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    Re: hello from wv

    Welcome John! Seems like the beekeeping world is full of conflicting advice, the best advice that I can give you is do a lot of research, join an association and attend meetings, talk to other...
  2. Re: Question about Mann Lake solid bottom boards

    I like the idea of painting the end grain with Tite Bond III (or even Gorilla glue) I would have never thought of that. I'm not sure if I'll buy more Mann Lake bottom boards though, I'm just not to...
  3. Question about Mann Lake solid bottom boards

    I need to order about 10 solid bottom boards and really like Brushy Mountain's solid cyprus bottom boards however, shipping is killing me. So, I ordered a couple 10-frame solid bottom boards from...
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    Re: Is this SHB?

    Thanks for the responses, this is just my third year beekeeping and this is the first time that I've seen this. The combs came out of a hive that was practically dead, they were queenless and only...
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    Is this SHB?

    I got behind on my inspections and apparently had a hive go queenless and now they're practically dead.......only about a cup full of bees left. This hive made it through last winter (barely) and...
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    Re: extractor speed?

    I think there are too many variables (viscosity and temperature of the honey being extracted; shallow, medium or deep frames, crosswired or not, etc.) to determine minimum and maximum rpm to extract...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/25/2012
    Cross Lanes, WV

    Got a call early this morning about a basketball sized swarm located on a split rail fence in a neighborhood about 5 miles away. I wasn't able to go look at it until...
  8. Re: Some questions about a hive with queen cells

    If you hived them on the 5th, it's been right at 15 days, I would say that the queens could emerge any day now. Also, those appear to be supercedure cells so, for whatever reason, the colony has...
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    Re: Hello From KY

    First year beekeeper with 14 hives......WOW! Welcome to the forum.
  10. Thread: Bearding

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    Re: Bearding

    Can you flip your bottom board to give them a bigger entrance? Looks like you have a 3/8" entrance now - may give them a little more air flow and help them regulate the temperature better.
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    Re: Question for the experienced?

    Capped what? Brood or honey? I'd scrape a cell or two open to see if there are pupa in them. The queen may have run out of room to lay. I would keep feeding and let them draw out the second...
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    Re: Moving a hive...

    I've never heard 6 inches a day, always heard 2-3 feet a day. I moved one hive about 20-25 feet earlier this summer, just stuffed a bunch of grass around the front entrance and stuck a big leafy...
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    Re: Name that swarm

    Old Glory
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    Re: A Must See !!! 'Vanishing of the Bees'

    it's also available on iTunes.
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    Re: Nice article in local paper

    Excellent article, it would be nice to see more local newspapers do articles of this type.
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    Re: How many cells are there on one frame?

    It's in your signature - KNOWLEDGE :D
  17. Re: How much experience does it take to be an expert?

    I read somewhere that doing something professionally for 10 years qualifies you as a expert in that field.
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    Sourwood in WV?

    Question for any WV beekeepers out there, the forage map from NASA shows that the sourwood tree is prevalent in WV, do any of you know just how prevalent this tree is?
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    The girls are working the clover today

    Just thought I'd share a few pics that I snapped while on lunch today.

    http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/cfiggatt/Bees/IMG_0772.jpg...
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    Re: Queenless NORMAL in first year colonies

    Good thread, I "subscribed" to this one.
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    Re: Queen cells and drone brood

    O.k., thanks again for all of the good information. These cells weren't capped yet and I could see a small egg in the bottom of each, I'll give them a week and check back to see what's going on. If...
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    Re: Queen cells and drone brood

    I really appreciate the advice, no, not much drone brood at all. How can you tell the difference between swarm cells and supercedure cells? Are swarm cells on the bottoms of frames and supercedure...
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    Queen cells and drone brood

    I did a hive inspection a couple of days ago and noticed a few queen cells on the bottom of one frame and quite a bit of capped drone brood in the bottom right corner of one frame. I did see the...
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    Re: NC State Aids Nationwide Bee Study

    Very cool that some of the "suites" are taking notice and trying to help.
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    Re: Wisconsin weather is frustrating

    Same here, rain, rain and more rain. This week we've had nights down into the 40's. I started four packages this year and am frustrated that they aren't coming along as good as they would if the...
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