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    Re: Loud bees!!!!

    By any change that you've got a laying working? I've had that to happen.Mark,,,,,
  2. Re: 3 times a charm, FINALLY caught my first swarm

    That looks like a big swarm glad you got it.Sounds like you got the queen on the first try.
    Glad for you .Mark,,,,,,,
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    Re: newbee???

    Did you add 5 more frames? If so keep the 5 from the nuc in the center,Wait about 10 days before going back in to look.
    At Denham Springs you should be in the honey flow season,So I would think...
  4. Re: First hive inspection Day 17 when to add new super?

    >And I really want to get my first sting over with but not badly enough to stick my hand in the hole<
    Believe me you will,LOL. As far as the amount of boxes,I always use 2 brood boxes.Although you...
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    Re: newbee???

    You said five frames from a nuc.What are they in now?
    A little more info would help.Mark,,,,,,
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    Re: What does a swarm hive need?

    Welcome Katikita:Noticed this is your 1st post.Good advise,A swarm will draw wax fast,& will leave just as fast if messed with.Mark,,,,,,
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    Re: Honey Extractors

    got a kelly
    Yep,That is sound advice.Stay away from them cheapy's in the long run you will be sorry.By the way I got a Kelly.Mark,,,,,,
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    Re: Nurse Bees in Overwintered Hives

    LOL,That was a good one,,,,,Mark,,,,
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    Re: Swarm and Queen management

    Alright, Thanks Michael: I've never tried that before.
  10. Re: Will queen naturally move down into empty bottom deep?

    In the start of spring I always rotate the boxes.seperate the 2,The one with the bees in it, goes on the bottom & the empty one is then on top.Mark,,,,,,,
  11. Re: Moving a Hive Suggestions...PLEASE :}

    Glad it went well for you. I would not bother them for a few days,Maybe you could put an ext-feeder out close by.Mark,,,,,,
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    Re: Between Queen Emerging and Laying

    I'll agree with that,I made up a nuc-to let them raise there own queen.So I know there is not a queen in there,But to day I noticed they was bring in a lot of pollen
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    Re: Hello from LA (lower Alabama)

    Welcome,I'm sure you will enjoy,
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    Re: What flowers make honey taste bad?

    Don't know about the taste,But when they are bring in Goldenrod sure don't smell good,
    The honey from it taste alright.Mark,,,,,,,
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    Re: Can I store SS cells

    What is a ss cell?
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    Re: Swarm and Queen management

    Michael: after 8 days of the queen being out of the hive & going in a nuc, Before she could be put back in the hive wouldn't she be ball like a strange queen?
    I would think they would kill her...
  17. Re: queen candy in cages, and cage placement

    The hole with the candy needs to be facing up,That way if one of the workers in the cage dies it want block the hole.Mark,,,,,
  18. Re: Never, Never, Never and Never again wear.....

    Ain't no way I'm going to ask you how you know,LOL.Mark,,,,,
  19. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    If he's not, then he should be.Mark,,,,,
  20. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Yep just as I thought,Never meet anyone from New York City that wasn't an A@%hole,Mark,,,,,
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    Re: Safe to stop feeding?

    With all of that blooming & the temp's being that high,I would say yes,Have you noticed that they are not taking as much of the feed that you are giving them? If they are not taking as much then...
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    Split, Before,during ,or after.?

    May sound dumb,when do you split hives for more bees.
    I've always split when I felt they was crowded,But then I've heard it's better after the flow.
    What are some of your time frames on...
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    Re: Dixie bee supply order gone wrong

    Now that is true word's.I'm also sorry that you wronged,But don't give up because of someone
    fault.
    Most queen breeder will bend over backward to help.Mark.....
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    Re: Hive stand questions?

    Hey jellyB: not hijacking you post,But I just noticed you are from Lorain,I drive a truck(home now due to back)anyway I had a load to Lorain,When my back gave out.I'll be running up there off & on...
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    Re: Moving a hive

    As long as it's a few miles I'd open them up when I got them home.They will be fine.Mark,,,,,
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