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    Excluder or Not

    Just gathering info for next year and would like to hear some pros and cons on using a queen excluder, this is my first year and I didn't use any this year because I knew I wasnt going to harvest any...
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    Re: Mild Alarm Brought Me Here

    I'm recently retired and got into beekeeping this year, I knew I wanted to and was just waiting for the chance, traveled in my construction job so I just hung on until retirement, I started with 4...
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    New Queen VS. Cell

    Say you introduce a new mated queen into a hive that is just building a supercidure cell what you think the odds are she gets rolled, I did just that 20 days ago and she got rolled, 18 days ago I...
  4. Thread: buying a queen

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    buying a queen

    Just wondering if anyone reading tonght ever had a dealings with Dream Weaver queens, just worried a little bit that if I would buy from there what the chances of queen to be Africianized are ...
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    Re: Common mistakes or other topics for a class.

    I was told if they are drawing comb, feed them, I feed right thru the flow and had hives honey bound just after the flow started. They didn't say you don't have to feed during the flow
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    Re: A BadMan in need. A BadMan indeed.

    I too read and studied for almost 2 years before getting my first bee, I started with a nuc this may and my july I had 7 colonies, still doing the reading and studying abour 30 minutes a day, good...
  7. Thread: MAQS question

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    Re: MAQS question

    Yea, I even closed up my upper entrances in both hive bodies of each hive, you're trying to make a chamber out of the hives,
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    Re: Have I screwed up? Troubles with new hive.

    drone comb could mean a laying worker, I did the same thing this yr. trusted and same exact thing, mine had capped brood but no eggs, no queen?? I ended up combining with another hive,
  9. Thread: MAQS question

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    Re: MAQS question

    Yes somewhere it says to close off SBB, I just done with mine a week ago.
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    Re: New Beekeeper, Lots of problems

    sorry no answer here, just wanted to say thanks first your endless hours as a farmer , we all thank men in uniform and I thank farmers also, I too am a newbie beek, and had a lot happen this first...
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    Re: Cleaning Leather Gloves

    I cleaned mine with mink oil they are still stained but they don't stick to everything,
    rand
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    south central pa aug 25, first of the year all 8 frame, deeps, and medium honey supers
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    Re: bees and maple trees

    the hives are not honey bound and the activity ended around noon today, I thought maybe there was dew on the leaves but I couldn't see any and the bees were all at the very edge of the leaf they...
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    bees and maple trees

    Was just outside and as I walked by a 8 yr old maple tree I noticed that it a bee on almost every leaf, sounded like a swarm but bees are over tree like Japanese Beetles, don't know if they are...
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    Re: Newbie mite check

    I have a buddy down in Delaware Co Pa, he got nucs this year out of Wilmington Delaware that were VSH bees #300 per nuc, he did sugar roll on sunday and is treating this week he had counts of 18 and...
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    Re: Newbie mite check

    Just a heads up from a fellow newbie, I did drone checks all summer and found only one mite, did a sugar roll last week and found counts of 13 in one hive and 15 in the other, all new equipment, new...
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    Re: Hallo from NEPennsylvania

    Hey there Derwalde, from central Pa. good luck to ya,
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    Re: Virgin Queen and MAQS treatment

    I know it says it could be hard on brood, I just got through with an 8 day treatment period and every hive I had it on was still having orientation flights almost everyday so I don't know if anyone...
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    Re: What is it you love most about beekeeping?

    I'm a newbee but will never forget that smell my first time in a apiary to purchase bees, the guy had 4 colonies to a skid and skids were set back to back. fell in love with that aroma rite away, I...
  20. Thread: Quilt boxes

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    Re: Quilt boxes

    I went and bought some 99% wool material and had a lady sew up bags out of the wool then in those I fill with cedar shavings from the pet store
    randy
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    Re: Today's inspection

    this is my first year and all summer during inspections I would open drone brood and never found a mite, did sugar rolls last week and found counts of 11, 9, and 7, ( 3 hives) I treated right away,...
  22. Re: Queen with tail in supersedure cell ( whats up with that)

    to Dave, I figured the bees built the cell around the egg, but this was an almost completed queen cell hi on the side of the frame and the queen backed right down into it and I assume laid an egg, if...
  23. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    Make sure the bottom edge or top edge of board is straight, if not, when you cut with table saw the slight curve will just be transferred to the finish product, lay board down with one end in your...
  24. Queen with tail in supersedure cell ( whats up with that)

    Saw a queen back into a supersedure cell while doing an inspection today, don't know if she laid an egg or not, she is a spring queen, didn't think she would lay in one, anybody know what the deal...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I too have been checking on extractors and can tell you most are either 24 or 26 gauge metal and the maxant is 20 gauge making it a little heavier metal, I'm going for the maxant
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