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    garden pollination?

    This is my first spring coming out of winter with bees. A friend approached me at church tonight and asked me if I had a hive I'd bees that I could put in his yard for his garden. I plan on having a...
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    upper entrance?

    What is everyone's opinion on upper entrances? I've heard that I need one. How's the imirie shim for an entrance? Or is it best to drill a hole in the top super.
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    upper entrance?

    What is everyone's opinion on upper entrances? I've heard that I need one. How's the imirie shim for an entrance? Or is it best to drill a hole in the super?
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    drone brood

    Is drone brood a bad thing? I thought that I've heard that drone brood can lead to swarming. I checked my hive yesterday and 3 frames had drone brood in the bottom corners. Also several frames are...
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    Queen excluder?

    Does anyone have experience with turning the qe sideways? I've heard that this will allow the worker bees room on the front side and backside of the hive to get into the super easier while the queen...
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    dreaded excluder ???

    Everyone has their own opinions here, just asking a question. I have two hives in Nw FL. One of my hives doesn't have an excluder and the queen has layed eggs in 4 frames in the super. Will the...
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    Re: drawing out comb?

    Thanks. ..hope it works out well. I'm not going to let them stay down low for long cause I sure don't want the queen to lay eggs in it
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    drawing out comb?

    I got my hives mid spring last year and the population got up, but when I put the honey supers on, the bees never drew comb out. So today I took two medium super frames and put in the deep brood box...
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    how many brood boxes?

    How many brood boxes do most people run in the Southeast? Some people here only have one, but my concern is that I won't have as many bee's if I only have one brood box as compared to two. I would...
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    Re: Honey Super ?

    Already thought about that, but the bottom is a deep and the super is a medium.
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    Re: Honey Super ?

    Thanks! Anymore suggestions?
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    Honey Super ?

    I'm a first year beekeeper with a 1st year hive. The bees filled out all 10 frames pretty quick, then I put on a QE and a honey super. After a week only a few bees were in the super, so I removed the...
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    Re: feeding question

    Wow, 11 hours later, thanks for the replies. ..
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    feeding question

    I installed a mated queen in my queen less hive two weeks ago and released her four days later since there was still some candy in the queen cage. I checked last Sunday (three days after releasing...
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    Re: Queen excluder

    All that I have in the super is 9 frames of foundation...i might visit my bee supplier and see if I can get some empty comb frames from him.
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    Re: Queen excluder

    To keep me safe from the queen laying in the honey super...remember this is my first year and I'm far from being an expert
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    Queen excluder

    I've been hearing mixed reviews about the use of Queen excluders. Many people don't like them because they think it blocks most bees. If I drilled a hole in the supers above the excluder, would that...
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    what size filter...

    What size filter to you use to strain your honey? I know that most bee supply stores sell the 200, 400, and 600 micron filters. I want my honey to be "raw" but I also don't want people to be freaked...
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    something ain't right...

    I've had my10 frame hive from a 5 frame nuc going for 30 days now. I fed sugar syrup for the first seven days then stopped. When I inspected yesterday, there was just a little comb drawn on frame 3...
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    supercedure cell?

    I have a two week old hive (from a 5 frame nuc) and I inspected it last week and didn't notice any eggs or larva. I inspected again today and all 5 of the new frames still don't have any drawn comb...
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    Re: Did I mess up?

    This is my first year, but everything I I read is that they build up.
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    Re: should i be concerned?

    The flow is on here so should I continue feeding?
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    should i be concerned?

    I had a 5 frame nuc installed into a 10 frame deep box last weekend. I went to check on it today to see what's been happening inside the hive. It was my first time inside of a hive ever so I was...
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    Re: How long?

    This was a nuc that already had a laying queen...gonna get in hive Sunday to see how things look.
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    Re: How long?

    The other five frames was wax foundation. I plan on opening it Sunday and taking a peek inside.
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