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Nock
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Re: Bee keepers

#41 Post by Nock » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:18 pm

Surprised they did have any queen cells
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Re: Bee keepers

#42 Post by Nock » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:29 pm

https://youtu.be/YXsgvEsXeFo
Little video from today. The workers were killing drones. They normally do this in the fall. Not sure why this early. Also you will see them drag a bumblebee out as well. Could be a sign of dearth coming.
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Re: Bee keepers

#43 Post by Captainkirk » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:43 pm

Ruh row. :?
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Re: Bee keepers

#44 Post by Lawrence128 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:27 am

Nock,
Do you have African Small Hive Beetles in your area? My hives would kill drones early when the beetles began to show up.

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Re: Bee keepers

#45 Post by Nock » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:05 pm

Lawrence128 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:27 am
Nock,
Do you have African Small Hive Beetles in your area? My hives would kill drones early when the beetles began to show up.
I’ve seen just a few. Last couple times in hives I haven’t seen any.
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Re: Bee keepers

#46 Post by Lawrence128 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 pm

That's good. Those things are awful. The literally put me out of business. They are so bad around here that it is impossible to keep many hives without resorting to some pretty nasty chemicals and I just don't like doing that. I'm working with a friend of mine to come up with some more wholesome methods. If we get it right it would be amazing.

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