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    Re: Making top board feeders

    Jar on the hole in the middle of the hive. My problem with that is the jar and syrup work off the vacuum and pressure. As the jar and syrup get hotter the pressure in the jar build up, the jar starts...
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    Re: Making top board feeders

    Set the jar on 2 pc 3/8 x what ever sticks on top of your cover , forget the size of the hole , or cut the hole 2 5/8 if that is the size you want. you can put the jar any where on top
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    Re: Split gone bad

    Ace is right, weeks would bee better it you can wait.
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    Not a bad thing but bees are bipolar ...
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    Re: Loose techniques in queen rearing

    Beepro @ Ray,,Thank You, now I understand...
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    Re: Bees in old boxes

    Put the new complete hives beside the old ones and transfer the frames, if the are good or not, you can then remove and replace as needed. Turn the old boxes on their sides so the bees will leave and...
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    To prevent [ some ] stings as said, use smoker,veil and gloves, for those stings that you WILL get, use english plantain.
    To me keeping bees is worth getting stung for. Your girls should bee come...
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    Re: Split gone bad

    Your hives have too few bees, to much room. If you had 2 frames of bees and split it, your splits are too small .JMO
    + all of the above
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    Re: Where do the bees go?

    Some people here on beesourse say that a swarm can have more than one queen. They all so say that a swarm with out a queen will return back to the hive..
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    Re: Hive is dying fast. Now what?

    Is this your only hive? Freeze the foundation [ without the bees ] Do you have a queen?
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    Re: Starting a hive this time of year

    thehackleguy 100%:thumbsup::applause:
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    Re: Loose techniques in queen rearing

    I leave the virgins unmarked until mated, JMO. The queen can fly faster,higher and may not bee seen by birds.. They get mated better.
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    Re: Supersedure or swarm??? confused...

    Your girls seem to like that queen. If you have put in more resources they should bee ok. Give them food, top feeder,make the entree about 2 bee size, not full sun, wait 2 weeks,add more resources if...
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    Re: what to do with robber bees?

    Is it possibly that your hive is filled? Have you inspected it, it may need a boxto? #6 looks like they need a place set, are your frames filled, you may need a new box with frames? check your honey...
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    Re: what to do with robber bees?

    If you KNOW the robbing hive*** Add a super or deep with frames, built out if you have them, empty. It will give the bees something to think about, take the top off for a little while. They will have...
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    Re: How to swap queens between hives?

    When I do it I do the way Ruthies said, it is easy and pretty much fool proof, just watch for to many queen cells-..I don't have a Snelgrove board, I'm sure it work too....
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    Re: Fence Law Question

    Looks like your neighbors are putting you in a hole, that can't bee good....
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    Re: new hive, question?

    I leave mine until it is empty, the queen and girls are happy. If the queen is on it with eggs, its good. Just keep moving the board as you need room Don't give to much room right now, they have...
  19. Re: Putting a Queen into a hive with queen cells in it

    :shhhh::popcorn: I think I would ask myself? Do I need more queens, what am I going to do with them if they hatch and Why am I putting a mated queen in This hive?????......
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    Re: weak hive, what do to?

    At this point you may have to much room or to few bees to take care of the hive, add bees and comb as stated above. You may need a smaller box. If you take 2 people, a couple, put them in a 4 room...
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    Re: not much honey stores

    If you have frames of brood and little bit of stores, you may need to think about feeding--what is your flow like? winter is coming.
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    Re: Re-Queen or not?

    I use 17 lb fishing line on ALL my frames, deep and mediums. When it gets in the 100s to 105 + you will need all the support you can get.
    With the queen--Letting them re-queen is good, just...
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    Re: Re-Queen or not?

    Didn't wire the frames did you?
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    Re: Less small hive beetles this year?

    Haven't seen as many beetles or wax mouths here in South Carolina..Haven't had any rain either..
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    :shhhh::popcorn: Just staying in touch
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