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    Re: Game Plan Change

    Before you give your strong hives frames from you weak hives make sure you find out why they are weak.
    If it's just a failing queen, probably OK to divide. If they are weak because of V-mites,...
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    If you asked this question 2 weeks ago I would have agreed. I was only seeing maybe one per hive and maybe two in the bottom oil trap.
    Checked the trays Monday and I stopped counting after 30 of...
  3. Re: How long should I leave a queen that is not laying?

    Don't panic yet. she may be a slow starter. I think Michael Bush has said it can take up to 3 weeks for her to start laying.
    If you can add a frame with eggs/young larva, with the attached nurse...
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    Re: best way to draw out medium super?

    Here's what I'm trying now, started Monday. Feeding 1-1 syrup with a little HBH.
    I pulled 5 frames from 2 hives that were drawn out but not capped and inserted frames (with and without foundation)...
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    Re: New split with k-wing?

    Thanks guys,
    I thought k-wing was indication of t-mites and DWV was an indication of V-mites? I have not seen any DWV.
    I'll treat for v-mites today......
    Do you think I should treat with...
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    New split with k-wing?

    A few days ago I took 3 deep frames with eggs/capped brood/stores, plus 2 drawn frames, and a entire med that was half capped brood and half capped honey to start a split. Left the queen in the...
  7. Thread: No QCs why?

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    Re: No QCs why?

    Could they have been preparing to swarm before you pulled the queen? They might have had a qc already capped and now she's hatched killing off the remaining qc?
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    Re: Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    Bees can't read, don't worry.
    I've got a couple of the ML feeders, no need to use inner cover. You might need to worry about condensation and ventilation when they are on, I glued a piece of 1/8...
  9. Re: How do I not throw swarm and not grow apiary

    Go to the P O V section on the main page and read up on Walt Wrights swarm and nectar management. A lot of interesting info.
    I'm trying as best I can, so far NO swarm cells and strong hives.
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    Re: What a difference two weeks makes!

    Millena, I'm just a little north west of you. With the rain we just had and the great weather we'll have for at least the next ten days no need to feed.
    Tulip poplars are opening left and right,...
  11. Re: Will 1/4 hardware cloth work on ipm bottom board ?

    got mine from brushymountainbeefarm.com. you can get it by the roll or by the linear foot.
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    Re: Anyone seeing heavy flow in GA?

    Flow, no. Trickle, definitely maybe.
    A few tulip poplar flowers open and privets are thinking about opening.
    Maybe another week and it'll pick up?
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    tulip poplar
    30153 n.w. Georgia
    few open flowers, lots of buds in the upper branches
  14. Thread: Support Rods?

    by r hayden
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    Re: Support Rods?

    I've started to use foundationless this spring so not much to go on.
    What I did (found it here) was to glue bamboo squres (sp) from top to bottom, in the deep frames, evenly spaced two per. Only...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    The larva looks nice and white. EFB? I'll have to read up on that....
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    Would it be best to
    1) add two frames of eggs and capped brood and leave the queen.
    2) pinch the queen and let them raise a new queen from two frames of egg/capped brood.
    3) add two frames of...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    I sure they are not drone cells, no 9mm on any frames.
    I'm 99% sure they have not swarmed, I've been doing weekly inspections for almost two months and have not seen any swarm cells, plus the queen...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    They are scattered on the top third of one frame, both sides. In that third it's not solid, pretty spotty.
    The cappings seem to be flat, sorry don't know what kix cereal looks like - wife has been...
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    Need advise - dwindeling hive

    Four weeks ago this hive was doing pretty good. Two weeks ago I noticed it wasn't growing as the other two hives, last week it seemed their were fewer bees.
    Today I went thru it again. Saw the...
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    I started with 2 nucs on April 1, '13. One nuc I had to split and it still swarmed, I'm sure it was due to my ignorance.
    The second nuc I got 9 3/4 gallons of honey from it. All 3 are doing...
  21. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    I trimmed the supers and frames down to mediums over the weekend. I only have deeps and meds now.
    I'm with you Shinbone, If the queens keep moving up into the meds. , as they are now, I might be...
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    Re: waxing plastic foundation

    I use a double boiler in the kitchen when my wife is not home, when she is I wait till she's gone! Spread out a lot of newspaper!
    Using a small foam roller works best for me, it's about two to three...
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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    morebeer.com, free second day FedEx delivery if order is over $75.00 or $100.00. Can't remember witch, but doesn't matter, my orders are always over the min! They ship from CA and PA.
    They also...
  24. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

    by r hayden
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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    I think I'll just KISS it - keep it simple stupid!
    Already have deeps and meds. A third size will just probably cause problems for me in the future.
    I'm going to cut down the frames and supers to...
  25. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

    by r hayden
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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    I guess now I know why they were given to me!
    Maybe I'll put one out as a swarm trap and then use the 3 as brood chambers.
    Thanks
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