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  Topic: bee math and virgin queen
maria05

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:59 pm   Subject: bee math and virgin queen
I am a new tbh beekeeper (since May) and had a swarm 13 days ago. It was likely a secondary swarm because of certain circumstances. (I tried to post a link to my previous thread about this, but it won ...
  Topic: live queen out of hive on ground?
maria05

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:50 pm   Subject: live queen out of hive on ground?
Also, do I need to worry about the survival of this hive with fewer bees? It seems slightly less than my original 3 lb package.

I have someone here who is willing to give me some capped brood, if n ...
  Topic: live queen out of hive on ground?
maria05

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:44 pm   Subject: live queen out of hive on ground?
Thanks, Barbara.

I think your timing of the first swarm is very likely. We were on vacation, and I did not check the hive for 9 days.

I will leave everything alone for awhile (a week?) and see ...
  Topic: live queen out of hive on ground?
maria05

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:59 pm   Subject: live queen out of hive on ground?
Thank you all. I am very new to this, and it is certainly a learning process. They are complex and magnificent little creatures!

I did not put the queen back into the hive. By the time I got the re ...
  Topic: live queen out of hive on ground?
maria05

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:32 pm   Subject: live queen out of hive on ground?
I am a new tbh beekeeper, and installed my package in early May. Everything has been going really well, and my mentor saw the hive 2 weeks ago and said it looked really healthy. Lots of comb, eggs, la ...
 
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