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  1. Thread: Bee's swarmed

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    Well my bees swarmed on me, they were in my...

    Well my bees swarmed on me, they were in my garage, and I was able to get a box and get most of them and the queen back into the original hive, and I smoked out the rest I couldn't get. I closed the...
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    Well from the brown marks on my hive I can tell...

    Well from the brown marks on my hive I can tell my bees are drinking from a bad water source, I have tried to set up a clean water supply near the hive, but they never drink there, is there any way I...
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    I am wanting to do it right at the beginning of...

    I am wanting to do it right at the beginning of spring, but I don't know much about it so any advice is welcome. I just tohught it would be good to have a new queen before the main season. Italian,...
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    THis year I am going to be requeening my hive for...

    THis year I am going to be requeening my hive for the first time. Are there any things I should do differently when requeening compared to putting the queen in the hive the first time? I take it i...
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    Ok, I'm thinking my hive has nosema due to the...

    Ok, I'm thinking my hive has nosema due to the streakiness on the front of the hive. What can i do to treat this? Cure it?
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    How will this effect my hive??? If it is nosema....

    How will this effect my hive??? If it is nosema. The streaking isnt as bad as it is in that picture.
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    Ok, from my beekeeping for dummies, it says if...

    Ok, from my beekeeping for dummies, it says if there is brown smears on front of hive, it could be a sign of nosema. It isnt ALOT just a lil bit around where they go in. Any other way to tell, and if...
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    Alright, well alot of things lately are coming...

    Alright, well alot of things lately are coming into bloom (I'm from southeastern ohio) and I was wondering if this would be good time to stop feeding sugar syrup. Is there a rule of thumb for when to...
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    Well its got some kind of grey slime type...

    Well its got some kind of grey slime type substance in the syrup.
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    Can sugar syrup go bad? And if it does go bad,...

    Can sugar syrup go bad? And if it does go bad, what are the signs that I should wash out my feeder and replace it. I have a hivetop feeder.
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    Is there anyway to tell the queen is kaput? It's...

    Is there anyway to tell the queen is kaput? It's been too windy and cool for me to smoke them lately. Any signs to look for? What would the bes do if the queen is gone?
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    Ok, well I was gonna make some sugar syrup for my...

    Ok, well I was gonna make some sugar syrup for my bees to eat since its been fairly warm (50+) past few days, but I heard it supposed ot get cold again and possible snow. I love in SE ohio. Should I...
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    Alright, it's at the end of march, and its been...

    Alright, it's at the end of march, and its been in 50's mostly around here. Should I start putting on honeysyrup now or wait more into april? Is there anything I should be doing right now for the...
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    I live in southeastern Ohio. The climate is...

    I live in southeastern Ohio. The climate is usually cold in the winter. Not sure how else to explain it. I have a metal mouseguard on the front of the hive, but I just put some duct tape over half...
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    For wniter, I put duct take over half the...

    For wniter, I put duct take over half the entrance. Should I leave this completely open for more ventilation?
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    WHat do u all do to prepare a hive for winter? I...

    WHat do u all do to prepare a hive for winter? I have sealed up the hole on the 2nd deep, and rat proofed the entrance. I was Told I shouldnt cover up the hole for more gentilation, to decrease...
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    OK, well a friend beekeeper of mine, says he puts...

    OK, well a friend beekeeper of mine, says he puts apistan strips in his hive during the winter. Now I can see how this would be goodsince u arent harvesting honey or anything to get in the way, but...
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    Ok, I have a metal mouseguard, and I was...

    Ok, I have a metal mouseguard, and I was wondering whats a good way to attach it??
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    Well I just did my honey harvest, and a friend of...

    Well I just did my honey harvest, and a friend of mine said I should leave on the super to leave the bees room. But considering its already october, i figured they would be heading into their winter...
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    What do you all use to strain your honey with?...

    What do you all use to strain your honey with? There was a small strainer in a honey bucket i got with my hive, but the screen is so small it wouldnt go through, or it must need to drop SUPER slow to...
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    Ok, after i'm doing harvesting my honey(using the...

    Ok, after i'm doing harvesting my honey(using the remove comb and crush method) would it be better to clean the foundation off, or just leave it the way it is? How do I go about storing it for winter?
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    Ok, I have about 8 frames full, and 2 that don't...

    Ok, I have about 8 frames full, and 2 that don't even look like they have anything. How much honey could I get per frame from a medium super? Any guesstimates?
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    Ok, so i'm assuming thats cutting most the comb...

    Ok, so i'm assuming thats cutting most the comb off the foundation, and then crushing it in like cheese cloth or something, and letting it strain for a long time?
    There any websites with gives more...
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    Ok, my first year as a beekeeper, and I have no...

    Ok, my first year as a beekeeper, and I have no extractor, but I'm going to harvest my honey soon. Any suggestions on how to go about this so I get max honey out of the comb?
  25. Thread: Escape board

    by Morphic
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    A beekeeping friend of mine picked me up an...

    A beekeeping friend of mine picked me up an escape board, and I was wondering how long it usually takes for te bees to all get out of the honey super?
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