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    Re: Overwintering - Nuc vs. 2 deep

    Beekeeping is both a local and regional thing. I overwinter 4 frame deep singles for increase and replacement in the spring. The climate in my area is warmer than it is in the north which allows me...
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    Re: Pour syrup directly into drawn comb?

    The bucket doesn't work very well at all I've tried it doesn't get much syrup in the cells. A sprinkler can works pretty good but the jar feeder works best for me
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    Re: Pour syrup directly into drawn comb?

    My experience is it is by far better than a boardsman feeder and can get feed quicker to them. It is labor intensive but I believe the extra work is worth it. I have only used it in the fall and in...
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    Re: Pour syrup directly into drawn comb?

    It's an old school method of emergency feeding but some still use it. The bees will use it.
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    Re: need some advice..

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Introducing A New Queen

    Are you sure it's laying worker and not a drone laying queen?
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    Re: Introducing A New Queen

    Put the queen cage in the hive wait 3 days then remove the cork close the hive up wait 7 days then check for eggs and larvae.
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    Re: Yellowjacket success!

    Nice very nice!:applause:
  9. Thread: nicot

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    Re: nicot

    Google Velbert Williams Nicot then click on first site. Once you click on his site click on Blog using Nicot System. He has imfo you won't find on any of the Nicot blogs. Velbert is a Beesource...
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    Re: Requeening with a ripe cell

    Yes JW you can pull the queen and intro a queen cell at the same time but be sure to pull the queen first.
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    Re: Requeening with a ripe cell

    They'll tear it down if a mated queen is still in the hive.
  12. Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    SiWolke the point is beekeepers in the USA work without veil or gloves also but we know when we can and when we can't. If someone new to beekeeping read this post or saw the video they would be under...
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    Re: What is this?

    Small hive beetle larvae.
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    Re: Whats a queenless hive sound like???

    I wouldn't call it folklore. It sounds like a hive that has been smoked before you pop the top. Takes years of experience before you cue in on it. I use 4 frame deep mating nucs just checked a bunch...
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    Re: How many different types of hives?

    Google Beehive Journal there are a lot of different types of hives.
  16. Re: curiosity killed the cat, not me-emergency queen sucess

    If wcubed gives advice it is always good solid advice take heed and you can't go wrong.
  17. Re: curiosity killed the cat, not me-emergency queen sucess

    Emphasis on that!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Re: Double screen between laying worker hive and queen right hive.

    Just an after thought the only reason I can figure as to why they're not building queen cells is there is a queen in there, probably a drone layer and yes you can shake them out and a queen can find...
  19. Re: Double screen between laying worker hive and queen right hive.

    I think you should over winter the 5 over 5 and not waste a good queen you would be better off come next spring. 8 weeks and no queen cells the hive must have a lot of laying workers. Shaking the...
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    Re: I think I lost my queen

    The frame of eggs I neglected to mention. The nuc may or may not build up in time. Nothing to lose by letting them emerge in a nuc and it's very satisfying if it works out for you.
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    Re: I think I lost my queen

    Actually more like 28 to 34 days. If they start to build queen cells get a mated queen. Pull the frame with the queen cells and either cut all the queen cells out ( must be certain to get them all...
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    Re: I think I lost my queen

    :thumbsup: Excellent advice lemmje!
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    Re: I think I lost my queen

    It's hard to say with out knowing when the cells were drawn and when a queen had emerged then it would be easier to give good solid advice. Best I could tell you would be to wait 2 weeks and look...
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    Re: I think I lost my queen

    The queen cells in the pics indicate a queen has emerged she may not have mated yet. Introducing a mated queen at this point will result in the mated queen being killed. I would say your hive had...
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    Re: Combined Hives Check In

    July and August are most common time of the year for supercedure. Whether to let them follow through or to intervene would be best to take advice from someone closer to your area. If you were in TN...
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