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    Re: Summers goldenrod is good this year

    I'm seeing our late summer goldenrod start blooming, this is the early one we always get. It usually provides no flow here but bees are consistently bringing in something, not loads of it but...
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc Question

    Thanks guys, I got this one double mini mating nuc box and want to mess with it some. Never messed with something with this few bees in it. I've had very good luck with 3 frame deep and medium nucs...
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    Re: Queen not layig

    You might want to give her some more time, I have a May queen that looked great but the hive dwindled and she was not laying much at all in June. I got busy and didn't check on them until earlier...
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    Mini Mating Nuc Question

    Should I feed 1:1 or 2:1 syrup in my mini mating Nuc this time of year? I have drawn empty comb already in the Nuc.
    Tim
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    Re: Heavy Honey Flow Resuming

    West KY booming right now.
  6. Re: Hauling 5 frame nucs south for wintering

    I have wondered about this possibility also. Buy a retirement home somewhere in a more southern location like Florida/Georgia/S Carolina/Alabama/Louisiana/Texas with a few acres, drive a load of...
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    Re: Add more supers?

    Yes
  8. Thread: Greetings

    by timgoodin
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    Re: Greetings

    Welcome, love the areas around Louisiana! (Spent 3 summers at LSU)

    Enjoy your new hobby, this is a great forum with some very helpful folks on here.

    Tim
  9. Re: Knocked over one of my splits with uncapped queen cell.

    Fear not, the nurse bees are very forgiving and will start another if they have brood and eggs and that one doesn't work out. I dropped a frame in April of sealed queen cells I was planning to cut...
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    Re: Winter prep for new keeper.

    It seems when I have used the candy bricks or boards or the "Mountain Camp Method" the moisture is absorbed by the sugar or candy and makes it easier for the bees to consume. The sugar is actually...
  11. Re: Flow is over. What's happening in hive until Golden rod ! Oklahoma or close to

    We were in dearth two weeks ago with the girls knocking off the humming bird feeders. Wow what a change this week after at least an inch of rain for over 5 days = 5 inches of rain this week and 93...
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    Re: Unhappy Neighbors

    :thumbsup::)
  13. Re: Puzzle---is it possible to have 2 queens?

    Virgin queens on mating flights can enter the wrong hive. In some cases a daughter queen can live in conjunction with Mother queen for an period of time and addition from what I've read, Africanized...
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    Congratulations, some good looking cells there!
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    Re: Question about a second medium

    Add the super can't hurt.
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    Golden rain tree. My bees work mine then a week after bloom drop the Japanese beetles eat it up.
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    Re: Kentucky Bloom season, when to feed?

    Hey from Ballard County. Good advice so far. I have to agree to continue feeding 1:1 while trying to draw foundation. My flow has wound down and the girls are hanging on the outside side. I only...
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    Re: Making NUC out of single Medium?

    A medium is what I use as you suggest. I prefer to have my bees in a couple deeps and then use the mediums for honey but sometimes they have a different idea. When I get a full house in several...
  19. Re: Mating nuc with virgin queen and queen cells in it

    I've read where the virgin queens do not develop adequate pheromone until after about three days so maybe this is part of the issue. Please keep us updated on how they progress. My guess would be...
  20. Re: Update to "Mini nucs,are they worth selling?"

    How is the project coming along? I noticed someone had mating nuc on ebay today. ...
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    Re: best way to boost my nuts?

    I always use capped brood only and shake the nurse bees off. Depending on how strong the nuc is I have also given them a frame of uncapped brood almost ready to be capped.

    What kind of prices you...
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    Re: What type of tree is this?

    Definitely Sumac
  23. Re: Nucs are going to be late. How big an issue is it?

    Dave, same issue here. I pulled a nuc from each of my four hives early and now am up to 9 but they have been very very slow to build up with all the rain. The 4 hives are building a little surplus...
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    Re: Mini nucs,are they worth selling?

    I think it's great you plan to do this type of thing during your summer off. I have been thinking about building a few of these like "fat bee man" talks about in his youtube video. ...
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    Re: Who's got drones

    None is my hives in west Kentucky yet. Checked yesterday. Brood coming along very well but no drone cells yet. Probably be a couple more weeks until my queens start on those cells. Just now...
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