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    Re: Weight of Langstroth 10 frame hive?

    Thanks. I was afraid I was getting light. Yes it is warm. Warm enough break in and pull frames? Cache valley will hit temps in the teens easily for the next month. Should I be concerned about...
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    Weight of Langstroth 10 frame hive?

    I've made it through the winter so far but I am questioning how much honey is still stored in my hive. I don't have a scale but I figured I had roughly 130 pounds in total hive weight last fall ( 2...
  3. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Great prizes! Great for a newbie like me with one hive.
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    New queen is not laying like I expected.

    I requeened the 3rd week of Sept. and a week later she was laying just fine. I fed 2 gallons of 2:1 syrup and consolidated my hive to 2 deep boxes. I inspected this weekend and I saw very little...
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    Just missed a swarm?

    I noticed some flight activity around a sign post today within a half mile of a bee yard. The nearest tree or any elevated structure is also at least a half mile away. I stopped to look and the...
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    Re: Rearranging brood frames in 2 deep hives

    thank you for your thoughts. I was also thinking about taking 5 frames and starting a nuc with a new queen. Heck maybe even replacing the old queen as well to try and make 2 hives for next year. ...
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    Rearranging brood frames in 2 deep hives

    I think I have gottem my answer by doing some research but wanted to bounce it around a little and make sure. I have 1 hive that was a swar capture the middle of June. They took off strong with 10...
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    Re: Carniolian or Italian for a requeen?

    I tried feeding for 10 days after I hived the swarm. Of course there was a flow going on but I felt like they got syrup bound in bottom deep. that is why I placed the second deep. I thought maybe...
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    Re: Carniolian or Italian for a requeen?

    I appreciate the response. Could you elaborate as to why? Should I be worried about the Carniolan raising enough bees for winter? This is what the commercial beek told me. He said go Italian this...
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    Carniolian or Italian for a requeen?

    I was told by a commercial beek that my queens laying pattern was not very good. He suggested I wait a few weeks and see if the colony replaces her. Its been a few weeks and I see no signs of...
  11. Re: They are now building lumpy comb and not as rapidly as before.

    Thanks again! I read about the 11 frames in a 10 frame box on your website. It makes sense. A little worried about space to get frames out. 10 frames give me plenty of space to pull frames though....
  12. Re: They are now building lumpy comb and not as rapidly as before.

    Yes one hive only. I agree with you onthe10 frames and have 10 in the top deep. Just can't make 10 work in thebottom with the donated frames. I followed Michael's advice and took all the fin comb...
  13. Re: They are now building lumpy comb and not as rapidly as before.

    Thanks Michael! I've noticed you are always really helpful on this forum.:thumbsup: Just a thought, but your helpfullness encourages me to buy your book, keep it up. Is there any merit to my...
  14. Re: They are now building lumpy comb and not as rapidly as before.

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    Are you able to see these? Thanks for your reply. Yes I make sure that I push all the frames together in the middle. The Bottom Deep only had 9 frames because my that is what...
  15. Re: They are now building lumpy comb and not as rapidly as before.

    Anybody? this is my first hive and I don't know what to expect.
  16. They are now building lumpy comb and not as rapidly as before.

    When I first hived the swarm on 6/12 I gave them 5 frames of old comb I got from a friend. Since then they filled out the other 4 with uniform comb. I fed them for 10 days and they completely filled...
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    Re: drawing comb on the second deep w/o feed

    I've been doing some reading and I read that from age 12 to 17 the bees job is to produce wax. Older bees can but are not as efficient. I am at day 26 after hiving the swarm and day 20 from first...
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    Re: drawing comb on the second deep w/o feed

    Apparently I do not know what I am doing posting pics. I thought I only sent a link to 2 pics but here is the entire collection of pictures I took Sat. Please feel free to critique them all and let...
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    Re: drawing comb on the second deep w/o feed

    I am having trouble as well getting them to draw comb on new foundation. When I first hived the swarm on 6/12 I gave them 5 frames of old comb I got from a friend. Since then they filled out the...
  20. Re: I know, Another 'when to stop feeding question'

    This is something I come across with my hive. I caught a 7-8lb swarm on June 12th and fed 1 qt/day for 10 days. I started them on 5 frames of old comb and 4 of waxed foundation. by the 10th day I...
  21. Re: Looking to start beekeeping in northern Utah

    Welcome, although I'm a new keeper myself this year. I've had my swarm for 2 weeks now but I am hooked.
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    Re: Advice on adding 2nd deep

    Snuck one little peek tonight.only removed inner cover and looked between frames. Very little activity in the sencond deep. A little concerned.
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    Re: Is this an acceptable brrod pattern?

    How long has she been at it? I'm just curious since I am brand new at this.
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    Re: Advice on adding 2nd deep

    Of course acting like I understand and doing it are 2 different things. I opened my 1week old, hived swarm last night and decided to add another deep full of foundation since I had met the 80% drawn...
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    Re: ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture

    The message said office hours were M-Th. Oh well.
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