"Been dealing with swarming issues. I now realize that my Beeweaver packages installed March 30, both swarmed. I thought packages wouldn't swarm that quickly, but Rob Shepler mentioned it happening to his Beeweavers. Mine were…"
"Found two queens today. One is almost certainly the emergency queen from the cutout/combine I posted about. Man, she's HUGE- looks like she's aiming for crickethood. This was the one that wasn't laying for a long…"
"Found a queen in my Beeweaver hive. The others have all been queenless, and it looks like at least one has a laying worker. Have some queens on the way, and have shook out the laying worker hive and dropped a frame of eggs/larvae from…"
"I seem to have suffered a queen die off. Both my beeweaver queens are gone, and also the feral emergency queen. I had pinched my overwinter queen for not laying well (probably a mistake in hindsite...at least she layed…"
"The Beeweavers have really taken off. One hive has 2 full frames of capped brood since I installed the package 2 weeks ago (they had drawn comb from a starved out hive). The other is queenless(!) but there are a ton of queen cells, so…"
"Rob- thanks, pretty much what I planned on. I had split the a hive before I combined it with the cutout, and put the old queen in a nuc. She's a year old that I got from a local commercial beek, and her laying pattern is getting…"
"Here's the emergency queen from the cells I posted about. She hatched on ~4/8 and I did a newspaper combine with a queenless hive. She doesn't appear to be laying but seems bigger, so I assume she's mated. There are…"
"Bit of a flow on here, despite the horrible winds. Bees (and bumbles and aphids, and flys...) working the heck out of a big hawthorne bush next to my house. Conga line traffic in and out of all the hives."
"Little early to tell on the Beeweavers, but they seem to be working hard. I pulled a plastic frame the other day and was shocked at how heavy it was- but thats probably mainly the syrup I'd been feeding. This afternoon they are…"
The New Mexico Beekeepers also have a group on Facebook. 2 hives doing great, 1 doing ok, the last one (2 very small swarms I captured this year), I just combined into one small super. Spotty brood, one full frame both sides of honey, and raising a supercedure queen. How are yours doing? My addy is email@example.com, or you can find me on FB Anglswngs69/Diana Wilson
Wow, someone else from Deming YIPPPEE! My bees are hanging in, 3 hives doing ok, one is just hanging in there, and lost a weak one to wax moths. They are really liking my watermelon plants right now. We'll have to get together. I'm a newbie at this, so still making lots of mistakes.
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