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  1. Thread: Exposed hive

    by Wesbee
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    Re: Exposed hive

    I have scaffold, so I would set up scaffold, cut the limb off above the comb, then cut below, take the whole comb and rest of the limb and build abox around it (what ever size) but as tight as can...
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    narrow down hive for winter ?

    I have a hive that was a split in may, it took 3 trys to get a Queen, so a slow start. right now I have a bottom deep and 4 frames in the top deep full of Bees, pollin and some honey."...
  3. Thread: Fall Inspection

    by Wesbee
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    Re: Fall Inspection

    One thing I learned, is after an inspection stay around a while if the Queen does fall out it won't take long before there is a ball of bees around her on the ground (anyway that is how it happened...
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    Re: When to feed for overwintering

    Do you feed 1-1 or 2-1 this time of yr?
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    Really small queen!

    I have a hive that is a split from early may. in that time I've had 3 new queens emerge (keep adding frames with eggs) but none have ever made it to start laying. So yesterday I checked and saw a...
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    crush and strain?

    Because honey is so thick,what do you use to strain it ?
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    Re: Why not to use a screened bottom board

    I made my own, they have a plywwood (drawer) that I keep closed most of the time so it is like a solid ,but , it lets the mites and debris fall thought and I just pull out and brush off
    used it...
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    anyone in wi have a queen to sell?

    my hive came out of winter very strong but the Queen was laying all over in little patchs and they started supercedure cells so I made a split 5/20, they made and capped 5 Queen cells one emerged and...
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    Do bees brought in to pollenate, swarm?

    I have cramberries one miles north and 2 miles to the west,they just brought in truck loads of bees to pollenate, do these colonys ever swarm?
    also, with that meny hives do they manually close...
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    Re: New-style slatted racks

    I have both top and bottom entrance,they hardly used the bottom. I had a lot of foragers coming and going ,so I built a slatted rack just to give tthem more room, ( a place to hang out ) since then...
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    Wisconsin guys I need advice

    you guys know what the weather has been like so far this yr.,so is it to early to make a split? I have a very strong hive, lots of drones,lot of pollen coming in,a Queen that is laying good, several...
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    Question about adding frames of bees?

    When you do a combine, you use newspaper so they don't fight. So when you add a frame of eggs to produce a Queen or a frame of brood to help a weak hive do you have to remove the nurse bees?
  13. does the Queen lay in aQueen cell or do they build a Q C around an egg?

    I have one colony that I caught as a swarm last june, so I assume the Queen was at least 2yrs old. so now she is 3. she is laying in softball size clumps all over in both deeps about 1/2 drone and...
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    Re: Weak Hive after a swarm?

    IF you add a frame of brood/eggs,can you just add it with the nurse bees on it ? they won't fight?
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    Re: Solid or Screened Bottom Board

    I use sbb, but ihave a panel that slides in to close it up tight, what I like is all winter by checking the panel I know where my bees are feeding by the debris, center or outside, when they are...
  16. Thread: queen ?

    by Wesbee
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    queen ?

    last june I caught a swarm, so i assume the Queen was at least 2 so will be 3 this yr.... will she swarm again this yr if she gets crowded and do they keep swarming until they are superceded? I...
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    Re: honey on the bottomboard ?

    Why would you call it (the sbb) a pneumonia hole ? when the plywood is in (all winter) it is completely closed, no draft!
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    honey on the bottomboard ?

    I have a sbb with a plywood sheet that i slid in to close it up and pull out to see where and what the debris is. 3 times this winter(wisconsin its still winter)I found about 1 or 2 teaspoons of...
  19. Will bees chew through foundationless to get to honey ?

    If the cluster is in the center of the hive (4 5 6 7 )and the honey is on the outside (1 2 3 8 9 10). if you have foundation the bees would have to go up, down or around frames 3 or 8 to get at the...
  20. Re: Feeding syrup to new packages when they already have capped honey

    I AM new at this, but he said he had pollen and honey to put in the hive, so isn't that the same as feeding ?
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    Re: reverseing hives ?

    thanks guys, I think I,ll just wait untill i see what is going on in the hives in the spring and do what I think is best at that time . but now I see both sides and the pros and cons of each.
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    reversing hives ?

    If I have 2 deeps, come spring my bees are in the top deep. so I read that I should reverse the deeps and start with the brood in the bottom. then in another thread I read about needing to make a...
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    How do I melt old comb?

    I am building some swarm boxs and I have old black comb that I will tie in a frame as a lure, but I read it helps on new boxs to melt some comb and kind of coat the inside with it.
    So how is...
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    Re: Extra drawn frames & swarm control

    I went through winter with 2 deeps, so When I open my hive in spring ,I would think there will be some empty,drawn comb. I hope so as I want a few for swarm traps
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    Re: Mountain Camp Method;

    I put mine on a few wk ago, 36 degrees, but I have a quilt on,so I cut a piece of 1/8 panel the size of the hive. lifted the quilt an 1/8 in and slid the panel in. then took off quilt , put on...
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