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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    <A new, replacement queen is geared to playing catchup and can lay more than 3K eggs per day.>

    That is 2.08 eggs per minute for 24 straight hours. Bet she's tired.<GG>
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    Re: Western FL Panhandle Howdy

    If you have a top bar google Sam Comfort.

    Go to youtube and bring up National Honey Show. Dr Jamie Ellis spends an hour speaking on SHB.

    Bushfarms.com
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    Re: Best Small Hive Beetle Treatment

    GG Bees:

    Based on the limited information supplied I wouldnt worry about 15 to 20 SHB. This is the worse time of year for them. Use your hive tool and smash them. Its great therapy.

    You need...
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    Re: Best Small Hive Beetle Treatment

    This is the Treatment Free subforum. We don't need someone advocating a toxic pesticide on this subforum. Read the subforum rules before posting on this subforum.

    The poster is ambiguous as to...
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    Re: storing unassembled frames?

    I suspect that where I live has slightly just a little bit more humidity than where you live <GG>. My A/C condensate pipe clogged up once and for 7 days while the clorox worked I had to let the...
  6. Thread: Shb traps .

    by ToeOfDog
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    Re: Shb traps .

    I don't recall the State of Alabama approving the use of Advion, a toxic pesticide, in the hive. Rusty Hills has a better nontoxic way. I quit using oil as it gets rancid and is a pain to clean. I...
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    Re: First time extracting. How much?

    Peg:
    I knew your philosophy was the same as mine. The only feeding was to prevent starvation. Introducing the feeding aspect would give those reading more information. Mine are double deeps.

    I...
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    Re: First time extracting. How much?

    It would be informative if those giving advise about winter configuration would state if they feed in early spring.
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    Re: Small swarm, leave or hive them?

    We do not have AHB. The State gave a class in anticipation of them getting here in the next 5 years. They stated that a favorite nesting site in Florida was the water meter box.
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    Re: Warped plywood

    Five frame nucs have been made out of the 3 ply crapwood they sell at the big boxes. The 1/2" sheets come prewarped.<GG> to help fight this i cut out the 19 by 10" nuc side and lay it down on the...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Like most intelligent people I have been getting inside by 10 or 11 in the morning and going back out after 5 or 6. Lots of pollen coming in today. At 7 a.m. 40% of the incomers have stuffed pollen...
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    Re: Zone 8A Feeding Question & Mite Question

    I want them to fill that 2nd deep before winter."

    I run double deeps. The weather starts to break in Mid February. Double deeps gives me enough honey to avoid feeding most years. This includes...
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    Re: Zone 8A Feeding Question & Mite Question

    "Very little nectar showing so I am guessing we are starting a dearth. "

    Little nectar or little honey reserves? If no honey, you need to feed.

    " there was very little wax drawn."

    They...
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    "The older I get the more the heat of the summer starts to wear on me with all my out of door chores which last several hours every day."

    Tell me about it. Come on third week in September when...
  15. Re: Initial re-queening failure...is there a Plan B please??

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm

    My new queens usually start laying between the 30th and 35th day.
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    Re: Moving a nuc to Nashville area...

    Gezellig: It appears that Tn has similar laws. Any comb or used equipment must be inspected by a State bee inspector before entering the state and a certificate issued. It's an attempt to keep AFB...
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    Re: Moving a nuc to Nashville area...

    You may wish to considered there are some states that have outlawed importing or the transportation of uninspected and uncertified comb into the state. I'm sitting in one
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    I had one but it is a severe set back. I learned that slimed frames can not be saved. There is some type of scent on them. Throw away any slimed frames and comb, put a small amount of foundation in...
  19. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    If the worms are on an oil pan below the screen not all is lost. Kill 'em. If you have an oil pan put DE or oil in it. Don't let SHB get a head start on you. Kill 'em all. Southerners think SHB are...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    Long story short: It has been documented that natural beehives place their brood comb 1.25" on center. Present day commercial frames are manufactured to be 1.375" on center. This results in a larger...
  21. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    i assume that you have an oil pan below the screen and the worms are on it. Do you have worms above the screen? Are they on the combs? Are the worms cover with a weblike material that look like...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    I used Kelly frames for ten years then retired from beekeeping for 25 years. I have seen some recent Kelly frames. You may want to get some Mann Lake wedged, split bottoms and compare quality. I...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    tanksbees
    "I was going to get the kelley foundationless frames "

    Be aware there have been some negative threads about the quality of Kelly's foundationless frames. Do your due diligence.
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    Re: 9 frames in 10 frame super - pros vs cons

    We are talking a 14.75" ID box. I run 9 frames in a honey super and 11 frames in the hive body. The theory is the bees pull the comb wider than the top bar making it easier to decap. You can buy...
  25. Thread: Hi ya'll!

    by ToeOfDog
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    Re: Hi ya'll!

    Welcome to the forum.
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