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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Queen cells in Raising Queens
    Unless you want a LOT of bees (and it is nearly July so I'm thinking feed feed feed to get them through the winter) I would let the bees attempt to...
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    EFB is European Foul Brood. If you run a search of posts you can find my pictures from when I did have it here in 2012. My local bee inspector calls...
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    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    well update - I lost that 10 frame medium with the new queen within days. Robbers could have been my hives could have been feral or another...
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    Jun 29th 2016, 09:26 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Queen cells in Raising Queens
    you have no way of knowing for sure which queen cell will be good. Emergency cells often contain less than perfect queens. With only 6 frames of...
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    Jun 29th 2016, 07:55 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Queen cells in Raising Queens
    how many frames of bees?
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    Jun 29th 2016, 06:37 PM
    I would have put them in a nuc and put in a frame of nurse bees with some eggs, but that is just me. Having discovered that EFB doesn't promote...
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    Jun 29th 2016, 06:35 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Aggressive bees. in General Beekeeping
    if you have a better hive to re-queen from take all the eggs from this one when you kill the queen and give them eggs from your better hive to make a...
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    Jun 5th 2016, 08:57 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Checking combs in Beekeeping 101
    the new queen is not likely to be africanized since she will share the DNA of your current workers who are not. I used to be able to go about 2...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 09:28 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Checking combs in Beekeeping 101
    sometimes they build for practice, sometimes they want to replace their queen, swarm queens get superceded as soon as the colony is stable, if they...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 08:03 PM
    I haven't BUT I don't have a problem getting them to build on them either. If you were going to I would drill a hole in each corner maybe 3/8 inch...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 06:37 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Checking combs in Beekeeping 101
    I suggest a glass of wine and put your feet up and listen to an album or cd or watch a favorite program or read a book. First of all if you did roll...
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    Jun 2nd 2016, 08:12 PM
    That is a good sign
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