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    Re: New package and splits

    There really isn't a set time frame, you need to split when they are strong enough AND it is early enough for your split to survive . If this is your first year and you are putting them on undrawn...
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    Re: Top feeder food change? and how? : )

    If you want a complete change just let them finish it. Unless it smells fermented they will take it, don't pour it on the ground or you might stir up the natives and get some robbing.
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    Re: New packages in old comb?

    I would let them fill one box at a time with empty comb in the middle and honey to the outside. Once they have filled 80 percent or so throw the other deep on.
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    Re: And We're Off!

    16 inches of snow but will hit 50 tomorrow (for one day!). It will be a while but warmth is coming!
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    Re: Texas beekeepers hives messed with.

    i think most kids around that age would do something similar when confronted with bee hives and someone egging them on. at least I probably would have, the put them back together so were not trying...
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    Am I the only one?

    Trying to gauge how prickly I am becoming as I age. Do posters that use short hand annoy anyone else? U kno wht I mean
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    Re: Orange Grove trip 2014

    Nice machine very ingenious wish I was that handy
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    Re: Almost that time

    Almost impossible to tell until you see how strong they are. New packages on new foundation can take a while to draw everything out so you might not be able to split any your first year, or you...
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    Re: dead hive questions

    How did you put the hive together ? That really should not happen
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    Re: dead hive questions

    When you say the hive split do you mean it actually split open? That is unusual
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    Re: Winter Fondant Feeding question

    I have had good luck with bee candy in a shim right on top
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    Re: Another newbie with a dead hive...

    You can shake them out but the new bees will clean them up in no time
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    Re: Wax grains all over my dead bees?

    Too cold for robbing we just had back to back snow storms.
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    Re: Wax grains all over my dead bees?

    It is just the girls uncapping the honey
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    Re: Just how much value do they have?

    It would seem to be that there are too many variables to indicate that your bees have any innate abilities. It could be your micro-climate, the amount of varroa in your immediate area, the way you...
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    Re: Built comb with new package bees

    The thing I learned is to not give too much comb too quickly. Wait till they fill up the deep before adding another. They seem to do a better job. I think at least one beekeeper here replaces his...
  17. Re: Yet another imbalance caused by feeding sugar - - robbing of hives with honey?

    JClark the theories you mention are gaining some headway and there is actually a movement to restrict the use of anti-bacterial soap and cleansers. It does make sense a lot like the Dadant bees...
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    Re: 1 vs 2 Brood Chambers?

    everything is local, where i am in NE US 2 brood chambers are pretty much the standard, in other warmer climates they can get away with a single deep.
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    Sorry thought I was answering the question. If we complain about imported honey having unapproved antibiotics and chemicals in it making local honey safer it seems disingenuous to turn around and...
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    What would be the result pif selling the honey to consumers, do we need to mark it as treated with an unapproved pesticide? it is so attractive because it seems easy and cheap but I fear the...
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    Re: Trolls

    Couldn't agree more mike it's getting into the six page arguments that doesn't help. If a trusted veteran says it is bunk assume its bunk and ignore it. For me that is any moderator and sqkcrk,...
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    Re: Trolls

    It's not so much using the ignore button as it is not feeding them by responding
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    Trolls

    I enjoy this site a lot and have direct many of my friends and new beekeepers to the site for its great information. Moderators have a tough job, I was one for a while and wouldn't do it again.
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!
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    Re: ICE on viewing window

    When moist air hits cold glass you get frost. If you see movement I wouldn't worry, bees are tougher than you think.
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