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    Re: Noticeable differences

    Yes
  2. Re: Newbie question regarding bag feeder

    Only one experience with a baggy feeder, let’s just say, I have never used them again. The only issue I would see at the bottom is that if the bag “releases” more feed than the bees can consume &...
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    Re: Poop at the entrance

    What’s the details of how you made the split? Are you feeding it pollen sub? Is it excessive poop? Got a picture? Most likely normal..
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    Re: Supersecure and swarm cells

    No, don’t do it:eek: How developed were they?
  5. Re: Foundationless, just installed packages, I have concerns, what do I do?

    As GregV pointed out you need sugar water., inside the hive where they can easily access it. I would also add a pollen patty on top of the “cluster”. Adding foundation to the frames (I believe) is...
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    Re: New nuc, weird frames - help

    That’s a lot of bee work & resources to just scrape off & I am sure the frame next to it “perfectly” has intrusions (bee space) to match it. Since it is your first brood box, I would most likely not...
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    Re: Splits in you first year

    Duplicate
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    Re: Splits in you first year

    Amibusiness, he wrote they started as nucleus’. In most cases it is better to be ahead of the bees than behind them:eek: Let the population of bees & what’s in the frames help you decide when you can...
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    Re: Swarming

    Swarms can stick around for minutes or days. I doubt they reentered the hive based upon your description. Don't let the weather hold you back from management because as you now know, bees are on...
  10. Re: Foundationless, just installed packages, I have concerns, what do I do?

    Going through a queen excluder should not be an issue.,I would not feed them on the outside too. Make sure the entrance is reduced to a minimum & keep feeding 1-1 sugar water, no water needed in...
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    Re: chalkboard

    Personally, I would first be more concerned of the why of excessive moisture/chalk brood. One hive that I had that was not positioned correctly, so water was collecting on/in the bottom board & lack...
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    Re: Replacing Humble veil

    I think their round veil keeps the screen off your face the best. I don’t understand why they don’t have “sizes” for their replacements. On another note;), I have one of their XXL full suits, & the...
  13. Re: Trying to prevent a swarm, is this a workable strategy?

    Sounds doable to me, but if the cells were capped the math says a swarm is due any day now. Maybe you will have the opportunity to catch the swarm & still make several splits with the remaining cells?
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    Re: Bit of a giggle

    This was in 2016, if you are wanting to be a TF beekeeper, makes sense to me to not buy treated bees?
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    Re: What killed them?

    Whaaat., not mites:D But, seriously why has no one asked about mite treatments:scratch:
  16. Re: Neighbor is going to add 2nd floor to house :(

    No one has met the hive:D There shouldn’t be any “ruckus” from that distance to make them pissy. You will never be able to please everyone.
  17. Re: Neighbor is going to add 2nd floor to house :(

    15 feet from said house & 8ft fence, worry not, no vibrations will reach to upset your hives. Great call not to put them in the front yard;)
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    Re: Inaccessible swarm

    This is actually the worst advice.., In my experience, this always comes back to cost more (mess, repairs from the “melt down”, damage to structure, etc.) in the long run, even when “professional”...
  19. Re: Someone destroyed my Nuc box and probably killed a hive

    Surely the bees found another way in & out, or although it is desperate (& I have seen) they will begin to chew there way out from the insulation, if it was inserted in the tree..
  20. Re: Nuc Growth - How much difference with a screened split board?

    I would think not because you would need to use a double screened board, which prohibits the colonies from “touching” one another & keeps there pheromones separate..
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    Re: When to hive nuc

    If your not going to transfer them the day you pick them up because of weather, I would have the equipment completely set up I would be transferring them to & set the Nucs on top of the top covers,...
  22. Re: Nuc Growth - How much difference with a screened split board?

    In CA, may not matter much, but in CO, it gives me a much earlier opportunity to make healthy, warmer splits prior to the last frosts. 17 degrees tonight. However, the larger you make the splits the...
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    Re: Trial Swarm? questions

    I would consider all of those cells swarm cells. Are you sure they were not ripped by frame manipulations? Were the ones being “torn down” capped? Any chance your queen wings were clipped? Two...
  24. Re: Someone destroyed my Nuc box and probably killed a hive

    Trap out without the funnel? I realize you were going to, but...Did they spray in the tree, if not pretty sure they are still alive? If not the homeowners, than who else has access to their property?...
  25. Re: What race of queen is this? What does an Afracanized queen look like?

    I don’t think you can identify if a queen is Africanized by looks, but I am not an expert. You will be able to identify it by feel:eek:
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