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    Re: Bees in a pipe How to remove

    Sounds as if you have a pretty good plan. The only thing that I would add to it is to get yourself some type of honey bee repellant and squirt it on the other side of the hive if at all possible to...
  2. Thread: Queen cups?

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    Re: Queen cups?

    Sounds to me like you have a queenless hive and probably have drone laying workers at this point. However the answer is in the details. The brood you found, was it in a normal pattern, or spread...
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    Re: Overwintering a light hive

    Reducing to a double 5 frame is not out of the question at this point. As long as you get enough of your bees into the box and ALL of the honey they have. Your only problem is going to be in the...
  4. Thread: Buying a hive?

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    Re: Buying a hive?

    Safeness isn't the question at hand actually if you already have bees. The question is diseases. As long as you can get into the hive with the seller and actually inspect the hive closely for...
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    Re: Changing wrong frame sizes

    If you leave them in the hive or at least one of them, the bees will draw drone comb on them for spring when they want to make drones. This will make it easy for you to either cull the drones, or...
  6. Thread: Virgin queens

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    Re: Virgin queens

    Do a search on Lauri Miller and look through her posts. She describes in detail many diff times exactly how she does it. Even has a youtube video showing exactly what she does.

    If you plan to...
  7. Thread: WWOOFING

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    Re: WWOOFING

    First time I've seen the term as well. Interesting..
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    I'm with Vance G and the NUC gang. NUC's take a LOT of worry out of the entire process of getting a hive set up. The queen is already accepted by the bees, you have 5 frames with drawn comb, and...
  9. Thread: virus?

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    Re: virus?

    OAV can be done at any point you want to do it. With or without feeding. It is for a quick KNOCKDOWN of live out of cell mites. It does NOT kill under the cap.

    MAQS is going to kill under the...
  10. Thread: UNCAPPED HONEY

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    Re: UNCAPPED HONEY

    This forum is full of people around the world that have lots of info on bees, as well as plants. Everyone is willing to share the info, just gotta ask for it. lol.. Sometimes you may or may not...
  11. Thread: UNCAPPED HONEY

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    Re: UNCAPPED HONEY

    You're welcome ! Chances are that once winter actually gets to you, they'll have it ready. They can and will use uncapped honey over winter. I'd say in your climate there though, they'll have it...
  12. Thread: UNCAPPED HONEY

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    Re: UNCAPPED HONEY

    Here's the page at Mann Lake LTD. http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page107.html

    There are others on the market, some more expensive, some less.
  13. Thread: virus?

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    Re: virus?

    Sounds a bit like you may have a bad mite problem. If you are seeing bees with deformed wing, and K-wing you need to go ahead and do a treatment on the hive for Varroa mites. There is only about...
  14. Thread: quilt box

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    Re: quilt box

    I've used both dry wood chips, and shavings. I like cedar wood chips in a cloth bag myself. That way they are easier to remove and you can dry them out and reuse as either smoker fuel the next...
  15. Thread: UNCAPPED HONEY

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    Re: UNCAPPED HONEY

    If it is Uncapped honey and you want them to cap it for your peace of mind prior to extraction, try giving them some more ventilation in the form of an upper rear entrance/vent. It will allow for...
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    Re: Hello from Toronto

    Welcome to the forum! If you have questions, this is the right place to try and find answers. :) I hope you find your bees always to be pleasurable!
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    Re: Cost of shipping queens

    USPS has these flat rate boxes available for Priority Express 2 day delivery. They can easily fit 10 queen cages in the small one and it only cost $6.00 to ship anywhere in the lower 48.

    I...
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    Re: Goldenrod vs. Knotweed

    Knotweed here in WV is being preferred in my area. I have seen the bees on it 4 to 1 compared to the goldenrod, however the knotweed just fizzled out here, and the goldenrod is all but in full...
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    Re: Newbie inner cover question

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Nucs brooding too much ???

    Don't feel too bad. I've got about 23 NUC's doing the same thing in my yard. Brooding up just beautiful, but stores are on the low side at the moment. Goldenrod is just getting started here. Bees...
  21. Thread: sugar for sale

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    Re: sugar for sale

    How many pounds per box?
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    Re: supers for sale

    With our without drawn frames included?
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    If you have a bee VAC use it. Then take them outside during the day and open up the container and let them out again.
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    Re: what type of pollen is lime green?

    You should take a pic of the plant and post so we can figure out what it is..
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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    You are able to feed bees syrup till the temp outside gets to where it is cooling off the syrup below 55 deg F. Bees quit taking the syrup at that point.

    Syrup is a fun thing to try and figure...
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