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  Topic: Pre-swarm split - how many swarm cells to leave?
JD88

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:18 pm   Subject: Pre-swarm split - how many swarm cells to leave?
Ok. Thanks. I will do that. if I dont end up using the queen, I can recombine at the end of the season
  Topic: Pre-swarm split - how many swarm cells to leave?
JD88

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:56 pm   Subject: Pre-swarm split - how many swarm cells to leave?
I am in my second season. My one hive survived winter and has grown rapidly and produced 5 uncapped swarm cells with larva.

I moved the resident queen to a new hive along with 2 bars of capped br ...
  Topic: Supersedure question
JD88

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:21 am   Subject: Supersedure question
Thanks for the advice, it was much appreciated.

After a few days deliberation, I decided to requeen the hive with a local open mated queen. I noticed a few things that guided me to this decision ...
  Topic: Supersedure question
JD88

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:10 pm   Subject: Supersedure question
Hello everyone,

Some background info:

Installed a package on May25th with a marked italian queen into a TBH. The colony built up rapidly building 14 bars of comb. I have opened the hive three ...
  Topic: To requeen or not to requeen?
JD88

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:10 pm   Subject: To requeen or not to requeen?
Thank you everyone for your advice. I will make a split into a nuc and keep both queens. I will feed the nuc colony for a few weeks after making the split.
  Topic: To requeen or not to requeen?
JD88

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:50 pm   Subject: To requeen or not to requeen?
Hi,

I am a new to bees and have just started my first Top Bar hive from a package of italian bees that were trucked from Georgia, USA to Connecticut, where I installed them. I realize that a local ...
 
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