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  1. Thread: Drone brood

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    Re: Drone brood

    The hive I was asking about was started in late May and is the smaller of the two started then. They were taking a quart a day and up to two quarts a day some weeks. I poured it to them when they...
  2. Thread: Drone brood

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    Re: Drone brood

    Plenty of capped brood in both boxes. Pollen coming in, but no significant flow here during our 98-99 degree sauna in place. Hive is 9 weeks old. Slowed the feeding down now since two deeps are...
  3. Thread: Drone brood

    by Scpossum
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    Drone brood

    12671On the last inspection one hive out of my four had a frame made up of almost exclusively drone brood. I was wondering what that means other than the queen decided to lay drone brood. It was in...
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    Capped brood around foundation wire.

    Looks like they are not capping brood around the foundation wire. Why are some frames like this and some not?12655

    At least that is what it looks like.
  5. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    I just dumped a bunch of peach skins 40 ft from my hives two days ago and have yet to see a bee on them. Some kind of yellow jacket/yellow somethings on it, but no bees. The bees are watering a...
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    Re: Considering Cotton

    My cousin put his two hives down on the farm because he could not keep them in town behind his house. We picked a sunny spot in the swamp between our cotton in the front fields and the cotton in the...
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    Re: Found a queen!!!

    That's great! After you spot one it gets easier after that. Mine are runners. I have four hives and I have yet to find one of the four. In the smaller hives I usually see them on the walls of the...
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Ha! Got you beat. Mine was $50 used.. :applause: Don't have the other stuff either, but I am getting by. Still, for the first year investment in 4 hives, if was a lot more than I expected.
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    Re: Adding Second Brood Box

    I think it was mostly capped brood I put in the top. Maybe someone can pitch in, but I'm not sure it would matter to the bees as long as they have enough bees to keep it warm and taken care of.
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    Re: Adding Second Brood Box

    On my two "new" hives this year, now in their 8th week, I added them to the top. I probably added them about the same time you are. I then pulled two frames of brood up into the second deep to get...
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    Re: Cost of Feeding Sugar Syrup

    Sams price today was $18/50lbs. That is the best i have seen. Cheapest before was $21.

    For that price I am buying a bag for the pantry. :)
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I might spray my head from now on. Changed a feeder today and BAM right in the eyelid. I put wire across the feeder holes because this was happening before, but this was before I could even get the...
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    Re: Sugar Water Spray?

    I used it yesterday for the first time and was really impressed with the results. I used very little smoke. If I am looking for the queen I think it will be better than smoke. I was doing a light...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    I have them too.
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    Re: Bee and neighbor problem

    I brand mine with my initials on their thorax. That way there is no mistaken identity.
  16. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    :) +1
  17. Thread: shb recipe

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    Re: shb recipe

    Run a hose from the exhaust of the truck to the hive. That ought to do it.
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    Re: Trying out foundationless

    This is along the same lines as this thread....I just saw yesterday that the NUCS I put in this week have foundationless comb. Not realizing that I added 5 frames of foundation. Can I go back and...
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    Re: Is this the queen?

    I had one run tonight to the bottom of the hive below the frames. Saw her for a second on the side of the box. Had them do this quite a bit when using thr smoker. I usually wait until I find her on...
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    Re: Swarms uncapping brood

    I might have contributed to the bees uncapping some brood. This was a NUC I placed in a 10 frame deep. Some of the comb was kind of irregular. I could have brushed it too close to another frame...
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    Re: Swarms uncapping brood

    I haven't looked at the frames yet. I saw this late yesterday evening. I did see a light brown spot on one of the white brood and thought it might be that but lack experience in knowing what i was...
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    Re: Swarms uncapping brood

    I saw this happen today. Anyone have a response to offer?

    They were carrying it out and it was white and anywhere from a 1/4" to 1/2". They would take it as far as I could see until I lost them...
  23. Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    Didn't try it that way. Thanks for the tip. Is there different thicknesses? I had some that seemed really thick. Bought it at Lowes in a roll and used it for NUCS. Tried to staple and bend it on the...
  24. Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    I like them. It is not cost effective for me to buy telescoping tops since I want to expand next spring. I am going to use the design and add some 1/8" rubber sheeting to the top to water proof. Not...
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    Re: Inner cover hole

    FYI:

    I have had the inverted lids on for about 10 days now and they don't leak. I made sure they were really tight.
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