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  1. Re: Hey Newbees, who started this year, got a hive you want to brag on?

    Being new I don't know how long it takes to draw comb, but my queen was laying eggs within a couple days of being released. I am guessing had I put the package in a hive with no foundation or comb...
  2. Re: Hey Newbees, who started this year, got a hive you want to brag on?

    Not wanting to "brag" on my hive because I hate to jinks myself. I started this year and was only able to get my hands on 1 package of bees and it was a little late to start. I was given drawn comb...
  3. Re: Is it too late to make a split this year (SW Ohio)?

    I am a newbie as well and I started with a 3 pound package this spring. I wouldn't think about splitting my first hive this time of year (or any time during the first year). Just me but I want to...
  4. Re: When to remove reducer and when to add honey super?

    Is it common place to use an upper entrance as well or do most just use the bottom entrance. Right now I just have the 4 inch bottom entrance and two deeps. Both deeps currently have brood in them.
  5. Re: When to remove reducer and when to add honey super?

    Pardon the stupid newbie questions....I know people use the honey supers to harvest honey but will the bees use them over the winter to feed on? I was not planning on harvesting any honey I just...
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    Re: Supply Check

    I built a top feeder from Fat Bee mans plans. Easy to build and works good. No drown bee's!
  7. When to remove reducer and when to add honey super?

    First year and first hive. I installed the package middle of May. I had frames with drawn comb so the queen went to work right away. After a few weeks the bottom box had activity on most frames with...
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    Re: One deep or two?

    I am new this year so take this with a grain of salt. I have asked similar questions and have been told that some people use all mediums, I am using two deeps then mediums on top of that. I don't...
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    Re: Entrance reducer?

    I started my first hive this year from a package. After the first round of capped brood started hatching and I felt my numbers were climbing I removed my entrance feeder and left the opening as is,...
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    Re: Geeting them to fill second hive body

    I built a hive top feeder last week and installed it a couple days ago. I had put my second deep brood box on 2 weeks ago. One frame had some drawn comb from last year and the others were a mix of...
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    Surprisingly I went over and checked my feeder two days after install and it was empty, almost 1 gallon gone. There were some dead ants in the feeder but the bees drank it down faster then I thought....
  12. Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    I would talk to the neighbors and see if they can put some type of water source closer to the bees, bird bath, kiddy pool, etc. A friend of mine added vinegar to his neighbors pools and that helped...
  13. Anyone have a childs bee suit they don't use?

    Going to try to find a used one before I spring for a new one. My kids are young and want to go "help" but are both typically scared to death of bugs, so I don't know who they will handle it. But I...
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    I finished up my feeder today. Very simple to build and could be built for less then $10 if you had to buy the materials. I added a second deep to my new hive 2 weeks ago. One of the frames had...
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    I think to start I am going to try to build the Fat Bee Man no drown version, I got the plans today. Ill let you know how it goes.
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    Re: Entrance Reducers

    I hived my first ever package 3 1/2 weeks ago. I had drawn comb on my frames so the queen started laying immediately. I had an entrance feeder and an entrance reducer so the opening was about 1 1/2"....
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    Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    I am planning on purchasing hive top feeder for future use instead of the entrance feeder I have. Any recommendations about brands or things to look out for? I have seen several with the entrance...
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    Re: Top entrance for the top deep?

    Thanks for all the advice. Getting away from the fact of "drilling" the hole it sounds like most of you use a higher entrance of some sorts? I will try to rig something up. I was more asking if the...
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    Top entrance for the top deep?

    My first hive is just a few weeks old and my frames are filling up with brood and looking good. I added a second deep box with 8 frames. It seems to me that everyone has different opinions on every...
  20. Re: Two weeks in and things look good (at least to me)

    I started off feeding with an entrance feeder. Only reason I did was because it was in the 50's the first couple days and called for rain. My hive is at a large apple orchard across from my house so...
  21. Two weeks in and things look good (at least to me)

    Yesterday was week two after my first package install. All 8 frames I used had drawn comb and after the first week there was already larvae in many the middle frames. I went back today and all the...
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    Re: Next step should be???

    Thanks for the info, it is very helpful!
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    Next step should be???

    1st year, 1st hive. I currently have an 8 frame deep with a 3 lb. package installed just over a week ago. The guy that gave me the hive also gave me a "medium" with 8 frames w/ plastic foundation. ...
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    Re: New Bees Arrive on Wed.-- 2 questions

    Do you have any way to get your hands on frames with drawn comb on them? I am a total newbie but the frames a friend gave me had drawn comb. I added the package one week ago. I made my first check 7...
  25. Re: How small does a "reduced" entrance need to be?

    Thanks for the advice. I did my first ever inspection yesterday and to my rookie eye everything looked great. Hive is 7 days old and the middle frames had larvae in the centers. With nectar and...
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