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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Angry Bees in the Fall
« Last post by Barhopper on May 27, 2016, 10:07:43 PM »
As flows slow down and stop bees will get crankier. When they're busy hauling nectar they're in a lot better mood.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Emerging Brood
« Last post by Barhopper on May 27, 2016, 10:06:06 PM »
Looks good. Queens generally lay from the middle in a spiral pattern. That's what you see when the hatch. From the middle out.
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Is there anything that would keep them out of the box? Did you treat them? Mouse take up residence on the bottom board and it still smells bad?
   Strange that they are storing nectar but not building comb. The queen is there and laying?

Clean equipment, bottom board was basically new.

They actually got in there for the most part this afternoon with the cool spell we had.  Still bearding up but you can actually see wood in there somewhere. ;)

I'm pretty sure it was a virgin queen (I caged her and released her over a week ago)... so she MAY be laying... I haven't broken down the hive to see how she's doing yet though.  Giving her time to get settled.

Gilligan
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Emerging Brood
« Last post by PhilK on May 27, 2016, 09:28:16 PM »
I love those pale brood cappings - I miss when my hive was all nice new yellowish colours!
Looking good bill - try and take some time to look with your eyes instead of camera and computer as well! It's fascinating watching them emerge and interact
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Going in the other direction ...
« Last post by yes2matt on May 27, 2016, 09:26:21 PM »
I had once ten "medium" frames in a medium box over top of eight "deep" frames in a deep box, and two frames worth of gap in the deep box. Of course the bees built there first, so I had a couple frames with about fifteen inches of comb. Loaded with brood , it was a beautiful sight (and thankfully they drew it straight!

It was so heavy when full that I couldn't hold it to take a picture. 

Which is only to say, use your good glue and nail it tight, lots of weight on those joins.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Emerging Brood
« Last post by yes2matt on May 27, 2016, 08:58:44 PM »
Looks good. Like the queen made a first pass on the frame, the patch that's hatched out, then came back some days later to fill it wall to wall. I see some li'l fuzzy young ones in the mix too.

Aren't they pretty? I could look at bees all day. :)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Angry Bees in the Fall
« Last post by bwallace23350 on May 27, 2016, 08:40:20 PM »
I have seen people post that bees are angrier in the fall. Is this true and how much so and why are they angrier? When would be the best time to harvest honey also in the fall?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Emerging Brood
« Last post by billdean on May 27, 2016, 08:17:31 PM »
I opened up the hive today as today was the day they should have emerged. I believe they are. In the middle of the foundation the cells are black and empty. All around the the brood is still capped. When I brought the photos in the house and zoomed in on them on the computer I could see bees chewing they way out of the cells. The capping on the cells was ripped exposing the bees inside. I believe they are coming out now. Is this what everyone else is seeing or am I wrong?[ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bees Perched on Blades of Grass
« Last post by PhilK on May 27, 2016, 08:12:16 PM »
Maybe it's cold so they need to perch on the grass to warm up a bit away from the ground?
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Wow that is slicker than mine .

I just use a pipe clamp to squeeze the frame slightly and then pull the wire through.
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