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  1. Re: One Frame Brood + One 3# Package = ... success?

    I like the idea of open brood. Maybe I'll try to be picky and find half and half frames. One side open and one side capped. That way It will give a broad range of ages. And... Hey Kamon! It's...
  2. One Frame Brood + One 3# Package = ... success?

    Hey ya'll...

    Quick question that is pretty simple.

    I'm banking on having about 10-15 hives come through the winter (In upstate NY). I ordered 10 packages (lots of reasons I did this over...
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    Re: Honey is Dark and Strong...

    Japanese Knotweed (We call it bamboo)? Was just talking about this with some others, the other day.
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    Re: all outta supers Can I????????

    That's a good idea as well, assuming the hives aren't packed already. On that same token, any foundation you DO get drawn is a head start for next season.
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    Re: all outta supers Can I????????

    You can absolutely use deeps. One of the only drawbacks is the weight.
  6. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Bees
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    Re: Comb drawn out past frame

    Reverse the two end frames, and squish them together over the course of a few visits. The bees will fix the damage. If you leave it like that, they will draw short comb on the nearby foundation. ...
  8. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Awesome video, and nice shooting! Very nice job - I have lost queens in several swarms, so debating the effectiveness of this method is pointless. Even if he shot the head off the queen (lol), it's...
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    Re: Cross comb mess in my lang nuc....

    Unless there's a really good flow, and they are building comb for nectar - I see a decent amount of sideways burrs between new foundation frames. I usually just split them apart and re-arrange the...
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    Re: Beesource chat room problems?

    Try manually updating Java

    http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp
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    Re: Mass Casualties

    Zombie bees!
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    Re: Bee Newsstand

    Wow that looks like a ton of work, Good job!

    Starting to browse now :)
  13. Re: Sale on Mann Lake vented suits/jackets

    FYI - Mann Lake has discontinued that run of ventilated suits and they are backordered till August when a new run comes out. I just tried to order one, that's what I was told from the CSR.

    They...
  14. Re: When to use a nuc box instead of a deep box?

    They will only lay in comb that they can cover and keep protected (usually). If it's only a couple frames I would put them in nuc, and remember to tighten down the entrance if you are feeding so...
  15. Re: What determines replace the queen or let colony raise new one?

    It sounds like you may already want to re-queen - I'd go with it. I would put the queen and a couple frames in a nuc while they raise a new queen in the main hive. Then pinch the old queen and...
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    Re: grouchy bees

    During a dearth they will apparently get more defensive of the hive, to protect all that they've worked for.
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    Re: What to ask for for Father's Day?

    Books.

    First and foremost you should buy First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane.

    The Hive and the Honey Bee
    The Queen Rearing Compendium
    The Beekeepers Bible

    All good books.
  18. Re: No queen excluder under the first super....how much brood can I expect upstairs?

    I have 2 deeps, added 1 super and the queen moved up and laid about 4 frames. When I added another super - she didn't move up any more.

    My plan is to leave one super on for winter, if they have...
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    Re: 14 DAY QUEEN possible

    If you pulled the queen 14 days ago, they would have made cells with 3-4 day old bees. That means that the total age at this point would be 17-18 days. Definitely would have hatched and torn the...
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    Re: Drying uncapped frames-idea

    Challenger, another thing that I have read is that you can delay (possibly eliminate?) fermentation by heating the honey to kill that strain of yeast that can live in it. I did this with some honey...
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    Re: Drying uncapped frames-idea

    Challenger - What I meant was that if you leave them out to be robbed,the bees would take the honey back and put it in another super to cap it again in different frames. If you're having a problem...
  22. Re: Three questions from inspection on Sunday

    Agreed on all responses so far. Sometimes (especially if you get old comb from a nuc) you will find some really old queen cells. I've read that it's normal for some breeds to keep a cell in the...
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    Re: Drying uncapped frames-idea

    Why not put them back in a hive and let them take care of it? Or place them out away from your hives and let the bees clean them and re-cap the honey in your hives?
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    Re: Cardboard nuc box DISASTER!!

    I had the same thing happen with a swarm I captured. I grabbed a bunch of cutouts last year, all on very well drilled 5 gallon buckets. This year I grabbed a 3 gallon swarm - and by the time I got...
  25. Thread: Dead bees

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    Re: Dead bees

    Sounds like robbing to me, I would reduce the entrance way down and remove any feed on the hive.
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