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  1. Re: Confused about queen piping I heard in my hive

    I have nearly the exact same thing going on in one of my strong hives that started as a nuc. Lots of bees, 6-8 capped queen cells both in the middle and bottom of the frames. Not a whole lot of...
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    Re: 1st Swarm of the Year

    Yes sir, I have 4 ready to go!!!!
  3. Re: Decent flow going on...ideas on main source?

    I saw bees gathering nectar yesterday on a small purple/pink colored flower behind my house. I have no clue what it is. All I know is, my bees are BUSY!!!!!
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    Re: Swarm cells and split timing

    Great post!!!!!!
  5. Re: Stopped by Kelleys today, walked out with some bees!!

    They will have extras again this weekend, I may try to snag another!!!!!!
  6. Re: Stopped by Kelleys today, walked out with some bees!!

    I sure didn't.
  7. Stopped by Kelleys today, walked out with some bees!!

    Had a couple small things I needed to pick up today so I swung in around lunchtime and it must have been my lucky day cause they had some leftover packages from Saturday! I bought some Russians with...
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    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    I was at Kelly's last Friday, they told me they were running two weeks behind on shipping... I live 25 min from there... I have ordered from Mann Lake, they are very quick shipping orders.
  9. Re: KelleyBee's Phone Support, which to choose to check out my order?

    I was at Kelly's today, they were crazy busy! They said they were running two weeks behind on shipping due to the two big snows we had. They were out of a couple small items I needed, but the good...
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    Installed couple nucs today!!

    Buddy of mine made a trip to Jester bees this weekend to pick up some nucs. Had a beautiful 65 degree day today to put them in their new home! Set them up with 3 frames of drawn comb and two frames...
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    Re: How much longer till Maples bud?

    Mine were packing in pollen today.
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    Re: 2014 Walter T Kelley Nucs

    I picked up a nuc on April 12 from Kellys. It ended up being a super strong hive, grew very rapidly and produced a medium super of honey for me that I just extracted yesterday. On the down side,...
  13. Re: Unlimited brood nest and drawn comb, a cautionary tale

    If you feel like you have TOO much drawn comb and honey, just give me the word Peter and I'll start down the road to Evansville!!! :)
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    Mann Lake 8 frame deep

    I bought my first 8 frame hive from Mann Lake and noticed that there is an awful lot of room in the deep after all 8 frames are in. I can actually fit 9 frames in there. Is this a big deal or...
  15. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    The donor hive is strong, my queen is marked so I'll be sure she isnt on the frame...
  16. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Once again, thanks MB!

    On the giving of open brood from another hive, shake the bees off, or leave them on?
  17. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Also, shoud I have removed all but a couple of the queen cells? If so, I'll get in there this afternoon.....
  18. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Thanks for the wisdom MB! I may take a frame of open brood from one of my strong hives and put it in there just for insurance. When I split that hive, I didnt notice a whole lot of open brood as it...
  19. How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    I did a split on Monday, taking the queen with some larvae, capped brood, pollen/honey and put them in a 5 frame nuc. The hive I took her from appeared to be gettting ready to swarm as the broodnest...
  20. Re: So how many supers do YOU have on your hives?

    I'm jealous Peter! Wish I had the same problem you have!!! Post a pic of that hive!
  21. Re: Caught this swarm today... then lost it... then got it back

    The mayor of the city was out there watching as all of this was going down, he was happy to get the bees gone! FD is a block from where I caught the swarm, don't think too much taxpayer money was...
  22. Caught this swarm today... then lost it... then got it back

    Actually saw the swarm happen as they were leaving their home at the city hall in town. I came outside and the air was full of bees flying. They had just started to gather on some bushes so I ran...
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    Re: Did they swarm, or getting ready to?????

    I have a nuc box just waiting to be used! Would you recommend taking that frame, along with frames of honey, pollen, capped brood, and larvae and putting 5 total frames in a nuc?
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    Re: Did they swarm, or getting ready to?????

    any thoughts?
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    Did they swarm, or getting ready to?????

    When inspecting my second hive today, which is an overwintered hive of Russians, I noticed these queen cells on one of the frames in the bottom deep. I did also find queen cells on the middle/top of...
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