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    Re: Itís raining drones

    well, I'm not sure if it was that they had just mated, or if it was varroa, but a week later that hive had been decimated by varroa and 90% of the bees were dead. I might be making an assumption...
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    Determined (assuming really) that it was varroa...

    Determined (assuming really) that it was varroa based on the fact that there was a lot of varroa on my bottom board (i have a screened bottom with a bottom board), as well as all the dead bees. Do...
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    Re: Help saving hive

    Okay great. I transferred one yesterday, so I'll see how it goes.

    Trish, thanks for all of the info. Since I was taking from a nuc there wasn't enough to take as many as you were saying. Thanks...
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    Thanks for the responses. I’ll transfer one over...

    Thanks for the responses. I’ll transfer one over and see how it goes. Can I include some workers to boost their numbers? Or will the hive reject them as intruders?
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    Help saving hive

    Hi,

    I split my one hive 5 weeks ago. I checked on both hives through their viewing windows after 2 weeks, they seemed fine, and then at 4 weeks. At 4 weeks I found the new hive, the split, doing...
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    Okay great. Thanks for the response.

    Okay great. Thanks for the response.
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    It’s raining drones

    Hey everyone. Today I went outside in my backyard and noticed that there were maybe 20-30 drones on on the ground in a couple places, some dead, some dying. Havent been out here in a couple of days,...
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    Sorry, have a couple other questions now that...

    Sorry, have a couple other questions now that I’ve been thinking about it. The link you provided said to move the queen and then move uncapped brood. My gut would tell me to move the capped brood...
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    Re: Okay to Split before Queen Cells?

    Thanks for the response and the info. Sounds great. I'll go ahead and make my split this morning.
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    Okay to Split before Queen Cells?

    Hi,

    I have a TBH that is full of bees right now. As of a couple of days ago I didn't see any queen cells, but there were queen cups, and lots of drones, and so I'm assuming they're getting ready...
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    Re: Regular treatment for varroa

    Do people treat in Spring? My hive has a lot of drone brood right now, and I know that varroa like drone brood so thought i'd ask. I'll probably do a mite count this week and see what I'm working...
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    Re: Lot’s of Drone Cells. Why?

    Thanks so much for the responses. Great info. I'll go ahead and leave it alone for now.
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    Lot’s of Drone Cells. Why?

    Hi, I have a TBH that is looking really strong, and I went through it the other day and there were 3 fully drawn out bars that were completely full of drone cells, both sides. I think during this...
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    Re: Regular treatment for varroa

    Thanks for the information and the responses. This past year I treated my hives in fall and then again at the beginning of the 2019, and they seem to be doing good. Sounds like that's pretty...
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    Re: How to Move Split to Nearby Hive

    I'd rather split them into a new hive instead of dividing the one hive. I'll give it a go. thanks.
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    Regular treatment for varroa

    Hi,

    I've been beekeeping for a couple of years with mixed success. I'm getting a better handle on managing varroa, and I was just curious if people have times of the year that they'll just...
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    How to Move Split to Nearby Hive

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    I have a hive that I think I'll be able to split in the next couple of weeks, and the hive that I'd like to put them into is only about 4ft away, and oriented in the same direction. I'm...
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    Re: Timing for Splitting a Hive?

    Sorry, I should clarify that the queen cells do not have eggs in them yet, but there are eggs available to the bees from elsewhere in the hive. But it sounds like I should move them now.
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    Timing for Splitting a Hive?

    I was wondering how people know when it is time to split a hive, assuming the bees are building swarm/queen cells? I have a tendency to wait too long, and then I'm out catching the swarm (and bugging...
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    Re: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm

    There were eggs in the cells when I checked on Friday so everything looks good for now. Thanks for the help.
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    Re: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm

    I think when I check them tomorrow, if I dont see any eggs, I'll pull a bar of eggs from the other (new ) hive. I'd rather not take from them, but they're building like crazy, and their numbers seem...
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    Re: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm

    I wanted to add a little information, and ask another question. This hive has swarmed twice this season, and they were fairly close to each other. I'm not seeing any drones (just looking through the...
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    Re: No eggs 3 weeks after swarm

    Yes, I did see some pollen coming in, and they were pretty calm. I didn't notice any circles, but I wasn't looking for them so they very well may be there. Sounds like I need to give it a little...
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    No eggs 3 weeks after swarm

    Hi,

    One of my hives swarmed about three weeks ago. I opened up the hive today, for the second time since the swarm, and Iím still not seeing any eggs. I also did not see a queen, but I really...
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    Re: Couple of Questions about Processing Honey

    Thanks for all of the info. I would love to try and make some mead. Is there, generally, enough honey in the crushed comb, or would I have to add some more? Anyone have a recipe using crushed...
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