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    Jun 22nd 2016, 05:40 AM
    Update: This will be my final update on this hive. It has been a month since the swarm moved in. It appears it came with a mated queen because it's...
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    Jun 18th 2016, 06:13 AM
    I probably wouldn't put the hatching bees into an established hive. The risk of infecting a colony for the sake of a few new bees doesn't seem worth...
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    Jun 8th 2016, 05:32 AM
    ndm678 replied to a thread Checking combs in Beekeeping 101
    To split or not to split? That is a tough decision. Seeing where you have capped queen cells, you should make a decision soon and stick with it, for...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 05:19 PM
    ndm678 replied to a thread Checking combs in Beekeeping 101
    Here are some pics I dug out of my archives. The first two are heavy drone comb, the 3rd is more worker sized. I hope these help.
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 05:08 PM
    ndm678 replied to a thread Checking combs in Beekeeping 101
    Your comb doesn't look like drone brood. Drone brood looks like Kix cereal. What kind of bees do you have?. I had a Russian mix that seemed pretty...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 01:24 PM
    Camero7, let's say this is a secondary swarm that moved in May 19th. Assuming they came with a virgin queen, what would you expect to see in regards...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 07:36 AM
    Update: I went into the hive and added the missing frames to make 10 (2 drawn, 1 foundation less). There was no 'free comb' thus, no clean up. There...
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    Jun 3rd 2016, 07:26 AM
    Gypsi, have you, or have you considered cutting holes into the plastic foundation to encourage them to build? I have some plastic frames the bees...
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