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    Re: Making a split with a caged queen

    finding the queen gives me problems. I find her maybe 20% of the time when I'm really looking for her. I also have trouble seeing eggs. Even with my bifocals on I struggle to see them unless I...
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    Re: Making a split with a caged queen

    I left my hive alone for 2 hours and you could tell they looked like they were ready for the queen. Not sure how long it takes, but 2 hours worked for me.
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    Re: Making a split with a caged queen

    Thanks for all the replies. I shook the bees from the top brood chamber and placed a queen excluder on it like suggested. Worked great. Two hours later, box was full of nurse bee. Separated it...
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    Making a split with a caged queen

    I want to make a split with one hive that has two deeps full of bees, brood, etc. A walk away split would be easy enough, but I have in my possession two perfectly good caged queens. My dilemma is...
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    newbie needs some advice

    I have two hives in northeast alabama that I started with Nucs in April. One had completely filled 2 deeps and I added a Medium honey super in May. I also added a 2nd deep to my other hive at that...
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    Re: What to do with a spare queen?

    Thanks for all the replies.
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    Re: What to do with a spare queen?

    I did check that hive and was able to actually locate the queen. So I know I did not move her.
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    What to do with a spare queen?

    Let me explain. I have two hives from nucs and one new hive from a package. Three weeks ago, I notice a capped swarm cell in my oldest and strongest hive, which has two hive bodies. I did what...
  9. Thread: Feeding Nuc

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    Feeding Nuc

    I have a question about feeding. I purchased a Nuc on 4/21. Lots of bees, brood, etc. Put them in a hive with the 5 frames that came with the nuc, four other drawn frames and one with foundation. ...
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    Re: Questions from a first year beekeeper

    Well, I do live in north west georgia, but my one beehive is on my farm in Northeast Alabama. :) I don't really want the shallow super out of the equation as much as I simply want it for a honey...
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    Questions from a first year beekeeper

    I started the summer out with a deep hive body and with it full of brood and honey. I added a shallow super about mid summer and the bees got about half way through filling it up with honey. Then I...
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    Re: Queen not laying many eggs???

    Thanks for all the replies. I feel better now.
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    Queen not laying many eggs???

    This is my first year beekeeping and I have one hive and got it the 2nd week in May. To start off with, my queen was laying extremely well. Lots of bee, lots of comb built out. Currently I have...
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    Re: foundation question

    Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful.
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    foundation question

    I'm a newbee and planning on starting a hive in the spring. I've been doing some research and already have some of my hive parts and I need some help or suggestions. I have two deep hive bodies and...
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