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    Re: Does pollen = nectar?

    I'm not far from you, and my bees are bringing in nectar. I added a deep to some singles today, they were stuffed full with bees and brood and starting to fill up with nectar. There were capped...
  2. Thread: How much honey?

    by Red_SC
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    Re: How much honey?

    My first year I got about 4 gallons from my hive. I'll second the recommendation to start with two hives.
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    Re: Hauling bees with gooseneck trailer

    Can you clarify? I have a Class C, but didn't know it gave me a higher gvwr. I thought it was only for 16+ passengers or hazardous materials.
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    Re: Queen 'spraying'? An odd experience

    Probably feces.

    http://honeybee.drawwing.org/book/queen-faeces
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    Re: Behavior of queenless cutdown split

    Cutdown split:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm#cutdown
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    Re: Sideliner wanna be questions

    Just saw you're about an hour and a half north of me, Skinner. I may come pay you a visit sometime when you're not too busy.
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    Re: Sideliner wanna be questions

    Thanks Beeware, very helpful information.
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    Re: Sideliner wanna be questions

    I'm interested in what size equipment is used as well.
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    Re: One or Two Hives?

    If you split it, you have plenty of time for them both to build to full strength before winter.
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    Re: Queen swarm cell in newly received nuc - what to do?

    It is, it has around 350K miles and finally needs a new carb, the motor's never been touched. It was my first truck.

    I wonder if the HBH in the feed contributed to the robbing.
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    Re: Queen swarm cell in newly received nuc - what to do?

    Nice Scout in the background, by the way! That's another of my interests.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/Red_Sc/Trucks/small1.jpg
  12. Thread: bee weaver bees

    by Red_SC
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    Re: bee weaver bees

    I started last year with one hive of Italians, and several months later split a couple of frames off with a BeeWeaver queen. The BeeWeaver hive never got all that strong last fall- not unexpected...
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    Poll: Re: SouthEast US Package/Nuc Failures

    Three of us bought a total of 6 packages this year, we're all new beekeepers. So far no problems with any of them that I know of.
  14. Thread: What did I see?

    by Red_SC
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    Re: What did I see?

    http://bugguide.net/images/raw/3L9LHZ2LSZCL2RLHERLH6RFZ3LPLSRYZZZPLQZRH6RKH4R1LMZVL0ZVL0ZLHIZBLERHHSZ1LMZSH.jpg
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    Re: Could you help a 2nd year beekeeper?

    Any particular breed you're looking for? BeeWeaver is showing availability for the week of 5/24, I have one of their queens coming next week for a split.
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