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    Re: Minding my own beeswax:)

    Welcome joe I would buy your first hive , keep it close to home find a local bee club, good luck finding a mentor they are hard to come by . Enjoy your girls
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    Re: When should I start feeding my split?

    Could you pull a frame of brood up above the present brood nest to try and draw them up and perhaps forcing them to work on the next box
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    If it was all about time and money we would just go to walmart and get a plastic bear of so called honey from who knows where . Ive been known to set in a tree stand all day in fridge temp afraid my...
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    Here is another site thats interesting https://sites.google.com/site/beelining/
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    There an old book that I bought for my kindle from amazon by John Ready Lockard on bee lining that might help you
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    If they are starting to bring alot of pollen in again may the new queen is starting to crank it up a notch. That might increase the feed intake with the new brood being layed .
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    Wrightstuff before I went melting and burning I would join a bee club ( Nebraska beekeepers association) and find a local chapter , ask someone to look at your wooden ware and you could also get a...
  8. Re: Hives bought at auction. How should I store them until spring?

    Check out Bush bees .com frequently ask questions
  9. Re: I've never seen a hive arrnaged like this before

    I like screen bottom boards but I did put the plastic sheet back in today to darken up the lower brood box I run all mediums . Not sure if I will ever get this beekeeping figured out . I just keep...
  10. Re: I've never seen a hive arrnaged like this before

    Frysl I run screened bottom boards and I am beginning to think the queen doesn't like laying in the bottom box with an open screen I checked one of my hives today and the bottom box was empty and it...
  11. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Sounds like you've had a busy start , welcome to the site . Also be for warned the fourm is almost as addicting as the bee's
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    Re: Abandoned hive

    Well handled guys , excellent advice and no bail money spent.
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    Up date on the frames of beetle infested comb the bee's cleaned them up good and are using them now and as far as the poo mead . I think I'll stick to my coffee and let the varmints have the poo...
  14. Re: Epic fail and the nicest bees a guy could have

    Ha that's hilarious , and the bee's are thinking of all keeper's we get him. This sounds so familiar
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    Thanks for the replys , I did freeze the frames to kill larvae then thawed to extract, just to get most of the larvae out and disposed of the honey then put it on a hive guess I'll give them a couple...
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    Small hive beetle infested comb

    Ok I probably messed up but I froze and extracted some frames that hive beetles had gotten in . I put them on a hive to clean up should I leave it on or take off and scrape the frames down
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    Re: Bee Tree Disaster

    How are doing now did they take to the box hive and are you going to purchase a replacement queen ?
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    Re: Interesting Experience

    Ha if you figure it out don't let the bees know they'll change it again good luck this is my forth year into for sure if I've figured anything out but to just keep trying to figure it out
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    Re: Interesting Experience

    Yep I would check for more swarm cells if it is a virgin queen on a practice run your hive probably swarmed earlier so I would go in and take a look just make sure you leave resources in case the...
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    Re: Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    Camcote sounds like a good solution thanks rader
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    Re: Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    I spoke with Kelly bees this morning they told their older extractors , where they came in contact with honey were tinned not leaded so I feel better about that so I'm going fill it with water and...
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    Re: Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    Wow wasn't expecting that , kinda wondering now if I should go another way thanks. Thanks
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    Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    I have the opportunity to buy an old Walter t. Kelly hand crank extractor the baskets are a little rusty but it works good a friend of my son does powder coating paint and was going to sand blast the...
  24. Thread: Sacbrood

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    Re: Sacbrood

    For my learnig what was his advice
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    Re: Sacbrood

    From what I read requeening serves as a brood break and gives the house bee's a chance to clean up and get new genics that might be more resistant to the virus ,so in my mind I would say the frames...
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