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by kristinahoney
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Are Bumblebees and Honeybees friends?
Replies: 3
Views: 11980

Re: Are Bumblebees and Honeybees friends?

Hi Linda, Bumblebee queens are attracted to honey bee hives. I'm not sure why, but there is certainly the potential for a lot of food there. They are usually tolerated for the short time they are there. If they fly in while the hive is open, they bypass most of the guards too. What you saw was a que...
by kristinahoney
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Newbie having queen/no brood issues - please help
Replies: 1
Views: 6978

Re: Newbie having queen/no brood issues - please help

Hi, Was there anything in the queen cells (larvae, royal jelly?) or were they empty (cups)? If there were larvae in the queen cells, then someone must have laid eggs in there. If they're collecting pollen, it's to feed larvae. You probably had a queen. If you were starting with foundation, she didn'...
by kristinahoney
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Queen Rearing Class
Replies: 1
Views: 6097

Queen Rearing Class

A class on Queen Rearing in the new home of Highland Bees! Saturday June 6th, 6:30-8:30PM Longmont Make your own Queens: Demystifying Queen Rearing-Generate your own queen cells *Saturday June 5, 6:30-8:30 PM* Have more control of your strong genetics:make your own queen cells!!. A critical intermed...
by kristinahoney
Thu May 28, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Small Hive Beetle SHB
Replies: 13
Views: 37820

Re: Small Hive Beetle SHB

Hi Dana, Those are not SHB. I'm not sure what they are exactly, but they may be in the same family, Nitidulidae, which would only narrow it down to many thousands of species. There are 100's of thousands of species of beetle with clubbed antennae, so don't let those bother you. Ditto for elytra (har...