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    Re: Closest distance you can open feed

    Belewsboy,

    Can you take a pic with the top removed so I can see exactly the holes are drilled... I get the point but with the buckets I find I am concerned there is not enough room to drill holes...
  2. Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    Matt how many hives you run? I don't keep count anymore but I should be around 100 or so after the splits I made today I they all take which they won't...

    U also run a lot of singles? I did this...
  3. Re: Well, need some advice on bad queens...

    i dont fool around with them... a bad queen or laying workers and they get shook onto the ground in front of a hive that needs the population... never had an issue... you can always make a split...
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    Re: Burr Comb?

    i dont worry about it unless it gets in the way of my pollen pattys or causes frames to sit funny... they are going to build it right back anyway... i consider it the bee highway from top to...
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    Re: Medium to Deep boxes

    dont quit follow your second statement... but the easist and simplist way is to place the medium box on the bottom, add your new deep of foundation on top and feed like you should... then in early...
  6. Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    2282

    My home yard.... got three others yards, 1 large behind a bear fence with about 40 hives and two smaller ones i will add to next year wih currently on 6 hives each...
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    Re: Problem with queens

    The virgins cam is talking about above is caged virgins that were bought, the ones your talking about were made inthe nuc?

    Anyway, i have had several people contact me this year regarding...
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    Re: Queen advice

    You said the virgin was emerging from a swarm cell...

    So this was not swarm cells they were supercedure cells if the old queen is still in the hive when the queen is hatching...

    So they knew...
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    Re: Queen advice

    Virgins need proper feeding via sugar candy, royal jelly, etc right away. I am not large queen breeder, but if you caged her as se came out of the cell and the cage had no fresh sugar candy etc, i am...
  10. Re: Rite cell in supers , spray with 1-1 to help ?

    Rick is right... spraying wont hurt, im just not sure what good it does as they would clean it quickly... doesnt mean they will start drawing it...

    i placed about 700 frames of mann lakes rite...
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    Re: roofing felt vs tar paper

    SCRAPFE,

    Just saw a presentation put together from a fella in va that did just that. He used black garden cloth so it could breath and put it on just the southside of one hive, nothing on another...
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    Re: roofing felt vs tar paper

    I woudl not use anything that doesnt breath around a hive. Roofing paper is designed to NOT breath, reseach it...

    If your worried about a wind break, buy a few square bales of straw and put them...
  13. Re: Mountain camp feeding Vs. Candy Board

    I dont live near a large lake, but not too far from you in central va...

    IMO the moutain camp method is the least preferable methods of feeding for me. I prefer fondant. It can be made easy from...
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    Re: Eggs dropping thru SBB?

    i second stoffel64's comment, either chilled (most likely) or lack of nutriton. I bet on being chilled...
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    New Post Office Plans and Bees

    So how do yall think the new post office plans will impact queen shipment across the country? Seems to me they will be causing problems with these types of time sensitive shipments...

    Any insight...
  16. Re: Anyone feed sugar cubes or try the Mountaincamp method and seen success for winte

    i did too, until i started with the manufactor http://www.csmbakeryproducts.com/contact-us and then asked for a distributor in my area http://www.lentzmilling.com/ and then got in touch with their...
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    Re: How long should i keep feeding?

    also keep in mind with liquid feeding, you need to keep the brood nest open for clustering and a small amount of brood... talk to your local clubs about the weight needed for winter in your area.
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  18. Re: Anyone feed sugar cubes or try the Mountaincamp method and seen success for winte

    I have used dry sugar before on the top bars with newspaper and it seemed to work fine with good success even with single deeps in central va, when typically you need a deep and medium or better yet...
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    Re: How much sugar = 1 frame of honey?

    You are right honey is technically and legally made from nectar which is multi types of sugar etc. But what you can make from just sucrose sugar is a honey "like" substance cured just like nectar...
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    Re: Dry sugar in Division Board feeder?

    I am in central VA and we get a few days warm enough to break cluster once a month or so, but i can see where the sugar in the division board feeders wouldn't work too well for a starving hive.

    I...
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    Re: How much sugar = 1 frame of honey?

    Ok, so before was the engineer in me talking... But sounds like my math and consumption losses are in line with others... At 20lbs of honey you need 25lbs of sugar or 1.25 x you needed amount of...
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    Re: How much sugar = 1 frame of honey?

    wouldnt it make since to think about it like this... honey is 18% water or less, i agree a deep frame is about 7 lbs of honey or 1.26 lbs of water and 5.74 lbs of sugar per deep frame. So assume a...
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    Re: Syrup pump

    i was wondering about this as i know it will mix it for you, but you dont have a problem with the inlet hose gettign cloged from the solid and dry syrup in the bottom?

    Would it be better to pour...
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    Re: Syrup pump

    I am feeding about 50 gallons myself with 66 hives... making too many splits after the nectar flow...LOL but i just cant watch bees sit there when they could be split now can I? LOL

    Bill Lord sent...
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    Re: Splits in August

    read Increase Essentials and think about overwintering nucs, not full size hives. I am in central VA, very different winters etc than you and i make splits/overwinter nucs into the middle of august...
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