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    Re: Have you tried Hopguard?

    I put it in my hive two weeks ago. Two strips per box just like the directions called for. Killed a huge amount of mites the first couple days, but a few days later they chewing up the paper strips...
  2. Thread: Syrup bound?

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    Re: Syrup bound?

    I have been wondering the same thing. Can I overfeed them? Both deeps are packed and very heavy. Maybe I should stop feeding and hope they start capping it over for winter?
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    Re: one 8 frame deep for winter?

    Rs, they are Carnies...thanks
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    Re: one 8 frame deep for winter?

    Thanks for the replies, they do look pretty healthy just not whole bunch of them. I think I'll go ahead and let them try and make in that one box. And I will give them something for a supplement....
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    one 8 frame deep for winter?

    I would welcome any suggestions on what to do with my single 8 frame deep hive for winter. This hive has pretty much struggled all summer. The queen disappeared and I didn't catch it in time so it...
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    Re: Is it too late to put a honey super on?

    Thanks for the replies. Medium super added. I think I'll leave it there as long as they're working over that clover.
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    Re: Is it too late to put a honey super on?

    Thanks David. I was planning to use a medium box and plastic foundation. Right now I'm using plastic foundation in my brood boxes too.
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    Is it too late to put a honey super on?

    First year bee keeper here, so I have been told not to expect any honey. My #1 hive started from a nuc later part of May is doing great. Two 8 frame deeps and the bottom is 7 1/2 frames full and the...
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    Re: Dumb question supercedure/swarm cells...

    So after reading this I'm wondering if I end up needing a queen for the small swarm I hived last week, could I take a supercedure or swarm cell from one of my other hives and put in there?
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    Re: Can I help out a caught swarm?

    thanks General, sounds like good advice. I'll keep feeding and give them some more time. And try to be more patient. :D
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    Can I help out a caught swarm?

    A friend of mine climbed 25' up a ladder to catch a small swarm. He shook them into a box as best he could, brought them down. I took them home and installed them in an 8 frame deep box with new...
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    western washington newbie

    hi everyone. great to be a new beek. I have two hives, a pkg started in late April and a nuc installed a couple weeks ago. I'm using 8 frame langstroth equipment. So far so good, can't wait for the...
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