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    Re: Feeding/protecting new Nucs.

    The best thing is have a yard for nucs with no big hives near. But you can try baggie feeders with a small slit and put them on the frames late evening and only what they can eat before dawn.
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    Re: New Hive/ bees not drawing comb

    Those queen cells were probably supersedure cells and probably should have been left. It is not unusual for bees in a nuc or package to supersede the queen and sometimes they know best.
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    Re: Uniting two colonies

    I have done it both ways. I usually put the weakest on top regardless which has the queen. I just put a piece of news paper in between.
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    I am just a hobby beekeeper and I use several different configurations just because I wanted to find the perfect one for me. And after just a few years of trying different set ups I have not found...
  5. Thread: A Split?

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    Re: A Split?

    A fairly strong split will do ok in TN but you will probably need to feed it good.
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    Re: Moving a nuc to Nashville area...

    Contact Mike Studer at the TN. DEPT OF Agriculture to find out what you need to do about inspections. you can find the TN Dept of Ag on line.
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    Re: Problem with new packages

    If you don't have bees in one of the boxes don't go buy a queen. Wait until the other four build up good and strong then get a queen and take a frame of brood and bees from each of the four and put...
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    Re: Laying worker hive

    You could start a nuc with the new queen and a couple frames of capped brood and attending nurse bees and in a month you will have a hive that probably will be stronger then the laying worker hive...
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    Re: the bee and butterfies are getting help from the Government finally!

    Where does Uncle Sam get his money???
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    Best way to move grafts?

    I have a queen I want to graft from and she is five miles away from my cell builder. What is the best way to move larvae or queen cups from queen to cell builder?
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Square did you get any rain today. Weather rader showed rain in your area.
  12. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    I don't know that I would have destroyed the queen cells. They may have been supersedure cells to replace early mated queens.
  13. Re: Foundationless from the bottom up............

    I always move a frame or two they are working to the new box. It gives them a ladder and a guide.
  14. Re: Put 2nd Box with Foundationless Frames on Today - What to Expect?

    Just take one of the drawn frames out of the deep and put in the middle of the super and let it go down into the deep they can use it for a ladder. When they start drawing a frame or two in the super...
  15. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    I check a few hives today and they are filling the supers with necter and drawing new wax. Sunshine sure makes a difference. Now I need to get busy and put on more supers.
  16. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    At least you got maples. here in Mt Juliet our early maples froze out. Everytime something starts blooming here it rains and washes it out. I put supers on some hives and the bees haven't even gone...
  17. Re: Help, 2 week old package bee hive, lost queen

    The queen is probably in there and hasn't started to lay yet. But if I were you I would put a frame with eggs in there before I went out of town just to be sure. You don't want them to go that long...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    What is now the new school common practice for treatment of EPB?
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    Re: NYC Lives up to it's Reputation

    Looks like a power struggle in the nations big liberal city.:popcorn:
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    Re: What I learned this weekend

    Let us know what you find
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    Re: What I learned this weekend

    If you do have two hives that are queenless they should be making emergency queen cells and will be ok if all goes ok with the queens getting mated.
    The queen was probably up in the supers laying...
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    Re: Queen with spotty brood

    It could be caused by a brood disease like EFB she may be laying but the diseased larva is being carried out by the attending bees.
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    Re: What I learned this weekend

    Are you sure the cells built between the frames were not drone cells? A queen cell is not usually attached to the frame beneath it. And were worker bees gathered around the bees you say were queens?...
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    Re: Robbing from old hive/package install

    Bees have a very good memory when it comes to free food. I open feed in early spring and late fall and I can stop for a few days and there is always bees checking to spot where the feeders sit. Put...
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    Re: When to add a super, new package

    Two 8 frame mediums is an awful small brood area for a growing hive. Better put you a swarm box in a tree near by.
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