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    Re: Suit VS Jacket

    I have a vented jacket. If there is a breeze it is nice. If there is not much wind moving I prefer my el cheapo pull over cotton jacket. The vented jackets are heavier with three layers of "mesh".
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Some have pointed out that the flatter capped cells on the front are collapsed and non viable, still from a laying worker. Is that something that others have seen?
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Walt are you basing your statement that this hive had a queen on the photos or something else? Upon inspecting in person the brood appeared to be drone brood.
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Looks like I spoke too soon earlier about only having one hive with issues. My main original hive from last year that I thought recently requeened itself must not have had a mated queen. Me and my...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Walt, I don't take any offense and most that know me would tell you first off about my sense humor. I have always said there should be a specific "font" for sarcasm . I was fairly confident you...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    wcubed
    Not sure what is up this year. Last year I started with a package and things went perfect, on schedule, as planned, zero major issues. I got through the winter. This spring I lost the queen...
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    Re: Fall flow is on in KY

    I still have a lot of clover in my yard that the bees are working, I am thinking it is normally dried up by this time of year. The goldenrod is starting here so I think it could be a good fall.
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Thanks everyone
    I have an experience beek who is going into the hive with me later this week. Once he makes an assessment in person and not from a cell phone pic Ill let you know what we do.
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    Re: when is the best time to start ??????

    Unless you find a deal and get some lumber dirt cheap (which I have done from time to time), for a person without the tools it is more cost effective to buy unassembled bodies, etc. and put them...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    I was going to bring that up and forgot. I thought on the left hand side of the photo there was a worker emerging.
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    To my untrained eye I think I am seeing some worker brood. If that is that is the case it is not a laying worker correct? My thoughts are to put some feed to them. If nothing else any frames they...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    I meant that I had not been into the hive during that time, I left them alone as to not disturb them while they were making a new queen. I have not done a mite count yet. I had my "sugar shake" kit...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Do SHB larvae look similar to wax moth larvae only smaller? I did not see any SHB but like I mentioned I saw a couple larvae crawling on the top of the bottom board, under the frames. They looked...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Thanks for the info. This late in the year I really don't have many options. The hive is shrinking and I don't really want to waste money on buying a queen for this one. I am starting to see...
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    Typical pattern for young queen?

    I had a swarm that I was 99% sure was queenless. I had another hive full of queen cells so I cut two of them out and put them in the swarm hive. That was the first week of August. I kept them...
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    Re: Installing Queen cells

    Its been killing me but I found queen cells in one of my hives on August 4th. I removed two of them to put in another queenless swarm I caught that day then I closed them both up. I am going over...
  17. Re: looking for DIY KISS langstroth nuc plans

    If I didn't already have the tools I would buy unassembled and them put them together. It is only a little more money to do it that way. I have the tools I need and then shop for lumber on sale. If...
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    Re: Honey for $1500 a pound

    Turning one new hive into 11 is impressive to me. I am curious to see how they do this winter. Congrats
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    Re: Queenless again,,,

    Not sure what leads you to think that I am "constantly checking and fusting around with my hives". As I mentioned in my original post I get in the hive long enough to either see the marked queen or...
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    Re: Queenless again,,,

    Ok, it has been 21 days since I discovered the queen cells in my original post. I cut two of them out to put into a swarm that was queenless and other then that the hive has been closed up. How...
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    Re: Winter prep time?

    I have a question, (without trying to insult anyone's intelligence) are you sure the "goldenrod" you saw was indeed "goldenrod"? The only reason I ask is I am not too far north of you and ours hasn't...
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    Re: What pest will actually eat comb?

    Im shooting to get 20 traps ready for next year. I will definitely put one back in the place that this one was successful. There is a local beek in my area that traps tons of swarms. I am getting...
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    Re: I had purple honey and blew it. Sigh.

    I saw a picture somewhere this spring showing honey near the M&M factory and all the frames were colored from the by products of the plant.
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    Re: What pest will actually eat comb?

    What was the comb like that they built in that hive? My other traps had 1 drawn frame and the rest FL with started strips. I caught a swarm that was in there for a month or so. The of the frames...
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    Re: Something is eating my bees

    Your assuming everyone is familiar with SMALL turds!:lookout:
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