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    latest date for a split

    how late in the season can you split a hive and still expect the split to produce a queen ? I'm in zone 7 Central Virginia
  2. Re: Fatbeeman demonstrates Natural Mite Control with fogger

    I've been fogging for a couple years and.... 1.- you have to do it at least once week to be effective. 2.- be sure your fogger is completely heated up before using or it can spurt out boiling...
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    Re: Candy board,anytime or ?

    when you make your candy boards, do you leave any sort of opening through it for ventilation?
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    Re: Is this the answer for small hive beetles?

    hi, i just want to thank everyone for the SHB discussion. I am plagued by them now. Just a couple years ago i ordered a package from a new supplier and 6 months later they sent me a letter...
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    late fall extraction

    this is my 1st year harvesting a fall crop. A new outyard seems to have a bounty of fall bloom. It's gotten cold since i brought in the supers. After extracting them what do i do with the...
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    Re: Letting the Bees Clean Up

    this is my 1st year dealing with small hive beetles. i spray my combs with bt for moths. since the bt kills caterpillars, will it work on the small hive beetles wormy babies?
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    Re: Honey in wine bottle

    I'm sure it would look nice, but seems like it might be a pain to get honey out of them. you cant fit a spoon in there.
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I was also thinking about putting in a drain plug. Maybe just drill a hole and weld a large nut over the hole and use a bolt to plug it. or maybe a ball valve would be better. I was thinking...
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    question about burner

    i'm thinking of building one of these since i have a welder and the materials handy. I have a question about the burner. I like how you have the bottom bricked up to focus the heat to the...
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    Re: uncapping knife recaps ?

    i tried leaving it on longer to make it hotter. i tried slowly slicing. i tried plowing through as fast as i could. different angles. it came from brushy mtn... so i'm sure it's not the...
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    uncapping knife recaps ?

    this is only my 2nd year using an extractor and last year i used a bread knife to uncap. this year i got a new electric knife for fathers day and just put it to use.

    Is it common to have...
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    swarm during a dearth ?

    it's been a horribly dry summer here and i've had fighting and robbing to no end. Most of my hives produced no surplus. In fact most are so light i'm worried they wont make it through winter. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    just had a hive swarm July 23. also had 2 others swarm back in May. May 6th and May 8th.

    I was actually standing right there when the 1st swarm left the hive. all went directly up...
  14. Re: triangle bee escapes Which Way?? help !!

    i normally use bee quick on a fume board since it doesnt have that reeking stench of the others, but i used up the last i had helping another beek and the place i ordered it from has it on back...
  15. Re: triangle bee escapes Which Way?? help !!

    thats what i was unsure about .... the big hole faces the honey and the screen and triangle is the out side. it seemed right, but then i started over thinking it
  16. triangle bee escapes Which Way?? help !!

    i got a triangle bee escape with some used equipment and i'm going to try it out. i'm guessing the triangle faces down when placed under the honey? i'm getting ready to head to the yard now...
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    Re: laying worker hive

    i started 2 nucs with queen cells and took them to an out yard. came back much later and found one had a queen and one didnt. it had a laying worker. out of stupidity and possibly dumb...
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    sainfoin in virginia ?

    has anyone ever tried growing Sainfoin in zone 7 or similar? i'd like to try it but with shipping and all seems like a pricey experiment.
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    Re: Moving Established Hives

    anyone tried one of these ? http://sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=554891 seems to me you could put a ratchet strap around the hive, then back your truck up to it with this hoist and...
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    Re: Best honey plants for virginia

    try these guys for buckwheat https://www.countrysidenatural.com/home.php?cat=46 they have a delivery route that's very affordable if you meet them at one of the stops. i just picked up 200lbs...
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    Re: who has Bee Quick ?

    thanks! seems a few places are out of stock but that list should do the trick
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    who has Bee Quick ?

    i've been told Bee Quick is on back order with no known expected ship date. any one know whats going on or where i can order some?
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    Re: creamed honey

    how do you "grind" the seed crystals??
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    Re: Alternatives to chemicals for wax moth?

    i spray each comb separately but it's time consuming
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    Re: can anyone help with IDing this plant??

    i have several books on all sorts of wild plants. i could probably find out pretty easily if i could see a pic of it
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