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    Re: Not much pollen in hives

    sound like you are in your dearth now It might be time to feed. check with your local beekeepers
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    Re: Bee Attack

    wish they wouldn't use a pic of someone shaking off a bee beard
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    When I graft I can hardly see the larva so it's not even close to being a 2 day old larva it's more like 12 hours old . I go by the if you can see it it's to old.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Looks like that only made of wood
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Never posted a photo this old fart just might have to learn how to do that:)
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    Re: Queen died, now what?

    You have to realize that we are giving the hive 4 chances of getting a good queen. With those cells we will wait 3 weeks to see what they have done any of the 2 frame splits that have not produced a...
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    Re: Queen died, now what?

    This happened to a friend of mine last week no queen lots of queen cells already capped. I took one of my mating boxes over there and we made 4 splits with all the cells. many home grown queens will...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Made up a cell starter yesterday and grafted queens. I used a new jig that fits on a steering wheel to hold everything.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Temps in the low 60s and rain again. I WANT TO START BEEKEEPING!!!!
  10. Re: backfilling brood cells w nectar.. best management?

    If they have some other place to put it yes they move the nectar out seen it a few times. Of course if the queen doesn't return from the mating flight they will keep filling it with honey. Back...
  11. Re: A boxed swarm produced a mating flight...

    I believe you were right the swarm decided to supercede the swarm queen
  12. Re: backfilling brood cells w nectar.. best management?

    Just let the bees do their work when the new queen is ready they will make space. It's funny how the bees know what they are doing.
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    Re: Bee Health Guru

    Mmm page not found
  14. Re: Cluster of bees under hive--screened bottom board

    If the swarming instinct has passed it can be a honey producing colony but most of the time the queen should go with a shook swarm for that instinct to pass. It can work both ways,make the shook...
  15. Re: Brood in the Honey Supers: I did it wrong!

    No you did it RIGHT! I take it that you had supers with just foundation in them. Sometimes when supers are put on with a queen excluder they will not see anything above the excluder as room for...
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    Re: BEE HONEST!

    Can't happen if you don't wear one.
  17. Re: Cluster of bees under hive--screened bottom board

    I don't know why you leave out the inspection board put a small layer of oil on the board and leave it in. Some bees coming home are heavy and miss the landing and go under the hive with the...
  18. Re: When was the first time you saw a swarm?

    First time I saw a swarm was from my own hive 40 some years ago the next was about 25 years ago that was from a neighbors. never seen a wild hive around here.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Looked in some hives yesterday they are brooding up nicely. Looking out the window this morn that darn frozen water was coming down from the sky. Wisconsin weather sometimes I hate it.
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    Re: Can we talk about safety?

    Not only getting stung and having a bad reaction about a month ago I slipped on muddy ground and knocked myself out good thing there was 2 other people there, it took a couple of days before i...
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    Re: When to remove the queen cage

    Both are correct check in 3 days release the queen if not out yet DO NOTHING ELSE AT THAT TIME. Check for eggs a week later. and please don't take forever to do that little chore.
  22. Re: No drawn comb in honey super - options?

    The bees think the excluder is the ceiling take it off, the queen will lay eggs up there that will get the bees up drawing comb
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    Re: bee-proof gloves?

    What gloves I don't need no stinking gloves.
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    Oh my now it's dowsing, here if you make a hole anywhere you have a well.:popcorn:
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    Re: Whats your favorite race of bee????

    Ya know I'm not trying to make my own VSH right now it's about wintering. If I were down south all the bees I had last fall would be survivors.
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