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    Re: Why is Honey Granulating?

    Thanks for the replies...
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    Why is Honey Granulating?

    Quick question, why is honey granulating in my plastic 1lb bottles? I'm a beekeeping in Central Mississippi and starting carrying around honey in my truck as it seemed every time I was out someone...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    1 and 2) I live in Central MS and use screen bottom boards as it doesn't normally get very cold down here. I say that because now we're dipping into the low 20's which...
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    Not sure what killed my hive???

    I just discovered a hive loss at my bee yard in Clinton, MS. Very curious, though, as there are no honey stores, very little nectar stores, less than a dozen dead bees, two capped queen cells,...
  5. Re: Is AdvanTech sheathing safe to use in hives

    Thanks Guys, I appreciate the quick feedback.
  6. Is AdvanTech sheathing safe to use in hives

    A buddy of mine is in commercial construction and has recommended Advantech sheathing versus pine boards and plywood. The longevity and strength of the material is awesome. He's seen boards exposed...
  7. Re: What to do - Honey Bound in the fall?

    Yes. All queen cells had larva and were capped. There were/are additional queen cups but they hadn't been capped yet. A couple had eggs most didn't.
  8. What to do - Honey Bound in the fall?

    I'm a very inexperienced BeeKeeper. I've been "tightning" up my hives in preparation for winter. From the stores collected it looks like my area had a decent flow this fall. I've reduced my hives...
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    Re: Fall / Pre-Winter --> Feeding

    Thanks for all the feedback guys.
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    Fall / Pre-Winter --> Feeding

    I've been reading about feeding bees for the fall and fall/pre-winter management. I've been getting alot of opinions, viewpoints, etc, and some are conflicting. I live in Central Mississippi so...
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    Re: Queens are not laying

    Thanks for the comments/advice gscforester. Anyone else care to comment?
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    Re: mit check frequency

    Early spring, early summer, and late summer is when I do it.
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    Re: New bottom board question

    I wouldn't trust a sticky board count to get an accurate count of Varroa mites. I'd do a powdered sugar test where you sample about 200 bees and then count the mites that fall off the bees. I...
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    Re: What are they doing?

    For what's it worth, I had setup some "wet" frames after extracting too close to one of my hives and you would have thought I started world war III. There were bees everywhere and for some reason...
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    Queens are not laying

    Newbie question - I've got nine hives and two weeks ago one of my queens stopped laying eggs. No larva since. I have the same situation showing up in a second hive. The first hive had built up to...
  16. What Perentage of Varroa Mite Investation should one begin to treat a hive?

    I'm using the sugar shake method to identify and quantify my Varroa Mite levels. Does anyone know at what levels we should begin treatment? Also, I'm assuming if you know this you'd got some good...
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    Re: SHB Discussions please.

    Beeman2009, I still don't follow how your applying the lime. If you're not using a sbb, then are you just placing 1/2" lime on top of your solid bottom board? Doesn't the lime burn the bees up too?
  18. Lost about 4/5 of 5 Frame NUC due to overheating - Now hive beetles

    Yes, I'm a new guy that lost 4/5 of a NUC last weekend due to overheating. I waiting 5 pain staking days to check on my bees. Unfortunately, my queen apparantely didn't make it as I didn't see her,...
  19. Thread: queens

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    Re: queens

    Thanks Michael, not only for answering my question but also providing more info. As I'm new to bee keeping I'm finding vast amounts of information. One of the challenges, in addition to actually...
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    Re: Think I lost NUC due to overheating

    Thanks JRG13; I'm learning stuff all the time.
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    Re: Think I lost NUC due to overheating

    RobHerc - Quick question please, reference putting one frame of fresh eggs+brood with nurse bees in my weak hive. I was reading another source that suggested the same thing, but they mentioned using...
  22. Thread: queens

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    Re: queens

    I've been reading some on the queen cups and I'm getting confused as I read some say remove the cells, others say leave leave them, some say they are an indication of a pending swarm, etc. If they...
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    Re: Think I lost NUC due to overheating

    Thanks for the suggestions/guidance RobHerc.
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    Re: Think I lost NUC due to overheating

    Wooden NUC boxes which were originally medium/small super with extension to fix large frames. Only small 1 inch entrance hole with two four inch diameter holes in top.
  25. Thread: queens

    by GeorgiaBasser
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    Re: queens

    Sorry, got a "new guy question." I heard the term queen cups and seen pictures. To me they looked like "burr or wild comb" but I don't know the difference between full fledged queen cells and queen...
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