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    Don't reverse, Just inspect for disease, split...

    Don't reverse, Just inspect for disease, split and/or requeen. the less you manipulate your colonies the more they produce.

    Do put all the frames and hive bodies back in order as you close up.
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    I have recently purchased a breeder russian from...

    I have recently purchased a breeder russian from Glenn Apiaries to ad to the mix. I'll start re-queening the rest in about a months time. Leaving the two Italians alone

    That should give me some...
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    The Russians are in double deeps now, I have 2 to...

    The Russians are in double deeps now, I have 2 to 3 weeks of flow or more because of all the moisture in the ground.

    Of the four I started with I had one bad queen that was killed and replaced...
  4. I use 2 Deeps for the brood nest and have plenty...

    I use 2 Deeps for the brood nest and have plenty of bees, room and winter survival.

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    Chuck
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    Seems they only move it if the caps are opened,...

    Seems they only move it if the caps are opened, sealed honey will stay put till it either eaten of opened up
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    Virgin Queen in the hive before introduction of...

    Virgin Queen in the hive before introduction of new queen?

    Also remember that it will take 21 days before the new brood does show up to make a significant change in the mood of "evil" bees.
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    speell? Welcome ...

    speell? Welcome http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif

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    Chuck
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    I just bought 5 hives with mixed plastic and wood...

    I just bought 5 hives with mixed plastic and wood supers and hive bodies. I just submitted an order to Kelley's for wood replacements. I'm just glad he had wood frames in there. The plastic hive...
  9. Thread: Stolen Hives

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    Wish that would happen more often. Too many times...

    Wish that would happen more often. Too many times the thefts go unreported and nothing happens to those bee rustlers.

    Hope the thief gets is just rewards. Just think how he is going to explain to...
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    We have willows blooming big time here, to bad...

    We have willows blooming big time here, to bad it's not warm enough to fly today 38F

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    Chuck
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    2:1 sugar/water syrup as soon as possible...

    2:1 sugar/water syrup as soon as possible (weather/Temp permitting) if you are to save them, if they have brood they will not move to the honey you add to them.

    If the weather is warming up feed...
  12. Thread: hives

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    5 at present count with splits and 4 packages...

    5 at present count with splits and 4 packages planned for.

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    Chuck
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    Will do!. Pick up my Russians there on the April...

    Will do!. Pick up my Russians there on the April 5th. Figure it will take a good three weeks before any brood hatches that will be the first mite count after the 17th.



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    Chuck
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    I ordered my NWC queens from Strachan Apairy in...

    I ordered my NWC queens from Strachan Apairy in Ca. they'll send it to you via Priority mail, the queens will arrive just fine. I'm in North Middle Tennessee and they did fine last summer. Good...
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    This year I'm doing a comparasion between the...

    This year I'm doing a comparasion between the NWC's from Strachan and Russians from Kelley.

    In April, I'll have 4 russian colonies and 4 NWC's all queens are production queens. My base to...
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    The main reason I don't wear gloves, is simular...

    The main reason I don't wear gloves, is simular to Don's. They are cumbersome, I have squished a lot of bees wearing them and got stung many more times from that.

    Plus gloves get very hot in the...
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    I started out in leather gloves along with the...

    I started out in leather gloves along with the full bee suit etc. As I progressed in experience and confidence I took steps to get out of the gloves.

    First thing, I cut the fingers off mid-way I...
  18. Thread: Branding Irons

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    Last time, I got one was from Kelly's in KY a few...

    Last time, I got one was from Kelly's in KY a few years back.

    My dad had one made from a machine shop locally to fit on the end of a propane torch to brand the exterior of the hive bodies, bottom...
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    Did they spray for Mostquitos? Cpecka

    Did they spray for Mostquitos?

    Cpecka
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    Yep

    Yep
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    We call it happy hour! Chuck

    We call it happy hour!

    Chuck
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    It may be mixed with the honey brought up from...

    It may be mixed with the honey brought up from the honey bound brood frames.

    Yes, the flow is over here in Clarksville too and I have about 10-12 gallons to extract on Thursday if the weather...
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    Your reaction is normal. Some swelling occures,...

    Your reaction is normal. Some swelling occures, you may even have some swelling in the lymph nodes on your arm and legs. As long as you have no shortness of breath difficulty in breathing, or...
  24. Thread: Used Woodenware

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    Contact your local beekeeping organization, some...

    Contact your local beekeeping organization, some get into groups and have their equipment irradiated together. Works great, but timing is everything.

    Chuck
  25. Thread: Ventilation

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    Yes we here in Clarksville TN are using the...

    Yes we here in Clarksville TN are using the screened bottom boards with a 3/4 inch upper entrance and my bees appear to be with out stress.

    Chuck
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