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    Re: bone-head split

    Ace and Crabbydad, At least I did put the frame with the eggs onto the split, and not back where I replaced the queen. When the weather gets warm I will take a look at that frame to see if there...
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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    Birdie, I think you need to get your bees some goggles. :)
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    Re: Split of a Colony

    Mike, I did a walkaway split yesterday, but without a new queen. I left the queen into the parent hive (I think a mistake), but the new hive has 2 frames of capped brood (about 10% drone), with...
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    Re: Dying swarm.

    A couple years ago one of our hives swarmed and went up into their favorite white pine tree about 30 feet off the ground. The weather was nice when they went, but turned rainy, which persisted for...
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    bone-head split

    So yesterday I was able to find and mark my queen in my one booming hive.

    While the paint was drying on her I rearranged frames and split my hive (walk-away). I pulled 2 deep frames loaded with...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    red/silver maple: approx. 3/10
    pussy willow (with pollen): approx. 4/03
    weeping cherry and packysandra: approx. 4/10
    redbud just starting to bloom: 4/13
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    Will this queen mate?

    Two of 3 colonies made it through the winter. One is booming. Queen is laying much worker brood and some drone brood. Today I saw some drones outside the hive.

    The other has a small cluster of...
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    Re: Timeline for Package Progress?

    Here in Maryland the bees have not been drawing wax yet. Keep feeding them, and they will start to draw when the temps get a bit higher.
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    A place you wouldn't think is so bad. Yesterday mid-morning while loading a new package into a hive one crawled up my pants leg and got me on the ankle. I did not think much of it, and went about...
  10. Re: Frozen frames with honey: how to execute giving back?

    We gave a new package some of last year's combs. We pulled the frames out of the freezer the day before the bees came to allow them to thaw and warm up to room temperature.

    Phil
  11. Re: Beekeeping for idiots. . . starring . . . .Splorndle!

    LOL!

    Phil
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    Re: crazy drone brood(larva)

    That is strange. I checked my hives on Tuesday; there are hatched drones inside, but as of today they are not coming out of the hive.

    Phil
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    Re: Mature drones in your area

    Thanks, Mike. I went into the hives. The drones have hatched, but are not leaving the hive. I pulled several frames, and they were full of drones. I imagine they will be on their mating flights...
  14. Re: Some survivors among a lot of dead - condense hive?

    I had a similar situation. I had an double 8-frame deep going into winter. A couple of weeks ago I went in and there were only about a thousand or so bees with a queen. I pulled the frames where...
  15. Winter loss - why the loss and your remedy

    GLOCK had a very good thread on winter losses, which was about how many colonies lost and how many made it through winter. I am interested in WHY colonies were lost, and what adjustment will be made...
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    Re: Bees and Music

    SMOKEY Robinson and STING.
  17. Thread: SHB Traps

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    Re: SHB Traps

    I do not have one but I second Wolfer's choice, the IPK trap from green beehives. I am pretty sure they use #6 hardware cloth, which will capture all but the largest SHB's (vs. #8). I have used the...
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    Re: How To Build the Ideal Beeyard?

    Justin, Nice layout and I like the "roofs" on your hives. What is the material of the roof?

    Phil
  19. Re: how late is to late to start a package

    I think that you can get a package ready for winter if you receive them by end of August, provided you feed heavy, starting with 1:1 sugar to water until they have drawn out the comb on 80% of the...
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    Re: Mature drones in your area

    Last Saturday (Mar 22) I did a quick inspection and saw about 1/3 of a frame of capped drone. Today I thought I might see some drones, but they are not out yet. I would expect to see drones...
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    Re: Book reviews

    Thanks for the report. I will check them out.

    Phil
  22. Re: How many frames to put in 8 frame box?

    If you are talking about a brood box I would put 9 frames in. I have a non-standard box that holds 7 frames. Last year I shaved the frames to 1-1/4 inch and put in 8 in the brood box, abut half...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Rhaldridge, Those are 3 beautiful frames. I started last year with foundationless, mixing them in with either drawn frames or frames with foundation, believing that merely loading in all...
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    Re: wax cup dimensions?

    Thanks for the responses. Looks like the range is between 5/16 and 3/8. 9 mm is about 11/32.

    I think I will try a couple of my 1/4 inch on the bar along with some of the larger. The other bar...
  25. Re: LEGISLATION or CITY Ordinances regarding KILLLING OF HONEYBEES?

    That sounds as nutty as ordinances that prohibit keeping honey bees.

    Just my vague opinion.

    PHIL
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