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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I got a swarm from a tree stump on Sunday march 18th 2012.
    I live in southern Iowa
    Joe
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    Small Swarm Box

    Can you create a smaller swarm box, perhaps (3) frame.....pollen frame, Grafted Cells, unsealed honey frame,.......... If you only wanted 5 to 10 queens.

    And use this as a cell starter with maybe...
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    Cell bar Primed before cups

    On the Nicot system you have to put the box in the hive for a couple days for the bees to get the odor of the hive.... Does the same apply for the cell bar that holds the small brown cups?
    Joe
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    How's the harvest looking

    How's everyones honey harvest doing?
    Here is southern Iowa it's been wet.
    Seems to rain every 2 days.
    Not much honey being made.

    Joe
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    Re: Does Soy Beans Make Good Honey????

    I have 2 hives right next to soybeans and they produce
    a lot of honey, and the honey is very tasty.

    Joe
  6. Re: when to remove reducers and switch brood boxes

    Reverse your hive boxes when the dandilions are rolling good.
    Joe
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    Re: ~sniffle~ my bees died

    Here in southern Iowa we also had a long cold spell.
    I lost 2 of my biggest hives.
    I know it may have not mattered, but it was the only hives
    that I did not wrap in black roofing paper.
    I think...
  8. Thread: August Swarm?

    by roadster
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    Re: August Swarm?

    I seen one yesterday, on the ground.
    Came back 1 hr. later and they were gone.
    Joe
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    Re: Low Honey Harvest

    I posted the same question a little while back.
    Here in southern Iowa production is low.
    Joe
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    Low honey producing

    Hows everyones honey productin going?
    Here is southern Iowa we've had a lot of
    rain (seems like every other day)
    I've talked to other beekeepers
    and they are worried.
    Joe
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    Re: New Baby Master Beekeeper on the TV

    Very cool!

    Joe
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    storing drawn foundation

    How do you store your frames with drawn foundation?
    I have some that are starting to show mold.
    Do you put them in the freezer?
    Thanks in advance
    Joe
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    Thanks everyone And Ross I will remember the nuc...

    Thanks everyone
    And Ross I will remember the nuc next time.
    That makes good sense
    Joe
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    I have been feeding them with a top feeder. I...

    I have been feeding them with a top feeder. I hived them the 7th of April.
    They are progressing slowly. (from what I have read) There is capped
    brood but it looks like drones. I see larva though....
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    All new equipment

    How long should it take a new (2 LB) package of bees to
    fill 7 to 10 frames in new equipment (no drawn foundation)
    Joe
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