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  1. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    Some Dutch clover still, Mimosa trees,Russian sage, Vitex, and Moon flowers. A little early for Aster, Goldenrod, Beefsteak Mint and other mints.
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    Re: Partially drawn honey frames

    Depends on how much they have on them to take them through the winter in your area? If you think they have enough and want to store it, then put in the freezer for two days, put in trash bag and seal...
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    Re: Partially drawn honey frames

    If they are 1/2 to 3/4 capped shake them over a paper or ect.? if nectar doesn't shake out it is good to eat. Sometimes late in the season they won't fully cap the frames ( maybe they are fooling us...
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    Re: Finders Keepers

    I would talk to the commercial guy first, after all he was there first. If you had hives there would you want an outsider to put swarm traps around your hives???
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    Re: Best time of day to harvest?

    Here in S W Mo. i like to start around 11:00am to 3:00pm the mean ones are out working ( the workers) I raise the lid and give a few puffs of smoke then place the fume board on (works best if the...
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    Re: dearth aggression

    During a dearth with very little or anything to forage on along with the hot weather, most of the workers are home and bearding on front of the hive. They will be in a defense mode. This is also a...
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    Re: How many frames of honey to leave?

    Do you belong to a bee club or know any long time beekeepers in your area that could give you good advise? This is a location question, most of the time here in S W Mo. if the top deep brood box has...
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    Re: 3 queen cells

    Sounds more like superseding cells from where you said the cells are located? Is the queen laying a good pattern? If it was mine i would let the bees do there thing, they know more about what they...
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    Re: Wet supers

    If it's a strong hive and they are storing nectar in it? i would leave it on till late fall, then take the frames with honey or nectar to combined into one and leave for winter stores. JMO
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    Re: Is it to late for splits

    Like stated above, it depends on where and what you want to do with it? I will take frames with eggs, brood and bees in July from a strong good laying queen hive and make up nucs to raise queens and...
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    Re: Need some advice on requeening

    You could take a frame or two of brood from the strong hive and put in the weaker hive and build it up and see what happens?
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    Re: crimson clover for bees' use?

    Brad, i've read that honey from oilseed Rape has a unpleasant taste? have you tried it? This thread has got my dobber down:D i bought 100 lbs. of cc to sow ( this fall) where i had some dozing done...
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    Re: Queen Intoduction Into Hive

    I have never had that problem? some people push a pen or small nail (carefully) through the candy to help get them started to eat through it. I will leave the queen cage in for three days before i...
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    Re: Queen excluders

    I agree with D Coates, i also think they are a must for comb honey production. As for top entrance i keep them year round, less tracking for honey production and ventilation in the winter.
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    Re: Favorite beekeeping books

    Don't think you can go wrong with any Richard Taylor books.
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    Re: My Honey Stand Busted by the PoPo

    Hear in Mo. if your a farmer and produce the product your selling, you don't have to have a city license to sell it? I need to check and see if it has been changed?
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    Re: Small queen or laying worker

    Ten bears is right on.
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    Re: tanging a swarm to get it to return

    I have done this twice now when i caught them leaving the hive.They never went back to the hive, but did start to cluster close by. They usually won't go very far from the hive when they swarm...
  19. Re: Advice after a removal from a fallen log

    I would wait on the super and let them draw out some frames and check for eggs to see if you have a queen.
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    Re: Lots of Drone Cells

    That's normal, just make sure the queen has room to lay.
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    Re: package concerns

    It appears the one queen is a dud, she's run out of sperm. If the other has brood and eggs it only takes an egg to make another queen so you could put a frame with eggs in the back filling hive and...
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    Re: happy to be a beekeeper again

    Hey Dan, have you found any good queens yet. Ohh. and welcome.
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    Re: Is this normal?

    I probably would rotate, if you see larva and brood the queen is there. Yes it's normal for bees to move upward and many times the workers will push the queen back down in the lower box, but not...
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    Re: Capped queen cells

    I would try to keep the genetics from that queen and raise my own queen, or queens.I buy several queens every year and know matter what i do, or try, some are always superseded within 1 or 2 months?...
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    Re: Queens are piping! Questions.

    Mary, you are lucky to get to hear a queen piping, i know beekeepers that have had bees for years and have never heard a queen piping. Such a big noise coming from a little bug.:D
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