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  1. Thread: urgent help

    by drlonzo
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    Re: urgent help

    You should be able to tell within about 4 days or so. If she is in there, the bees will be calm and there will be no emergency queen cells. If she is NOT alive the bees will be more angry than...
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    Re: Weak hive & strong hive

    IMO doing a combine is a last ditch effort to keep a few bees. If I were in your shoes what I would do is look at sizing the hive to the amount of bees in the hive. For instance this weak hive that...
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    Re: Mike Palmer nuc versus 5 or 4 frame nucs

    Petr - I run 5 frame NUC's here in WV. Single story but in your neck of the woods I'd say you would want 2 story due to the winters unless you winter inside. It really all depends upon your...
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    Re: Hives made out of cherry?

    Cherry wood is just fine for hives. If making your own, predrill your nail holes, use a good glue, and make sure you protect the outside of those hives with some good polyurethane to seal the...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    Don't be too hard on yourself. If it weren't for mistakes, we wouldn't learn anything at all. A very wise person once told me that to be human was to make mistakes, to learn from them, and do our...
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    Re: Need Trap-out Expert Wisdom

    After reading your post, the first thing that comes to mind is are you positive that the bees do not have another entrance to the hive? If they are somehow bypassing, or even finding there way back...
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    Re: First Graft Date

    Pretty much the same here. I keep an eye open for drone rearing and try to encourage it early on, once I see many hives with lots of drone brood capped, I employ a little math and go from there.
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    They are located in Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi, but I believe they ship out of MS all the time. These bees are awesome that I got from them. Gentle as can be and easy to work with. Strong...
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    Re: Hellooo..New from Oregon

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Another new keeper-in-training

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Dead Queen or just normal fall situation?

    It actually sounds like your queen has just shut down for the winter at this point. If the bees are calm when you checked in on them, and you didn't hear the normal loud queenless hum, nor see the...
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    Re: Cell building in MP nucs

    I use a 5 frame NUC box to start cells in, however I do a shook swarm into the box from several hives and let them sit for 24 hours prior to doing the graft. Use 1 frame with lots of pollen, and one...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    Check out the Russian Honeybee Breeder's Association website http://www.russianbreeder.org/members.html

    Stick to the Certified members if you really want true Russian stock.
    Most of them do not...
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    Re: Diagnosing a Queenless Colony

    Yet another great tip MP..
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Frank - The bees during the winter broodless period do not consume large amounts of honey as they don't have to keep the temp very high in the cluster, however, when they begin to brood up again,...
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    Re: Witness to Regicide

    I have seen the same exact thing in one of my normal hives here. I was doing a routine inspection and the queen was fine, as I popped the top deep off she dove into the lower one, followed by...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    The one that I use is from this site: http://www.thebeeyard.org/queen-rearing-calendar/

    It will automatically fill in from the date you give it and you can print it out and fill in other...
  18. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    It doesn't seem like it was that long ago someone was offering a holding yard in CA that cost .25 for each hive each month, Plus cost of feeds. It was a broker if I remember correctly that was...
  19. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Is the 1.00 per hive for the whole winter, or per month, week. etc. ? Does this payment also include the wintering yard to locate them in?
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    Re: Can you use Polyester in smokers?

    Drier lint seems to burn very quickly to me. Great to get the smoker started but when I tried it, it gets too hot to just smoke, instead it wants to burn.
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    Re: Mild Alarm Brought Me Here

    Welcome to the forum Rick!
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    Re: Hello from Valdosta Georgia

    Welcome to the forum! Lots of good people here to answer questions and talk with about things. Be sure to look up your local bee association and join them. Local Beekeepers can give you the best...
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    Re: Checker boarding

    You state that you have had 2 years of swarming each year. I would suggest putting the supers on earlier than you have at this point. We get swarms for a few reasons. Reproductive, Crowded, and No...
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    Re: Open the brood nest?

    If you are still seeing pollen come through the door you may have enough time. When the pollen stops, the bees stop brooding. Most in the north have shut down or are pretty close to it. Folks in...
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    Re: Long term pollination for remote areas

    I live in the coal belt of the WV area here, and I'm going to tell you now that there are very few actual "wild" bees around. That was one of the many things that got me into beekeeping here. We...
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