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  1. What is the highest number of times you split a hive?

    I use eight frame deeps for my hives. I had a single deep that I have split and made four nucs so far.
    I was just curious how many times people have split a single hive. I am about to make another...
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    Re: Best way to place queen cell in hive

    Great way to do it Lauri.
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    Re: Best way to place queen cell in hive

    Drlonzo,
    All the splits had comb with all stages, from egg to capped brood. If. The queens and workers are capped at nine days I should have should have open larva for three more days after that...
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    Re: Best way to place queen cell in hive

    Sqkcrk,
    I am waiting because I do not want the queens that the splits will raise. I want to replace with the queen cells from a hive that I like the genetics better. All the splits were made...
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    Best way to place queen cell in hive

    I am planning on placing four queen cells into four splits I made yesterday. I plan on waiting till the hives have capped there queen cells, killing all those cells and placing cells I split at the...
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    Closed on new land caught swarm

    Closed on 2 acres of land 2 weeks ago, put a swarm box in a tree just for the sake of doing it. Went to the land today and to drop some wood off, checked the box and to my surprise there were bees...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Noticed bees in one of my swarm boxes today 03/31/2014. Mid-East Oklahoma.
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    Re: Hello from central Oklahoma.

    Welcome Leroy,
    Not to far from you, Tulsa. Happy to help if I can.
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    Re: Experiments You want to try this year?

    Here is my experiment for the summer. Last year I over wintered one nuc for each hive I have, which is not a lot, I only keep five hives. So this year I wanted to come up with an easy queen rearing...
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    Re: lemon grass oil for traps

    Vitacost is probably the cheapest
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    Re: Stimulating Groweth

    I am planning on splitting a couple of the hives, but I agree , I think I will just leave them to there own devices. Thanks all
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    Stimulating Growth

    Simple questions that may not be so simple.

    What is the best way you have found to stimulate spring build up?
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    Re: Located a feral colony in a tree trunk

    I place swarm traps within about 200 yards from the trees. I place the traps about seven feet off the ground. I also use nuc boxes that have housed bees (bees will find these nucs because they smell...
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    Re: Located a feral colony in a tree trunk

    I know of two trees with hives and I catch swarms every year and have been doing so for about five years. I know some will not agree with me on this but all of my stock is now from these hives. The...
  15. Thread: If you were me?

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    If you were me?

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    Hi all,
    We had a real nice day on Monday, went to see the hives again, All four were flying. It was warm enough for my first inspection, all the hives are two deeps. Although they looked like...
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    Few bee pics here on Valentines day

    Warm here today in Oklahoma, 59. So, I went to see how the bees are fairing. I have 3 full size, 2 nucs that over wintered. Very happy to see all alive and well. This is my first year wintering nucs,...
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    Re: I want to attempt to attract/catch a swarm....

    He is my two cents.
    If at all possible find where a feral hive is. I know of two trees with bees in them. If you cannot, a good place is around open fields.
    Use equipment that you have had bees...
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    I would love to see you beehive innovations

    One of the thinks I love about bee keeping is trying new things, building new ideas into my bee hives. What have you done that really worked for you? What box tweaks have you made that you like? what...
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    Re: Moving Bees in February, info needed.

    Thanks for all the info. I am going to move them tomorrow, temps should be around 40.
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    Re: Moving Bees in February, info needed.

    I have moved bees, just never in the winter
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    Moving Bees in February, info needed.

    Due to circumstances I may have to move my bees in a few weeks. I was planning on moving them in the spring, but my hand maybe forced to move them sooner.
    So, I need advice on moving them. I will...
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    Beeswax waterproofing

    Has anyone ever used beeswax to waterproof boots? If you have, how did you do it? How did it work?
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    Re: Expenses of beekeeping?

    It can depend on many factors.
    - are you going to buy all you equipment, or do you have the tools and some basic wood working skills to make your own?
    - are you going to buy nucs, or packaged bees,...
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    Re: Hive ventelation for winter

    Hey Acebird/Brian,

    Interested in your tag line at the end, "practicing non-intervention beekeeping." I'm not sure if I have ever seen that before. I have seen chemical free, natural. Can you give...
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    Re: Hive ventelation for winter

    I'm going to try a modified Warre hive top for three hives this yr. I think the 3-4 inches of shavings plus the top vents will help. We will see.
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