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    The swarm went back into original hive

    This morning I saw a swarm of bees coming out a hive and I knew they were about to leave, so I kept watch on them to see where they would land. They settled on a holly tree limb that is also in my...
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    Swap brood boxes or not?

    Swap brood boxes or not and when?
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    Re: Foundation or Not?

    Wolfer- You will get perfect combs if you drop an empty frame in the brood nest no matter what you have on.
    What do you mean and where do you place the empty frame? What is a comb guide?
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    Help me to understand what to do.

    I have a friend that has an orchard of orange trees and would like for me to place some bees there.
    My question is, what do I take? I want some orange honey. Do I take a single brood, queen...
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    How to secure the Extractor?

    I have a 3 frame Mann Lake extractor with no stand. When extracting, it's like dancing with a bear.
    Trying to turn the knob and hold onto the machine while it is jumping and twisting, is not the...
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    Another Bottling question

    When the 5 gallon bucket gets low on honey, there is some white foam that starts going into the bottled honey. What to do about the foam? How to clear up the last 4-5 inches of honey in the 5 gallon...
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    How to jar my Honey?

    I extracted the honey, filtered it into a five gallon bucket with a gate valve. Now when I go to put the honey in the jars, it is a mess. There has to be a better way? Any suggestions?
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    Do I need to feed?

    I caught a medium size swarm today and placed them in a brand new top hive. No drawn comb, no
    frame of brood, nothing. Starting from scratch. The flow is on, but do I need to feed them some sugar...
  9. Do you use smoke everytime and does it set them back?

    I watch people on UTube working bees with no smoke, veil, safety glasses or anything. Are there bees out there that gentle? I want some, where can I get them. Even with a touch of smoke, my girls can...
  10. Thread: Yellow Bees

    by jloftin60
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    Yellow Bees

    I've read where people talk how they love their pretty yellow bees.
    What breed are they? My bees are brownish yellow Itailian.
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    How to prepair old plastic frames?

    I have some old plastic frames. How can I recondition them so they can be used again.
    I have some still in the box, but have lost their shine and fresh honey smell. Do I need
    to coat them with...
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    Who has gentle Queens for sale?

    Who has gentle Queens for sale? I live in Louisiana.
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    One Hive will not drink suger water.

    I have one hive that needs to build up, but they will not take sugar water. The other hives drink up. I wonder why?
  14. Thread: Shb

    by jloftin60
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    Re: Shb

    I have found that my hives that are in full sun has little or no beatles. The hives that are in the shade have too many beatles.
    I think full sun and screened bottoms will help.
  15. Thread: What to do?

    by jloftin60
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    What to do?

    1st year bee keeper so please be patent. I have six hives all in a row. Three of my hives are six months or older, but
    is half full of bees. Out of 8 frames only 4-5 frames in each hive has a little...
  16. Bees quit working after adding honey supers, why?

    My first year with bees.
    I have 6 new hives and they all did great starting out. They filled the first brood box on time, and the second
    brood box on time. When I added the honey supers, they...
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