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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! First year BK in Southern Maine. I was doing a hive inspection yesterday and heard piping for the first time. Set up is 2-10 frame deeps and one honey super that's 80% full. I also saw my queen during the inspection. I believed I had culled all the swarm/queen cells yesterday (must...
  2. Bee Forum
    Pretty sure this a virgin. I got into my russians yesterday evening and they were packed. So I decided to look around some. Long story short, about a dozen swarm cells, 2 emerged while I was in it, caught both, made 2 quick splits and cut out 3 swarm cells before dark. Had 2 of the swarm cells I...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hi This is a first time posting so please be kind. I heard a strange noise coming from my observation hive this morning. http://youtu.be/ajr-lOzdyQY I have had the hive setup inside for about 2 weeks and right on time the first queen emerged this morning. I have heard of piping before but...
  4. Bee Forum
    Have been watching this video posted on social media by the Irish Federation of Beekeepers (full disclosure: I'm Irish and a beekeeper but now live in NY). Anyway, around the 47 minute mark he starts to talk about a species of moth I've never heard of that is able to infiltrate the hive...
  5. Bee Forum
    I've heard of this but never witnessed it until last night. I was looking for a new queen to mark her and I just followed the piping. After marking with one of those nifty racing numbers (first one I've done), she was nice enough to perform again for the camera :thumbsup: I thought it was...
  6. Observation Hive Forum
    My observation hive cast a primary swarm on 5/2. I caught and re-homed that one. Now there are about 8 or 9 capped queen cells that I can see. It took 12 days from capping but the first virgin queen emerged and they cast an after swarm (I think). I caught it and put it in a box but every bee...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hello. I've had bees for several years and heard, but never actually heard the piping noise that queens make. From what I've always heard, this is a process whenever a 'new' or non-hatched queen is about to come out of her cell - and it's something like a 'call to war' or 'challenge' against...
  8. Bee Forum
    The Sound and the Fury—Bees Hiss when Expecting Danger Honey bees are important model systems for the investigation of learning and memory and for a better understanding of the neuronal basics of brain function. Honey bees also possess a rich repertoire of tones and sounds, from queen piping and...
  9. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hi guys, first time poster... Have gone and done as much reading as I can here, but given the time senstive nature of things, I think a personalized answer is the only thing that's going to do the trick here. I've tried to read over the rules, but I am flipping out! BLUF: I have a hive that I...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    I heard some piping sounds from one of my hives yesterday and I'm wondering if anyone can take a listen and tell me what they think: http://mudsongs.org/piping-from-inside-the-hive/ I know that newly emerged queens often pipe away. The hive in question was requeened in July and seems to be a...
  11. Bee Forum
    I recently inspected a hive I installed a 3lbs package into in early June. The hive seems to be doing well-lots of brood (capped and larvae), eggs, drawn comb on 7 out of 10 deep frames. The bees seem healthy. However, when I inspected the hive I heard piping, but I couldn't find any swarm...
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