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    Re: honey bound hive

    i would have let them use the cells. If you have a mated virgin as the bees are awaiting for her to start, likely you will find a core of open polished cells awaiting for her.


    ps im going to...
  2. Thread: CCD

    by burns375
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    Re: CCD

    Please take no offense. Most real beekeepers hate this type.
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    Re: need advice saving my split

    Easier said than done. 2 deep + if laden with honey or putting a 5-frame nuc in my car and driving down the street. To each his own not everyone has this luxury but I don't want to fool around with...
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    Re: need advice saving my split

    Yes. Moving split 2 miles away from mother hive is best practice. You can loose alot of bees and this time of year the orient pretty quickly. I typically give nucs capped brood and shake a frame or...
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    Re: Can I rearrange frames?

    they may not need the space
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    Re: lots of crawlers - no deformed wing

    what about this?
  7. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    No they must be seperated, the top bar and langstrong will not get along. Constant fighting and bickering. LOL jk.
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    Re: Privett Bloom, Good Early Harvest

    Im not located in georgia...but harvesting here in Louisville. 1-2 supers per hive. We've had a pretty good spring. Catalpa bloom is wrapping up, mostly clover and small garden stuff. Ill put the...
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    Re: adding 2nd deep box

    yes usually when 7-8 frames are active. If you add to early they tend to draw upwards, rather than filling out the box across.
  10. Re: Frame and wax foundation mismatch or bad quality control.

    yes each supplier is a little different when it comes to frames. Theere was a full-scale all-encompassing comparison done by I believe bee culture magazine a few years back. Should be able to...
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    Oh... like a huge turntable. I see the patent. US4939884 A I was envisioning something like how they fill potato chip bags...honey tubes are too small and not flexible enough to make that strategy...
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    Re: kids bee suits

    You can make your own suite out of stuff around the house or found locally. Misquitto net veil with some coveralls and gloves... good to go.
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    I envision large scale production is a long continues tube. Either heat or sonic welder.
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    Re: Our new Bee Hive

    I have similar concerns. How is it anchored
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    Re: Wanting to move hive within beeyard

    they will go to the old location, dark or light. Moving at night or early in the morning is better so bees have enough time to find new location. It will take 3-4 days of bees returning to old...
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    Re: Water dripping from hive this morning

    yes to harley. Feed a stronger mix 2:1 5:3. I like to make syrup dense, supersaturated.
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    Re: should I combine?

    #3
  18. Re: 1st full hive inspection - lots of surprises...advice welcome

    They don't need the pollen patty, the hive beetles will make a mess of it. Fighting will occur almost anytime your are feeding. Its also possible the bees are removing diseased bees, this is often...
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    Re: How often to check top feeder

    i would pull the feeder, but thats just me. Theres no harm in opening the hive, aside from crushing bees including the queen.
  20. Re: Tiny after swarm or scout bees bringing in pollen?

    My thoughts also. Whenever a swarm leaves bees are left behind.
  21. Re: Trapping out a fresh colony. Put on the funnel sooner?

    I would put it on from the onset. I don't have experience trapping a fresh swarm, but if i did thats what i'de try. Might be wrong.
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    Re: lots of crawlers - no deformed wing

    How many is lots? Can you take a picture.
  23. Thread: Drifting

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    Re: Drifting

    Large cell, small cell don't matter. What matters is genetics, genetics, genetics.
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    Re: Feeding a split

    im not sure what you're talking about. Why will splits not have foragers that is news to me. Why do you need to feed if they have plenty of nectar?

    Lets start here, how many frames of capped...
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    Re: After 21 day inspection...

    I usually move a frame up. A growing hive will works its way from the center and up, those end frames are typically partially drawn, I move one of those up. I try to keep the brood nest intact,...
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