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    Re: South African hives

    Pretty funny Gary, The only reason I would say I will kill this hive is I have 12 hives and they are all calm and gentle. I would really hate to have the drones from the AH bring in some of those...
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    Re: South African hives

    Welcome Gary,
    I ended up with 1 AHB hive this year. It was a cut out. They are very hygienic compared to my Carni. hives meaning they had the whole hive cleaned out after the cutout by the next...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    I guess works fine if you are retired or just old. But if you have a business to run or kids to chase, sitting on the side of road just not a priority.
  4. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    Still back to my question. Do I just pull off 1 or 2 of the 3 supers this late in year or leave? Do I go ahead in open brood box and see if stores are there and chance rolling queen this late in...
  5. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

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    Usually our kill freeze is the end of Oct. The guys I have talked to here say a hive body and super are usually good for winter. I have carni's and I know they slim down pretty good in the...
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    Re: Beeweaver queen update

    We started the season with Carniolan queens, my dad had 1 hive that had a old queen and one that the Carniolan queen died. We were pretty nervous about the Carniolan's cause we had heard about the...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    Our farmers market is full also, but I just talked to one of the vegetable venders and he said I could put honey on one of his tables cause people asking for honey all the time. I offered him a...
  8. What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    13381 I pulled 6 frames of capped yesterday and 7 frames two weeks ago. I have 1 hive body and 3 supers. I am going to leave 1 super for winter and take off top two. The bottom of the top two still...
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    Re: Why does one hive beard and other not

    Michael, you believe that the one that is bearding is just a stronger hive, would this just bee a better queen and in this case would you requeen?
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    Why does one hive beard and other not

    13353I have 2 hives both have lots of bees brood, pollen and honey, but one has bearded from day one while other is very few bees in entrance ever. Does the queen determine this? I have opened both...
  11. Thread: Creamy honey

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    Creamy honey

    I did a cut-out about 3 weeks ago it was my first and also my first honey comb experience not being on frames. I got home and had a huge amount of honey comb. I did not know how to extract. My method...
  12. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    I really did not mean to get in beekeeping at the time I did it always interested me though. I have had several family members that did it and failed, but they never had a foothold. I have a guy that...
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    Re: I think I keep making a problem bigger

    OK guys thanks for the help. There are a few things I have to clear up. The queen-less hive I have; is a hive I got called out to do a cutout on and have had for 2 weeks with no signs of brood other...
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    Re: I think I keep making a problem bigger

    That is great. I have another question then. I did a rescue hive and they are queenless so can I use this frame and put it in there hive or is it more of a gamble? I have been putting brood and eggs...
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    I think I keep making a problem bigger

    I was late putting on QE and decided to put it on late. I could not find queen and found a little brood in super so I slid in a QE. I just went and checked this morning and super is full of brood and...
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    Re: How to Fix my Beekeeping Mistake?

    Its not pretty, but I would leave it. It bothers you more than them.
  17. Thread: what now

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    Re: what now

    I missed your post Stan, I already moved some of frames with just honey into top super and added empty frames in 2nd super. I am a little late in not disturbing brood nest :(
  18. Thread: what now

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    Re: what now

    Yes, Andrew is right we go into winter with a deep and a super here where I live. And I understand not putting on until 70 - 80 % done, but I could not decide about whether or not to us excluder or...
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    Re: Pacific NW Newcomer

    welcome
  20. Thread: what now

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    what now

    I could not decide whether or not to use a queen excluder, so I never put one on and bees kept filling supers. I checked my bees this morning and they had a hive body and 2 supers full of honey and...
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    Re: queen cell after introducing a new queen?

    Yes, I have seen this on some old brood. It was like it was an attempt out of desperation. Except you could tell mine was not finished. Don't know if the queen was not laying and the bees got nervous...
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    Re: My first cut-out

    Well, I did not move them and Friday will be a week. They have settled down and not bumping me anymore and not in neighbors yard. I am still going to move them, but I am affraid to right now cause I...
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    Re: My first cut-out

    How would one know if they are Africanized?
  24. Re: Anyone ever have an extreme abnormal reaction to a single sting?

    I got stung last week in hand did same thing. I got stung 6 times this week on a cutout and hand was good, forearm was good, and head was good , but elbow swelled up 2 times the size of course heat...
  25. Thread: Laying worker

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    Re: Laying worker

    I had the same thing last year this is what I did. i bought a queen put her in hive they balled her and killed her. so i bought another queen and I shook out all the bees about 50 yards from hive....
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