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    Re: Weak queen and honey bound

    You might have a hard time finding a queen to buy this time of year and it's probably too late for them to raise one.
    I'd try to open the brood nest a little bit, she might have a spotty brood...
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    Re: Feeding Question??

    I guess it depends on if they have enough syrup stored to last them a while. If they have a few capped frames in the deep and several frames in a super you could stop feeding, no need to taper off. ...
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    Re: Do robbing screens work?

    Don't matter what they look like as long as they work!
    Can't tell from your pic......what is keeping the bottom of the screen secure? The first place robbers try to get in is all around the hive...
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    Re: Do robbing screens work?

    Without a doubt they work for me! I made mine with scrap 1/4" wood scraps and leftover screen from our windows. They saved my hives last year after I noticed a free-for-all in front of one. Now as...
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    Re: large hornet, not european

    The European hornets we have in my neck of Paulding are about 1 1/2 inches..........are you telling me bigger ones are around? No more rock salt in the scattergun! Guess you don't have any pics?
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    Re: Question about splits??

    I've done a few splits (very few) with mated queens and have not blocked the entrance, all have been successful.
    If you are trying to keep the foragers in the nuc I've added a robber screen and...
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    Re: Mating flights?

    Yep, she'll take a few flights over the next several days, weather permitting. Then give her another few days to 3 weeks before she starts laying.
    The hard part is not taking a peek! You want to...
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    Re: Moving bees up from deep to mediums

    I've never tried it so take what I say with caution.
    First, replace the gifted deep with two mediums, put the deep frames in them, with our meds above.
    Second, after confirming the queen is NOT on...
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    Re: Game Plan Change

    Before you give your strong hives frames from you weak hives make sure you find out why they are weak.
    If it's just a failing queen, probably OK to divide. If they are weak because of V-mites,...
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    If you asked this question 2 weeks ago I would have agreed. I was only seeing maybe one per hive and maybe two in the bottom oil trap.
    Checked the trays Monday and I stopped counting after 30 of...
  11. Re: How long should I leave a queen that is not laying?

    Don't panic yet. she may be a slow starter. I think Michael Bush has said it can take up to 3 weeks for her to start laying.
    If you can add a frame with eggs/young larva, with the attached nurse...
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    Re: best way to draw out medium super?

    Here's what I'm trying now, started Monday. Feeding 1-1 syrup with a little HBH.
    I pulled 5 frames from 2 hives that were drawn out but not capped and inserted frames (with and without foundation)...
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    Re: New split with k-wing?

    Thanks guys,
    I thought k-wing was indication of t-mites and DWV was an indication of V-mites? I have not seen any DWV.
    I'll treat for v-mites today......
    Do you think I should treat with...
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    New split with k-wing?

    A few days ago I took 3 deep frames with eggs/capped brood/stores, plus 2 drawn frames, and a entire med that was half capped brood and half capped honey to start a split. Left the queen in the...
  15. Thread: No QCs why?

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    Re: No QCs why?

    Could they have been preparing to swarm before you pulled the queen? They might have had a qc already capped and now she's hatched killing off the remaining qc?
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    Re: Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    Bees can't read, don't worry.
    I've got a couple of the ML feeders, no need to use inner cover. You might need to worry about condensation and ventilation when they are on, I glued a piece of 1/8...
  17. Re: How do I not throw swarm and not grow apiary

    Go to the P O V section on the main page and read up on Walt Wrights swarm and nectar management. A lot of interesting info.
    I'm trying as best I can, so far NO swarm cells and strong hives.
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    Re: What a difference two weeks makes!

    Millena, I'm just a little north west of you. With the rain we just had and the great weather we'll have for at least the next ten days no need to feed.
    Tulip poplars are opening left and right,...
  19. Re: Will 1/4 hardware cloth work on ipm bottom board ?

    got mine from brushymountainbeefarm.com. you can get it by the roll or by the linear foot.
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    Re: Anyone seeing heavy flow in GA?

    Flow, no. Trickle, definitely maybe.
    A few tulip poplar flowers open and privets are thinking about opening.
    Maybe another week and it'll pick up?
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    tulip poplar
    30153 n.w. Georgia
    few open flowers, lots of buds in the upper branches
  22. Thread: Support Rods?

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    Re: Support Rods?

    I've started to use foundationless this spring so not much to go on.
    What I did (found it here) was to glue bamboo squres (sp) from top to bottom, in the deep frames, evenly spaced two per. Only...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    The larva looks nice and white. EFB? I'll have to read up on that....
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    Would it be best to
    1) add two frames of eggs and capped brood and leave the queen.
    2) pinch the queen and let them raise a new queen from two frames of egg/capped brood.
    3) add two frames of...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    I sure they are not drone cells, no 9mm on any frames.
    I'm 99% sure they have not swarmed, I've been doing weekly inspections for almost two months and have not seen any swarm cells, plus the queen...
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