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  1. SEKhunter

    SEKhunter Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    The bottom one is flat side down
     
  2. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Checked Docs bees. He did a split and one has mated laying queen a success. The mother hive had a what looked Ike a mated but not laying yet queen. They're happy. He's a proud papa. His first successful split.other hive has 4 deeps...he's awfully green just wants to have bees so I help.
    Honey? He dont care.
     
  3. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    This time I think they're staying.
     
  4. Hellbender

    Hellbender Elite Refuge Member

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    I love for other folks to use those Peace Corps designed African top bar hives. They swarm often and I catch them.... And I love free bees.
     
  5. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    They just showed up from elsewhere
    I've only one hive here capable of swarming. It's it that? Fine. I live inda hood. About a block n a half north are "Mattis Apartments' a big complex that's not adequately maintained. They have bees in soffits in multiple units. I get freebies. They had bee problems 10 years before i moved in. Life in the city.
    Not that bad.
     
  6. SEKhunter

    SEKhunter Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have any video of true virgin mating flights? I look on YouTube but they look different than what I would expect. They look like swarms, huge swarms. I have witnessed hives swarm before, but now waiting on the mating flight of my nuc virgin queen
     
  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Cmon man...
    The mating flight is drones and a queen. An unmated queen can really zoom fast.
    There is video somewhere of where someone launched a caged virgin in a balloon to video it.

    I just inspected an oddball hive that was drone heavy big time. They followed the queen home .
    It was freshly mated.

    Typically queens head to "drone congregation areas" outpacing bees from their own colony. The DCA is usually an east-west oriented line of trees.
     
  8. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I'll rant...
    We sell honey in half gallon glass jars. Our customers LOVE that however they toss the jars and right now today you can't buy them.
    Lada wants 7 gallons. I uhhhh...
    Dang lady what did you do with the last 50 jars?
     
  9. SEKhunter

    SEKhunter Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Filmore container. I order 1 gallon jars for milk from there
     
  10. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Not ordering glass. I'm going to start using plastic. It'll be a great way to raise prices.
    No more $5/#.
    It's over.
     

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