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  Topic: Queenless, move a queen cell over from TBH?
Kit_McConnico

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:50 pm   Subject: Queenless, move a queen cell over from TBH?
Thanks all for the replies.
I think it's queenless because I didn't see any brood or eggs. I also didn't see the queen. She's marked so pretty easy to spot. Also they seem agitated where my other hi ...
  Topic: Queenless, move a queen cell over from TBH?
Kit_McConnico

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:52 am   Subject: Queenless, move a queen cell over from TBH?
My goal here is to keep this package that I installed into a new standard hive alive.

I installed a package into a brand new standard hive with foundation two weeks ago. A week ago I went back and ...
  Topic: Cleaning out an old hive
Kit_McConnico

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:19 am   Subject: Cleaning out an old hive
A Burns-o-matic torch with the blue bottle will do nicely. Get the one with the trigger starter for ease at Lowes or Home Depot.

I use it for everything.
 
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