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    Re: How many deep supers?

    I hadn't considered the cooling issue! We're still hitting the 90's in the day and high 70's at night. There is also about 2 open frames in the brooders. Thanks.
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    How many deep supers?

    Hey, I have a hive that currently has 2 deep supers (brood). I took off the honey super after harvesting the honey and saw that there was a lot of honey (about 6 full frames) in the deep supers. ...
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    Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    Very Interesting. Salt. Gotta try that. I've been sprinkling cinnamon to help control ants. I'll have to make a mix of salt and cinnamon.
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    Texas Summer Heat

    I've been beekeeping for about 3 years now which have been 3 years of massive struggles! Due to the heat here in Texas (North Texas) hitting 115 in August, I placed my hives under trees so that...
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    Re: No honey in the honey supers

    No, the broodnest is deep and the honey supers are shallow. Good idea though.
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    Re: No honey in the honey supers

    Yes, I'm using a queen excluder. I'll try and remove it this weekend and sweeten up the frames with some sugar spray. As for feeding them, it seems to be a waste as they have TONS of honey in the...
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    No honey in the honey supers

    Question, I have two strong hives and two new hives that I'm building up from swarms. The two strong hives have 2 brooders and 1 honey super each. On inspection, the hives are full of bees, larvae,...
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    Ceder hives : worth it?

    I just lost a hive this weekend to beetles. Just crushed me and started making me wonder if it is worth the work. Then I saw these cedar hives. Do they help keep out the nasty bugs and pests that...
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    Re: What I did right and what did I do wrong?

    Didn't know what to expect actually. Never had a hive swarm. I've lost 2 due to drought and 2 due to wax worms. Now I have one bursting at the seems with bees. Or did.
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    What I did right and what did I do wrong?

    Hey all! First of all, this website is a Godsend! I have had so many answers from reading the forums that I can't thank you all!

    Ok, here's my situation. I started the spring with 4 hives. I...
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    Re: Is beekeeping always frustrating?

    Best advice I've read so far!
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    Re: Is beekeeping always frustrating?

    Being married I learned really quick who was really in charge.
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