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    Re: winter feeding

    thanks... but vitamin C is ascorbic acid not citric.. maybe the vit c tabs have both?
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    Re: winter feeding

    Rusty - what are the citric acid crystals for in your recipe? and can I find these locally? thanks
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    Re: winter feeding

    Thanks for the replies.

    Rusty I visited your site - nice. You say "cane sugar". What do you mean by this and can you use regular granulated sugar - if so any changes to your recipe?

    thanks
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    winter feeding

    As my username implies I'm keeping bees in the deep south. My question to everyone is about winter feeding. due to various reason - mainly our drought during the fall flow - the bee's honey stores...
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    Re: Split advice

    thanks
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    Re: Split advice

    Update:

    Split A has active laying queen... saw eggs and larvae

    Split B - no eggs/larvae, but does have a for sure queen cell - still capped as of Friday (3 days ago). There is a small amount...
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    Re: Split advice

    ok, checked the hives today... turns out SPLIT A did have a queen cell - ONE - and they didn't much care for me messing with that frame.... just to be sure I was right about which nuc that was, I...
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    Re: Split advice

    do I do it NOW or wait a few days since I just messed with them??
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    Split advice

    Hello, I'm not sure what to do next:

    7-8 days ago I made 2 splits. This is how I did it:

    1 - I found the queens, left her with the original hives
    2 - Took several frames of brood with eggs...
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    Re: Unsecessful split

    I'm wondering about the fact that Hive B's brood box is so full of honey... maybe I should move some of those frames to the "weaker" hives and put some empties in with Hive B so that (hopefully) the...
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    Re: Unsecessful split

    Thanks... I'll give them at least another week... "cold/rainy" - has been some of that (at least for the deep South)... I just did not want to loose all those bees if they were not going to raise a...
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    Unsecessful split

    Would like advice after unsuccessful split.

    Current situation:

    Hive A: this was the queen and several frames of brood from the hive that was split (originally a double brood box hive - now a...
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    splitting doubles...

    Hello,

    I am trying to do some splits this year and would like some advice. For various reasons, I am down to only two hives (from a whopping total of about 5 at one time - as you can see this is...
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    Re: old bees new bees

    great. thanks. just didn't want the 'old' bees to hurt the 'new' ones.
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    old bees new bees

    I've got a package of bees that I've installed AND I have a small hive that I need to move. Can I just move the small hive then put the package bee hive in it's place to received the foragers that...
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    Re: 2 questions

    thanks!
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    2 questions

    1) Any problem installing package bees in a nuc then transferring? plan was to transfer after a week and evidence of laying by the queen. nuc has 4 frames, two with just foundation and two with...
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    Re: not sure what to do next...

    thanks guys.

    Peter: When I put the other queen in #2 they did not act aggressive at all.. but I guess I still lost her. I had the same thought about going down to 4 frames in the nuc. Maybe...
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    not sure what to do next...

    I have had bees for several years but would not really consider my self a true "bee keeper"... I am still learning. Anyway, this year I decided to try and split a hive. I had a hive with double...
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