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  1. Re: How long should Painted hives be left to dry before using them

    I use my hives 24 hours after they have dried completly with no problems at all. I paint 3 coats of paint over the course of a couple days and let them dry completely and then use 24 hours later. ...
  2. Re: How regularly do queens stop laying when nectar stops coming back to the hive?

    I've noticed that my Russian hives do this all the time. It's one of their ways of fending off the varroa mites. They can lay up the entire brood box in a matter of just a few days if needed, but...
  3. Re: converting standard Lang entrance to a round pipe entrance to control SHB???

    SBH's normally act just like a robber bee would when it comes into a hive. It dives straight into the entrance. Keeping hives with large populations and smaller entrances is actually a really good...
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    Re: Feeding supplements?

    When it comes to your bees, only you will know what you want for them. As for diff supplements available, HBH, Wintergreen Grease Patties, and even Pollen SUB is available on the more natural side...
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    If i were in your shoes i'd call them and ask who their supplier of the queens were. If they aren't listed on the Russian Honeybee Breeder website as certified then what you have is either a...
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    Re: I think I keep making a problem bigger

    I don't want to sound like a know it all here Nate, and don't mean to be offensive at all just want to get a couple things cleared up and it will help you later on down the line.

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    Re: I think I keep making a problem bigger

    Find your queen as is first. Then if she is in the lower boxes what has happened is completely NORMAL. Bees with brood elevated over a queen excluder without the queen WILL normally make a queen...
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    Re: Is comb building over?

    Jason - I normally feed about 1 quart of 1:1 feed about every 3 days to get them to pull out comb for me in nuc's. They get fed just prior do dark. They will use that feed up in a couple days time...
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    Re: To take honey or not first year package

    I myself started 10 packages this spring on April 6th and have made 15 splits from them and still have excess honey. It's all in how you manage your bees and take care of them. Mine started with...
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    Re: Too much honey?

    If you are needing more space in the brood nest which it sounds as if you may at this point, take a couple of the frames out of honey in the lower deep. Then bust up your brood nest with a couple...
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    Re: To take honey or not first year package

    Take the honey. If you don't take the honey from them they will only end up putting brood in that honey super next spring. Got to remember that the hive will start brooding up very close to the...
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    Here's what I use. Takes a few min to cut out all the parts from 2x4's but extremely strong. They are set up till each of the 4 sides of the hive are directly supported by a 2x4 member below. All...
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    Re: Is comb building over?

    I use hive top feeders. They tend to allow the NUC's to feed without letting the outsiders know what's going on. I use a modified version of the one that the Fat Beeman "Don" uses. I'll attach a...
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    Re: Is comb building over?

    It all depends upon what you are trying to get done and with what sized hive. Under normal circumstances most new comb is build during a flow. Spring flow/fall flow, however under the fall flow...
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    Sounds like a pretty good plan to me. :) Are you allowing these nuc's to create their own queens? I'm working on about 30 of these same type of splits myself allowing them to make their own queens...
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    Re: No food taste better than your own

    Tenbears - I can honestly say that I was one of those kids. :) However, if the teaching was correct in the beginning and the preaching was solid, the kids that thought they knew better will come...
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    Re: What kind of tree is is? (pics attached)

    That sir is what is known as a bee bee tree (Tetradium) Also known as Korean Evodia, this tree was brought to the U.S. for the landscape and nursery trade. It is still being sold for such purposes,...
  18. Re: Bee Bee tree seedlings and seeds for sale.

    What's the charge for the stratified seeds?
  19. Thread: am i Queenless

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    Re: am i Queenless

    Wait it out and go in and check on them. How long ago was it that you checked them? The only way to know for sure is to look and see. Depending upon the sound it may be them wanting to swarm...
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    Re: Hive management help

    IMO as follows:

    Hive 1 - Sounds as if they are doing rather well at this point for package starts. Keep an eye on them and make sure they don't starve out.

    Hive 2 - Sounds like they are doing...
  21. Re: A couple pics of this year's first extraction

    Yes, why yes it is a MannLake 9/18.. Only you have the motorized version.. Which I must say I understand completely why now. :) I plan to buy the motor setup for mine next year for sure..
  22. A couple pics of this year's first extraction

    We just got done with this run from 9 deeps. I still have plenty more to go at this point. Funny thing was that I didn't expect to get any honey this year at all. Boy oh boy did these girls fool...
  23. Re: What plant/s are flowing nectar right now near Parsons, WV?

    We've a few thing in bloom in WV right now. Sumac down here just passed, which is probably what your bees are now on. Staghorn Sumac that is, possibly also on the Sourwood too. Many things in...
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    Re: Bees not foraging/no honey stores in July

    Sounds a bit like queenlessness to me. I've noticed the same behavior in hives before and them be queenless. Introduced a new queen cell to them and within days of the time the virgin emerged they...
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    Re: queen excluder on bottom board

    Putting a queen excluder on the bottom board beneath the hive body is ok but only temp. It will clog up with dead drones pretty quickly. However if the NUC is nice and strong, just go through it...
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