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  1. Re: Why do some of my frames have dark spots

    Thanks just wondering
  2. Re: Continue building brood or go for honey?

    no problem good luck
  3. Why do some of my frames have dark spots

    Some of my frames have dark areas under the comb. These were fully capped and the comb on top was light colored. Thanks in advance...
  4. Re: Continue building brood or go for honey?

    Also having more brood means more bees and eventually more bees means better hive health and more honey. My bottom two boxes are almost all brood
  5. Re: Continue building brood or go for honey?

    I've never used an excluder. My screened bottom board has a removable pan that I fill with oil so when my bees kick the beetles or larve out they go into the oil and die. I use it a few weeks during...
  6. Re: Continue building brood or go for honey?

    I'm pretty new also but I've had awesome success from my bees. I waited till my first 10 Frame deep box was 80% full then I added another deep box. The first year they filled both boxes. I removed...
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    Re: straining honey

    This is one frame I had that was light colored honey. All the other frames were darker honey but this is what most all the comb looked like before I started. ...
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    Re: straining honey

    The honey after force straining

    http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w410/barlown/Mobile%20Uploads/20140513_081724_zps705c7fd0.jpg
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    Re: straining honey

    This is the area that was under light colored capped comb. It looks like they used this area to store pollen then used it for honey I guess
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    Re: straining honey

    <a href="http://s1074.photobucket.com/user/barlown/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140513_081839_zpsb4d34095.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
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    Re: straining honey

    At least 95% was capped I forced it by twisting the top tight and squeezing it. It was a new strainer. I did notice that the top was capped but in spots there was brown spots on the plastic frames...
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    straining honey

    Hello all its my first post in a while. I harvested one super and I strained all through a paint strainer. My question is is it OK to force the honey through the strainer I did about 2 r 3 gallons...
  13. Re: need quick help I might have messed up a good hive

    if it does get brood in it and I move it back up top once they hatch then they should use it for honey right?
  14. Re: need quick help I might have messed up a good hive

    Thanks dan I think I'll switrch it back to the top
  15. need quick help I might have messed up a good hive

    I installed my package on april 28. They have filled two deep boxes complete. I added a honey super about three weeks ago, and they still haven't moved up into it. So today I put the empty honey...
  16. Re: Is this normal behavior Its been Around 100 degrees outside With pics

    I thought Thats what I should do but I thought it went under the top cover. Should it be like a 1/4 inch? With that in place will the bees use it as an entrance. Thanks for your reply
  17. Is this normal behavior Its been Around 100 degrees outside With pics

    2342I took a few pics of my bees today. They have been great bees so far. Is this normal? I have a screened bottom board with the oil pan out. Should I switch to a regular screened bottom board?...
  18. nice Apairy just east of DESTIN on hwy 98 visible from the road

    just thought I'd say I seen a nice set up right off hwy 98 visible from the road right past destin florida on the west bound side. I stopped to look it had boxes eight stacks high four on each...
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    Re: My boy got stung - went to ER

    Are you sure it was a bee. I have a friend thats not allergic to bees, but if a yellow jacket stings him he has the same reaction as your son . Just a thought
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    Re: When to add a honey super?

    I'm a newbee to. I live in southern louisiana. I installed my package on 4/20. Yesterday I added a second brood deep some say I only need one others say two gives the hive room for more bees. So...
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    Re: package bee's

    I've got the same issue. My hive has a good bit of drone cells. I have read and read. From what I have gathered is that a hive will lay as many drones as they need and if my hive is healthy they will...
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    Re: One deep or Two Deep

    What about my area. I'm in southern louisiana
  23. Re: I have searched and read I just want opinions on adding a 2nd deep box

    What are you putting in your bottom tray? Are you putting vegetable oil, vinegar, lime or anything to kill them? I haven't seen the larvae in mine but I've got a lot of adults in one of the hives....
  24. Re: I have searched and read I just want opinions on adding a 2nd deep box

    Tim my 2 week old package already has hive beetles. They seem to be dealing with them good I found six larve in my bottom tray. So if a Warre' adds to the bottom. Why couldn't a lang be done the same...
  25. Re: I have searched and read I just want opinions on adding a 2nd deep box

    Thanks all for your input. This is my first hive so I'm in the dark for now. I think tomorrow I'll check the hive again, only the outside frames. If they have comb. I'm going to add the second...
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