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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    who would want to?
    if you want to be a beekeeper get bees. if you want to be a bee watcher go to you tube. to many people getting into bees to help save the bees and it really don't help. i think...
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    Re: bees only heat the cluster?

    i didn't know light bulbs where clusters. couldn't help it
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    ok we got it. you got to watch ventilation we covered that. i check my hives several times during the winter i don't practice set em and forget them beekeeping. hey ace are your bees in hollow trees?...
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    yep they chew holes in the newspaper they actully chew up the whole newspaper. i used paper towels this time
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    a couple of pounds of sugar won't last very long if they are low on honey. i would check them as soon as you can a week wouldn't be to soon. it won't hurt to do a quick look see and add more if...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    bees don't care what you call it
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    Re: Opening hives this weekend, feed sugar?

    i just checked mine sat some needed more sugar most were ok. mon.and tues. are gona be nice here too. if the bees are flying you can pop the top.
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    Re: Should I concider 5 frame nucs

    they are mostly used for increase of colonies and queens. there are lots of uses for nucs. last year i started with 12 that i overwintered i set 5 up for honey and i took brood from the other 7 (kept...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    i want to know when do you cross the line from newbie into non newbie. how long does it take? i got my first colony back about 1983 and 3 years later i still considered myself a newbie. maybe i'm...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    when i got my nucs 2 years ago the man who sold me 2 of them said to me "you will never have to buy bees again if you manage them right". i all ready knew i was never going to buy bees again but 3...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    yea you get that on here but you can tell who is speaking from experiance and who is just looking to be the center of the conversation with their recently aquired knowlege. go to their profile and...
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    i think most of us knew what he ment he wants to increase using what he will have after he gets 4 more nucs in the spring. and yes i did a lot of feeding to get the 5 -1 increase the first season
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    i don't remember the xact timing but the beginning of april spring before last i got back into beekeeping with 3 five frame nucs. i let them build up.
    the beginning of june i started raising some...
  14. Re: The BEST queens are mated after the Solstice...

    ok to clarify we are talking about the summer solstice in june
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    like i said just cover half the inside of the box with paper over half the cluster put 5lb dry sugar on it and stop worrying you don't got to go to the trouble of weighing 1 hive the sugar should get...
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    i would cover half the top bars with paper so it covers half the cluster cool air should make them move down and slowly pour dry suger on the paper it won't squash as many bees as a solid block of...
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    Re: 10 Nuc Increase

    i don't remember the xact timing but the beginning of april spring before last i got back into beekeeping with 3 five frame nucs. i let them build up. in beginning of june i started raising some...
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    Re: Marking queen question

    i got nerve damage and can't feel very much with my finger tips. i worry about hurting the queen or losing her so i made me one of them pill bottle queen holders. i just herd her in, mark her, let...
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    i kept 12 nucs alive last winter they had almost no stores. in early dec. i put dry sugar on top of the top bars with news paper and a 2 inch spacer rim. had to give some of them an additional...
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    Re: Old UT plywood hive plans

    i would just use 3/4 with a rabbit less work it will hold up just as well. there are all kinds and grades of plywood. i used to make equipment out of double face sign board which is M D O medium...
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    Re: Spring prices

    so what was this original post about?
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    Re: Making mason jar feeder holders

    i throw a couple of 3/4 inch spacer sticks on top of the top bars and set the jar on top put empty box over it. i used 1/2 gallon mason jars like that this past fall
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    Re: When to do whAt with over wintered nucs?

    Thanks again[/QUOTE]



    i would do what rookie said in post #6 when the nuc is full of bees add 2nd story to nuc (they build up faster) put one or two frames of brood in new box to lure them up...
  24. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    my bees have been bringing in orange/yellow pollen saw some dandelions blooming over here on the other side of the mountains in tn.
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    Re: Don't see this everyday....

    here is one i got out of a blue berry bush back in the 1980's1475314754
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