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  1. Re: Is there such a thing as too many swarms?

    I hate when that happens! Not the part about too many swarms, the part about not having enough equipment to keep up. Good luck getting more built and filled.
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    queens and swarms

    I always thought that when bees swarmed, the old queen is the one that left. But, recently have heard and read that sometimes the swarm has a virgin queen with it. So wondering if anyone can clear...
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    Re: Coming along nicely!!!

    Nice looking dark queen and nice white new comb.
  4. Re: Foundationless from the bottom up............

    To you guys who run foundationless, when they draw it out and fill it, does it stay together when extracting?
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    Re: Swarms...What happened?

    I've only been keeping bees for 4 years. So, I may be way off. I would guess that you just had scout bees checking out your traps. Don't give up, they may be back and actually move in :)
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    Re: virgin queens and honey production

    Thank you for everyone's input. Still a little nervous about trying it. Mostly because I don't have too many really strong hives, which is why I would like to requeen from the couple strong one's....
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    Re: virgin queens and honey production

    oldtimer, how would you do a "small" split? Will it affect honey production? Thank you
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    virgin queens and honey production

    Going to try my hand at raising a few queens (maybe 15). So much information, it makes my head spin. My idea is to use a 5 frame nuc, frame of pollen, frame of honey, two of foundation, lots of nurse...
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    I have a used electric one, have a hard time getting it set right. I know someone who has one with adjustable thermostat, it works great.
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    Honey Bee Healthy

    I am interested to know if any of you beekeepers have used a homemade recipe for honey bee healthy? If you would be willing to share your recipe? What are the pros and cons of using it? What time of...
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    Re: wiring frames

    johno, thanks, that's how I did mine after watch FBM video. I used 20lb. test, I'll put the frames in when we get a flow going and see how they do. Hope it doesn't end up being a waste of time, maybe...
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    wiring frames

    Watched a youtube video of someone wiring deep frames, using non-wired foundation and using fishing line to hold the foundation in with a "x" on both sides. Has anyone else tried this and been...
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks all, your information helped clear things up.
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks odfrank, will be interested to see if yours is from Diamond.
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    Foundation

    Came across an old wooden box that says "Diamond Match Company" also says "Foundation". It was about half full ( or half empty, however you choose too look at it) of wax foundation. I have not been...
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    Re: bee yard location?

    No bears! I have had that problem this year.
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    DIY pollen traps

    Does anyone have plans available for building your own pollen traps? Thanks
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    DIY pollen traps

    Looking for plans for building my own pollen traps? Anyone have plans available or know where to get some? Thanks
  19. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    I always try to place mine, somewhere that they are not within site of roads. If nobody can spot them, makes it hard for someone to steal them.
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    Queen castle?

    Am thinking about raising a few queens for my own use next year, just to try. Wondering what the easiest way to go about that is with using as few a bees as possible would be. Been reading up on...
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    Bee yard contract?

    Does anyone use some type of contract when putting bees on someone's property? Or, do you just go with a verbal and hope for the best? Just wondering, especially when it's someone's place you don't...
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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    Do you know for sure that their is a queen in your aggressive ones?
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    Re: When can I peek?

    beepro-Thanks, forgot about that. I'll learn from your mistake.
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    Re: When can I peek?

    johng- thanks, I'll wait.
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    When can I peek?

    Had a queenless dwindle down to about 2 frames of bees. Put them in nuc added frames of honey, pollen, frame with eggs, larva and brood and more bees. Also been feeding. They've made a queen cell...
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