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  1. Re: Fat Bird - No Eggs - To Queen or not to Queen that is the question.

    Thanks for the reply, after closer inspection today, i didn't find the queen some eggs and young larva, so the new queen appears to be doing well.
    Bummer... i was hoping to split it, i tried a...
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    Has anyone ever incorporated a flip down or slide in bottom that could be removed to expose a screen bottom board for powder sugar dusting varroa control?
    If so, how were the results?
    It looks...
  3. Fat Bird - No Eggs - To Queen or not to Queen that is the question.

    I noticed today a pretty bird perched on a rock i have on top of my hive...
    I thought to myself i've never seen a bird like that before.. and noticed that bird is fat... that's a fat bird...
    Then...
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    Re: How many frames?

    Guess I should have mentioned they're narrow frames, the mediums are eight frame mediums and since the they're narrow frame I have 9 in a 8 frame medium.
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    How many frames?

    Have a 9 frame hive (3 mediums) I'm getting ready to add another 4th medium for the bees honey supply.
    Should there be 9 frames in this or since it's really considered a honey super, should it only...
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    Where's the Honey

    This is my 2nd or 3rd year of beekeeping and haven't had a good harvest yet.
    I just check my Russian hive a few weeks ago the bees were building in the super and adding honey, I just checked this...
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    Laying worker swarm

    I made my first attempt to catch a swarm a few weeks ago. Now there are Im guessing about 200 bees left, and a laying worker.
    Is the best way to handle to dismantle the hive an let them go or kill...
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    Re: New Top Entrance Question

    The hive stand is 1 1/2" angle iron and there are pads on the feet. 6087

    Update,
    I check today to make sure queen is laying, everything looks good.

    They did build 1 small part of burr comb...
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    Re: New Top Entrance Question

    Thanks for the replies, I guess it is a bit much overkill. A middle entrance is what I was looking for so I could use a queen excluder if i wanted to.
    I don't see how an excluder could be used on...
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    New Top Entrance Question

    Hello, all

    I just my new package 4.9mm bees in today from Wolf Creek apairies.

    This is my 2 or 3rd year at beekeeping, and i thought about trying a top entrance i've made (images attached). ...
  11. Thread: Dead Bees?

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    Re: Dead Bees?

    Forgot to thank you all for your input...
  12. Thread: Dead Bees?

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    Re: Dead Bees?

    I check the mite count in the fall, it looked good.

    I'm still thinking that the one hive had nosema, but still not sure if that's what killed the but i'll reuse the equipment. I've never heard of...
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    Dead Bees?

    Hello all,
    This is my 2nd year of beekeeping, last year i split 2 hives.
    Unfortunately this year lost 2 hives.
    1. One of them I think must have absconded late fall on a warm day, opened and no...
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    Re: Culling old frames

    Thanks for the replies.
    Yes, plan on having 10 frame supers (they'll be shaved narrow frames but spaced evenly).
    Great idea on dating the frames I have them marked on one end so I don't get mixed...
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    Culling old frames

    Hello all,

    I have a few all medium hives (1 Russian and remaining Italians), and was contemplating on how to cull some old brood frames.

    I was wondering since spring is almost near and the bees...
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