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  1. Thread: I'm done

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    Re: I'm done

    oh come on now ! give it another go. look at what you learned. I lost all mine the first 2 years.
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    Re: hobiest to comercial

    lots of good info thanks.
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    hobbyist to commercial

    how many hives does one need to be conciderd a commercial beekeeper ?
    and how does one build his numbers to achieve the status ? does one build numbers slowly or does one just buy the nucs,
    queens,...
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    Re: Proud of my girls

    you wont get away with that in my yard
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    Re: I hate ALL my feeders

    when I need to feed suger and water to a hive I mix 2 to 1. put it in a bottle with a pull top. I take the cover off the hive and pour syrup all over the tops of the frames and even the bees . I get...
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    Re: Brood Location in the Box

    i would just keep putting the syrup to them so they keep building comb.
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    Re: foundationless frames wedge topbar

    I like putting in the starter strip, and I wire.
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    Re: 5 frame versus 8 frame hive.

    I always thought the 10 frame was more for a commercial aplication
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    Re: 5 frame versus 8 frame hive.

    this summer I have been cutting all my 10 frame deeps to 8 frame. WHY ? because all of my dead outs seem to go to the top of the
    second deep and stop at top and die right next to honey. so I...
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    Re: Successful fix of laying worker hive

    SO ! JUST HOW MANNY WAYS ARE THERE TO DEAL WITH A LAYING WORKER HIVE ?
    HHHHHMMMMMMMMMMM !
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    Re: Successful fix of laying worker hive

    I think the advantage of a simple shake out is,
    its the quickest way to salvage what resources are left of a once queen right colony.
    and put what is left back to work for your apiary.
    bees...
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    Re: Successful fix of laying worker hive

    i did one once almost the same way.
    put a queen right hive where the LW was.
    moved LW ahead about 30 feet and left it all day while bees drifted back.
    next day shook remaining bees out In a few...
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    Re: 1.6 miles ≠ 2 miles ...

    this may be a little off topic, but after reading this thread I am curios if one could take a strong nuc
    and switch places with a weaker nuc. and let there natural desire to return to the old...
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    Re: Screwed up making splits in a dearth

    you didn't screw up LOOK AT WHAT YOU LEARNED.
    many times I have pulled the cover off a hive and set it on another with out looking.
    today I did just that as I have done countless times before. IT...
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    Re: Who is not squishing the grumpy queens??

    i am not squishing any grumpy queens.
    I bought a nice jacket with a pull over hood
    just for that reason.
    out of the 12 hives I had last year I had 1 grumpy one.
    and she produced the most. I'll...
  16. Thread: entrances

    by curios1
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    entrances

    i recall hearing some one say once on a you tube vid that the queen generally does not like to get more than 18 inches or so from the entrance.
    can any one verify that ? or enlighten me on there...
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    honey bee healthy

    IS HONEY BEE HEALTHY CONSIDERD A TREATMENT ?:scratch:
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    Re: queen that dosnt lay.

    you are right, I have heard that said before.
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    Re: queen that dosnt lay.

    holy cow !
    glad I didn't pinch her this after noon before looking.
    I took a look and found some eggs.
    thanks for the replies.
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    queen that dosnt lay.

    I had 2 queen cells on a frame.
    I caged one, and on the day they emerged I split the
    4 frames and bees to 2 frames per box and added a
    frame of honey each.
    after 2 weeks, 1 is laying well and...
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    Re: Holy crap I am sold on the Sustainable Apiary model!

    i have had just 5 over 5 make the winter , and yes they do build fast. I am currently cutting all 10 frame boxes down to 8.
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    Re: itroduceing queens

    well i did find 2 cells in each nuc, so I pulled out my little razor knife and they were gone in a moment.
    today I just had to look and see. cause im CURIOS .
    and the queen was walking around ...
  23. Thread: WHAT IF !

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    Re: WHAT IF !

    double click. oops
  24. Thread: WHAT IF !

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    Re: WHAT IF !

    thanks for all the replies .
    NOW ! what if some of that honey was fermenting ?
    would they clean it up ?
    would it make them sick ?
    would they even touch it ?
    I would like to know.
  25. Thread: WHAT IF !

    by curios1
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    WHAT IF !

    lets play what if for a little while.
    what if I scratch the caps off a full comb of honey and put it in the middle of the brood nest.
    what would most likely happen ?
    has any one done this ? and...
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