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  1. Thread: Storing comb

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    Re: Storing comb

    Freezing it is best if you have that option, I would not store in airtight container, it needs air circulation to prevent mold, you could store in a container that has window screen on at least two...
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    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    Keeping notes cuts down on my work load because I don't repeat an inspection that I don't fully remember the details of. I think it cuts down at least by forty percent my inspections and better...
  3. Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    I am curious how they found any feral bee colonies surviving, since they have proven how sickly they are. How many generations have they been feral,? In my area which is almost completely void of...
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    Re: Should I Combine Now

    Ditto on RayMarler's advice, I am also in Georgia and you do have time for them to produce a queen, which would work if your hives were strong, since they are not I think your best chance to save...
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    Re: Huge wasp attacking bees

    I believe what you are seeing are hornets, some bee colonies will pile on the hornet in great numbers and "cook" the hornet by raising the temperature, they do this the same way they do in the hive...
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    Re: bees only utilizing top deep

    Some will say switch them, but I would leave them alone, it is normal for them to proceed to the top box and fill it with brood, usually they will go back down prior to winter leaving the top box for...
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    Re: Feeding in the fall?

    If you are in an area where you won't be feeding everyone else's bees, you can community feed away from your apiary. At least one hundred yards, a little less if you have a barrier of trees.
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    Re: Do robbing screens work?

    They really do work, don't know how I would do without them, before you spend money, research how others make their screens, the complicated ones you can spend money on, but the simple ones that take...
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Thanks Michael for straightening me out on that, I appreciate all your post and have learned a lot from you and others on this forum. As for the SBB issue I guess it doesn't matter which way the air...
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    After some research I find that once again I am wrong, my apologies dnichols
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    I guess the fog that I see hugging the ground is just confused.
  12. Thread: Apologies!

    by stan.vick
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    Re: Apologies!

    I have screened bottom boards on all my boxes but I do cover them for a few days when I hive a swarm or cut outs back when I did them. It just gives them a little time to get used to the extra...
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    Re: Starting w/ foundationless frames & nuc

    I am far from you and beekeeping is local, that being said, I would put two empties in boxes one and three I would put them in positions two and four, in box two I would put one empty in position...
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    Re: Starting w/ foundationless frames & nuc

    I don't know how many mediums you have per colony, one seems a little small, but on staggering empties between full ones, it is a commonly used method to get straight foundationless frames drawn out,...
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    Re: Bees seem runny but not aggressive?

    Ditto on Dave's recommendation, or if you smoked them that may cause it, if so cut down some on the smoke.
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    I use SBB and top entrances all year, in very hot weather I feed weak sugar water 1part sugar 2 parts water, they have to evaporate this by fanning air across it therefore cooling the hive, the moist...
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    Re: Full Frames of Honey in Deeps

    You have many options, but I would take most of the honey and store it either by placing in a freezer or isolating it in a hive box with a solid top and bottom, or a very fine mesh window screen ,...
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    Re: Top bar hive traps

    Just right, my 22" box has fourteen bars.
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    Re: No Queen Laying

    I had one this week, no brood, no eggs, no nothing, just a lot of bees, and there on the comb was a big healthy mature queen. I grabbed her and marked her because I'll be checking on her later. She...
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    Re: Top bar hive traps

    Most of my TBH are 44" long. I did build a half dozen half size ( 22" ) to start my splits in and I do use them in the spring for swarm traps, they work well, I put a bar with comb and a few drops...
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    Re: One source during a dearth

    Thanks everyone for the info, I didn't intend to take over the thread, but will try the recommendations ( some of them anyway )
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    Re: One source during a dearth

    It is winged sumac and I have been trying to get more of it started around my area, some facts I have found. The seeds need to go through the digestive tract of a bird or animal before they can...
  23. Re: How many days after split for foragers...

    I usually move the original colony away and place the queenless split in it's place, the original should have the resources to recover better than the queenless would have without the foragers. The...
  24. Thread: what now

    by stan.vick
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    Re: what now

    That will work too. More than one way to manage a colony. We get hung up sometimes on "the" right way to manage bees.
  25. Thread: what now

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    Re: what now

    I'd just make sure they have plenty of room to expand if they want to, as for an excluder, I don't see the need in installing one. The bees are doing what they naturally do, expand upward early and...
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