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  1. Thread: Lost

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    Lost

    I have 30 hives that are all doing the same thing. I have them on 300 acres of hay that is in full bloom and they are not building new foundation. They are back filling all there comb and making it...
  2. Thread: Superboost

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    Superboost

    I have been reading about this today and was wondering if anybody has ever used this and what did you think. I have 30 new packages I started this year and have about half of them that have not built...
  3. Thread: How to start

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    How to start

    I am starting to look at how to rent out my hives and who to talk to? I only have 35 hives now but am looking to grow a lot over the next few years as long as I keep them alive. I am just looking at...
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    Re: to much honey

    I don't run queen excluders but also have plastic foundation. I have sprayed them with sugar and also tried to put more wax on them. Thanks
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    Re: to much honey

    there are no Queen cells. can I move the bottom box on top and put the 2nd brood box on bottom so they will work on that box.
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    keep warm and alive

    I am already stressed out for winter. I am keeping my bees in a area that gets around -24 30 for weeks and am trying to see what I need to do. I have around 30 hives this year. In the past I have had...
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    to much honey

    i looked at my hive yesterday and i have one that has a super on it but the bees wont move up into it and keep putting honey into the brood area the queen is running out of room to lay. what do I...
  8. Thread: smoke

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    Re: smoke

    Never have sprayed the yard
  9. Thread: smoke

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    Re: smoke

    I have never used grass clippings before but will never do it again. I am going to go out and get a bucket of pine needles thanks.
  10. Thread: smoke

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    smoke

    So did I do something bad. Tonight I didn't have anything to start my smoker so I put grass clippings in my smoker and put a few puffs of smoke into the hive and all of the sudden most of the bees...
  11. Thread: queens

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    Re: queens

    They are solid all over the frames. The brewed is tight with no gapes. I have 30 hives and have never seen this. I have read that some people re queen after a package I guess my bees want to do it...
  12. Thread: queens

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    Re: queens

    Sorry 3 or 4
  13. Thread: queens

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    Re: queens

    They have only put wax And honey on 3/4 frames on a 10 frame box. I was thinking they are supercedure cells but why the queen is laying a tone of eggs and looks good. I love doing this every time you...
  14. Thread: queens

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    Re: queens

    Full cups ready to go
  15. Thread: queens

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    queens

    I just packaged bees 2 weeks ago and the queens are laying good but most the hives are making queen cells. I am just wondering why and if I need to be worried about it.
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    Re: trapping out bees

    that is what I thought. I thought I would ask.
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    trapping out bees

    Is there something I can use to get bees to come out of the hive faster. I only have a few days to get this hive into my box. I have a trap set up on it now and it is working but not fast enough.
  18. Re: How late in the day is too late to install a package?

    I could be wrong but I did some the other night in the head lights they are doing good.
  19. Thread: mites

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    mites

    I have never had a high might count. yesterday I was doing surgery on my hives and looked into some drone cells and found that about ever 6 one I have a mite or 2 in them. I live in utah so my spring...
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    Re: Package transportation advice

    what about putting them in the back of a truck. I am getting some and have about a 5 hr drive or do I want to put them in somthing that wont let the air blow on them as much as my truck bed.
  21. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    thanks I am going to get a hold of my agent and see. I realy like this form. I have learned a ton on this form.
  22. Thread: Insurance

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    Insurance

    I was wounding if people insure there bees and hives? Also if you do why. Thanks
  23. Thread: Moving hives

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    Moving hives

    I am growing in numbers of hives this year and need help. I have been looking for a dolly or something that would help me move my hives around this year. I am by my self and would like to save my...
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    Just wondering

    I have been thinking about this for a while and hope I put it in the right words. Do the commercial bee keepers worry about all the people that are getting involved in bee keeping and see a problem...
  25. Thread: Breed

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    Breed

    What type of breed is calm and can fight varroa and also is a good producer of honey. I am new to this and am going to order 10 packages of bees next week. I have 6 hives but am not sure what breed...
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