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    Re: How late can I split a hive?

    Thanks
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    Re: How late can I split a hive?

    Depends on the year, but generally it slow down slightly.
    Feeding isn't a problem for me, so I think I will split in late July
    That will be 3 splits in a year
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    Re: How late can I split a hive?

    I have had best results with overwintering singles here and the colonies grow faster than doubles in spring.

    If I split them in July (after blackberries) , what are the chances that the singles...
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    How late can I split a hive?

    I want to overwinter with singles this year

    I want them to make their own queen, so I need some time for good mating.

    Thanks
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    Re: Bee Pricing in different regions?

    A queen: $30-$35

    A package:$180

    A housed swarm: never heard of a sale

    A 5 frame Nuc: $150

    A 10 frame colony:$300 with brand new equipment
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    Re: Is the Blackberry Flow early?

    The fireweed is early too
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    Re: bearding in the rain???

    beesin Miami, I like to overwinter here in singles and from personal experience, they have a higher percentage of survival and get well developed before our flows in spring. I took a nuc of another...
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    Re: bearding in the rain???

    I think I fixed it, they were a package and I had done no treatment on it. They had had filled the top super above the queen excluser with honey so I added another one. And smoked the bees inside....
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    bearding in the rain???

    Why are they bearding. The temps are 14 C too. http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p679/rajbir_96nnu96/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140525_123332_zpsywtmrkbb.jpg
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    Re: Hi from Chilliwack BC Canada

    Welcome
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    Re: Hello from Victoria BC Canada

    Welcome :)
  12. Re: With Queen Cells do I need a frame of Eggs?

    It helps as the colony will maintain a steady population until the queen hatches, mates and begins layings
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    Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    Ya, I use a lot of glue and put 3 screws on the ends.The screws are my clamps and the glue holds it together. I don't really have a real job ( I am 17) so I guess it would be more economical for an...
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    Re: Possible new queen?

    It can take 16 days for a queen to hatch. That bee doesn't seem to look like a queen.
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    Re: An ordinary frame of brood...

    They all have pierco foundation. I have never used wax.
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    Re: An ordinary frame of brood...

    The laying pattern of this queen is awesome. My other queens miss quite a few cells and only cover a portion of the frame.
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    An ordinary frame of brood...

    This queen will definetley be used as a mother for my grafts.
    Bonus: spot the...
  18. Thread: smoker skills

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    Re: smoker skills

    I get a fire burning in the smoker with paper and then just continuously add hay
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    Re: Honey flow and drawing comb - question

    I use deep boxes for honey supers and brood chambers so I just alternate frames into the honey super from the brood deep and put them back after a couple of days. It works well.
  20. Thread: My blueberries

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    Re: My blueberries

    I also see more bumblebees on the flowers, but if you flood a field with the honeybees, it is more effective. I have bumble bee colonies ordered for pollination too. As an individual bumblebees are...
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    Re: Kill the queen or give them more brood?

    I had a similar problem and I switched the location with a stronger hive and now they have eggs on every brood frame.
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    Re: Frame feeder question

    You could either add another box on top with empty frames and let them draw it out or remove it if you want to stay with a single box. I would suggest putting the two frames in between the drawn ones...
  23. Thread: My blueberries

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    Re: My blueberries

    OK, I have a couple of them mixed in my field.
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    Re: My blueberries

    How do the Blueray buds tolerate the spring frost? The buds swell up quite early.
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    Re: What is better -- Bees or Honey?

    I mean nucs and hives you split to sell and overwintering. Honey can be sold any time of the year and won't go bad. Say you split hives and don't get any honey. There is chance that the bees die,...
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