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I just deleted the last couple of posts.  Please keep political talk out of the bee sections.  Feel free to discuss further in the Coffee House.

I apologize.
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I added a second jar of syrup and put more holes of a smaller size in the lid and so far, all is working out. I placed some 1/2" slats in there to set the jars on and put the jars off each end of the hole in the inner cover. I can see hordes of bees crawling around through the hole in the inner cover. My hive boxes all have a port on the side that I can take off and look inside and the brood box is not seeing any activity on the outside of the outer frame. I won't go into the hive for another week but is there a time frame when I should expect to see some activity on that outer frame? It was cooler today and the foragers didn't go out until after noon. I'm also seeing a few ants crawling around. Not a lot, just a few, is this a sign of an pending invasion?
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I just deleted the last couple of posts.  Please keep political talk out of the bee sections.  Feel free to discuss further in the Coffee House. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm Trap deadout/abscond
« Last post by Occam on April 18, 2024, 01:59:34 pm »
Yeah, the moths wouldn't have been the cause of the dead bees. I think the neighbor behind my parents got nervous and used a pesticide or they found a pesticide somewhere. It's nowhere close to the whole swarm that moved in so either some died outside the box, the remaining bees absconded when the wax moths started to multiply and they couldn't keep on top of them anymore, or both. My theory at least
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

Phillip
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm Trap deadout/abscond
« Last post by Ben Framed on April 18, 2024, 11:34:13 am »
Occam
Im sorry you lost your hive. Usually wax moth larva are not a problem in my area until the hot Sumner and Fall. Even then with plenty of bees they are not a problem then. (SHB is another issue.)
Even though the picture was not clear there seemed to be a good bit of dead bees in your box. Neither SHB or Wax moth larva should kill the bees.
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This is where I do bee business, The Bee Place at San Antonio.  This is a link to their hive sets with or without bees:

https://www.thebeeplace.com/2024/HiveSets.htm
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Hi Jim,

That?s my laser. The enclosure is possibly the new update and should do the job.
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THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: current news and sarcasm
« Last post by Terri Yaki on April 18, 2024, 08:44:09 am »
Yeah, we're chatting all about that on the 2A BB that I haunt. That should prevent a lot of shootings.  :rolleyes: It's not because they keep turning career criminals loose on the streets.
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I just found this on Amazon.
https://a.co/d/095MPZn
Looks like it might bee what you have. Is it?
Jim Altmiller
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