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  1. Thread: Raising queens

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    Re: Raising queens

    That is the best step by step I have seen!!
    Awesome oldtimer
  2. Thread: Raising queens

    by nater37
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    That is great Oldtimer. So you make your own cell with wax I guess then cut it off and mount to brood comb after the graft and it has been successfully capped.
  3. Thread: Raising queens

    by nater37
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    I cant even see where the plastic cup was pushed in. Did they just build wax all around it?
  4. Thread: Raising queens

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    thanks guys figured it was pretty easy; just did not want to do all the work then not place the cells right
  5. Thread: Raising queens

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    Raising queens

    I been watching all the videos on YouTube and reading a lot about queen raising. I have a general knowledge on how to on the cell starter, grafting, finisher colony and nuc. The problem is that every...
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    Update, I sugar dusted all my hives last week and a few felt light. I went back this week because it is 60 degree weather and put in some patties in all my hives. The one that had all the dead bees...
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    I bought my jacket plenty big I think. Just bees sting through the suit. Everytime I have done a cutout and on my hot hives. But this time I got stung over 30 times on forearms and elbows. My partner...
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    Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    I was checking my 9 hives, as I opened a couple of them I could smell there danger pheromone. I learned to recognize the smell after a few cut outs this summer. Reminds me of a smell kinda like...
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    I did see a mite on the side of one of the bees dead outside hive, but when I opened plenty of bees and look like they are OK. So I think I will try mineral oil vapor first with spearmint oil?? I...
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    I bought the bees from Honey Hive Farms and he said they do not treat. So I really figured that they were ok. My dad bought his from Beeweaver and they are for sure treatmeant free and he is having...
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    Is there a treatment that can be done this late in year?
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    Thanks guys I will try to check after this storm passes. I was doing a window job today temps were near 60 and temp dropped to low 30's and is snowing now :(.
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    Re: I am losing a lot of bees.

    Well I do know they have plenty of honey and pollen. They both weigh 70+lbs. They are first year packages and I have seen no signs of die off until cold blast hit, then it warmed then hit again. I...
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    I am losing a lot of bees.

    I live in panhandle of Texas and the weather has major extremes. Early part of week we were highs in the teens and today highs near 65 F. I have 0ne hive that dumped about 100 bees out front and the...
  15. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I have just 11 hives (hive body and 3 supers), but I built most my supers and bought all my frames, foundation, QE's, top and bottom boards, covers and feeders and just have $255 a hive including...
  16. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    Lol,sounds great
  17. Thread: wood frames

    by nater37
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    Re: wood frames

    wow, it looks like they are time eaters by the plans about 30 different cuts?
  18. Thread: wood frames

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    wood frames

    Does anyone have design for making wood frames or does everyone buy them.
  19. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    > You'll want work gloves for moving the hives and appropriate thank you gifts for the person who helps you. Those hives can be heavy this time of year! I use a two person hive carrier for moving the...
  20. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    I have moved all times of year. Wait till before dark or real early in morning before they start foraging so you do not lose bees. I like to use a 3\4 x 3/4 piece of wood the length of entrance or...
  21. Re: Amount bees eat seems to be related to feeder type

    I have the same problem. I can drink more beer in a mug than I can in a sippy cup :)
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    I would figure your forage is better than mine. I have 12 hives and it all depended on location for mine. Some I needed at least 3 supers on first year packages. We were coming out of a 3 year...
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Biggest difference is weight. If you are working hive by yourself it is a little easier to go 8 frame. Bad side is as they fill with honey and brood you have 2 less frames each box you have so you...
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Welcome to Beesource. It sounds like your on the right track. Al is right about getting 2 hives, not just to compare, but it is hard for new Beeks to stay out of hives when they are new. So this is a...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    I liked your idea and tried to get homeowner to let me. Neighbors of homeowner were scared and putting pressure on them to move.
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