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    Re: Queenless and honey bound

    I pulled/split the queens in 5 of my hives due to swarming and let them finish several cells in each. In one I was sure was going to be LW in a week if there was no queen I did the "velcro test"...
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    Where are you in NY? Im north of Albany and we...

    Where are you in NY? Im north of Albany and we are on sumac. Locusts never flowered but i saw them 3 weeks ago elsewhere..
  3. So 2 weeks ago i was in to remove the swarm cells...

    So 2 weeks ago i was in to remove the swarm cells for the 3rd or 4th week. Saw the scattred bullets and decided to crush and move on. Wasnt able to locate her however so i returned last week to do...
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    If you have any colonies that are going to swarm...

    If you have any colonies that are going to swarm a queenless colony can be a good source to swap brood frames out of and back to get some laid frames. I would shake out the whole colony and then...
  5. When should I be concerned with Queen Inbreeding:

    Hi All,

    I started my bee keeping with a package and a nuc. In the next season i purchased 2 local breed northern queens most likely from the same BQ. Subsequently I purchased a Carny from CA. ...
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    I have heard it also. I have found its often...

    I have heard it also. I have found its often because I tapped a bee with a frame or in wax and is trying to get out makes the noise; )
  7. There was some Canadian study i believe about the...

    There was some Canadian study i believe about the likelihood of this being successful. I believe the hive had to be queenless and the sweet spot was 2 or 3 days first.. But I have done it in less...
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    Yea just close enough to get the glass warm and...

    Yea just close enough to get the glass warm and not take all day. I kept putting my hand on the glass to make sure it wasnt to hot.

    I agree about the window it was off the plans here for a 2d...
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    Ok so I finaly got the time to open her up. ...

    Ok so I finaly got the time to open her up. Tried to put a hive tool under the glass and lift but it wasnt budging. Took a heat gun to it just briefly moving over the spots that needed it. Worked...
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    How to open OH after propolized:

    Hi All,

    My OH is packed to the brim. I was going to re home the bees but am having trouble getting the propolized frames free from the glass. The hive has groves the glass slides down in from...
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    I have had great success with an aquarium heater...

    I have had great success with an aquarium heater in a cooler with water to the lids and a circulator pump. I did find 105 is about the minimum to effectively de crystallize. But you need to leave...
  12. Nancy when you say undersuper are you saying...

    Nancy when you say undersuper are you saying ontop of the brood nest under the supers or are you saying super less but add a deep? Also i have the upper entrances open and I feel like there is...
  13. Thanks all im trying to increase but wasnt going...

    Thanks all im trying to increase but wasnt going to use this hive for it. I wanted to try and see if i could keep a production hive complete through the swarm season with plenty of space, rotating....
  14. From my observation hive i watched this take...

    From my observation hive i watched this take place. Often the stung queens live for some time.
  15. Trying to charge cells when the brood nest isnt back filled:

    HI ALL.... Well dang it if they arent at it again. This is my 2nd swarm season. I had my plan but that doesnt seem to be cutting it. The production hive I have had 2 d and 1 m on top coming out...
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    I have noticed that the population has been glob...

    I have noticed that the population has been glob by up in the cambridge area in the 3 yrs i have been doing this. My plan is to do beetle traps this year..
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    I got some in a nuc i think are now 4 plus. No...

    I got some in a nuc i think are now 4 plus. No die out. Also had some LW so several frames have larger cells on was relatively new comb. Just havent been in long enough to know the plan for...
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    Wood Frames Plastic Foundation:

    So when you are recycling wood frames whats your process for the plastic foundation? Do you simply scrape off the wax or scrape and rewax or replace with new plastic foundation.

    Also if your...
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    I take yogurt containers (or any like sized...

    I take yogurt containers (or any like sized containers) and cut the top 1.5 or 2 2 inches off of one and discard the bottom. I boil the wax over 2 inches of water in an old sauce pan till its had...
  20. Thanks Nancy looks like I have a lot of homework...

    Thanks Nancy looks like I have a lot of homework to do now;) I have to look into aquiring more land as i fall into to 50k bracket currently. I plan to make some $ to put in the vacation fund and...
  21. Interesting info about the insurance. I'll have...

    Interesting info about the insurance. I'll have to look into that some more. I'll talk to my agent and see If they have anything top offer. Look around locally aswell.

    I do build my own boxes...
  22. Re: Beekeeping as a business. lets talk business..

    Thanks all I appreciate the advise thus far!

    Also apologize my initial question wasn't structured. I blame big fingers and little cell phone.

    My approach thus far has been to just take it...
  23. Thanks all good start on answering some of those...

    Thanks all good start on answering some of those questions.

    True about the alcohol license. Maybe i can partner with a local micro brewery or something to add a couple of tanks.

    Would...
  24. Beekeeping as a business. lets talk business..

    Hi All,

    It started with a swarm and the next spring a hobby with a package and nuc for 2 hives and 180lbs of honey. The next year it was starting in the spring with 2 and going into the winter...
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    Thanks for the comments. Good to know the...

    Thanks for the comments. Good to know the routine for you was about a week apart. I'll amp up my patrols around that 1wk time I have been checking early evening an around 11pm while being armed...
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