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    Re: Two Week Old Hive, No Queen

    Yes it is. I was planning on splitting it around July to go ahead and have two hives and get them built up before winter though. I guess I'll have to see how this queen deal works out. I would almost...
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    Re: Two Week Old Hive, No Queen

    Well I just didn't know if I should get a mated queen in there asap since the number of bees is really low being a new package. If I let them raise their own, won't it set me back about 3 weeks...
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    Two Week Old Hive, No Queen

    So I installed my hive two weeks ago, at my first check up after one week, I saw the queen, saw some eggs in the comb the bees had drawn out. Today was week 2, and I looked and saw no eggs, no...
  4. Re: Clumps of bees grooming outside the hive

    So I just installed a new package last weekend and went in yesterday to check the hive for queen release, the queen has been released and there are some eggs layed in what little bit of comb is...
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    Re: New Package

    Ok cool. I just walked by my hive this morning and there are a few dead bees on the bench my hive sits on and a large cluster of bees on the outside of my hive not moving. A couple legs are twitching...
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    New Package

    So I installed my package last Saturday, and I put the small cell plastic frames in to get the bees all trained down to smaller size. Went out and checked it today, not a whole lot of comb drawn out...
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    Re: propolis pricing

    Yes how do you clean it, and also, does anyone know of a good propolis trap for an 8-frame hive? All I can find online anywhere is for a ten framer. I've heard of just laying a mesh window screen...
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    Re: Spliting a pacage of bees

    So, in your opinion, make a split this year and go in with two for the winter. Would you split before any honey crop, thus forfitting the harvest this year for the bees, or would you split right...
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    Re: Spliting a pacage of bees

    So if you just install your package in your hive and let the queen release and let it build up as one hive, when is a good time to split into another hive? I've heard by the end of June you should be...
  10. Re: Planting suggestions for covering chain-link privacy fence?

    Why not try some blackberries or raspberries? I've got three blackberry and two raspberry vines growing on my chain link fence in the yard my hive is in. Also have a couple blueberry bushes but that...
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    Re: Chilled Brood?

    I'm a newbie at this myself, but I made a split last week and when back today to check for my queen release on the new hive, the queen was good, the hive was under lots of activity, workers seemed to...
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    Re: One or Two Hives?

    No no the one was definitely queenless, but some of the freshly drawn comb that was added, the good queen went through and layed a bunch of eggs either Wed or Thur right after I joined them. They...
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    Re: One or Two Hives?

    Ok! I just went and checked my hive, and made a mistake! I feel so bad now. The box that I put in last Wednesday had a number of cells in two separate frames that were uncapped brood and I mistook...
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    Re: One or Two Hives?

    Yes I had one very strong hive with a great laying pattern and a good amount of capped and uncapped brood and capped honey, almost two mediums already full was about ready to add a third. My other...
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    One or Two Hives?

    I joined my hives last Wednesday, going to install my beetle blasters today and wanted to know what I should look for as signs of a successful merger. Also, this makes three medium boxes on one...
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    Re: Joining two hives

    I joined my hives last Wednesday, going to install my beetle blasters today and wanted to know what I should look for as signs of a successful merger. Also, this makes three medium boxes on one...
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    Re: What kind of larve are these?

    Besides the drowning, do you know what these little boogers on the bottom board are?
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    Re: What kind of larve are these?

    http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/Adam_Westbury/Facebook/Beeventures/BottomBoard2.jpg
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    Re: What kind of larve are these?

    http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/Adam_Westbury/Facebook/Beeventures/jpg.jpg

    This is a picture of my bottom board, kinda hard to see I can take a closer pic this evening when I get home....
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    Re: What kind of larve are these?

    Just to add to his post here, the ones I've found in mine- the feeder itself hasn't been empty long and the larve are still very small it's hard to tell the difference. I will go back and check them...
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    New to the Game

    Installed my two garden hives a month ago. One is going very well, one whole box drawn and many brood/honey cells under way. Everything looks good with that one. Other hive, about half a box..not...
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    Queen Excluders???

    I've heard a little from both sides as far as using or not using queen excluders between the first couple boxes and the surplus boxes above where we get our honey. Mostly just read from books, wanted...
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    Re: Beek in Anderson, SC

    How should I go about cleaning up the crazy comb?? Just cut it flush with the frame edges with a pair of scissors or something?
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    Beek in Anderson, SC

    Hello everyone. My uncle (Sfisher) got me interested in the keeping of the bees so I got two hives this year. 8-frame garden hives from Brushy. Put my bees in April 1st, they've both got one box...
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    Re: Hello from Greenville SC

    Hey it's his nephew. Here in Anderson, I didn't know Clemson had a class. There is some beginner's bee keepers doing a class in Anderson but it's just informative not for any certification or...
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