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    Re: Is getting stung pretty common

    My first hive was just as nice and peace full as could be. Overwintered great made honey the first year and had some left over in the spring, all was great. Starting about April they got mean, real...
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    best way to combine hives

    What is the best way to combine hives. I just tried to combine one queenless med with a queen right deep. I put two sheets of news paper between the two. When I went back the next day there was a...
  3. Thread: Hive Beetles!?

    by firebug
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    Re: Hive Beetles!?

    I have been doing good with few bettles until this year. I think im going to try the cd case and roach gel.
  4. Thread: What to do.

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    What to do.

    I have one hive that made it and its busting at the seams. It is a double deep. Its been so cold I havent been able to do a good inspection, the one time I looked couldnt find the queen. The hive was...
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    Re: Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    Thanks for the help. Im trying to make the feeders MP uses to divide a 10 deep into two 4 frame nucs.
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    Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    I am looking for info on how to build the nuc and frame feeders MP talks about in the vids. How are the feeders sealed. I am new at bees and woodworking so any help would be great. Thanks
  7. Thread: Splits

    by firebug
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    Re: Splits

    I think you would be better making your split in the am so the bees have time to cluster before it gets cold at night.
  8. Thread: queen catching

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    Re: queen catching

    I use the plastic clip. Just open and hold over her letting her walk in it. Then I shake her into a queen marking tube from brushy mountain. If Im making splits I might keep her and some friends in...
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    Re: Can I mix and match bees?

    I keep a small bottle of water with just enough vanilla to smell in it. I try to spray the frames Im moving and the hive they are going to. Seems to work good when making nucs, getting frames from f...
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    crystalized honey

    Im a new beek and this is my first harvest. I have a five gallon bucket of honey that has got thick and I cant bottle it. Is this something that I have done wrong or does this just happen. What can I...
  11. Thread: overwinter

    by firebug
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    overwinter

    I live just north of greensboro nc. I have three double deep hives that I going to take through winter for the first time. Both deeps are full of brood now. Do I need to have a supper of honey on top...
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    best queen rearing book

    Im new to bee keeping and im interested in learning to raise queens. Im looking for a small scale how to book. What would you recomend. I was thinking about M Bush classic queen rearing compedium....
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    Foundation problems

    I am trying to make chunk honey. I have wedge top divided frames. I added thin surplus with no wires. Im trying this because I dont have an extractor. I went to check yesterday and they had drawn and...
  14. Thread: Dirt in honey

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    Re: Dirt in honey

    To me it lookes like dirt. This is my first time with honey. If I tilt the bucket then stand it back up the thin layer of honey has small specks in it like dirt. I have a 600 filter and I put it in...
  15. Thread: Dirt in honey

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    Dirt in honey

    I got a call about a bee tree and went to investigate. What I found was a log with plywood top and two honey suppers. The land ower said the bees hadnt been touched in 25 years. She said I could have...
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    Re: Brushy mnt shipping

    They did last year. Sign up for their Eflyer thing on the website, it has some good info sometimes and anything they have on sale. The last one i think had a deal on suppers and frames. Check them...
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    brood nest full

    Ispected my hive yesterday. It has a ton of bees and both honey suppers seemed full of honey but were not capped. The two deeps seem to be full of honey. Im new but I think this is a problem. Seems...
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    Re: Overwintering nucs question

    I was wondering if a 5 frame in a plywood dcoates box will overwinter here in nc. I guess it all depends on how much honey they can store.
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    simple queen rearing

    Right now I have two hives and Im looking to expand to 10. I would like to start selling nucs next year. Im looking for the easiest way to raise a few open mated queens to put in nuc to sell. Im a...
  20. Thread: Hot Hot hive

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    Re: Hot Hot hive

    Do mite levels have anything to do with temperament. I did a sticky board last fall with zero mites. But i have not tested this year.
  21. Thread: Hot Hot hive

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    Re: Hot Hot hive

    I requeen the hive yesterday with another local queen to see what happens. I did not kill the old queen but put her in a nuc to see what she does. My mentor is so impressed he brings other beeks with...
  22. Thread: Hot Hot hive

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    Hot Hot hive

    My first hive I purchased as a nuc last year in july. They have always been on the hot side but now they have gotten just plain bad. I cover each box when i take the hive apart, use smoke and wear an...
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    Re: Bee suit question

    Where do you get an ultrabreeze suit and how much do they cost
  24. Thread: White dots.

    by firebug
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    White dots.

    Earlier in the week I attempted to make my first split. I made a nuc with one honey one eggs one pollen and one capped brood and one foundation. So I waited about 4days and went back to check on...
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    Hive split question

    When making a nuc from deep hives. What is the min number of frames that are needed. I have no drawn comb so I would have foundation. I was going to let them raise a queen. Also how long would they...
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