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    What to do with a swarm queen?

    Could one assume that the queen that left with the swarm is fairly old, as 1or 3 years old and should be replaced?
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    In hiving a swarm how long..

    How long do they need to be kept in the hive before opening the entrance?
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    Re: Does brood comb honey taste different?

    many of my customers prefer dark ...color comes from many sources
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    Re: Does brood comb honey taste different?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by jdmidwest http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png Why not save them for something...
  5. Thread: Beet sugar?

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    Re: Beet sugar?

    I did not buy the nuc...only the queen for a split.
    I thought his "beet sugar" excuse was BeeS !
  6. Thread: Beet sugar?

    by oldforte
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    Beet sugar?

    I have been told by a reputable bee dealer in the area that sugar refined from beets are detrimental to brooding habits from a new queen. Any thoughts? That was the reason for a new queen not laying...
  7. Re: Sizes: Commercial Lumber vs Traditional Lumber

    the R value of wood is dependent on the wood density/species
  8. Re: Sizes: Commercial Lumber vs Traditional Lumber

    I started using reclaimed 1" redwood ...made a lot of boxes...since then am having to add more boxes and find it hard to find 1" lumber to match...unless it's pressure treated. Sooo am laminating...
  9. Thread: workers egg

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    workers egg

    will they produce a bee? what kind?
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    Re: six entry gate double screen

    "The nuc will use the one entrance until it is removed from above the parent colony to it's own stand."


    OK....when moving the split to a new location...how will the bees reorient themselves to...
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    six entry gate double screen

    in making a split with a Q cell and nurse bees on top of the screen I understand that one opens the entry/exit on the opposite end of the parent hive for a short time to let forage bees...
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    looking for covered Q cells

    How often does one need to inspect to identify covered/swarm cells for making splits.
  13. Thread: house bees?

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    house bees?

    when checking out a hive most all bees are on comb in one form or another how can one tell a nurse from a forager? One hears to "shake nurse bees"
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    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    "Whenever you pull a frame and spot the queen think seriously about what you might want to do before you put her back."


    What are the best options in ones decision on what to do next with the Q...
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    Re: So Far So Good this Winter

    Mid-Tn Last Wednesday temps were low 40's ... bees were flying....chance to check mt camp supply...all were running low and need attention...one of the easier and critical tasks of keeping.
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    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    the Dept of Agi should do a study on what makes the cocoon turn dark....there have been far more numerous, costly and frivolous government studies than this.
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    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    try it and see what happens...it's obvious that no one else knows
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    What lubricant in extractor tub

    Lubricating the nylon ball bearing in the pivot post supporting the rack ....would bees wax work in lieu of a food grade lubricant?
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    Re: Double screen for splitting

    " I put a couple of these together in that deep"

    Please explain.....would this method work with mediums?
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    "sources use terramycin regularly"

    never heard the sources say why....both have been successful keepers for many years...one was a university professor of entomology.
    I just assumed for AFB
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    sources would be other keepers
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    Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    All the discussion on BS has me concerned ...heard several sources use terramycin regularly
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    Re: AFB Identification

    how prevalent is terramycin used as a AFB preventative among keepers?
  24. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    How often do you treat....spring and fall?
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    Re: How do you Northern beeks do it?

    not to worry ...with the advent of global warming yous guys will be fine
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