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    Re: What to do with old frames full of honey?

    No the wasps wont use the nest, they will however avail themselves of the honey.
    Why rob? Put the full frames in your hives. If you have empty frames, replace with his full ones.
    Completely...
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    Re: article feedback request

    Yeah, cause bees can't uncap the honey they cap...:ws:
  3. Thread: My first cut-out

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    Re: My first cut-out

    I cut one out this year that got extremely aggressive, stung and bumped quite a bit for about two weeks.
    Started to think they were queenless. Third week they calmed down, and I found a healthy...
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    Re: Huge Cut OUt need some advice

    Wrap the smoke detector in plastic, open a window. Vacuum the bees with a bee vac. Once you get the numbers down, you will see a huge difference in their attitude. You wont have to use so much smoke....
  5. Thread: hive dimensions

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    Re: hive dimensions

    "My statement of" was a non verbatim quote from a previous post, please read again. I asserted nothing, merely stated lumber dimensions from that period. Granted there was no specific standardization.
  6. Thread: hive dimensions

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    Re: hive dimensions

    Please point out to me where I said there was no standard lumber size!?!

    I merely stated that a 2x10 was in fact exactly two inches thick by ten inches wide, not what we currently have.
  7. Thread: hive dimensions

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    Re: hive dimensions

    Considering that Langstroth died in 1895 when rough cut lumber was really a 2" X 10", not 1 1/2" X 9 1/2",or any other variant, that would hardly be the case. As sqkcrk has already pointed out,...
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    LOL, actually a beautiful place to visit, only about two hours from Gatlinburg.
    Two years ago I was looking to buy a house, I go into a foreclosed home and the meth zombies had cut all the copper...
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    Where I live, there are too many rotten toothed meth heads that wont work and are waiting to steal you blind. You would get robbed just on principle here tomkat!
  10. Thread: High wire cutout

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    Re: High wire cutout

    Very nice, thanks for the pics.
    Love doing cutouts.
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    I've has expensive tools stolen from me WHILE I was using them. You are actually advertising to be robbed if you do this. The easiest thing I have ever done is sell honey. My first year selling, I...
  12. Re: Are Orientation Flights an Indication of....

    As new bees hatch and become nurse bees, older nurse bees are relegated to forager status; who then make orientation flights.

    (or something like that)
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    Re: Harvesting Honey from Abandoned Hives

    Can I come watch???
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    Re: Harvesting Honey from Abandoned Hives

    Absolutely, If they belonged to the seller, and the seller said they come with the property, thats one thing. If the previous owner gave someone permission to place them there, they do not belong to...
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    Re: Strange deal at my hives

    +1 GaryG74
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    Re: my honey press pictures

    Very nice tomcat, where did you get your screw?
  17. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    Golden rod will be blooming in fall, I've seen fall flows that have matched spring.
  18. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    Usually quits blooming in September so I doubt it. Wait til spring and stagger your planting so you have a longer bloom time.
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    Re: typical swarm control split

    Yes Acebird, right away Acebird...whatever you say Acebird!
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    Re: typical swarm control split

    +1
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    Re: typical swarm control split

    Put a new super under. Put all frames with honey and capped brood in the top super, all open brood in the bottom. Just add foundation in empty spaces if you have no drawn comb and feed. Honey bound...
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    Re: typical swarm control split

    Before you "off" your queen...5 weeks ago weren't you smack in the middle of your flow? Are you sure that medium super didn't get honey bound?
    Doesn't take but a few days to fill one on a heavy flow...
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    Re: week 8 inspection with pics - backfilling?

    "The space" as you said is just hatched brood. A queen lays in a circular pattern typically, in ever widening circles. The hatching begins the exact same way. Your center hatches first and expands.
  24. Thread: Rearranging comb

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    Re: Rearranging comb

    Graduating from nurse bee to forager causes them to orient. A pickup in number translates to a pickup in laying a few weeks back or a higher demand for foragers because of a pick up in laying...wait,...
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    Re: Thoughts and Opinions Please

    I'm in Tn. just a tad south of Ky, 8 frames filled and I add a new deep. If you were early, it wasnt "way too soon", you did just fine. Don't add a super til your at least 8 frames filled on your...
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