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    To Feed or Not to Feed?????

    So I have overwintered 13 out of 18 this season.

    They still have capped honey and I have subscribed to the sugar brick and fondant regimen with great success but my question is: Should I begin...
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    When to reverse hive bodies??

    I live in the foothills of NC and just curious as to any advice as to when I should begin my reversal of hive bodies?

    We are starting to get red maples popping just a little bit and a few...
  3. Thread: Hive losses

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    Re: Hive losses

    So sorry to hear this. This darn wind has been relentless. I am curious as to how many people may report losing hives to this wind because of them being turned over etc. Any replies to this. All my...
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    Re: Double Nucs Blown Over

    I did ratchet strap them together but I just closed up their entrances so no flying LOL. I plan on setting them back out tomorrow or next day, I just figured it would help them achieve cluster...
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    Double Nucs Blown Over

    We have had terrible gusts of wind today and unfortunately it toppled 2 of my double nucs busting them apart. These nucs already had lots of brood buildup for here this time of year. I put the...
  6. Thread: Winter feeding

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    Re: Winter feeding

    Can't say on the spacers but I just use a shallow super over mine instead of building extra equipment.
    I then just lay my sugar bricks or fondant on the top bars and then I lay my corn sack full of...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Just wanted to say 'Thanks" Lauri for the recipe, easy as pie. My bricks were mixed exactly to specifications and placed in my warm basement with a fan on them and they were literally hard and ready...
  8. Thread: No Stores

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    Re: No Stores

    No sir I do not treat
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    No Stores

    I have a 10 frame that has dwindled way down. It is queenright with small patches of brood and only about 3 full frames of bees. I put these bees into a 5 frame nuc but the brood chamber had little...
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    Full Langstroth or leave alone???

    I have a few double nucs with nuc supers that are doing well, should I transfer them to a 10 frame Langstroth or just leave them situated as is?

    Thanks for any replies
  11. Re: What to do with "wet" supers while varroa treatments are on?

    LOL yes I encountered that with m wife too. Bought a cheap chest freezer at a local damage center for $100 and it works perfect for that. I also have a ton of Rubbermaid tubs that I store that type...
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    Re: Leftover Full Supers of Honey

    I am for certain that at least 2 of the supers are from our summer sourwood crop we finally had last year. So it seems that the best plan is to extract and let them refill.

    Thanks to everyone for...
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    Leftover Full Supers of Honey

    So I have made it through the winter and have several hives that still have a full super of honey over the brood nest.

    Anyone have any suggestions or ideas of what I should do with this? Save and...
  14. Re: What is considered "enough" for spring stores?

    What if my shallow super over the brood chamber is still full, do I need to feed any??
    Thanks
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    Re: Bees Not Foraging

    Well I found my problem with this hive, late season queen loss, so I just combined the couple of hundred bees with another hive
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    Re: Bees Not Foraging

    I will hopefully get to do that on Sunday when this cool rainy weather disappears

    Thanks
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    Bees Not Foraging

    So here in the heart of the Brushy Mtns, we are having our red maples and daffodils beginning to bloom out.

    I have a nuc that has survived the winter but they are not foraging for any pollen at...
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    Re: Publications on nucs

    Excellent material
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    Re: Results of Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    Lots of good information here
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    Re: Early Spring Hive Management for Newbie

    Lots of reading there for sure
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    Re: Dead out came back to life once it warmed up

    Well I probably jumped the gun on mine yesterday, I checked a double nuc that had no sound to it at all so I opened them up and found the bees clustered around on a couple of frames and yes the queen...
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    Re: how cold is too cold to move bees

    I moved 4 double nucs yesterday in 25 degree weather but I only moved them 1 mile to my garage where they will be for the next couple of weeks due to this record cold that our area just doesn't see....
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    Bringing in Pollen Today

    I live in the shadow of the Brushy Mtns. here in NC and today it got into the mid 60's, I saw bees bringing in a very light tan material and some bright yellow on their pollen sacks now I cannot...
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    Re: Feeding Jarred Honey??

    Many thanks to these great responses and the advice will be well utilized I assure you
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    Feeding Jarred Honey??

    I recently had a friend give me several quarts of some old dark crystallized honey, my question is can I or should I feed this back to the bees this time of year and any suggestions on the best way...
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