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    bees boycotting supers

    I went into my hives this week. I only have two. the two deep brood boxes have nests in the bottom (beautiful patterns) and the top brood box is PACKED with honey. they have all but refused to go...
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    Re: i have a hive wanting to swarm

    where can i find a picture of what swarm cells look like. not sure what I am looking for in preperation of swarm season. do you want to take out the old queen when splitting to stop a swarm or not?
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    Queenless Split

    ok ok I know I am going to be fussed at but I am new and experimenting and want some feedback. I opened one of my hives the other day and it is FULL busting at the seams with bees, nice egg pattern,...
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    Bees Boycotting deep hive

    I put a package bee in a medium super in late April. By late may they had just about filled it. I put a deep with plasti-cells on top of the medium. (Bees like to go up right?)

    I went into the...
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    plastic cells

    I have heard the bees don't care for the plasticells when you first put a super on top. What can be done to encourage them to draw out comb on these?
  6. Thread: Nucs

    by burleyusa
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    Re: Nucs

    so you are better off to buy a nuc than to try to split hives in order to expand. I aquired one hive last year, would like to have 3 or 4.
  7. Thread: Nucs

    by burleyusa
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    Nucs

    What exactly is a nuc?
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    Re: Invert sugar?

    what is invert sugar?
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    Re: Never wanted to join PETA . . .

    Whats wrong with

    People
    Eating
    Tasty
    Animals?


    HAH!!:applause::applause::applause:
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    these were over wintered bees. my neighbor who...

    these were over wintered bees. my neighbor who is teaching me found the queens in april.
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    Bees in Central virginia

    I am a first year bee keeper with no training.... or should I say im receiving OTJ beekeeping lessons.

    Question:
    I put a single super on my 2 hives in the middle to ladder part of April, I opened...
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    Can you paint a couple hives while the bees are...

    Can you paint a couple hives while the bees are still in them? I only have 2 so can't really move the girls out while I do it.
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    Grant money

    Where do you find out which counties this is being offered in. According to my extension agent this money came and went a long time ago. Who is right and who do you contact?
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    each hive is averaging 1 to 1.5 gallons each...

    each hive is averaging 1 to 1.5 gallons each week... lately it has cut back to two weeks. have a feeling it is going to drop off to nothing pretty soon. every one in this area say there bee's...
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    bees in a swarm

    experienced bee keeper of 6 months :rolleyes:

    if a neighbor calls to say he has a swarm in a tree and you cut the limb, drop the bees on the ground in front of an empty hive they usually climb...
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    was feeding sugar water

    forgot to mention that:

    I AMfeeding sugar water through a top feeder. Have been since mid february. they have been consuming about 2 gallons of 1-1 simple syrup water a week per hive.

    again,...
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    new beekeeper/pollen pattie question

    I am new to bee keeping. This spring I purchased several pollen patties and have been feeding them to the bees since mid february. I live in cental Virginia and it has NOT started to blossom in my...
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    new in Cumberland Virginia

    BRAND new to bee keeping. bought my first two hives in October last year so I am as green as it gets to bee keeping. hope to learn a lot, mostly hope not to do something stupid and kill them. wish...
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