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    Re: The stupidest thing I did while beeping was...

    Hi Sergey,
    I am interested in knowing more about propolis and its uses and how to prepare it for use. Please post. Thanks!
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    Re: Saw something interesting today...

    I noticed that a couple weeks ago too. I went out to do an inspection and usually set up several feet away in the grass under a tree. My granddaughter was with me and was planning to play under the...
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    Re: Need Better Idea for Filtering Honey

    I am a new beek but helped a much experienced beek recently extract honey from 4.5 supers. This is a small business for her and she sells her honey in local stores and it is delicious. The way she...
  4. Thread: 1 deep hives.

    by lissa
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    Re: 1 deep hives.

    I agree...I haven't been keeping bees long...this is my second year but I can see how handy using the same size can be.
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    Re: New Bee keeper, no "mentor", I have questions!

    JDawdy,
    You may want to read up a little more about bee stings.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bee-stings/DS01067/DSECTION=symptoms

    "When to see a doctor
    In most cases, bee stings don't...
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    Re: New Bee keeper, no "mentor", I have questions!

    I have gotten stung several times and the area always gets hot and swollen and then gets itchy and last for 2-4 days. Lately they have been getting better sooner and have been more localized as far...
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    Re: Checkerboarding question

    Hi westernbeekeeper,
    I had the same problem a couple months ago. Bees wouldn't touch the upper box except to just walk around a bit and I didn't have any extra drawn out comb.
    I took two frames...
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    Re: Making split, what time of day?

    What if I don't have any nucs, can't I just put split in a 10 frame deep? My hives are just running over and need more room. I figured I could pull honey and brood frames from both to put into a 10...
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    Making split, what time of day?

    Do you recommend a certain time of day to do splits? Like does it need to be after dark when all the foragers are home or should it be done in the middle of the day?
    or is it ok to do it in the...
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    Re: How does this letter sound?

    I like it!
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    Re: Moving to Tennessee

    Sorry to hear about your moving. I live in Westminster, SC. Not that far from you.
    Hope you find a way to work it out to take the hives with you. I am new to beekeeping but am finding it extremely...
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    Re: New Bee keeper, no "mentor", I have questions!

    Hi Wickedlees,
    I am fairly new to beekeeping too. Although I don't have a mentor either I did join a local association. They advised I always use smoke but just a little to calm them some. Some...
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    Re: Can't keep bees! (need advice)

    OH yeah...forgot to mention I sprayed the foundation with sugar water also. Maybe that helped some.
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    Re: Can't keep bees! (need advice)

    Just had to reply because of the comments on the plastic foundation.

    I am a new beek too but this is what I have experienced with my bees. I have a 10 frame deep hive that I bought complete with...
  15. Re: Problems with bees moving up. How about this for a cure?

    I had a similar problem. Couldn't get the bees to move up last year or this year. I took the med box off and replaced it with a deep so I could move frames around. I moved the two most outer frames...
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    Re: Finally after two hard years

    Two years before getting a harvest? Is that the norm? Did you have problems along the way? I ask because it looks like that's how long it will take me too. I bought an established hive last year but...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    Walt,
    Thank you! What you said makes more sense to me as to what is going on in this hive. This hive swarmed on Easter so I thought they would build back up after that. You are right...they do not...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    I understand. However, I am just trying to figure out what they need.
    I started the thread because I am concerned that they won't draw out any more comb but keep growing in number which can only...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    I didn't pull every frame during this inspection but did only see one queen cell and it was towards the top of the frame and not on the bottom like I saw before the other swarm. And you're right, I...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    Ok I checked this hive yesterday. Inspected 3 or 4 frames. Seems to be more bees in there than before and there is lots and lots of larvae and capped brood it looks like as well as honey stores and...
  21. Thread: Hive swarmed !

    by lissa
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    Re: Hive swarmed !

    I'm just a newb but I had a hive to swarm also and the first thing other more experienced beekeepers told me was that I better get in there and see if there IS a queen first, and not just the...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    Hopefully that's all it is. I thought they would have wanted more room for the queen to lay so she could build the workforce but what do I know.....
    I'll just give it more time and see what happens....
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    GA-Bee,
    My frames are wood with plastic that already has wax on it. They are new frames.

    geebob,
    I looked up nosema since you mentioned it and I don't see any of the signs they say are...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    Yes...I checked the two outermost frames and they looked like all honey stores so I pulled them out and put them in the upper box and put two new frames with plastic foundation in the middle. This...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    You mean more than just the two I already moved?

    They probably are honey bound as you say because I really don't know how long this hive was going before I got it and I think the man I got it...
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