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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Hello from Ontario!
« Last post by swarmswapper on June 26, 2016, 06:38:37 PM »
Just signed into this site, started with 3 nuk's this spring caught a swarm so now up to 4 ....  I can see how this hobby can get legs and grow quite fast :{)

So much to learn - I have a great mentor in the business for 30 yrs but I always find these sites full of great info.  Look forward to learning from you all.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: SBB and what they say....
« Last post by tjc1 on June 26, 2016, 05:39:54 PM »
Touche! We need some kind of stinger emoticon...
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: A nuc in July is worth a ....?
« Last post by tjc1 on June 26, 2016, 05:36:07 PM »
That's what I've been wondering, however his website has his and his brother's name on it, so it would seem likely that one of them would be OK and able to respond to calls/emails. I know he's a member of his local county club and contacted them but no news.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Update on the open air colony
« Last post by tjc1 on June 26, 2016, 05:27:13 PM »
Cool Jeff - thanks for posting that - keep us updated!
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Very cool video, thanks, and we have such hives in caves as well as overhangs etc. here in Arizona, sit and watch them now and again and interesting as all get out.

Bill
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Update on the open air colony
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on June 26, 2016, 01:20:19 PM »
Some really nice video today....most of the foragers were out doing their thing so  a good view of the comb....this thing is so cool I am looking forward to watching it grow :-)
https://youtu.be/CjqsD28Drps
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: In Need of Advice Please
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on June 26, 2016, 01:18:43 PM »
Robbing typically only occurs when there is no flow on.....if you are still in a flow you should be fine. Just reduce the entrance on the new NUC down to a very small entrance.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hot Bees in the shade
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on June 26, 2016, 01:16:22 PM »
Ace....i doubt that though anything is possible. These are between a 6' privacy fence and large shed Hidden from view and no access from the neighbors. The host is excited about the bees but is not the kind of person that would mess with the hives for no reason. I moved the swarm traps directly from the trap lines to the host yard one evening  and gave it a day and then went to move them from the traps to the hive bodies. Its possible I should have let them settle in longer since they were in traps with frames and good spacing and based on what I saw when I opened the traps they had not been in the traps more than a day or two so disturbing them may have set them off.....still no definitive answer on what made them mean that one day but am goign to work them again this afternoon and we will see if last weeks meekness continues or if they go back to their pissy ways :-)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: A nuc in July is worth a ....?
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on June 26, 2016, 12:36:50 PM »
There was a guy on the northern beekeepers fb page who was complaing of exactly the same thing. He finally got a hold of the wife about two weeks ago and it turned out the bk had had a heart attack and had been incoherent in the hospital for months. The wife had no idea about his business and didn't know who or what or how to contact people.

Could be a similar situation?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: In Need of Advice Please
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on June 26, 2016, 12:30:22 PM »
Ok. I picked up the Queen and did a split. I suppose it's normal that there would be some forragers on the brood and pollen frames I pulled from my other hive, correct? I saw a couple of bees come out of the new nuc and fly right into the hive I pulled them from. Same thing happened last time I pulled a frame to give to my weak hive. And that seemed to have started a robbing situation which lasted a few days to get under control. I hope this doesn't happen here now. Is there any way to avoid this in the future?

Also, the queen came in one of those oblong clear cages with a candy plug and no attendants. I wedged her between two brood frames and now I'm worried that she's in there too tight and they can't feed her. I put her in plug down and I can't remember if the top of the cage had slots for them to pass food along. Am I worrying needlessly?

http://s284.photobucket.com/user/MTBeeGirl/media/6-22-16%20inspection/image.jpg1_zpsnm9dxhax.jpg.html?sort=2&o=3
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