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    Re: Eastern Shore of Maryland Checking in

    Welcome there eastern shore, know the area well, are you looking to trapping swarms from your hosted bees? and did the man give you any advice for equipment that you would need?
  2. Thread: Special Queen

    by umchuck
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    Re: Special Queen

    I had my grand daughter out to see the bees when she was 6 months old, her mom was a little worried but I got her to walk along out, it was July and bees were busy as anything, a good time was had...
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    Re: soft fiber board ( moisture board)

    if you are talking about moisture boards in the hive they are cut from 1/2" homeasote it comes in 4' x 8' sheets, not sure on the spelling.
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    Re: MAQS and Winter Bees - Beeculture Article

    I've used MAQS and like them, but I always put them in the hive during a couple cooler summer days and always installed them in evening hours so instead of the heat going up inside the hive, the temp...
  5. Re: At what temperature does 1:1 sugar syrup freeze?

    I starting feeding by Aug, took honey off 4th of July, 11 full hives 4 nucs, fed till I was at 350lb of sugar then left them have the golden rod honey also, the nucs are crazy busy even on the chilly...
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    Re: Crazy time of year again

    I went out today to craw on the tractor and they were overhauling it, looking for something, guess diesel fuel smells better than I thought. These warm temps we're having isnt helping any.
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    Re: so many questions

    Yea thats the same area I live, and Bjorn is great, just don't know if you will able to get a spring nuc from him, we have a couple different clubs, Backyard Beekeepers, and Capital Are Bee Keepers,...
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    Re: so many questions

    Let me know where in Pa and I may be able to hook you up with nucs, and up here we stack 2 deeps and a single medium for over winter, maybe you want to think about just running mediums. can chane...
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    Re: I think I am in big trouble

    If you have any, maybe could move them to a nuc, I dont think you're going to get 6 frames drawn and filled in time, I'm in Pa. and been feeding for a month and had trouble getting 2 frames drawn and...
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    Re: Maxant extractor issues yet again

    going to void warranty but if it's like I see it, the exterior surface of the metal drive shaft, drives the interior of the plastic gear, if so, you could drill a hole thru plastic gear and metal...
  11. Thread: Bee Master

    by umchuck
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    Re: Bee Master

    I'm to old to bow, but welcome bee master, love Blacksburg area, my son is a Hookie. spent a lot of weekends in Blacksburg.
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    Re: What to do with queenless hive equipment?

    I assume you are going to combine the hives, if so you will need a box and frames to do that, but yes freezing will kill any thing that may get into the wax. treat them just like your super frames.
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    Re: Hello from Richmond VA

    I also would like to welcome you, don't become overwhelmed with all the information, deal with issues one at a time and things will go alright, be patient and the bees can take care of them selves...
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    Re: Just want to vent for a second

    I'd surely mention it too him so it doesn't happen again, just a well thought out conversation with him about what I mess you had with all the robbing going on, maybe he's never seen it, should be...
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    Re: Nucs, just not gaining fast enough

    shove them all together or winter on top of a full deep colony, I have 1 single deep nuc and I just made sure they filled a med super for the winter, I don't use queen excluders so she can lay up...
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    Re: Alright guys or gals explain this one to me

    its because skunks, racoons and bears look much like a good crop of brown or black hair, go figure!
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    Re: Alright guys or gals explain this one to me

    yea I agree check for scratch marks, skunks and racoons are getting busy to get ready for winter, try slipping on a white hat may help.
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    Re: Bees not capping honey

    get yourself a refractometer, glad I did, had frames with just one side capped, the uncapped was 17.1% moisture, mann lake has them on sale for like $70. sent one to a buddy, he's also impressed with...
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    Re: Hives just Swarmed :(

    wow swarms usually don't fly very far just out of the hive because the queen hasn't flown for a while, when you go in the hive if there are a lot of queen cells either destroy all but 2 or make nucs...
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    Re: Hives just Swarmed :(

    you didnt mention if you recaptured the swarms??? I had a swarm in late Aug last yr, was feeding and they were back filling (rookie mistake) hope you're getting into your hives every couple wks of...
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    Re: Where Can I Buy 2 Queens?

    try Bjorn Apiaries, down her in central pa. they have a web site, I'll send you a personal message with the second guy's name and #, dont want to give it out to the public
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    why all the drones

    just out checking hives 4:10 pm eastern, every hive (6) have numerous drones flying around, the entrances, they enter the hives just for a few seconds then out again and off they go, just to return...
  23. Re: Can thinned-down old queen ready to swarm fit through queen excluder slots?

    all i can tell you is that the decision to swarm is not the queens, true without her there wouldn't be much of a swarm but if they are in swarm mode they're going to swarm. I don't know if I'd wait...
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    Re: How many guard bees are in a normal hive?

    from what I have learned all bees become guard bees just before becoming foragers which is around 18 days old, then at 22 to 23 days they start foraging, this infor is from a college entomology dept....
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    Re: 9 frames in an 8 frame box?

    I'm running 1, 8 frame hive with 9 frames in it, i planned of 1/32 " off each side of the shoulders, CC Miller said in his book that bees very seldom drew comb out past the top bars when running 9...
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