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    Re: splitting a laying worker hive?

    The one experience I had with a laying worker hive, I did what Andrew said. I shook the racks out in my bee yard. Hoped most of them found a way in the other hives. Took the equipment that I shook...
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    Re: removing bees from supers

    I just extracted 5 supers over the weekend. I used a fume board with bee quick sprayed in it. Took my inner cover off and installed the fume board. In 5 minutes the supers were ready to come off....
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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    Hey EZ, yes they do. They have a nice showroom. Got extractors, all parts for a hive, suits, & working nucs all around. Very friendly and knowledgeable people. Clay runs the place and is very...
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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    Hey Pirate, haven't heard from you in a while. Just wondering if you had got to pick your nuc up yet. I hope you did and hope they are doing great.
  5. Re: Did they kill the queen? (Package install)

    Keep a close eye on them the next couple of weeks. Seems like we are hearing more and more this year about laying workers. I had my 1st encounter with a laying worker in the past 2 weeks. I ended up...
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    Re: Laying worker hive

    Thanks for the advice. I sure hate to see another queen get balled by this hive. I will make a split with my caged queen and a few racks of open & sealed brood tomorrow. Then it sounds like i should...
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    Re: Laying worker hive

    Thanks for the feedback. I am about positive it is a laying worker BK. Really spotty more in the middle of the racks. I have tried finding her 3 different times. The hive is not really packed. I'm...
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    Re: Laying worker hive

    Thanks Dave for your input. I have never had any experience with a laying worker. I have this caged queen in there and they do seem to be aggressive an the cage. I guess the best thing I should do...
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    Laying worker hive

    I have a laying worker hive that I added a queen to 2 weeks ago. They may have been queenless a month or so. 2 weeks after adding the queen, i opened it up to see if I had any worker brood. None was...
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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    Yea, just my opinion, you are much better off starting out with a nuc. You'll have eggs, open brood, sealed brood, pollen, nectar, honey and new born bees merging every day. They are right off the...
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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    What Jeff said is a great solution. Use a deep on the bottom brood chamber and a medium on the 2nd brood chamber. You wont be able to move racks up & down but if you have more than the one hive,...
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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    Hey PirateShipp, I know you will enjoy your nuc from Clay at Dadant. They are great bee people that will help you in any way. As far as their nucs, I haven't seen any in medium boxes. I have been...
  13. Re: Question for those that pull/kill queens at flow time

    ok, When you guys take the queen & the open brood out and put them in a nuc, are you shaking most of the nurse off of the brood into the original hive? Or are you leaving the nurse on the open brood...
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    Great harvest Pen! You had a great 1st year of beekeeping. It sounds like No-sage had the same experience as I did my 1st year extracting. I did it outside on a beautiful summer day. I had extracted...
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    Re: Frigid forecast for 1/5/14

    I picked up some 4'x8' sheets of 1'" styrofoam today. I plan on trying to help my bees a lil bit. I was thinking about making me some boxes the size of the hive tops. Just slide em down over the...
  16. Re: Winter patties vs mountain camp sugar feeding

    Thanks for the info. I will add some sugar during the next warm spell. The bees were eating the winter patties great in the fall. When I went back to get some more patties, all they had was Meg-a-bee...
  17. Winter patties vs mountain camp sugar feeding

    Sorry for another winter feeding topic. I have a late swarm I caught August 28th. I fed em 2/1 sugar water til they quit taking it due to it getting too cold. Then I started giving them Meg-a bee...
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee...and Missouri

    welcome to Beesource 58. I'm glad to see you are getting back in the bee family. Treat em well & they'll treat you well.
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    Re: A Thing of Beauty

    That is impressive!!!
  20. Re: New to bee keeping, photos from our Central KY hive

    Glad to see you post some pictures on this forum. Welcome to Beesource btw. These people are great to learn from & will go out of their way to help a fellow beek. Your lady does a great job with the...
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    Re: Swarm too high

    Sorry to hear that . Same thing happened to my best hive also. About the same time yours came out. I guess the hollow trees are still a favorite over our swarm traps. I had scouts all over my traps,...
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    Re: Swarm too high

    Is your swarm still in the tree CG3? Just curious, hoping they'll go to your swarm trap.
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    Re: Swarm too high

    I hope you have better luck than me 3. I had a swarm to come out about 3:00 yesterday evening. A friend of mine came over. I screwed a 5 gal bucket to a 20' piece of 2" pvc pipe. Got up in the cedar...
  24. Re: New member, Tom in Georgetown Kentucky

    Welcome Tom. It's very cool seeing so many beeks from the Bluegrass state. Bees make great honey in Kentucky.
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    Re: Simpsonville Ky

    Enjoy you bees Fisher. I'm not far from you in Washington County.
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