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    Time from hatched queen until eggs

    I have some queens hatching out of nucs soon. After the queens hatches how long will it take her to begin mating and when can i expect to see my first eggs while keeping in mind that they all have...
  2. Thread: selling nucs??

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    selling nucs??

    This upcoming spring i plan on trying to make and sell some nucs. How much can i sell a nuc for granted its healthy with a laying queen?
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    Re: identifying bees types

    I was interested in the breed because I plan on making queens and was examining my genetic diversity in my apiary
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    identifying bees types

    I caught a swarm and am interested as to what type of bee they are how do I figure this out?
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    Laying worker??

    I checked a hive and noticed that there was a large number of eggs that were being laid on the side of the cells instead of the bottom. Is this the sign of a laying worker?? if not is this normal? ...
  6. Thread: Disease??

    by lilejac
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    Re: Disease??

    I'm not sure if it is sacbrood because it was only the outermost tips of a few brood that looked like they we burnt on the tips
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    Re: Wax moth infested frames...Bad?!?

    They have plastic foundation and I've scraped the old wax off as best I could with a putty knife. Is it a good idea to dip the frames in boiling water to melt the old wax off then coat them with new...
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    Wax moth infested frames...Bad?!?

    I had a hive die and wax moths infested the hive this past winter. I scraped the old wax off and have tried to use them in hives. However the bees refuse to use them the bee haven't even thought of...
  9. Thread: Disease??

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    Disease??

    I was checking some hives and noticed that some of my larvae looked like the tip of them had been burnt. Is this the beginnings of a serious disease??
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    Re: Cheapest Supplier

    I am always concerned about quality but I will look at the cheaper suppliers then the quality of the products to decide what I want
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    Cheapest Supplier

    I've heard of all the big dogs... Mann lake, Dadant and others but I don't care whose name is on my equipment I'm trying to find the least expensive equipment. HAs anyone found a company with...
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    Re: Cut out time of day?

    You can do a cutout at any time odds are your going to be there half a day anyways. Its always a good idea to go back the next day and get the rest of the bees with your bee vac you will be surprised...
  13. Re: Two Weak Hives on life support Recommendations?

    to help ensure you have a hive survive this winter with enough food stores it may be a good idea to combine the hives through the newspaper method. You will want to chose which queen you think is...
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    Re: Caught a swarm...next step?

    Take a few frames from other hives that have brood, some honey, and pollen it will help boost their strength
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    Re: Bait hives out of these cupboards?

    If you cut them in half they should still work but you will need to check them regularly because once you catch a swarm you wont want them to abscond so put them in a hive body asap
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    Re: A swarm just flew by my kitchen window

    your best bet may be to go after them. Bees often fly in a straight line to their desired locations. You better hurry though bees usually cluster for a couple hours
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    Re: Will bees swarm without a queen?

    In a week or so you can check the hive to see if there was a queen. I there is then let them be. If no queen or eggs are present then you may want to remove a frame from one of your other hives...
  18. Re: Requesting advice on long-distance hive relocation

    to increase ventilation I've often drilled a hole the same size as a wine cork and covered it with screen maybe a hole on each end. The purpose of being wine corked size is so that when you arrive at...
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    overwintering a Nuc

    Will a one story nuc box make it through the winter without any feeding??
  20. Re: Can I turn my Brushy Mtn. frames into foundationless?

    I cut my foundation into 1" strips and melted beeswax to pour in the grove to secure the strip into place. I have had success with and without fishing wire. I'm glad I'm making the switch to...
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    wax moth infested frames

    I had some frames that were infested with wax moths so I scraped the wax off and froze the frames. I recently used these frames mixed in with some new frames and the bees drew out the new frames but...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught first swarm here in NW Missouri 6/8. Late spring didn't have any of my hives start superseding until now. Weird year
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    how big is my swarm

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    Caught this swarm and put it in the only thing I had available at the time, a nuc box. How soon does this need to go in a deep hive body?
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    Re: removing tree hive methods?

    This hive is located on a college campus... how do I keep people out of it??
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    Re: removing tree hive methods?

    The trapout idea may work fine but I plan to alter the design by making the tube they crawl through longer so I can set the hive closer to the ground since the hive is so high up. Any thoughts??
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