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    Package hive split?

    Ok I have full deeps with fully drawn comb and stores waiting to put some package into. My question is this, how long will it be before I can begin to split these packages? I know there may be...
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    Re: need help....a lil confused

    You can put some grass into the entrance to slow them down a little. You can also wait until dusk to hive them ( they will atleast stay in over night) or if there is rain in your local forecast in...
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    Storage of capped honey

    So what is the best way of storing frames of capped honey (from dead outs that I'm waiting to feed packages that are not here yet)? I do not have the resources to be able to freeze all the frames I...
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    New packages in old comb?

    So I have ordered some packages to replace my dead outs from winter. The dead out hives are fully drawn multi deeps. My question is this should I only use one deep per packages or should I put two...
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    Swarm trap saturation?

    Question for some of you seasoned trappers, how many traps can/should one put out in a givin area? I know the answer might be dependent on how close you are to say woods compared to an urban setting....
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    David, I sugar dusted a couple of times and that was about the extent of it
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    Honey left from Dead Outs?

    I have a lot of honey stores from my hives that have died this past winter. I have packages ordered and my question is this, is there any problem with just leaving the capped honey in the comb and...
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    All is Lost..........

    Ok, last year was my first year beekeeping I started with 5 packages. Just checked all them this past weekend and all 5 are dead outs. I went through the cycle of discouragement and now am ready to...
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    Western PA swarm Trappin???

    So when should a western PA swarm trapper have his traps out? This will be my first year trappin and I was wondering when some of you Verterans of the sport begin to get your equipment out? I know...
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    Swarm trap idea???

    I plan on making some swarm traps out of thin material like luan with reinforced corners (not really interested in using hive bodies due to weight) . I plan on making them close to the size of a 10...
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    Packaged Bee splits?

    I was thinking of purchasing some packaged bees and mated Queens, taking the packages and spliting them in half putting half the package and the packaged Queen into a Nuke box and the other half of...
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    Merry CHRISTmas!!!

    Just wanted to wich everyone a merry CHRISTmas and express my thankfulness of this site! I am a first year keeper and Beesource with all of you that are on it have been a great blessing to me. I...
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    Deep hive bodies out of 1by 10s ?

    I planned on building some of my own deep hive bodies, I purchased some 1by 10s from 84 lumber only to realize that the width of the boards were only 9 1/4 inches, too narrow to match the bought 9...
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    How to store dead out honey?

    First year here. I have a dead out that had a fair amount of stores that I planned on possibly feeding to my other hives. During these winter months how does one store honey? Is it safe to just leave...
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    First winter loss... :(

    Ok, first year keeper here. The weather has been exceptionally warm here Pa the last couple of days (60is) so I decided to check on the winter stores and supplemental feeding of my hives. I found one...
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    Great Producers......But why?

    Ok, first year Keeper here. I bought two different breeds of bees this year, several packages of Italians and two packages of All Americans/All Stars. I had one package of the All Americans abscond...
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    Brushy Mountian vs Mann Lake??

    I have been purchasing all of my equipment from Brushy Mountian, however the better price and FREE shipping from Mann Lake has really cought my attention. The equipment I have purchased from BM has...
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    OSB board???

    I am planning on building some swarm traps out of some free lumber I have access to. Some of it OSB board, I only planned on using the OSB for bottom pieces and I know that this is NOT choice...
  19. when and how to remove supers and hive bodies?

    This will be my first winter with my bees. How do you know when to reduce your hive from two bodies to one, if its tool cold to check and see if they have condensed into one body. Do you have to...
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    Re: Too much Honey!?!?!

    Thank you Merince
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    Too much Honey!?!?!

    Ok, I have this one hive that was started this year from a package, it is a boomer! I put supers on all my hives the 4th of July, just to see what would happen. Most hives have done very little but...
  22. Sighned eddition of ABC of Bees Keeping?

    I have an opportunity to buy a late 1800 edition of the ABC'S signed by A.I Root. Does Any one have any idea what this is worth? I'm not sure exactly what edition it is, but I think it might b a...
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    Yes flow...No flow....When flow??????

    Could someone please point me into the direction of understanding the mysterious nectar flow? I cannot seem to find any information on the topic. I am wondering what sets it off? Does substantial...
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    Fall Feeding?

    First year Keeper here, ok so I started with packages in the spring and fed all the way up to the 4th of July. I have not fed anything sinceI other then a pollen patty I put in a couple of weeks...
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    Herbicides and honey bees?

    Does herbacides effect bees? Wanting to kill an invasive plant on my property with use of an herbacide, are there any "weed killers" any one recommends that will not harm my bees at all? Thanks for...
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