inspect and get another...
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    Poll: Re: Let's Play which hive is Queen-less

    Why? I would like to know for my own learning...
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    Poll: Re: Let's Play which hive is Queen-less

    I would only venture a guess that the one with more bees is queenright just because there's more bees, but otherwise I couldn't tell from how the bees look...
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    Re: New colony and Formic-Pro

    Your hive probably got mite bombed constantly. If he never treated it was probably weak and your bees continually robbed it taking new mites away every time, poor hive probably never had a chance. ...
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    Re: I have a good problem

    8 boxes of brood? If so, split again. I run 8 frame boxes and have 2 with a deep/medium brood configuration but the 3rd is just starting out and I intend it to be all mediums. 3 mediums=2 deeps so...
  9. Thread: Neat read

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    Neat read

    I knew tooting (which I'm assuming is what we in N. America call piping) was a queen "vocalizing" after hatching but I'd read it was because she was looking to kill other queens....
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    Re: two hives, maybe queenless

    They should, that’s why they do it that way-2-3 days to get through the candy is about the time it takes the bees/queen to get used to each other. Inspecting too soon even if she’s released and...
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    Re: two hives, maybe queenless

    Leave it at least a week. I just went through this and had an introduced queen killed after 5 days. They hadn't really even bothered with the candy plug so I released her. Killed her right away...
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    Re: Feeling dumb, now split issues...

    Well the two queen cells in the split I'd introduced the new mated queen to definitely weren't there on Friday but those are the only queen cells I saw in that split so I'll leave them to hatch out. ...
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    Re: Feeling dumb, now split issues...

    Good to know, the split with the 10 queen cells is only 4 medium frames of bees/brood/resources so I'm not really worried about that one swarming. The split the introduced queen was rejected from...
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    Re: Feeling dumb, now split issues...

    Thanks for all your replies, I really appreciate them. Yes both splits have at least 4 frames of brood with additional pollen and nectar frames. I agree, I missed some cells and they’d already had...
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    Re: Feeling dumb, now split issues...

    Yes, you’re correct, it takes 8 days to get a capped QC from egg so I must have missed them. Only 2 in the split hive. I could have swore I checked the whole split box for cups/cells but I...
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    Feeling dumb, now split issues...

    I wintered my hive successfully last winter and am now in my 2nd season with my bees. Already got 60lbs of honey and decided to split so I took a medium brood box off my big hive (it had a deep...
  17. Re: Drone comb in a super - will bees store honey in it after the drones all emerge?

    Had this happen in my main hive this year, yes they will. They’ll store hone while they’re still capped brood.
  18. Re: Hard to find queen when wanting to replace her

    My 1 hive this spring surprised me and exploded, I was worried about them just surviving winter. I ended up throwing a medium brood chamber on top of the deep/medium brood chamber I already had so I...
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    Re: Bees crawling on ground

    Yes, this too! I've spent many a morning with a coffee just lifting tired bees back up to the hive...:)
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    Re: Bees crawling on ground

    Perfectly normal. On a busy hive you'll lose 100-500 bees a day to old age. If not more...
  21. Re: Can you run an 8 frame hive with a single brood box?

    Should be fine, queen will only lay in what’s available. It’s more important that they have enough space for honey so they don’t backfill the brood box and eventually swarm.
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    Re: Buy a queen and split or...?

    It's my first hive so I'm super paranoid about screwing them up. I would rather continue this queen's line, these bees are great! I don't want to do a blind walkaway as I'd like to keep the queen...
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    Re: Buy a queen and split or...?

    Saw several queen cups, no larvae or eggs in them. Definitely no sealed queen cells and they definitely haven't swarmed yet. My neighbor 3 houses down had 2 swarms in one day. Both times they...
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    Buy a queen and split or...?

    My first year hive survived the winter and is going gangbusters. I've already spun out 2 frames and likely will have a full early harvest in a week. I started with a 5 frame nuc into an 8 frame...
  25. Re: quick help needed: how to transfer a swarmed but establishing colony

    Get a spray bottle full of 1:1 syrup and gently mist the outside then brush the misted layer down into a box or a nuc if you can fit it underneath. Repeat as necessary until all bees are taken. If...
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