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  1. Thread: Queen cells

    by ABruce
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    Queen cells

    I am going to add new queen cells to a few hives and to some three frame queen castles. The hives are either queenless, or weak older queens who are good at hiding .. I did this once this summer...
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    Best strategy for building comb

    Hi,
    Seems like I have had a good year building up colonies next year I am going to be using all new frames and I will need to build up comb for brood boxes and supers.
    Does anyone have a strategy...
  3. Re: Am I the only one who doesn't have capped honey in July?

    its been a different year, bees started early , we had July weather in April, my hives put up more honey in the first week of June than they have in the last three. Rain and cool, April weather here...
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    Requeening using cells

    I would like to requeen about a dozen of my hives that have older queens. Most are in single deeps with excluders and supers on. I have read much on the idea of just putting the finished queen cell...
  5. Thread: New member

    by ABruce
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    Re: New member

    Hi RichieB,
    Welcome to the neighborhood, this site is a great place to learn, just remember all beekeeping is local. Our climate is just a bit different from everyone elses and it matters. You...
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    Re: Package about to Swarm?

    I had a hive swarm last Tuesday, I ran home from work at lunch, shook them out of a tree, dumped them into a 10 frame super of comb. Came home in the evening added 9 frames of foundation and a frame...
  7. Poll: Re: Splitting new Nucs for overwintering - No Feeding.

    I am a new bee keeper, third year, I am north of the 49 parallel. I did splits my first year off 2.2 lb packages that came in April, split in June they were 10 frame double deep for winter, I feed...
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    last years capped frames

    I have two supers of capped honey that didn't get extracted. As well I have plenty of capped frames that sat in the hive all winter the bees didn't use. I checked the frames in the supers and they...
  9. Thread: Queen excluders

    by ABruce
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    Re: Queen excluders

    The best tip of the week , thanks . Sure beats my freezing them in the heat of the summer so the wax chips off easy. will be putting them under glass!!
  10. Thread: Splitting

    by ABruce
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    Splitting

    I have a question regarding splitting. I over wintered 9 hives in 10 frame deeps , two high. On April 18 I split four hives simply by splitting stores and brood equally and added a new queen to the...
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    Re: Think I'll move south

    Maybe move North West?? its 70f here today and we are between a month and six weeks ahead of normal. Just crazy weather.
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    Re: Indoor wintering - set them out

    Ian, are you checking what kind of nosema your dealing with? Does it cause you to change your treatment? Just wondering I saw a presentation the past weekend that stated Ceranae had almost replaced...
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    How early can I feed

    Hives have come thru the winter and have sugar bricks and pollen patties on. I have some new queens arriving approximately in mid April. We are seeing 10c 50 f for daytime highs but its early and we...
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    Re: Weatherproofing Migratory Lids?

    I painted all of mine with a latex sealant they sell for RVs.Comes in a paint can and applies with a roller or a brush. It works great and dries hard, Going into the third year and they look like...
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    Re: ...so whats being done about hive theft?

    [QUOTE=Tenbears;1378269]The one thing that can put hobbyist minds at ease it that the hives that are stolen for the most part are palletized.

    I use to loose a few nucs every year, I believe it...
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    Re: Neighbor's pool over fence watering plan

    I have a pool that is located 50 ft from my hives last year we had 12 hives, I put a water container right at the hives, tried adding salts ect. Nothing seemed to attract them away from the pool . We...
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    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    hi,
    I have seen in various forms of this recipe, some add citric acid and essential oils, as well as electrolyte powders. Looking at the essential oils has any one just added a couple of tea spoons...
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    Re: Hello from NE British Columbia

    Hi Susan,
    I suspect you are not too far from some people who know a lot about bees, there are some big honey producers in your neck of the woods, I wish you lots of success.
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    Re: Spruce Woodenware

    Spruce is probably the easiest wood to work with, hand nailing screws without pilot holes, or air nailers. Most house framing in our area is spruce.
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    Re: Spruce Woodenware

    Hi,
    In our neck of the woods, white wood, or #2 SPF, spruce pine and fir is common, I buy pine if I can I prefer to work with it , it smells nicer and machines a little better but the construction...
  21. Re: Splits over the origional coloney with a screen

    Vance,
    Can you clarify, you add two frames of brood, bees and honey to a 10 frame deep divided in half? or in thirds? then pull one nuc and divide the box into two five frames? When is an early...
  22. Re: Splits over the origional coloney with a screen

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for replying, I am ok at finding the queen but my idea was one Saturday to stick a queen excluder between the two deeps and the next Saturday see which side had open eggs. I am...
  23. Splits over the origional coloney with a screen

    Sitting in the Interior of BC after shoveling a foot of snow off the drive way. Just confirmed an order for five early queens. They will arrive in early April. Some years here we are ok to split some...
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    Re: cost of starting ???????

    I buy a 1 by 12 locally for 23.00 I get 5 deeps out of two boards. Figure with glue and staples , 10 dollars cdn each. Frames are cheaper from Beemaid than I can make them.With plastic foundation...
  25. Thread: 120 V OAV

    by ABruce
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    Re: 120 V OAV

    How about a 115ac to 12v dc transformer? 30 amp or better a quick google and I see them for sale, around 100.00 usd. You find them used in RV bone yards.
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