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    Re: now what do i do with laying worker hive?

    I had my first laying worker this year. I used it as an experiment to try what I had read. Placed oped brood once a week for 3 weeks with no results. They made plenty of queen cells from the laying...
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    Re: Queeless with Varroa Mites, help!

    The break in the brood cycle will help with the mites. Not sure what you plan on treating with but if they were in my yard I would treat as soon as new queen begins to lay with oav. If you have no...
  3. Thread: Coastal NC

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    Re: Coastal NC

    Hello from the mountain side of the state. Glad to have a fellow North Carolina bee keeper.
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    Re: Help with capturing a swarm

    If possible pull a swarm box or cardboard nuc baited with a frame of larvae and a few drops of lemon grass oil. Good luck!
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    Re: Failing queen need advice

    I will check before combining. If its not mites and a case of failing queen; what is the correct way of combining?
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    Failing queen need advice

    I have a failing queen with spotty brood pattern. I want to combine after pinching failing queen. My questions is why didn't they supercede her? She is from a nuc I made up last July with a purchased...
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    Re: Need some robber screen advice

    I place robbing screens on All my spring splits. If you don't see no bee's coming out for a few days don't worry. Remember they don't have many foragers. Keep the feed on and watch for robbers if...
  8. Thread: SWARM TRAP

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    Re: SWARM TRAP

    I've Caught 4 IN 3 Old 10 Frame Brood By Placing 1 Dark Drawn Comb IN Center AND 9 Empty AND A Few drops Lemon Grass oil. Try to get level or you're in for a mess. Good luck
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    Re: 1st robbing frenzy, how long does it last?

    Me 3
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    Re: New to this beekeeping thing

    I was thinking about selling a few nucs. I made up the last part of April. I caught more swarms than expected. They are just across the mtn in Bakersville. I plan on inspecting tomorrow. Let me know...
  11. Re: Anyone had experience of desensitizing for bee stings?

    my wife tried the treatments after having an anaphalextic reaction to one sting. they did not work for her she could only get to less than half of the treatments before she would have a reaction. If...
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    Re: oxaclic acid question????

    is there any difference between the oxalic acids and where can these be bought
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    Re: Re-Queening Question

    I was in the same boat last year. I only had 3 hives and one weak nuc. I felt bad taking from my strong hives to give to the nuc. The nuc ended up dead during winter. They were to small. they was...
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    Re: Re-Queening Question

    I had a few of my hives go queen less earlier this year. After spring splits they still swarmed. Almost all had gotten down to no capped brood. My local bee supplier told me that people wasted more...
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    Re: How Late is to Late?

    I have the exact same thing going on with one of mine. I added a frame of eggs, a frame of capped brood from one of my strong hives, and a robbing screen last Monday (robbing had started). I checked...
  16. Thread: need advise

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    need advise

    One of my strongest hives from last year has gotten in trouble. I did a split in early April and split is doing great! I was too long between inspections and the parent hive swarmed. The virgin...
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    Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    Nuc should be fine. I captured was only 1.25 frames of bees a month ago and now are in a 10 frame ready to add this super Sat. morning. Mine are loving the popular flow also. Noah may have the...
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    Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    I also lost a small nuc earlier this year by adding capped brood and bees. nuc was full of dead bees by next morning. may have been the small size of nuc not sure, but would only add capped brood...
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    Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    I just noticed that we are in the same town. I would simply swap 1-2 frames of capped brood from the strong hives with 1-2 frames from the nuc. shake or brush bees off before exchanging. I did this...
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    Re: honey bound what should I do?

    Irmo you were right the calm bees did not mean they had a queen. The eggs placed on Monday have three queen cells. Thank you for the advise.
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    Re: honey bound what should I do?

    Thank you Irmo. Exactly the advise I needed.
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    Re: honey bound what should I do?

    The reason I thought they may have a queen is when I inspected after they had swarmed they were covering my suit and mean as the devil; and, today just the opposite. Still I didn't go with my...
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    Re: Caught a swarm today

    I just placed one from a swarm box into a nuc on may 16. They may have been a frame and a quarter of bees. the nuc had 1 frame drawn comb from trap, about a quarter of a frame that the swarm drew...
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    honey bound what should I do?

    I have one hive that has swarmed about 2.5-3 weeks ago. They have no brood eggs or larva. The bees were very calm which makes me think they may have a queen. I added a frame of eggs today to see what...
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    Re: Cone trap out bees getting back in

    I would try using black plastic to cover as much of the wall as possable. Cut a hole in plastic and place cone back on wall, or cut hole in plastic at cone and duct tape to cone. This is the only...
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