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    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Installing a queen? in Beekeeping 101
    still a good thread. But where is the one with the wire box you can put a queen on comb in and protect her from the other bees.
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    so what happened?
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    Aug 28th 2016, 09:28 PM
    I think I managed to lose MOST of the laying workers in the first dumpout 6 weeks ago. They started making queen cells, of course only drone brood in...
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    Aug 26th 2016, 09:21 PM
    useful thread. I started with an unmated queen that failed and became laying worker, put a nuc on top with a mated queen and 2 nuc boxes of comb and...
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    Aug 26th 2016, 11:31 AM
    well I could use your device when it gets going maybe... my note keeping is not so good
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    Aug 26th 2016, 09:06 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Honey cost in General Beekeeping
    Very good. I live in an area with industrial and cattle ranching. Flow in spring isn't strong, fall is better when Goldenrod, Snow on the Prairie,...
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    Aug 25th 2016, 08:03 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Honey cost in General Beekeeping
    some of my beeclub members are charging $12 a half pint I think. I don't get enough to sell mine, so I don't.
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    Aug 25th 2016, 08:02 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Making queens in General Beekeeping
    well mine are doing ok, but they aren't spraying here
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    Aug 25th 2016, 08:00 PM
    That is a really important article, especially for anyone that trucks bees to California. Now they can come home with AFB along with everything else
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    Aug 25th 2016, 07:51 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Queen issues in Beekeeping 101
    Location location location. If you are in the south she may be weak for not producing brood. If you are in the north I am not sure. Please put at...
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    Aug 22nd 2016, 09:31 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Making queens in General Beekeeping
    Only when the drones are flying and the old queen is laying eggs. How is the mosquito spraying affecting your bees?
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    Aug 22nd 2016, 09:31 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Melted Propolis in General Beekeeping
    I have no idea then. Bees manage their hives according to their own rules. Hopefully it is not something to be concerned about.
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    Aug 20th 2016, 10:08 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread how long to feed in Beekeeping 101
    The shiny bees are old bees. Newly hatched bees are fuzzy, after they have gone foraging and defended the hive they lose a lot of fur. The thin...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 06:43 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Melted Propolis in General Beekeeping
    I found a melted square on the bottom of one of my plastic frames from me not correctly placing the OA Vaporizer. no clue at the time. Do you use...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 09:00 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What to do with wax in Beekeeping 101
    You will learn when to feed and when not to. In the meantime, on wax, I use a metal cookie can from a thrift store to store it. I use a solar wax...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:57 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What's going on here? in Beekeeping 101
    I used terramycin, melted my wax, ate my honey and fed my girls sugar water. I started with one infected hive and robbing managed to infect all of...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:53 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Melted Propolis in General Beekeeping
    melted burr comb maybe, or melted propolis. You are where and how hot is it?
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:51 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Beetle in Beekeeping 101
    white stringy stuff could be wax moth strings they are pulling off, if they had too much space before
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:50 AM
    if you have another either do a newspaper combine to that hive, or pull a frame of brood and eggs and maybe one of comb put em in a hive body with a...
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    Aug 4th 2016, 02:26 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What's going on here? in Beekeeping 101
    Camero got it covered. Send samples to Beltsville. Use the terramycin. And you did good pulling the frames and pinching the queen for a requeen. ...
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    Aug 4th 2016, 02:23 PM
    Buy boxes. In my 2nd year I had a 10x10 shed built. Never filled with bee eqpt but plenty of room for it, plus my bikes and spare aquariums. It...
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    Aug 4th 2016, 02:21 PM
    harvest your honey and melt your comb, feed sugar water and use the antibiotics. If you have multiple hives you must avoid robbing or that honey...
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May 6, 2013

by blueblood on May 7th 2013 at 05:13 AM
Checked on the Catalpa tree trap out this afternoon http://www.beekeepingforums.com/thre...-Tree-Trap-Out. A ton of activity! There is a possibility the bees swarmed...hopefully into the box.

Helped another friend hive his packages. His older son had fun holding a couple of drones. His younger son was nearby and being very calm watching the bees fly. But, his big brother said, "BEE!" Well, lil bro made a move to his left jaw and that was all she wrote.

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May 4, 2013 Packages Install

by blueblood on May 4th 2013 at 08:51 PM
The last task of the day was installing my packages. I am glad I make it a habit to wear my full suit anytime and every time. I am not a complete believer in mild bees at installs. I was stung on the glove forefinger while holding the queen cage. I was completely still and watching the queen when a girl came up and stung. The stinger was really dug in too! It's good to see the yard filling up. Hoping for many more swarms this month.

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May 4, 2013 Big Day

by blueblood on May 4th 2013 at 07:26 PM
Started the day at 8:30 AM with breakfast with a guy and his brother who are starting to keep. We then drove to Morgantown to get our bees. I picked up some bees for another friend too. I ended up sitting next to 5 packages and all the stowaways hanging on. Helped them install their bees in the tbh they built. Next, we went to my house where I took both of them out to my yard to select a frame of eggs for today's Catalpa trap out. I was able to go frame by frame and show them bur comb, capped

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1st Swarm of 2013 May 3rd

by blueblood on May 3rd 2013 at 07:39 PM
Yeehaw! What a great day and prelude to more excellent weekend. I was on patrol when a friend called me from town and said he was in his back yard when he heard the large cloud of bee fly over head and land on the neighbor's mail box. Fortunately, I keep a nuc ready with old comb and lemon grass oil in the trunk of the squad for the swarm season. I was really excited to get these as it was a nice sized swarm. I placed the nuc under and then knocked the rest in gently with a stick. The lid went

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April 13, 2013 Orchard Hives and My Hives Honey Supers Part 2

by blueblood on Apr 13th 2013 at 06:05 PM
I went through all 3 of my hives, box by box and frame by frame this afternoon and cleaned up any messes along the way. I did not see any drones yet. But, there were adequate amounts of drone cells in each hive. I was pleased to see many frames of bees. All hives had more capped brood, honey, pollen and bees in the top brood box than the bottom. I found the queen in hive #2. She was a good looking queen with a nice dark orange color. I decided to reverse the brood boxes since they had not

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