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  1. Re: NUC Day 7 am I ready to add another brooding chamber?

    If all but 2 are used and not sitting empty I would add a 2 box
  2. Re: NUC Day 7 am I ready to add another brooding chamber?

    If 7 or 8 frames are drawn out and have brood eggs pollen etc then you are ready. I don't think "crowded" is specific enough.
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    Re: Double deeps for the southerners?

    Ditto
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    Re: Honey or 1:1

    Just because I have never done a split and really don't have anyone to instruct me this year. That's what I wanted to do but one hive needs to make a queen at the moment, one hive is a little too...
  5. Re: Brittle broken comb on full size frames

    I'm fairly new at this (about 3 years ) but I would say let the bees do their thing. They will clean it up.
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    Re: Honey or 1:1

    If i plan to use a deep and a medium for brood boxes could I start out that way and not use an excluder and let it go like that from the start?
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    Honey or 1:1

    I have been at for 3 years now, I had 4 hives, lost one due to mites, so I am starting a new package at the end of the month. I have an entire med super full of capped honey and sugar syrup that I...
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    honey or 1:1

    I have 10 frames of honey and probably some capped syrup left over from spring. Is it better to give that to the bees in, maybe feb or early march to really get em going or is the 1:1 sugar syrup...
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    Re: First time making a split

    No just trying to get educated.
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    Re: First time making a split

    No. Just trying to get educated now
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    First time making a split

    Im in NC i had four hives, lost one to mites. I would like to try making a split to replace the the hive I lost. Could someone give a brief set of instructions on doing this. I know it a lot to...
  12. don't know whether to leave alone or try to help ( please help)

    I have 4 hives, I am fairly new at this, been at for 3 years. two hives are in great shape, one is in very good shape, one, I am worried about. It was my biggest booming hive and made the most...
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    i bought one from G and S bees in albemarle nc in June I paid 125 but i had no frames to trade. With frames he gets
    105.00 I was very pleased.
  14. Re: Newbie with a swarm and super question

    Why not use excluder?
  15. Newbie with a swarm and super question

    i caught my first swarm back in April and it has done very well. I have a ten frame deep and 9 1/2 frames were drawn out and a med box above has all frames drawn out lots of larvae and I've been...
  16. Re: Hello from the foothills of North Carolina

    Best resource you will find
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    Re: Swarm absconded?

    Probably didn't get the queen.
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    Re: What to do with Honey??

    The loss of the queen caused the hive to dwindle. The small number of bees caused the hive to die. The cold just exacerbated the problem.
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    What to do with Honey??

    I lost a hive due to a dwindling population and I think the queen died, but mainly due to single digit cold in NC of several days and in the teens for a long while. Anyway, I had a full medium super...
  20. Re: A curious observation that is kinda driving me crazy!

    "Bigger" means population. I thought about adding a super but winter is coming. I have a deep and a medium on each hive. I am still new at beekeeping so I don't want to mess up.
  21. A curious observation that is kinda driving me crazy!

    I have two hives, both appear to be healthy and happy. One has always got bees hanging around the front porch and the other, they just don't. The hive that doesnt have the porch traffic, is...
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    Re: Please tell me if i need to feed.

    What us mt camp sugar. Sorry.
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    Please tell me if i need to feed.

    i know this has been discussed at length but i need a simple answer. I have two hives both in good shape and appear healthy, they have a deep and a medium. the deep is mostly used for brood and some...
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    Question about second brood box.

    This is my first full year and I started a new hive in march to go with my second hive that is a year old. I have a deep brood box with a med brood box on top of that. I fed for several months to...
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    Re: 1st year beekeeping

    Just put a drop or 2 of water on the screen and it will sit there while they drink it. She should be fine
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