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    cheap 1x8 pine

    home depot has 1x8, 4' long for $2.25. pretty cheap compared to prices of the longer boards. they have them in most Maryland stores and I did a search and some PA stores had them as well. they're...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    there is a solomon parker on this forum
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    Re: Queenless or Not?

    if you are in a dearth, try feeding 1:1 syrup to simulate a flow. i had the same problem, as soon as i started to feed, she started to lay.
  4. Thread: Queen cells

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    Re: Queen cells

    did you check to see if you have a queen? if you do then they are supercedure cells and you wont go without a queen. mother and daughter will probably coexist in the hive for a short time. if they...
  5. Re: Can I overwinter Bees in a nuc in North Carolina??????

    last year we had someone from Virginia come to one of our meetings(central md beekeepers) and talked about overwintering in 5 over 5 mediums. I can't remember his name.
  6. Re: Can I overwinter Bees in a nuc in North Carolina??????

    I have not done it yet personally, but many have , much farther north than you. I'm hoping to overwinter a 5 on 5 medium nuc this winter in MD.
  7. Re: I see pollen, does that mean nectar is flowing too?

    having pollen doesn't mean there is nectar. i am in MD also. the goldenrod is starting to bloom now, which is a good source for fall nectar
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    1322513224finally, checked today and found eggs and young larva. queen does look bigger to me.
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    I know if she doesn't mate after a period of time, she never will. how long will she go without mating before giving up? i'll check again this weekend, hopefully i'll find eggs.
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    i checked yesterday and still no eggs. they were getting low on stores so i put a top feeder on. i hope this stimultes the queen to start laying. we are currently in a dearth. i still thing she looks...
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    I took the robbing screen off last night, nice solid pattern bbruff
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    Re: virgin or mated?

    when I was watching her walk around the frame, she seemed small and the bees didn't seem to pay attention to her. I guess i'll wait another week and have a look.
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    virgin or mated?

    I made a small split in a nuc on July 23. checked yesterday(8/14) 22 days later. I saw a queen but she doesn't look mated. I had a robbing screen on the nuc and I'm wondering if she didn't find her...
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    Re: Mite counts from powdered sugar roll

    did you take your samples from bees on frames of brood.
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    Re: First Year Package swarmed today.

    its ok to set the swarm hive next to the original hive. I do it without any problems. I'd give them a little space to avoid drifting, especially when the queen from the hive that swarmed goes on her...
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    Re: swarm today in MD

    this swarm was from a swarm i caught in the beginning of may. i guess i was too slow to add the third box.
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    swarm today in MD

    was working out in the yard today and heard that familiar roar as a swarm takes the air. I knew which hive it was coming from before I even turned around because when I was in it last week I saw...
  18. Re: will vigin find her way out and back in robbing screen?

    ok,thanks
  19. will vigin find her way out and back in robbing screen?

    I started a late nuc. queen is due to hatch in about a week. I am putting a robbing screen on tonight. I just made it, the bees will have to come out and climb up and out the opposite side. do you...
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    Re: box/finger joints

    I made my own jig to cut them with a 1/2 router with a 1/2 bearing on top.(pattern router bit) I made the jig so that the cuts are symmetric. 9 spaces .736. I cut 2 boards at a time. much faster
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    Re: New swarm, old comb, adding supers...

    i wouldn't add a second box until there are enough bees to cover what they already have. since you will be adding drawn frames, you dont want to add them until all the frames are covered and several...
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    Re: Bees vary aggressive

    looks like its time to requeen.
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    Re: intermittent busy hives

    probably just orientation flights
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    is hive queen-rite?

    split my queen from a strong over wintered hive into a nuc on April 19. replaced 2 frames i removed with foundationless. checked on may 20 and there were eggs in the new comb on the foundationless...
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    Re: Check your old work Jeans for Holes!

    i had on my old jeans with large rips in both thighs saturday when i was working in the yard. when i got done i decided to check on the girls. got one sting on the thigh.
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