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  1. Grubby little thing with a forked “tail”

    New beekeeper with a hive only 1 month old. Pulled out the inspection board from my SBB and saw a few white grub/wormy things with a forked tail (picture below) what are they?
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    I bet you’re right. I am usually gloveless but...

    I bet you’re right. I am usually gloveless but when I found the queen with a bunch of workers around her, I didn’t know how they’d react to me picking her up so I put some old cotton beekeepers...
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    Yep, using inner cover/top board and then outer...

    Yep, using inner cover/top board and then outer cover on top. They had made the comb vertically in the space where the queen cage was hanging, attached to the inner/top board. It was actually quite...
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    Threw the Queen out with burr comb...

    Ya - seriously. But it’s OK.... I think.

    Storytime: New beekeeper and 3 weeks ago we hived our package bees. About 3 days later I peaked to see if the queen was out. She was not so I buttoned...
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    How long does it take for them to eat through the...

    How long does it take for them to eat through the candy plug?

    The hive seems quite busy today, lots of flying around outside the hive, more than I expected. Is this a sign that the queen has not...
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    Re: Using old frames with cells

    Well, I installed my package yesterday. With some wax moth damage on 1 of the old frames, I took the precaution of using all new frames. Of course, in talking with the breeder when we picked up the...
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    Re: Using old frames with cells

    Well, I just put in my packaged bees yesterday. I ended up using all new frames. One of my old frames had some wax moth damage but it wasn't until picking up the package from the breeder that she...
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    Placing a hive on a large stump?

    I have a large stump of an oak tree taken down about a year ago. Any reason I couldn’t set my hive on it - elevated of course - on some “ground contact” rated 4x4’s?
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    Mystery board...

    Taking inventory of hive pieces I inherited long ago. Can somebody tell me what this is?
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    Re: Using old frames with cells

    Ah, yes - comb would be correct. They died because the previous owners harvested the honey, but failed to mention this when I "inherited" the hive. Without food for the winter.......

    Being so late...
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    Using old frames with cells

    Getting back into Bee keeping after losing a hive about a decade ago (received it unexpectedly, having never done beekeeping) and after taking stock of my equipment, I realized my frames still had...
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