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    not so long (1 or 2 days) after the swarm issued...

    not so long (1 or 2 days) after the swarm issued the new queen will emerge from her cell. in this kind of situation doing anything after the fact (unless done almost immediately) is likely too...
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    a jjknight snip... are these new bees doomed...

    a jjknight snip...
    are these new bees doomed because they've moved into a hive that is not an optimal environment?

    tecumseh...
    well quite evidently the bees who moved in knew their new home had...
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    that looks like a good source and at least my own...

    that looks like a good source and at least my own but very limited experience with Carnis is they are a pretty good bee with some excellent characteristics < I got to meet Sue Colbey who pretty much...
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    what Ray said.... but no the picture doesn't look...

    what Ray said.... but no the picture doesn't look so much like bearding you might associated with swarming but (I would guess) guard bees who have large concerns over that bottle of syrup at the...
  5. Thread: Year number 2

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    so mother nature and the use of imperfect wood...

    so mother nature and the use of imperfect wood for a bee box did the trick????
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    a snip followed > by my comment.... I've been...

    a snip followed > by my comment....
    I've been reading everything I can find on splitting but wondered when would be the best time to do it? Weather is looking good here in NorCal now and things are...
  7. I see nothing in your photo to greatly alarm me. ...

    I see nothing in your photo to greatly alarm me. I would think the yellow dust you see is the results of robbers removing the pollen in the dead hive < seem to go long after any nectar has been...
  8. Thread: Year number 2

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    a snip... I'm hoping that the use of the...

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    I'm hoping that the use of the excluder won't cause any swarm issues. I'm hoping by placing frames of brood above it will help them move through it.

    tecumseh..
    sounds like you got the...
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    you are quite correct rw02 in that with a...

    you are quite correct rw02 in that with a decreasing pheromone footprint as the queen grows older and the hive gets more and more populated often time this induces swarming. out with the old and in...
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    the operation is named after Richard Weaver and...

    the operation is named after Richard Weaver and is operated by his son Clint. I personally prefer the kind of product offered by BeeWeaver.
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    I would also suggest that other factors like wind...

    I would also suggest that other factors like wind and clouds and what you expect the temperature to do after the inspection is complete should also weigh in on any question of minimum temperature. ...
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    this is a pretty good reference for this kind of...

    this is a pretty good reference for this kind of thing and Mr Freeman is not that far from your own location.
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    in a great number of places in the central US the...

    in a great number of places in the central US the blackberries (we actually have two wild varieties of these here which bloom one after the other) are a good benchmarks for establishing the optimal...
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    wolfer is close to you and his advice certainly...

    wolfer is close to you and his advice certainly has more weight than my own. I do use excluders but how and when you use these can be extremely important. if you are new to all this and most...
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    I would wait for the package to arrive rw02kr43. ...

    I would wait for the package to arrive rw02kr43. between now and then if the existing hive needed space I would use whatever is left over from the dead hive to fulfill this need.

    two year old...
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    given the current political climate in places...

    given the current political climate in places like Florida..... good luck on that!
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    what Mr Linton said... the old guys often...

    what Mr Linton said...

    the old guys often referred to their comb as THE CAPITAL of their business. They didn't mind loosing a hive here or there but they were extremely protective of their comb....
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    I have had considerable conversation with 'my...

    I have had considerable conversation with 'my good neighbor' about the Australian package bee imports. It is my understanding that..... these were fairly expensive packages and their main purpose...
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    unless I see something that disturbs or alerts me when I disassemble a hive I simply knock out the bees and add the equipment to a hive that needs the space. Beyond setting a hive out in the sun to...
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    well actually Camero7 'my good neighbor' was the...

    well actually Camero7 'my good neighbor' was the person who imported the packages of bees from Australia which were then shipped to the California almonds and I do know of at least one instance when...
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    for me it is helpful to have some very general...

    for me it is helpful to have some very general idea of location.... nothing exact just some general reference to location < location and season are two thing that can make any question go in any...
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    I have noticed that some folks that sell and ship...

    I have noticed that some folks that sell and ship package bees at certain time of the year add a label that says 'ground transport only' < I suspect this suggest exactly the problem you are referring...
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    I am not certain if you are seeing a queen cell...

    I am not certain if you are seeing a queen cell or a queen cell cup???? A queen cell cup means nothing but a (one or perhaps 2) queen cell at this time of year typically means the old queen played...
  24. perhaps check this out.... Interesting things...

    perhaps check this out....

    Interesting things for check for on your lost hive.
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  25. Thread: Moving hives

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    Well Jack makes a good point and certainly time...

    Well Jack makes a good point and certainly time of day and geography might play on this consideration. at two miles if the terrain was right you might have some overlapping of benchmarks ( that is...
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