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  1. Thread: 12oz bear

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    Re: 12oz bear

    Got it Thank You
  2. Thread: 12oz bear

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    Re: 12oz bear

    I assumed 16oz of honey was a pound as well but because of its density 12oz made a pound. Just what I was told
  3. Thread: 12oz bear

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    Re: 12oz bear

    Someone told me one time that 12oz of honey was 1lb?
  4. Thread: 12oz bear

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    12oz bear

    Is a 12oz honey bear equal to 1lb of honey? Anyone, Anyone?
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    Combine question

    I have a question. I was given a few old hives and one of them was just in one deep so I placed a piece of newspaper on top of a 2 deep hive and made several slits in it with my hive tool. My...
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    field corn? anygood for bees?

    Do bees get anything from field corn?
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    supers over winter? how many?

    A few of my hives are a deep on bottom with supers on top. I didn't have the deeps available when I needed them so I used supers. The hives are in north central mo. Will one deep with 1 super be...
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    Re: 2nd deep full of honey

    Thanks guys, I think I will harvest a few deep frames to save over winter. They will have plenty of time here in N. Missouri to build up a frame or 2 before everything is dried up
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    Re: 2nd deep full of honey

    I have supers to put on I have heard guys use the term honeybound and didn't know if by leaving that much honey in the deep was bad or not. I also wondered if I had a few deep frames I could drop...
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    Re: 2nd deep full of honey

    I started with 5 packages and 1 that survived winter. I have since split 2 of the packages caught a swarm and was given an old junker hive with bees so in all I have 11. I have 6 at my dads 2 at my...
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    2nd deep full of honey

    I have 2 deeps on most of my hives and a super on top. The top deeps are full of honey and they are storing some for me in the super. Should I leave the full deeps alone or take a few frames out and...
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    queen laying in super

    I added supers a few weeks ago and did not put excluders on hoping they would build comb faster. Now the queen is laying in them. If I put the excluder on now will they use them to store honey in...
  13. Thread: queen excluder

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    queen excluder

    So far I have not had much luck with queen excluders. Compared to hives I don't have them on those hives seem to fill out faster but the queen is laying in the super. Last year I didn't use them and...
  14. Thread: trap out

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    Re: trap out

    I know if I do a cutout I need to find and catch the queen. Then take what comb I can get to and place in frames inside a hive body. Then do I leave the hive sitting there for a day or two?
  15. Thread: trap out

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    trap out

    I have a friend who has honey bees in his house. The unsulation around the airconditioning unit piping going into his house has fallen out and the bees are making a home inside there somewhere. Is it...
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    Hives in full sun

    Does anyone else have there hives in full sun? I dont have room to put them all in afternoon shade? Will they get to hot? The hives are in North Mo. Thanks, Bob
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    Re: natural split with no purchased queen

    Thanks for the information guys I'm still new to this and experimenting as I go.
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    natural split with no purchased queen

    I started several packages in april and have since split 2 of them with purchased queens. I checked a hive yest and both deeps were cram packed but I had no queen to split. I searched for the queen...
  19. Thread: How much shade?

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    How much shade?

    I live in Northern Mo and am currious as to how much shade a hive needs. Most of mine are out in the open in the sun. Is that to much heat in the summer? Thanks, Bob
  20. Thread: first split

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    first split

    Well I did my first 2 splits yesterday. I started 5 packages the first week in April and most of them were started with drawn foundation from my 3 hives that didnt make it through winter. Two of them...
  21. Thread: new hive split

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    new hive split

    Last year I bought a couple new hives and they swarmed late in the year July or august. One of the swarms I caught and it survived the winter.

    My question is can I split hives that were started...
  22. Thread: splits

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    splits

    I had 4 hives going into winter and I lost one so far...I am thinking about splitting....good Idea? Bad Idea? Or should I just leave them alone and do there own thing? Thanks Bob
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    meeting

    I have been wanting to go to a meeting..when is the next one? I would love to go...
  24. Thread: First cut out

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    I'm trying to figure out how to add pics anyone...

    I'm trying to figure out how to add pics anyone help me?
  25. Thread: First cut out

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    First cut out

    Well I tried my first cut out today...I cut the comb and rubberbanded it to the frames..there were bees everywhere!!! I left the two hive bodies next to where I took them hoping they will all go in...
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