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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Like most intelligent people I have been getting inside by 10 or 11 in the morning and going back out after 5 or 6. Lots of pollen coming in today. At 7 a.m. 40% of the incomers have stuffed pollen...
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    Re: Zone 8A Feeding Question & Mite Question

    I want them to fill that 2nd deep before winter."

    I run double deeps. The weather starts to break in Mid February. Double deeps gives me enough honey to avoid feeding most years. This includes...
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    Re: Zone 8A Feeding Question & Mite Question

    "Very little nectar showing so I am guessing we are starting a dearth. "

    Little nectar or little honey reserves? If no honey, you need to feed.

    " there was very little wax drawn."

    They...
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    "The older I get the more the heat of the summer starts to wear on me with all my out of door chores which last several hours every day."

    Tell me about it. Come on third week in September when...
  5. Re: Initial re-queening failure...is there a Plan B please??

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm

    My new queens usually start laying between the 30th and 35th day.
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    Re: Moving a nuc to Nashville area...

    Gezellig: It appears that Tn has similar laws. Any comb or used equipment must be inspected by a State bee inspector before entering the state and a certificate issued. It's an attempt to keep AFB...
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    Re: Moving a nuc to Nashville area...

    You may wish to considered there are some states that have outlawed importing or the transportation of uninspected and uncertified comb into the state. I'm sitting in one
  8. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    I had one but it is a severe set back. I learned that slimed frames can not be saved. There is some type of scent on them. Throw away any slimed frames and comb, put a small amount of foundation in...
  9. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    If the worms are on an oil pan below the screen not all is lost. Kill 'em. If you have an oil pan put DE or oil in it. Don't let SHB get a head start on you. Kill 'em all. Southerners think SHB are...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    Long story short: It has been documented that natural beehives place their brood comb 1.25" on center. Present day commercial frames are manufactured to be 1.375" on center. This results in a larger...
  11. Re: Nasty substance in the bottom of my hive. What is it?

    i assume that you have an oil pan below the screen and the worms are on it. Do you have worms above the screen? Are they on the combs? Are the worms cover with a weblike material that look like...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    I used Kelly frames for ten years then retired from beekeeping for 25 years. I have seen some recent Kelly frames. You may want to get some Mann Lake wedged, split bottoms and compare quality. I...
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    tanksbees
    "I was going to get the kelley foundationless frames "

    Be aware there have been some negative threads about the quality of Kelly's foundationless frames. Do your due diligence.
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    Re: 9 frames in 10 frame super - pros vs cons

    We are talking a 14.75" ID box. I run 9 frames in a honey super and 11 frames in the hive body. The theory is the bees pull the comb wider than the top bar making it easier to decap. You can buy...
  15. Thread: Hi ya'll!

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    Re: Hi ya'll!

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Hi ya'll!

    Current county?
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    Make sure the hive is level side to side. Bees hang from the center of the wedge you placed sideways like a plum bob. The bottom of the comb will be where ever the plum bob points and you want that...
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    Re: Vinegar and Feeding

    To address your question, you put about a half cup to cup of cider vinegar per. You can also use vitamin C tablets. About 10 crushed 1000 mg per.

    SHB arent bad this year. Reducing entrance size...
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    Re: Question on bottom board

    you are about 600 miles north of me. With a 3/4th inch gap in the front opening the SHBs can fly past the guards and into the hive. With A 1/2" gap the SHB have to land on the strip and try to run...
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    Re: Cotton honey??

    Some one who is surrounded by 50 acres of cotton told me about the time the cotton blooms the owner/farmer air dust with insecticide. His colonies are 300' from the field. Beware.
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    Re: 11 Frames in Medium Super

    I use a table saw to shave the top bar and the end pieces. This is boring and monotonous work. Plan on a break ever 30 or 40 pieces to refocus concentration.
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    Re: Is it too late to start this year?

    Here is a nuc that is about 120 miles round trip from you.

    http://dixiebeesupply.com/Dixiebeesupply/Sales__Bees_and_Honey.html

    You will have to feed them sugar this late in the flow. The July...
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    Re: Anybody use 9 frames in 10 frame lang?

    Consider this. Assume that the frames were drawn out as 10 frames in a 10 frame box. Therefore, the comb has been drawn out to a certain thickness with a 3/8" beespace between them. You now put 9 of...
  24. Re: New hives-switching to small cell foundation

    << Also, huh, wha, crap! Shaving frames down? What's that for, and how?>>

    Wanting to go SC shows you want to shrink your bees back to a natural size. Using 4.9 or SC foundation shrinks one...
  25. Re: New hives-switching to small cell foundation

    What matters is the size of the cells in the brood nest. Huber found that bee size is not determined by genetics but by the size of the cell from which the bee emerged. Therefore you want SC for any...
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