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  1. Batting .500 with two swarm traps. Now whats next?

    I built up two 8 frame med traps by screwing two hive bodies together with Kreg jig screws. Top entrance screwed on and bottom screwed on.
    I hung them with a board screwed to the side with a hole...
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    Added on to Dark comb

    I have two hives, packages stared March 19, had drawn comb from two winter dead outs.
    Started with one super and in time add second, about three weeks ago found one queen cell starting and saw that...
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    Upper entrance for bait hive?

    Just starting a try with bait hives. Going to use two 8 frame med and I don't want to drill a hole in hive body.
    What about an upper entrance using shims or strips of wood 3/8 thick? Use the same...
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    Re: Air ride recomnedations wanted?

    What is you car hauler rated weight ? How much can trailer and cargo weigh according to the manufacture? Say it is rated to 10,000lbs but with a load of bees, the trailer and bees weight 5,000lbs. In...
  5. Lost hives left over comb and capped honey

    I few questions, I lost my only two hives this winter. Both had plenty of honey but not enough bees in cluster to keep warm. I had a of case SHB at end of last summer and the population of bees...
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    Shake out for Laying worker

    I have a laying worker hive and need to do a shakeout and introduce some more open brood.
    First will fresh laid eggs be considered as open brood or wait till larva forms?
    Second do the shakeout in...
  7. Caught a swarm now has laying worker and Supersedure cells.

    I caught a swarm three weeks ago and I thought I saw a queen march into the entrance. A week ago looked for the queen and eggs nothing. I looked today and found more than one egg per cell. Laying...
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    Hygen of older extractor

    What condition of an extractor causes it to be usable or unusable?
    I have one that has some rust and left over wax chunks and honey.
    Not sure how old the residue is. After washing out (hot water...
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    Re: Deep to Medium Conversion Mistake

    I did a quick and dirty approach when I went to medium eight frames.
    But I had one deep and then mediums. Shook off bees from deep frame into med.
    Then used old table saw and cut frames down to med...
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    Re: Queen and brood in upper supers

    Could I move the two bottom super above what may be the brood chamber and mix in some foundation less frames to allow some fresh comb to be drawn and ro make room for brood?
    Also where is the two to...
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    Queen and brood in upper supers

    I did a an inspection, first of the spring. Found queen in top super ( all med 8 frame ) with some ok brood and one swarm cell. All the lower supers have have three year old colmb with un capped...
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    Re: Warm day feeding

    We had a bad summer here, in aug my hives were very light. I did not take any honey from my hives. So light when I was inspection could move the whole with out much trouble. Needed to feed so there...
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    Warm day feeding

    I have read on this site that bees won't take syrup with temps lower than 50degrees. If a winter day gets above 50 and I add room temature feed (70) will the bees take it? Will they take it all be...
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    Re: Light colors??

    Thanks for the replies. Went out with a denim shirt, long sleeve, Seemed to be no difference at all. But one bee hung on the shirt and wife found her in the kitchen. When I used the coverall they...
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    Light colors??

    I was thinking about colors of clothes during an inspection, this is my second year and my disposable white coveralls are torn in many places. Getting an inspectors jacket with zip on veil for...
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    Queen cell and dearth

    I have a package from April in 8 frames med. I looked in on them yesterday and found two queen cells caped and one on the body wall not capped.
    Bee would buzz loud when I puffed smoke on them, like...
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    Re: Alot of Bees hanging on outside of hive

    Mine are really hanging out then.
    http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/kejramer/P6210130.jpg
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    Upper entrance clogged bottom screen

    Anyone else seen screen cloged with dead.
    I changed to upper entrance this spring, closed lower entrance with wood cut to fit. I have had about two weeks of mega bearding. Was checking this am and...
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    Re: Little honey flow in NC

    I check my hive Tue expected at least a full med 8 frame. The week Tulip Poplars started blooming checked hive and added a 2nd med super first was almost full amd moslty capped. Tue what was full is...
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    Need air flow?

    I have a telescoping top that I have shimmed up for a top entrance. Last night my bees were beading on the entrance. They beading in clusters, in groups and were really loud.
    Is the OK? or should I...
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    When to check on progress

    Lost Queen... put frame in with eggs from strong hive. When to check on progress of Queen cell making? It has been one week, have kept feeding them.
    Thanks
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    Re: Hopkins method

    B D T
    Now that you mention it... I started this package with some frames from my strong hive. Today I moved a frame with eggs in the cells into the package.
    For being without a Queen they were...
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    Re: Hopkins method

    No need to do the Hopkins just add frame with eggs??
    Keith
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    Hopkins method

    I am not a Queen breeder but need a Queen, Lost my Queen in a package. I hope this is best forums fo this post. Called and could not get Queen replacement at this time.
    I have a strong hive that I...
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    Re: Found a dead Queen

    I installed this package with frames from a strong hive to give them a jump start. The rest foundationless. About five days after I installed, I found queen cells on one of the transplanted frames....
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