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    hive wont take syrup

    been feeding all my hives with mann lakes pro health and treating for nosema. all the hives have been taking in the syrup as fast as i give it to them, with the exception of one hive. the hive was a...
  2. Thread: Double nuc box?

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    Re: Double nuc box?

    yes thanks keth, guess i have some building to do
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    Re: Double nuc box?

    do you have any pics of your setup? or have plans in which i could use to make my own?
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    Wanted hive top feeder that wont drown bees!

    title says it all, i tried brushy mountains and i blame their feeder for a swarm i caught for dying because so many bees drowned. i like the division board feeder but they dont hold much syrup and...
  5. Thread: Double nuc box?

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    Double nuc box?

    just picked up a few hive bodies from an old beekeeper and noticed one of them had been used to make nucs. it had a slot through the middle to put 1/4 peice of wood to split it in two and one hole...
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    what should i do?

    I work at a local university and right smack in the middle of the academic quad, up in a black locust tree is a hive. The tree is still in good enough shape that it will not be removed, but the the...
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    Re: now what do i do?

    ok john thats what i will do thanks all for the replys
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    Re: now what do i do?

    not sure if they are queenless now, i know they swarmed caught both and rehived them into different hives. just dont see any eggs yet, their is no room for her to lay. i only took a few queen cells...
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    Re: now what do i do?

    just wonder if i should take out some pollen and honey frames and give to to my splits, nucs, and or swarm i just hived yesterday.
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    now what do i do?

    went into last winter with three hives and they all came through great. little more than a month ago i noticed two of them with swarm cells on them. i made two splits and added honey supers. one...
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    bees not moving up?

    did my first cut out two weeks ago and all went very well. added 2 frames of undrawn foundation and 2 frames of drawn foundation and the bees have got them full of honey. and the queen has been...
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    split questions??

    today i attempted two do a couple of splits and not sure i did things right. i had two hives with several swarm cells on them and before they swarmed on me i wanted to stop it. in each one i looked...
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    Re: first time cut out question

    thanks flower planter thats what was hoping to do. and yes i had thought about taking pictures
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    first time cut out question

    next week i am going to attempt my first cut out. its a colony thats been in a box elder tree for a couple of years now. the tree is small in diameter and the entrance is only about two feet off the...
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    Re: Moved bees to a new site and....

    went down to the hives i moved and it seems they must of found their homes.....only saw a few around
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    Moved bees to a new site and....

    noticed today when i got home that their is alot of bees flying around where the hives once were. i moved the hives only about 30 yards away and on the other side of a small stand of willows. Are...
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    Re: Bees not taking sugar syrup

    ok thanks for replies. think it best to pull feed and see what the spring brings!
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    Re: Bees not taking sugar syrup

    the feeder sits upsidedown on 3/8 peices of wood so they can get to the syrup. And when I opened to check on it I see alot of bees so they are not down in the Hive far. And we have many 60+ days hear...
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    Bees not taking sugar syrup

    I have three hives that I started this spring and had begun feeding them a few weeks ago using the Collins ultimate bee feeder, they are a pail type feeder. I went to check on them yesterday and they...
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    Re: sugar syrup qustion

    thank you
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    Re: sugar syrup qustion

    rushty67, will they cap the sugar syrup then?
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    sugar syrup qustion

    When bees are fed sugar syrup to they comsume it as food or do they convert it into honey? Or both? Just wondering on these cool days when they dont get out much if they will put it away for the...
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    Re: Whats going on with my hive?

    Anyone
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    All My Bees Are Drowning!

    As a newbee I have read and took alot of advice on everything I can to do with beekeeping. So long story short...I have been feeding a swarm I caught a few weeks ago to help them along before winter....
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    Whats going on with my hive?

    I started a new hive late this spring from a four frame nuc and they struggled to get going. I noticed sometime in August that they were going to supersede the queen with a new one. I waited and...
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