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    Re: Why won't they draw comb in a super?

    Might make sure you have a queen. I had same issue with my second super, they had a full medium super capped but werent touching the second one, I switched their position and checked a week later but...
  2. Re: If THIS doesn't help, I'm blaming the Dragon Flies

    How does that wood hold up to weather? I have made some plywood ones which have done pretty good but about 3 times the price of the roofing deck.
  3. Thread: Double Queen??

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    Re: Double Queen??

    oh the 2 supers on it are mediums as well.
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    Re: Double Queen??

    yes, they have some pollen and honey in that one. was double going into last winter and rotated them about 3 months ago. about last month and half i hadnt seen much down there but the second one is...
  5. Thread: Double Queen??

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    Re: Double Queen??

    3 deep brood and 2 supers, just removed 2 supers last weekend and added the 3rd deep for them to pull . Had no brood in the bottom deep all in the second one. queens were on the frames next to each...
  6. Thread: Double Queen??

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    Double Queen??

    I have a hive with 2 queens in it, I included a few pics but they didnt turn out the best. Please let me know if im mistaking this for a queen or if it really is. If so any recommendations on what to...
  7. Re: Swarm Traps - How often do you catch something else?

    What is LGO?
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    Calibration adjustments

    Im am in the process of trying to calibrate my refractometer and the instructions state it should be done at 68 degrees, however it is much warmer then that and im wondering if there are any...
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    Re: Better Grafting tools

    I would be interested in some info on this as well, is it just a 000 round paint brush like these? http://search.jerrysartarama.com/search/Category-Brushes_and_Palette_Knives--keywords-000_paintbrush
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    Re: Moving hives for sourwood flow

    Kinda what i figured but thought i would ask and get some feedback on it
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    Moving hives for sourwood flow

    I am fairly new to beekeeping and have heard alot of talk about people moving their bees to the mountains in west NC after to tulip poplur flow for the sourwood flow. I was curious how one goes...
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    Re: Better Grafting tools

    Thats the exact reason i order one of the SS ones, might have to give it another chance, I was told that you can curl them with your finger nail like you would ribbon to make them work better. guess...
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    Re: Better Grafting tools

    good to know, I order one from there at the beginning of the month that i'm waiting on for the same reason... hope they get here soon :D
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    Virgin Queen help needed

    I had made some grafts to make a few splits a replace an old queen, about 6 weeks ago 2 days before emerging i killed the old queen and left the cell in the hive. I had to travel over seas for 3...
  15. Thread: honey bound

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    Re: honey bound

    same issue here, they wont go into the supers though and keep filling the brood area. I had put a drone frame in before i went over seas for 3 weeks and come back and they have that full of honey even
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    Re: Does this make sense?

    I tried moving a nuc about 200 feet and most flew back to old location, I then moved the nuc back so they could go in and closed them up. moved to new location and left closed for 2 days and places...
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    Re: Bad Temperment Colony

    I had same issue with one of my hives, the hive replaced the queen once and it got no better. I killed her off and let them raise another but just seemed if it got worse. I finally killed that one...
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    Re: Miller hive top feeder

    My bees had no issues finding the feed a month or two ago with the same temp range. They drained it in about 2 days.
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    Re: Honey bee traps being sold.

    Thats because of stupid cookie tracking ads, the adds are populated based upon viewed sites you have went too. try picking some random item and after a few searches you will see that pop up in there.
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