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    Re: queen rearing frames

    Emergency cells and 45 to 47 days before first eggs hatch and this is if all goes as planned
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    Re: queen rearing frames

    Always remember walk away splits are the least desirable way to make increase.
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    Re: Overwintering a nuc

    Sorry to over simplify but that's how I approach beekeeping. I understand the seasons and bee biology ie raise queens only in swarm season, always leave honey not sugar on the colony, fat bees, no...
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    Re: Overwintering a nuc

    Cold bees consume far less stores. I carry 25 nucs thru each winter and do nothing different to them than a full size colony here in central Kentucky
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    Re: Checkerboarding and pollen frames

    The left over pollen makes me want to possibly not do the pollen boxing. What do you think, Walt? By the way I'm a true believer in CB it's has worked great for me.
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    Checkerboarding and pollen frames

    Not sure how to use frames of pollen left over with the pollen box maneuver when it's time to place back over brood and cb with honey. Any help is appreciated
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    Re: Bet you've NEVER seen this/and what to do?

    Possibly a 2 queen colony mother-daughter and they were escorting her out?
  8. Re: Have my first Queen Cells - Now what? ***Pictures***

    These cells being on drone frames is a bit puzzling?
  9. Re: Have my first Queen Cells - Now what? ***Pictures***

    Swarm cells start with a queen cup where the queen lays the egg that is intended to become a queen.
    Emergency cells are modified worker cells.
    Question? Which is a supersede cell-emergency or...
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    Re: Mating nuc design video

    removed
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    If Walts methods are used you should have med pollen box-deep-med of capped honey configuration shouldn't you? Yes, I have wintered this way for the past three winters with no problems.
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    Keeping it simple, recycled paper and I print them.14722
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    Nucs brooding too much ???

    I've been overwintering 5 frame nucs for a few years with great success. 5 frame nucs started Aug 1st seem to always get everything in order ie brood and stores. This year they seem to be more...
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    Re: Is comb building over?

    Try quart jars with only 3 holes in the lid, works great for me.
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    Re: Too much honey?

    You said honey, no sugar feeding, sounds perfect to me. I would put a frame of honey in middle of brood.
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    Re: Round 2 of my grafting attempt??

    Did you check each frame to make sure they didn't have a cell started when you removed the queen?
  17. Re: Brood, honey cells not attached to foundation

    How many frames do you have in the box
  18. Thread: In Kentucky

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    Re: In Kentucky

    Welcome, where you located ?
  19. Thread: Grouping nucs

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    Re: Grouping nucs

    If it's not broke don't try to fix it. Lol
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    Re: Pics from the yard

    Maple nectar is real, I had 2 supers full in most colonies by April 1st last year then 24 of them swarmed by April 20th. Paying closer attention this year. Here is a link, look at what is says...
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    Re: Pics from the yard

    Nice pics, did you feed in the fall? the open stores look very clear.
    They should convert honey to brood this time of year.
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    Re: Pollen information for your area

    I find it useful , been using it about 4 years. Mine shows the predominate pollen types they are counting, if it is bee friendly good, if not I disregard it,
  23. Re: What is the closest you have bees to your house?

    At the most 17 colonies 35 feet from back door. Also had a swarm land 10 feet from back door on a rose arbor.
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    Backfill brood nest, colonies that started winter in bottom box doing much better. Most colonies didn't even make it to the top honey.
    Sugar only for starvation !!! So far no sugar this season.
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    Re: where does this pollen come from??

    Probably maples or elm.
    Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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