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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    My experimentation with wintering nucs was inspired by your talks at last year's EAS meeting Michael. I am using a deep hive body that has been cut and expanded by 2 inches in width as my foundation....
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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    They will often make a lot of drone cells in the foundationless comb they build. It's beautiful until its all filled with drone brood. Wiring frames for wax foundation gives them a straight guide....
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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    My three packages are now 10 colonies in one state or another. 2 of the package queens are heading up 10 frame double deep colonies. I ran 2 rounds of queens through the other 7 nuc setups. The 7...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    Sarge, how many queens in this colony in 6 years? any idea?
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    Re: 2014 Walter T Kelley Nucs

    We have requeened all 3 of the nucs the we picked up in April. These have been down right nasty bees. Not only at the hive, but 200 yards away for a couple of hours after inspection/manipulation.
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    Re: A whopper of a cut-out!!!

    Curious why?
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    Re: Hive swarmed in front of my eyese today

    A beekeeper from Nepal told us that if you are fortunate enough to be there when the bees are leaving the box get the garden hose w spray nozzle if available and start spraying them and this will...
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    2014 Walter T Kelley Nucs

    I am interested in hearing others opinions on the nucs and bees from Kelley's this spring? We are on a great flow here in Central Indiana and most of the bees are doing well, so I want to be careful...
  9. Re: Newbie first time queen rearing and nuc plans...

    As far as the top feeding goes, I usually feed under the outer cover but I have seen others place a larger tin can over the jar on top of the hive to keep the light out.
  10. Re: Best advice I EVER got starting out: use ALL one-size boxes

    The best advice i think i have received was from Dr Debbie Delaney. Find a local club, THAT YOU LIKE, and attend the meetings.
  11. Thread: Super bees?

    by mbevanz
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    Super bees?

    Someone at the meeting last night mentioned seeing a very large but worker shaped bee in their package hive in the last few days. After questioning he seemed confident that it was not a drone....
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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    Charlie, I have 140 frames of drawn comb, and honey and pollen to give them. The packages were placed on drawn comb and stores almost six weeks ago. They were offered sugar water and megabee in...
  13. Re: Beginning Beekeeper - Checked hives for the first time and found queen cells

    Correction, The meeting is 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    Apologies. Double or even triple "nucs" is my end goal for this season, but what I am making are 5 frame nucs, and that was my question. How many nucs?

    Thanks for the responses so far, it is...
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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    I am using 10 frame equipment that is cut in in half, a 1.5 in divider installed and then gusseted back together. Also boxes that are cut and remade to 8.125 inches as deep supers. 5 frames over 5...
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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    Thanks for the information so far.
    I have 7 capped cells so here is my current plan.

    Today(Tuesday) after dark take 3 package hives to bee yard 5 miles away.

    Saturday make 10 nucs from 3...
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    Re: Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    I also have 2 full size colonies, one is my breeder and another with 2 10 frame deeps and a 10 frame medium super as resources. I am managing these colonies for honey production. It is not my...
  18. Re: Beginning Beekeeper - Checked hives for the first time and found queen cells

    The White Lick Beekeepers meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm at the library in Mooresville. This Wednesday is the day. If you haven't already been to some meetings I highly recommend...
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    Advice on the number of nucs I can make up.

    My goal is to build these nucs into double boxes to overwinter. I am in Central Indiana. My only survivors wintered this way last year.

    I would like to turn 3 packages into as many nucs as...
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    Re: Sycamore for hive bodies?

    We only have time invested in the wood so I think we will make some deep hive bodies and see how they hold up.
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    Sycamore for hive bodies?

    We have a fair amount of sawn sycamore that has been stacked dry for 10 years. Was wondering if anyone has used sycamore for hive bodies? Thanks.
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    Re: Gardner Apiaries

    Got 4 packages 2 weeks ago through a middle man(Tim Wilbanks), 1 killed queen, second has a capped supercedure cell at 2 weeks and what she did lay is spotty with a lot of drone brood(queen limping...
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    Re: Alternatives to Smoke

    What else is going to make the bees think that their home is on fire and cause them to take up all available resources and get out as quickly as possible?
  24. Thread: Queen release

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    Re: Queen release

    I see a lot of pollen in #2. Did you give them frames with pollen from the get go or did these bees collect it? Do you have access to any frames of open brood from another local beekeeper? If so I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call about a swarm in downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday the 20th. The bees were gone by the time I got there.
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