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    Re: Mating flight timing

    Jackam

    Queens are sent after they are mated, I could be wrong.
    I live about a 50 miles north of you and have not seen a drone.
    Spring is about a month late

    Paul
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    Re: Hiving another swarm

    Hi Berry


    From the video you have the swarm trap upside down, small hole on top, large hole in the bottom.

    If I was looking at it, for a home for me. I would say it neads a new roof....
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    Re: Honey with a minty taste

    Linden tree honey, has a minty taste.
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    Re: New wind break for my hives

    What are the clear panels called?
  5. Thread: Drones???

    by Graperunner
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    Re: Drones???

    Your a first year beekeeper, learn all you can by looking in on them.
    If they are queen right great, if not you know what it lookes like, look for a queen cell that may or may not be there.
    If...
  6. Thread: Drones???

    by Graperunner
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    Re: Drones???

    I had this happen to me last year.
    Hive falled at superseding.
    Found a dead queen in the cell.
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    Re: Can you leave on too much honey?

    Great job!
    The supers of honey left on over the winter will be half cristalised.
    I would harvest one medium from each hive this fall.
    I am in MI and that would be good here, maybe not in VT.
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    Re: swarm call, too late

    Yes, I have read that drumming will work on a new swarm, you will nead to place the nuck or box above them and has to be closed on top .
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    Re: Strange noise coming from hive

    Good one Tank
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    Re: Am I doing a stupid thing?

    Ok if your bees are on small cell or foundationless you will be ok.

    my bees would die in the second winter with out small cell.

    My bees are know in there 5 th year no treatments no feeding....
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    Re: USDA pollen site

    Yes I would.
  12. Re: Weird hive??? Are they mentally challenged?

    Each time I have put in a frame of brood, they uncap most of it an remove the brood. hey are not store honey on the location where the brood has been. They just pull out the brood and throw it out...
  13. Re: Feral bee theory on cells and comb building

    [QUOTE=BeePappy;982765]So I have a log hive, that I mounted a 10 frame lang deep on top of. Bees travel through a hole in the top of the log, through a hole in the bottom board, into the box.

    How...
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    Re: Hope today is better than yesterday

    [ I was stung 14 times in my suit,


    I think it is time for a new suit.
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    Re: Foundationless frame question

    I have found that in the honey supers when putting foundationless frames between frames of uncaped honey. The bees will not use the new frames but draw the uncaped honey frams out. it's like putting...
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    Re: deep supers

    If you use foundation it will work.

    If you do not use foundation, the bees in the honey supers will build cells that are larger then drone cells and will only be good for the honey supers.
  17. Re: Can anyone tell me why these bees are hanging out of the hive?

    when my bees do this, I add a box. I have found they need room to work.
  18. Re: Top box filling first... Cleaning up cross-comb

    Cut away or straten, all cross comb or it will become a problem.
    Bees work from the top down,

    Paul
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    Re: How to Manage Backfilled Brood Comb?

    When ths queen neads room to lay, the bees will move the honey up to the super.
    Paul
  20. Re: I'm new and nedd advice on catching a swarm.

    If there are a lot of bees in the box, and there is a football size swarm in the tree I would say there could be two swarms, hive in second box.
    Swarms will cluster together but devide when finding...
  21. Thread: kaeckman

    by Graperunner
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    Re: kaeckman

    The woods is the best feed, you are in the best area for bees.
    you will not have to feed.
    I am on Mackinaw road west of Bay City and have never had to feed.

    Paul
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    Re: Right time for a walk away split

    A good flow is a very good time to split. But the more importent thing would be drones. If drones are flying you are all set. If not, just remember for drones to mate, drones neat to be 10 days...
  23. Thread: newbee

    by Graperunner
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    Re: newbee

    Welcome to Beesource.
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    Re: What would you plant in Indiana?

    Basswood trees, nice minty flavered honey.
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    Re: Split, now combine

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    Yesterday you had drone cells, from old queen? you just nead another week for the new queen to start laying.
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