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  1. Thread: Top Bar Nuc

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    Re: Top Bar Nuc

    I finally did the dirty deed and transferred the hive. I created 12 bars using the metal cages suggested by Harley Craig, The slicing was easier than I expected. Messy? yes, but not disastrous. I...
  2. Thread: Guard bees

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    Guard bees

    One of my hives swarmed in the 3rd week of June. After allowing for the full 29 days cycle necessary to create another Queen, I noticed that the hive still seemed to be queenless. This week, added a...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6/21 Mahopac NY
    7/1 same
  4. Thread: nuc swarmed

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    nuc swarmed

    I received a wonderful top bar nuc a month ago, In a recent inspection approximately 12 out of 18 bars were drawn, with plenty of honey and brood. When I went in this week, a lot of the honey was...
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    Re: 2 weeks post swarm

    I started with a 5 frame deep nuc around 5/10. I had 2 medium boxes on top. they built up extremely quickly, had a great queen. My post swarm inspection showed several swarm cells and enough capped...
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    2 weeks post swarm

    My hive from a new nuc swarmed 2 weeks ago. When I inspected yesterday, I didn't find a queen, nor were there any signs of eggs or brood. Is it time for me to pull the trigger and order a new queen?
  7. Thread: Top Bar Nuc

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    Re: Top Bar Nuc

    That could be a lifetime project!
  8. Thread: Top Bar Nuc

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    Re: Top Bar Nuc

    I'm confused (almost sounds too easy). The queen isn't caged, it's in a fairly advanced overwintered Nuc (approx 8 frames of comb/brood) If I move all to the left away from the entrance and leave...
  9. Thread: Top Bar Nuc

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    Re: Top Bar Nuc

    not sure what the patbeek cage wire method is. Yes, they are shallower, since both bottom boards are 8". I'm sure the ruthiesbees method is right, just way to messy for me to have confidence that I...
  10. Thread: Top Bar Nuc

    by mahobee
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    Top Bar Nuc

    Last winter I ordered a top bar Nuc from a very reputable beekeeper in NY State. I bought a beautiful hive from Organic beekeeping. I'm supposed to pick the nuc up this week, when the beekeeper said...
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    Re: Top bar hive feeder?

    http://www.organicbeehives.com/id80.html
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    Re: First Winter Survival?

    My hive still seems extremely weak. There are maybe 1 or 2 bees going in or out per minute. On a normal hive I would think I should have reckoned, but what to do in a Warre?
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    Re: Package woes continue

    Sorry, that was supposed to be re-queening. **** Autocorrect!
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    Package woes continue

    I inspected my package-install-hive yesterday. Tons of drone brood. Looks like they've superseded (empty superseder cell). I wasn't able to spot the queen, but that's not unusual for me. I'm thinking...
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    Re: Supercedure cells

    Actually, almost all the frames are drawn out, with plenty of honey. And it's my 4th year, though I still feel like a beginner! I was planning on requeening after 6 weeks. I was just surprised that a...
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    Supercedure cells

    2 weeks after a new package install? No capped brood, small amount of larvae. Mann Lake.
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    First Winter Survival?

    It appears as though my Warre made it through the winter for the first time in 3 tries. We had weather in the upper 60's the last 2 days, and there was slow activity in and out of the hive. I put a...
  18. Thread: Eco Bee Box

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    Re: Eco Bee Box

    At least he used peanuts on yours, he used absolutely nothing packing mine! He's a lying, incompetent guy that should be avoided at all costs!
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    Re: The Ultimate Hive Feeder

    I'm a hobbyist and I'm always open to a new feeder. The top qualities I look for are : Eliminate Drowning, easy access, drip free materials, decent quantity, easy to clean. Good materials always a...
  20. Thread: Beemax Nucs

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    Re: Beemax Nucs

    Looks like Tegart Nucs is set up to sell 750 at a time! What would you suggest to us little guys that buy 2 at a time?
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    Wait. Didn't I just read in another thread that you shouldn't use plastic frames in brood chamber? You better start over!
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    Re: Flow Hive- this look interesting

    AMEN
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I'm a classic backyard beekeeper, generally willing to overpay a little for something different. I was on their email list, waiting for the launch. If this is the earlybird discount for financing...
  24. Re: Anyone Used Draper or Thistledew Apiaries in Pennsylvania and West Virginia?

    very nice and helpful on the phone. reliable .
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    Re: Maintaining Copper Hive Top

    I've spent a lot of time (and money!) worrying about the aesthetic of my hives at my vacation house. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but it seems to be more important in my mind than actuality. Guests...
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