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    Re: Supersedure or swarm...?

    We are dry as a chip right now and have been for a while! I will start feeding today and let them do what they do! Thanks a lot for the advice!
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    Re: Supersedure or swarm...?

    I moved this hive to the National Forest edge a few miles from my home on a friends land. The sourwood was/is blooming there and they should have plenty of availability and it did look like they...
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    Brood in the super...

    on both of my Lang hives. I have one deep and a super right now trying to build them up. Do you need an excluder or just let em work it out?
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    Supersedure or swarm...?

    one big pretty queen cell mid way up the face of a frame. It is hanging straight down and as about as "peanuty" as it can be. There is little brood in this TBH and very little stores as well. Take...
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    Re: TBH has slowed down...

    I was in the TBH yesterday and found an emerged queen cell tucked neatly into the very top center of one of my bars. Chewed open and leathery looking, I feel that there was a queen emergence. The bee...
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    Re: TBH has slowed down...

    I don't care about a harvest at this point since this is a TBH from a package. I am worried about winter stores even though it is early. We will be through the flow in about 4 weeks as May is the...
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    TBH has slowed down...

    The girls are not drawing as much comb as they did earlier. There is roughly a little over 1/2 of the TBH with comb and almost all have brood in the lower portions of the comb and a honey band near...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a swarm yesterday in Rydal, Ga. (NW GA) Pretty cool... shook them down and they marched right into my lang deep. Wish I had video of it!
  9. Thread: Weak hive...

    by Bitteroot
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    Weak hive...

    I have one hive that is just 1 pound or so of bees left in it from overwintering. They have a small amount of brood in the last upper super where they had migrated to during the winter. Some stores...
  10. Thread: bees in tree

    by Bitteroot
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    Re: bees in tree

    That's not the only thing your specialized in...Next time just post a link... or just don't bother. I would have been interested myself in what you had to say....now I would rather just try it on my...
  11. Thread: Does SHB

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    Does SHB

    create problems in the winter as well or just during the warmer months? I kill all the SHB I can find but it never fails there are a few here and there. So, this winter when I quit opening my hives.....
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    Re: My mason jar feeder I made drips - advice?

    I use a stapler and hit it about 6 times giving about 12 holes... if it needs more you can always add them. Just pop em in and pull em out. This is the size 50 staples for construction use.. not a...
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    Re: fall feeding..

    hey buddy... great to hear from ya hillbilly2...Hive 1 is in great shape.... #2 worries me a bit! We've had a ton of rain and the bees are not gathering too much. Starting to get a bit cooler.. but...
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    Re: fall feeding..

    the 1 deep on both hives are the Brood chambers.. and both hives have 2 shallow supers.
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    Re: fall feeding..

    dang guys... 77 veiws and NO ideas?
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    fall feeding..

    let me make this as simple as I can.. hive 1... great stores 1 deep and 2 supers. Top super full... second 80% full some brood...
    Hive 2..1 deep.. 2 supers... top super almost empty.. some stores.....
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    Re: Worms in the capped brood.

    well with all the pics that I can find and size comparisons.. I gotta say that I think it is the wax moth larva.. these guys are not quite an inch long and would make good fish bait.... but again.....
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    Re: Worms in the capped brood.

    No areas with silk at all... and I don't see anything on the ends of the frames either.



    I have noticed a few SHB when I open the hive up.. but were only talking less than a half dozen at any...
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    Worms in the capped brood.

    I am not sure what to think about this.... while inspecting my frames on some capped brood I noticed some larva sticking thier heads in and out of some partialy open brood. I would catch them and...
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    Re: Does smoking calm Yellowjackets?

    My grandad used to park a push mower over the hole while running and left it.... It worked for him more than once. I have never been brave enough to try it since I'm allergic to them demons!
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    Re: Screened Bottom Board Question

    Don't do the double 1/4 inch thing.. I tried it and while it works well to allow ventilation.. you cannot get it close enough together to keep the bees from finding a way to crawl through..bad deal...
  22. Thread: BeeHavior

    by Bitteroot
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    Re: BeeHavior

    You ain't right boy... give me a yell when you got a minute.. gots some info for ya! And I like the tune by the way... Daaaaaayyyyy O.. say dayo .. say dayo, say dayo..... Daylight come and me...
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    Re: Thanks..From a Proud Beek Papa

    not sure about the flow up there..but down here it is predominately in may.. It seems to be dwindling here and I am not sure how much more they will draw out. I'm gonna keep giving them room until...
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    Re: Thanks..From a Proud Beek Papa

    I is ain't I? :gh: Hope your well Redneck 2.. the swarm hive is doing very well too!! But I am amazed at the Spencer (package) hive and adding the 3rd super.. I just don't know when the flow is...
  25. Thread: extractor

    by Bitteroot
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    Re: extractor

    I just bought an old Kelly 2 frame reversable for $40 and everything works. The baskets are rusty so I am going to clean it up and replace those.. but 9 frame radial is sounding better!!!:D I'm off...
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