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    Re: Moving Bees (Vermont to Atlanta)

    I think I agree with beemandan. Selling two strong hives will get you money to replace them in the spring. You can even order some from fat bee man. He is not far from Atlanta.
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    All the talk about goldenrod....

    So I am driving down the road the other day and suddenly yell out: Look kids! The goldenrod in blooming! Response: Umm...that's great dad. Their unenthusiastic response got me thinking, only...
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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    No problem. Andrew is right, it is just putting sugar on the top bars of the hive. I put down a newspaper covering half the top bars, and then put about three pounds of sugar on the newspaper. To...
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    Re: when to prep hives for winter

    I am way south of you, and am already thinking about winter. I would think for sure the empty supers need to come off. Check for winter stores, make sure they do not need to be fed.
  5. Thread: Mites?

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    Re: Mites?

    Small hive beadles? Are they moving? I have seen small hive beadles hide in the bottom of empty cells before.
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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    I know we are in different areas, but I have wintered singles and five frame nucs just fine by themselves thru the winter. Last winter was the real test, with temps in the negatives and singles...
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    Re: too much bearding?

    I had the same thing happening with some of mine. I just put some shims under the cover for venilation. It helped some, but they are still bearding. I don't worry about it much since it has been...
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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    There is a a red cedar in my town that has had bees in it for 15 years that I know of. I am not sure if it is the same hive, or swarms moving in over the years. Me and another beekeeper have a...
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    Re: Drought and feeding

    I have found simple is the best route for me. I take some type of plastic continer and put it in the back of the hive or next to the follower board. I put in some sticks or pine needles for floats. ...
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    Re: Foundation Less Frames

    if you are putting them between two drawn out frames, you don't need anything. If they are just staring out, you will need some type of guide. Look on Michael Bush s website, he has a whole section...
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    Lesson learned....nuc robbed out

    Been keeping bees for a long time, so I should have known better. This is my second year making nucs to overwinter. Last year worked great, so this year I had a really good nuc going, in between...
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    That wow feeling

    Does anyone else still get that wow feeling when you open a nuc or or hive that you stuck a queen cell in, and twenty something days later there is a queen walking around in there? Even after 16...
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    Re: Too Late to Make Nuc's?

    I made nucs around this time last year, and they overwintered fine. I did feed them heavily and they had five frames fully drawn out. I used mated queens and were overwintered in five frame boxes. ...
  14. Re: Is it too late to make a split this year (SW Ohio)?

    I think you are cutting it close letting them raise their own queen. I have overwintered five frame nucs here that I split in early July, but it was with a mated queen, five frames of drawn comb,...
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    Best grafting tool?

    I know the old adage: ask ten beekeepers an opinion, and you will get eleven different answers! Well here goes. Already thinking of next spring, and I want to graft. I have never attempted it. ...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Here is my mating yard. Don t know why it is upside down.
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    Re: Anyone heard of the Buckeye Bell Bee

    From reading the link,it sounds like survivor stock that someone named. Good marketing.
  18. Re: Too many bees: Question on making nice full strength hives to sell

    I have bee getting 130 for five frames of bees here, three or frames of brood and one of honey. Surely you can get at least 200 for a full strength hive?
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    Re: Foundationless frame extraction

    I don t coat the wedge with anything. I do however, put the foundationless frames next to one that has been fully drawn out. When adding the supers this spring with the foundationless frames, I...
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    Re: Foundationless frame extraction

    Forrest,
    They are unwired. I use the wedge type frame, I take out the wedge and put sideways creating a comb guide. The breakages I had were not attached at the bottom, so my fault for putting...
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    Foundationless frame extraction

    Extracted about fifty deep foundationless frames yesterday.....it really works. I had about three blowouts and two out right breakages, but out of fifty frames that were just added this March, I...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Here is one of my yards, top bars and langs.
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    What is your oldest piece of equipment?

    I was in my bee yard the other day, when I saw some faded writing on one of my hive bodies. It was in my mentor's hand writing. It said: requeened 04/92. Wow, I didn't realize I had a deep that...
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    Re: Ok to feed old sugar?

    [QUOTE=Paulemar;1117039]The sugar will be fine, but each bag may be in a solid lump after so many years and a bit more difficult to handle and dissolve. Sugar is used as a preservative. Think about a...
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    Ok to feed old sugar?

    A friend of mine was cleaning out his deceased fathers house. Apparently the father was one of these prepper guys. In a basement storage room, he found 250 five pound bags of sugar. Some of the...
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