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    Re: Understanding Spring hive set up

    My actions this spring were just to pull QCs and put them in a Queen Castle. Next year, after doing that I will put 1/2 of my hives on Snelgrove boards. The brood and most of the honey will go to...
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    Re: carrying capacity

    I continually see things in your posts and on your page that are not in The Practical Beekeeper. Is there a chance you will do another version soon? I would much rather learn from your mistakes...
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    I think what is invasive in one place may not be in others. I asked an old friend who has been keeping bees if he could only plant one tree for his bees, what would it be. He said Golden Raintree. ...
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    Re: screened or solid base

    I have several reasons for using the SBB, but SHB are number 1. I am too clumsy to use the little frame traps so the oil trays catch my beetles.
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    Poll: Re: re-discovered SIMPLE 2 queen method

    I have heard several Snelgrove presentations and researched it some. I have 2 friends who have used them with great success. My goal this year is to go into winter with 4 double deep hives and 6...
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    Re: These are yellow jackets right? Pictures.

    Yaller Jackets. Kill them.
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    Do you use bought queens or just a frame of young brood?
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    Re: How soon can I rehive a split?

    You could use a queen castle and let all of those cells make hives. I like the kind of castle where the deep is divided into 3 sections that each hold 3 regular sized frames. I put 2 qcs into each...
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    Re: horizontal lang

    I can see why there would be a need for more frequent "management". Would the "management" in this hive be less disruptive than a vertical hive?
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    Re: somthing for newbs. robbing

    That depends on the type of robbing screen you use. If you use a simple piece of hardware cloth forcing the bees to come in at the edges and then proceed to the entrance, probably not; but when the...
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    Re: Queen cell dying

    Do you dig up the seeds in your garden to see if they are sprouting?
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    Re: Is this Normal Bee Behavior

    I think weekly is too often as it takes the bees a lot of time and energy to put the hive back in order. When there is a concern an inspection is in order no matter how long it has been or how new...
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    Re: queen replacement

    Those cells probably have eggs.
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    Re: When do yall check mating nucs?

    I think your queening skills are good and your vision is bad. Unless you are trying to get queens to sell, or unless you have a very large apiary, I would say you are getting pretty good results...
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    Re: Frame grips

    ooooooh
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    Re: Is this Normal Bee Behavior

    your bees are getting plenty of food from the sugar syrup. They are probably young and may be busy covering brood. Unfortunately, with only looking at 1 frame of sugar-honey and the entrance to the...
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    Re: Searching for SHB remedies

    The oil tray in a Freeman style bottom board works great for me. I never see a beetle in the hive. Placing the hives in a sunny spot helps in piedmont NC but I am not sure how well that will work...
  18. Thread: Frame grips

    by dsegrest
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    Re: Frame grips

    I saw a professional bee keeper use the grip and had to have one. I really don't like it for examinations. It does come in handy when pulling the frames from honey supers as it helps keep the...
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    Re: Putting a Nuc into a Deep Lang

    Using the deeps is not a bad idea. I have put nucs into 10 frame deeps twice with success and put 2 of them into 10 frame mediums with success. They were all done in the spring. I am making some...
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    Re: Old wax quality question

    Those combs would be great for swarm traps.
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    Re: what to do with slum gum

    Thank you will try it tomorrow. Have you caught many swarms with it?
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    Re: what to do with slum gum

    Do you use lemon grass too or just the slum gum?
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    Re: All this rain...

    Our situation is similar to yours. Mecklenburg County is officially in a drought. We did get 1/4" last night at our house, but that is the 1st rain in 5 days.
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    Re: The flow must go on

    Crepe Myrtle is blooming and the bees seem to be working it.
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    Re: Screwed up with my Hiving - Need Advice

    Sometimes when in doubt do nothing. Put another box on top of that one. The bees will do a better job there. When winter comes the brood nest will migrate upward. Next spring you can pull the...
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