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    Branding your hive boxs in Alabama

    Do you have to brand your hive boxes ?

    From my understanding of the Alabama beekeeping laws you have to but I have seen a lot of hives around me that did not have brands.


    Thanks allan
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    Re: What did i do wrong ?

    Thanks Oldtimer and everyone I will keep this in mind the next time
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    Re: What did i do wrong ?

    yes the brood is still in the nuc box
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    What did i do wrong ?

    I requeen a hive and I move the old queen and to 2 frames of brood full of bees to a nuc box. :scratch:
    I move the nuc about 100ft away from the hive and put some 1-1 syrup on them this was...
  5. Thread: Stings

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    Re: Stings

    no I have not been stung in the eye but I have been stung right above my eye and it was no fun
  6. Thread: Robbing Screen ?

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    Re: Robbing Screen ?

    ok thanks everyone
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    Re: Robbing Screen ?

    Yes it is open on both sides of the hive
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    Robbing Screen ?

    I place a peace of #8 screen in the front of the hive on a split I did to 2 weeks ago
    I put it on yesterday and the bees that belong to this hive is still having a hard time getting back in to the...
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    Re: Need advice - splitting or leaving

    Hi JML72 this my 2 year in keeping bees so I am more of a newbie than you are but this is what I did
    I had only 1 hive 2 deeps that was pack full of bees so I took the old queen 4 frames of capped...
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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    Are your queens vsh ?
  11. Thread: swarm ?

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    Re: swarm ?

    If i feed them 2-1 syrup will the queen keep laying and will the bees keep making comb this late to build up the colony

    Thanks everyone for the help
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    Re: swarm ?

    Thanks Cleo and colino I got them home in a nuc box it was not a very big colony just going to see how they do
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    Re: swarm ?

    ok thanks colino I have already got the bees in the box and left it there at the tree maybe I have the queen in the box
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    Re: swarm ?

    Yes that is combs that is in the photos Cleo. I have a nuc box that I'm going to try to get them in. Will just before dark be best time to try to get them ?


    thanks allan
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    swarm ?

    I found a swarm in a tree not to high off the ground that I'm going to try to get today.
    Is it to late to get a swarm for them to make it?

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    Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    Thanks everyone for the replies
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    Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    I will maybe it will turn out ok thanks
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    Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    Ok thanks squarepeg and everyone
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    Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    I put her in the hive in june and yes they are brood
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    Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    No I have not seen any drones or eggs
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    Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    I did not think of that the paint could have come off here is some pictures

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    Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    last week my marked queen was in my hive and now I have a unmarked queen walking on the frames :scratch:



    Thanks allan
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    Re: is it ok not to paint hives?

    I did not paint my cypress boxes I just spray them with rainguard waterproofer
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    Re: Hello from South Alabama

    Welcome aviator1
  25. Thread: Counting mites

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    Re: Counting mites

    here a link that might help

    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/monitoring-mites-with-a-sticky-board/
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