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  1. Thread: HONEY FLOW

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    I pulled a shallow off each(2)hives this weekend;...

    I pulled a shallow off each(2)hives this weekend; next flow (N. IL) early September I believe?

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    Thanks!

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    What's best(during flows):adding supers as they...

    What's best(during flows):adding supers as they fill out or stacking several empty supers at once(w/hope that they will be filled upwards progressively)?

    Also,when overwintering is there any harm ...
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    Thanks for your replies. bjerm2: what...

    Thanks for your replies.
    bjerm2: what improvements did you need to do to ur vac to use as a bee-vac?

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    Has anyone tried using a std shop vac (w/flow...

    Has anyone tried using a std shop vac (w/flow reversed)to get bees off frames prior to harvesting/extracting? In the past, I've brushed each frame using bee brush, but I figure it would be just as...
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    Is it OK to use nail polish to mark queens? ...

    Is it OK to use nail polish to mark queens?
    Also, how much of wing s/b clipped?
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    My 3rd season & My one hive overwintered strongly...

    My 3rd season & My one hive overwintered strongly so last weekend I placed four frames of brood (along with attendant bees)into a new deep in a new hive. I will inspect the new hive this weekend but...
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    I have an existing hive that survived winter but...

    I have an existing hive that survived winter but is weak. I plan to add a new 3# package and new queen to this hive. I plan to remove the old (existing)queen; Do I need to separate the old/new...
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    Thanks -- it was too cold to do an inspection so...

    Thanks -- it was too cold to do an inspection so I haven't looked inside yet, but it sounds like the streaks are normal and they are OK. Thanks for you prompt replies.
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    Yesterday was about 55 degrees and workers...

    Yesterday was about 55 degrees and workers started to fly; I noticed quite a few brown streaks on hive body/top;however, I watched for about 10 minutes and no new streaks -- could spots be from...
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    This is my second Yr -- one hive last year and...

    This is my second Yr -- one hive last year and started two this year but combined them a month ago. Large harvest last year -- very small this year. Learning a great deal from reading posts; thanks. ...
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    Is there enough stores to winter? If you're...

    Is there enough stores to winter? If you're running two deeps for a brood chamber it should be full of either brood, eggs or honey. If it is, you can just see what happens. If not, I would feed....
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    No surplus honey yet in my 2 hives ( 2nd yr...

    No surplus honey yet in my 2 hives ( 2nd yr beekeeper).
    We have had a lot of rain /overcast here in N. Illinois. Should I feed or wait?

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