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  1. Re: One of my best hives swarmed today, how should I handle this?

    I didn't say it ws 2 weeks between hive checks, I said I checked them 2 weeks ago and added a super, then a week later they were starting to build a little comb in the super. So you are saying, in my...
  2. One of my best hives swarmed today, how should I handle this?

    One of my best hives swarmed today. I checked them two weeks ago and saw they were starting to put honey in the upper part of the second deep, so I added a super. Last weekend, they had just started...
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    Re: Newly hived swarm has me puzzled

    Well, that idea didn't work....had a hard time reaching the swarm, tried shaking them into a box, most missed the box, I was covered in bees, and the next day they were back on the limb in the...
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    Re: Newly hived swarm has me puzzled

    You said, "a frame of eggs and adhering bees".... you mean I could put a frame with grown bees in this hive with no problem? Update: Just found a small swarm in my pear tree... could I put the two...
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    Re: Newly hived swarm has me puzzled

    Yes, all the comb is new and white...I am leaning toward thinking this was from a LARGE hive, there was a large swarm on a low hanging pine limb, March 1st, the next Saturday there was a smaller but...
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    Newly hived swarm has me puzzled

    I caught a small swarm March 15th, so they have been in the hive about a month...they only cover about 3 frames, but they have been very active when temps warm up.... I looked in on them this last...
  7. Re: Is it possible to temporarily house a swarm in 2 supers?

    Well, the bees are in the hive and I went out at 8pm and moved it in it's permanent location....supposed to be raining all day tomorrow so they may not have an opportunity to get out. I think they...
  8. Re: Is it possible to temporarily house a swarm in 2 supers?

    no, no deep frames....nothing but medium supers.... should have some deep frames by this next week....
  9. Re: Is it possible to temporarily house a swarm in 2 supers?

    Well, I put a bottom board and two medium supers under them and shook them.... most are in the hive. Now what? Can I move them to where I want them now, or should I wait til dark and move them? I...
  10. Re: Is it possible to temporarily house a swarm in 2 supers?

    But I don't want to keep them in there.... I will need the supers later on for honey... I just want to house them there until this next week sometime and move them into a hive of deeps
  11. Is it possible to temporarily house a swarm in 2 supers?

    I found another swarm (3rd for this year) and I have decided to try and keep them....I don't have any more deeps, but I ordered some that will hopefully be here next week sometime. I have plenty of...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Bradford pears are starting to open flowers, regular pear and plum have buds swollen going to open anytime now.
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    Re: Pigeon Mountain Two Frame Extractor

    Hi ddowns,

    Unfortunately, I didn't see any bad remarks about this extractor and bought the same one you did. I also had the paper stuck to the paint, and now seems I have another issue. I can't...
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    Re: Pheromones

    I bought swarm lure from Mann Lake last year, caught two swarms with it.... now I have THREE hives! :)
  15. Re: 1st big pollen flow, better late than never

    They are sure bringin' it in here! Had a nice day of 68F! Bees were out all day, bringing in baskets loaded with pollen, mostly light gray/light yellow..... I put two quart feeders out with syrup and...
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    Re: Anyone ever have purple honey?

    thanks... do you by chance have a link, or could I access it?
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    Re: Anyone ever have purple honey?

    thanks... I have heard of some of the same things, kudzu, blueberries, grapes and the candy factory in France.... I wondered if bees like wisteria and if it might be purple? I would think there is so...
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    Anyone ever have purple honey?

    Some folks on another forum I am on, asked me if I had heard of it. They posted a link to a blog someone had, that was saying they had heard of some beekeepers getting purple honey, but usually it...
  19. Re: Do hives need a super for winter or not?

    I know last year, I swapped the bottom for the top deep and the bottom was empty, about the last week of February. Of course you know , we got snow now..still snowing right now as a matter of...
  20. Re: Do hives need a super for winter or not?

    Normally our temps are in the low to mid 50's for highs, and 30's, some 20's for lows... this year been different, last few weeks low to mid 40's for highs mostly, several teens and below low's......
  21. Do hives need a super for winter or not?

    Everyone I think I have ever talked to, and info I have seen from the 'net, says to leave 1 super on the hive for bees to use during winter. I recently just bought this book Hive Management from...
  22. Thread: Mannlake

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    Re: Mannlake

    Hey hjsmith00843,
    I just bought some supers from Miller Bee Supply, the deeps are a little cheaper than Mann Lakes, and they are in North Carolina, which would be close to you.. Here is the link:...
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    Re: Cold Blast in the South

    Don't be sorry! I would be venting too, if I lived in all that cold and snow... :) I get cold if it's below 70F! Got some more cold coming this way this week, not as bad as before... High of 39-40F...
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    Re: Cold Blast in the South

    I would think you would take it out... it's like trying to heat two rooms, close the door on one and the other heats easier.....especially if it's empty...
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    Re: Cold Blast in the South

    Actually here, I think they said with wind chill it was -22... a couple of days later my wife saw the bees feeding at the boardman I had sat on a concrete block a few feet from the hive....and it was...
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