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    Cleaning extracted frames

    A video of what I do. The supers are 50 yards from the nearest hive.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLitR64lS-U
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    Video ideas?

    I am trying to build up my youtube channel but I don't want to do all the same ol topics. I just wanted input on what type of beekeeping instructional videos people want to see that they haven't...
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    Weird exposed hive

    I happened upon this hive through word of mouth. The talk is the owners want them sprayed and removed. I left a voicemail that I would remove them, and haven't heard back yet. I know it is super...
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    Re: Build a Nuc, or Modify a Deep?

    I would start feeding them if you haven't already and give them as much as they want. That will help to draw comb as well as build winter stores. Then when you are real close to winter look in and...
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    Re: What is this?

    That is a queen cup, the start of a queen cell.
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    Lighting a smoker video

    Just a quick vid I made on youtube the way I light my smoker.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sER0hRa_MUs
  7. Re: Should I move a recent swarm now or wait?

    Go ahead and move it now, if you have concerns the "young hive" can't defend itself, use and entrance reducer. I have two yards. When I do splits I move from one yard to the other to be sure they...
  8. Re: Any hope of the bees capping the honey

    There are too many variables to say for sure whether or not the honey will be capped, such as weather and nectar flow. Leave them on and see what happens. You can generally pull honey that's 75%...
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    Re: Queens are not laying

    I had basically the same experience as you this spring, several hives just dropped queens out of the blue. I am not sure if they died or what. I was lucky and had some mated queens on hand and...
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    Re: No activity in honey super

    I would leave it where it is. If you separate the two brood boxes I would imagine the queen would stay with one or the other and not cross bare foundation. A problem I ran into with plastic...
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    Re: No activity in honey super

    I would pull the excluder until they begin working it well. What kind of foundation?
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    Re: where does the honey go

    The majority of the honey they clean up goes back to their hive, but I am sure some is just plain eaten. I think most deaths occur when the bees get stuck in the honey and drown or die of exposure,...
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    Re: Making nucs

    This past year was my first try at selling nucs, basically for the same reasons as you want to. I reared my own queens and mated them in a queen castle. I started each nuc in the castle with a...
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    Re: Beeswax

    $8/pound
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    Re: propolis entrance reducer

    I used rubbing alcohol, but I believe you can use vodka as well.
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    Re: Mann Lake foundation

    Nectar flow, etc wasn't a factor, as soon as I replaced the uncoated foundation with foundation that I recoated the bees took off with it. These included everything from honey suppers to deeps. And...
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    Re: Bee Feeder Types

    I have built the miller hive top feeder on here and it worked well, very minimal drowning.
    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/miller-type-feeder/
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    Re: How to store extracted frames

    Depending on what mood I am in I hive put extracted supers back on a hive for a day for the bees to clean up, and I have also set them in the bee yard in the open for them to clean. The latter may...
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    Re: I need your thoughts

    If it is the purchased queen, and the dealer is reputable, she should be mated. You would have to allow two to three days for her to be released from the cage and maybe a day to start laying, so if...
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    Re: propolis entrance reducer

    My bees have done this only once, kinda took me by surprise. And there is a market for propolis, it is a natural "antibiotic", just mix with alcohol to make a tincture for cuts and scrapes.
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    Re: A few pictures from this season

    That was a sourwood bloom, not 50 yards from my bee yard.
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    Re: Yellow Jackets and Bald Faced Hornets

    This works great.
    http://www.wvbeekeepers.org/Hornet%20Trap.pdf
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    Mann Lake foundation

    This was the first year I have ever ordered from them, and had more problems than expected with the foundation. I like plastic foundation in wooden frames. I know what most are going to say the...
  24. Re: Are there grants for expanding "operations"?

    I usually steer clear of threads like this but I have to put my two cents in. This forum is suppose to be a place where someone can come with a question and leave with an answer. If you can't...
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    A few pictures from this season

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