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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    This is sol,s thread and don't want to answer for him at all. But the bees know and that is the bees knees. Sol, your thoughts.
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    Re: Queen cells and virgins

    Consider your bee math but this year abnormal. It is snowing in May as i type, thats Kansas weather i gues. This year is different, for sure. Only a year old bee keeper but a native to the land since...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Tuff bees are tuff bees. I was born a German/Cherokee Indian and pampering is not in the vocab. When all others reported 5 and 6 frames of brood at the meetings i had spotty brood and thought the...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Sure thing, I have a couple nucs with cut swarm cells placed in them. Pretty sure it will be a loss on as they needed to take a flight soon, not a big loss of bees but a loss of the potential gain. ...
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    Re: Going Treatment Free - step 1

    Newbee last year:

    I have done nothing except not treat and started with 5 nucs last year. Over wintered them and i am up to 12 this year and plan to split again as soon as the snow melts. ya,...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    But its snowing and sleeting here in Kansas Solomon, I hope we run out of that. ha ha
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    Re: Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Checked both Yards and i am 6 for 6. 4 where nucs last year, 1 cut out and 1 trap out.
    My first winter as a beekeeper and glad to see they made it.
  8. Re: How do cut out queen cells from plastic foundation?

    I would think you could use a drimmal bit on cut them out. You could also drill a hole and use piano wire to cut it out. Never done it but it is a suggestion.

    Nate
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    Re: The bee vac is ready for action!

    Most of the hoses have a smooth inner core and are only ribbed on the outside for rigidity. You may check inside a few inches. I think he is good.

    Nate
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    [QUOTE=Solomon Parker;887834]Bobcat,
    My general rule regarding when to feed in the middle of winter is this: If when I open the hive and look down on the cluster (easier to do at night with a...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Hello from Pittsburg Kansas,

    Well I just started keeping Bees last summer and have read a bunch of books, reasearched the internet and downloaded podcasts. I still get confused, so anywahy here is...
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