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    Re: Overfeeding a split?

    I see this same situation all the time you don't need too feed all the time especially if there is a flow going on. feed if they are low on stores for the winter or early spring if they are in short...
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    Re: What to do?

    remove the frames that are capped honey frames and replace them with new frames . then you can extract the honey from them. as well freeing up some room for the queen to lay. also you can take the...
  3. Re: any idea what happened to this queen?

    no idea sorry
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    Re: which bee magazine is the best?

    i have been subscribing to bee culture now for 5 years i enjoy it.also looked at the bee journal but not a subscriber seem good as well good luck lol
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    Re: Would you do this cutout?

    if they been sprayed they wont make the winter anyways.
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    Re: I'm queenless...

    leave the weak hive alone and let them re-queen there selves it's already weak.as far as your strong hives goes since you took there queen they also will re-queen there selves so they wont feel the...
  7. Re: Are you keeping your honey prices same as last year?

    well all depends if you feed your bees I don't feed my bees or treat them in any way.I charge $1.00 an oz
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    I'm a TF keeper,i would have to say it doesn't matter that being TF or treating your hives with medications or sugar syrup bees die you will have losses of hives. by being TF is your honey is not...
  9. Re: I can't put it off...I need to purchase jars

    i bought a digital food scale and weigh each jar as i fill it and charge $1.00 an oz but i don't feed or put treatments in my hives .so it's pure unadulterated honey
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    Re: Checking in

    hello new guy lol well it's feasible to have no mentor I learned the same way with lots of trial and error like you started with one hive but you have one thing going for you is the possibility of...
  11. Re: The Wife Says That, "A Tornado of Bees as High as the Second Story Window..."

    yup swarming maybe when you get home they will be near by and you can recover them
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    Re: New guy with a trap out

    you should bee fine to put the ten frame box in its place they wont know the difference. just bee careful of the queen cells don't smash em you shouldn't have to feed either...they have little brood...
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    Re: Anyone else know about bee huts?

    yup a lot of work to build one just waiting for them to get assimilated by the bee bug like me in a few days ill have 22 hives lol that's a lot of huts
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    Re: rainy weather

    yes it effects nectar gathering but with the wet spring there should bee plenty of flowers now.no worries how the brood pattern in the hives
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    Re: Wd-40

    I just use the weed eater and veil lol. they'll bee less pissed off besides it's quicker
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    Re: Virgin Queens in Small Swarms

    I caught a after swarm last night only two frames of bees. being this late I will add eggs and larva from another hive to give em a boost I am assuming virgin queen. also a little assurance in case...
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    Re: Laying worker?

    you can use push in style queen cage using some #8 hardware cloth with some capped brood that's ready to emerge. that will solve your problem
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    Re: New and bad experince in bee keeping

    well I would bet she made it in before you even noticed the point when you lost sight of her she went in. you always are not going to find her some times I look and don't find her at all and some...
  19. Re: Two queenless Langstroth hives today - noob beek

    agree with Michael on this one I don't feed packages only what they come with in the package unless I open the package and the can of 1:1 sugar is empty then I fill it up and place it in with them...
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    Re: Split Question / Suggestions

    being that you placed them in a nuc Im assuming the doner hive is in the original location. the older bees went back to there hive which they were taken from so all the bees you have in the nuc are...
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    Re: add new queen or wait

    this is the busy season time runs short and so much to do you can order another queen and put her in a 5 frame nuc with some hatching brood with bees make shure you don't put the other queen in there...
  22. Re: Bees Seem to Be Going A Bit Crazy After Adding Boxes Yesterday

    most likely they are new drones and new worker bees getting ready to start foraging so they are doing there orientation flights.they should calm down after a little bit mine do that everyday about...
  23. Thread: Too soon

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    Re: Too soon

    i would not split them the first year because if you split they will bee put further behind and chances are you will lose all of them
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    Re: The split did not except the queen

    if you had a new queen as well as the old queen i would not have caged her.you could have took two frames of honey with bees and no brood placed in a nuc and added the new caged queen and place in a...
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    Re: Bee sting question

    yes i depends on how old the bee was that stung her and getting stung under the arm is more sensitive it will bee fine.sometimes you'll get some slight muscle pain
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