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    Question about queenless hives.

    How long will workers stay at a hive with no queen ? Or how much time do I have to get new queen before the bees move out ? Not that I have this situation, just something that no doubt will be...
  2. Re: Rescued two colonies from a felled tree yesterday and need advise.

    Update, Got the split log bee colony transfered to their new home. So far everything looks good ! they are active and seem content. The colony in the hollow log is doing excellent! they are moving up...
  3. Rescued two colonies from a felled tree yesterday and need advise.

    I was called to rescue a colony from a tree that was recently cut down, no problem i've done it before I thought. When I got to the site I found two colonies of bees. One of them was no problem, they...
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    Re: One out of six ain't bad,,,

    Thanks Peter, There was Some stores, but it was away from the cluster. Lots of pollen. And I had kept a close eye on them all winter. I found out the hard way, a few days makes all the difference. I...
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    One out of six ain't bad,,,

    My six hives made it through the winter and everything was fine until the last cold snap we had here in KY ( Sub 20 degree temps for two or three days). I went to check on the hives when them last...
  6. Re: My first bee rescue, I hope I can get them through the winter.

    There was a light rain and it was a little cool. I suspect that most if not all the foragers were at home.
  7. My first bee rescue, I hope I can get them through the winter.

    Yesterday I was called to come and look at a problem a guy had with some honey bees. He had cut a tree and found that it was occcupied when he was cutting it into sections. I retrieved the section...
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    Re: Pollen in mid October !!

    And yet again today they are still bringing in the pollen.
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    Re: who influence you?

    Many tears ago when I was 11 years old, I helped an old neighbor/beekeeper with his two hives. I guess I would have to say he influenced me.
  10. Thread: Dark Honey

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    Re: Dark Honey

    Most everyone that asks me about selling them honey want the dark.
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    Pollen in mid October !!

    After several nights of below 30 degree temps it was good to see all my hives emerge still looking healthy this weekend. The temps for Friday ,Saturday and today were in the high 60's, low 70's. Much...
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    Re: Size of top entrance in candy board

    I drill 3 1/4" holes spaced approx 1/2" apart . I angle the holes slightly upward to ward the inside to prevent wicking of rainwater. This may or may not be the right thing to do, but just my way of...
  13. Thread: Drones

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    Re: Drones

    Same here, I would have thought that the Drones would have been gone by now.
  14. Re: 1st year honey harvest total for the class of 2012 newbees. Results?

    30 pounds from one super in July, started with two hives, took honeyfrom only one super, left the rest for winter emergencies.
  15. Re: 55F in Houston and the girls are packing it in!

    43 degrees in KY. and the girls are packed in !. Good luck with your bees!
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    Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I would hope so.
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    Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I hope it is OK to post a vid here....... Here is the noise, Listen.

    http://youtu.be/LtethBlCYAc
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    Re: My bee yard.

    That's cool !.... another Idea for a watering hole.
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    Re: My bee yard.

    Thanks, I have all that weight on there trying to flatten out the Mountain Camp spacers. They were bad out of square. And I had just recently placed those hives with the straps on them. I will be...
  20. Thread: Buckets!

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    Re: Buckets!

    There is a tool for that. But I don't have one ! :lookout:
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    My bee yard.

    Here is a shot of my bee yard late afternoon.
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    Re: Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    Not a mouse ! If they are still making that noise tomorrow and If I can get my video camera close enough to record it I'll try.
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    Snap, Crackle, Pop.

    I have noticed, this sound coming from two of my hives lately. At first I figured since I had put entrance reducers on it may have had something to do with the bees passing each other maybe their...
  24. Re: Elderly bee keeper, Neglected hives, and a question

    I went to visit last evening and to make preparations to move some hives. After a short talk with the gentleman, we decided that I would take three hives home and he would keep the rest at his place....
  25. Re: Elderly bee keeper, Neglected hives, and a question

    You know, I never really thought of it that way, I will discuss that option with him, If he is open to the idea I would certainly do it. It would be nice to have an extra bee yard for awhile, And I...
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