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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    Had some bad luck with their queens. Replaced a mine a few years ago and they ended up being VERY HOT! Wooten's Golden Queens out of California are good stock. http://wootensgoldenqueens.com
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    Re: Treat with winter-stores super on?

    So what can you do with the supers during treatment with APIVAR? I was going to treat mine also but all have a supers on.
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    How long between inspections?

    Just curious, how long are you waiting between inspections on established hives? I know you can tell a lot just by watching them come and go or with a quick peak inside and listen. Just being curious...
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    Honey flow in NE Oklahoma???

    I believe the flow here in Ok has already started. What are the blooms that I should be watching out for in the future or what are the dates?
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    Re: Drawing wax foundation

    Queens are there, I am just not being very patient with them!
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    Re: Drawing wax foundation

    Yes, 1:1 right now.
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    Drawing wax foundation

    Any tips or tricks out there to get my girls to draw out the wax foundation? These are in my brood boxes, not the honey supers.
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    Bad reaction to bee sting!

    Bad reaction to bee sting!
    This is my 5 year keeping bees. I have been stung many times with nothing more than a whelp the size of a quarter. Went out to refill their sugar water yesterday evening...
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    Bad reaction to bee sting!

    This is my 5 year keeping bees. I have been stung many times with nothing more than a whelp the size of a quarter. Went out to refill their sugar water yesterday evening and on the way back, ended up...
  10. Thread: Winter Patties

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    Winter Patties

    Who has the best winter patties? Are they all the same?
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    When is it too late to ReQueen?

    Like the title says, when's it too late to get a new queen? One hive just hasn't done to well this summer. Only has one deep on it, they never have started on the second deep, still have 3 frames to...
  12. Thread: Lazy Hive?!?!

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    Lazy Hive?!?!

    I have 5 new hives this year. 4 are doing good, 2nd deep super on all 4 and they suck down a quart a 1:1 in a 8 hr period. Slowly drawing out comb in the 2nd deeps. The 5th hive will take a quart of...
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    Re: not drawing out super comb

    A friend told me when I started with bees that "a queen excluder is really called a honey excluder!" It's true!!! I own 5 of them and never use them.
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    Where to buy bulk sugar?

    Where is the best place to buy bulk sugar? For now, I am getting it a Sams. A 50# bag is going for $30. Does anyone have any suggestions on where else I can buy? Im in Oklahoma.
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    Ultimate Hive Cover?!?!

    Anyone use one of the new "Ultimate Hive Covers" yet? If so, how strong are they and can I still strap my hive down with a ratchet strap?? Looks like a good idea.
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    Re: Need to spray pasture?!?!? HELP

    It's not ragweed, been doing some net surfing. Not sure what it is.
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    Re: Need to spray pasture?!?!? HELP

    I think it's ragweed but not sure. I have mowed it a few times but this stuff has spread like fire. My pasture is only about 4 acres.
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    Need to spray pasture?!?!? HELP

    I need to spray my pasture for weeds, they are taking over. I have 6 hives on it and 2 horses. I know pesticides are NOT good for my bees but what else can I do? Can I move my hives off my land and...
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    When in spring to treat for mites?

    I'm in Oklahoma, when do i treat for mites in the spring? We didn't have much of a winter here and I lost 3 hives, I believe to mites. Lots of blooms starting up.
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    Hive top feeders for winter

    Going to need to feed some hives over the winter, what type of feeder is good? They will be used on 10 frame supers.
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    Re: Question on moving hives a short distance

    So if I do this during the winter months, will I still lose some bees?
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    Question on moving hives a short distance

    I have made a new bee yard and would like to move my hives. It is only about 50 yards from their current home. When would be the best time to do this? I figure the winter months when they are not as...
  23. How and when to get rid of old, dark comb?

    Ok, i know how to get rid of old comb but what about the brood, pollen and honey that is left in the comb? The other part is when do you take old comb out? If I were selling nucs I would give the old...
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    Re: Won't draw out honey super foundation!

    Thank you all for the info!
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    Re: Won't draw out honey super foundation!

    Thank you, I'll give it a try.
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