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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    One of my nucs I started last july and one of my uncle's hives swarmed yesterday. Manchester, Kentucky 40962
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    Re: Spring Supering Question?

    Snarky, I am going to put the supers with undrawn foundation over the brood nest with the old honey on top and put my supers with drawn out comb on top of the old honey. Last year I put some drawn...
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    Spring Supering Question?

    When do Kentucky and surrounding states beekeepers start supering and remove the entrance reducers and how many supers do you add to each hive? I have 15 established hives and 3 nucs I started last...
  4. Re: Kentucky and surrounding states sourwood nectar flow

    Does kentucky usaully have good fall nectar flow, what kind of flowers do the bees work in the fall and about how much honey do you average per hive in the fall flow?
  5. Kentucky and surrounding states sourwood nectar flow

    How is the sour wood flow going so far in Kentucky and surrounding states? My strongest hives have made a shallow super so far. When does the nectar flow end in Kentucky and beekeepers start taking...
  6. Re: feral black german bee honey productivity

    The bees I have are black with white stripes very few are solid black, some of the queens are solid black and some have a little brown mixed in. I bought them last spring, the man I bought them from...
  7. feral black german bee honey productivity

    I have some feral black German bees that are making a lot more honey than my Italians, they are smaller than the Italian bees and are very runny on the comb. I am wondering what other peoples...
  8. Re: Top or bottom supering with foundation question?

    I decided to bait the supers with a frame and bottom super. The basswoods and sour woods are blooming so they might make a few frames of comb honey if they don't completely fill them. I have another...
  9. Top or bottom supering with foundation question?

    There's a good nectar flow right now the bees have all of the supers with drawn comb almost full. I am going to add another super with foundation. Would it be best to place the supers with foundation...
  10. Re: Requeening and swarm control split question?

    I am going to remove the old queen mostly to get queen cells for mating nucs, they're black feral bees that I have been wanting to get some queens from. It's probably a little late to get much more...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught a swarm in a swarm trap yesterday. 6/13/10 Clay County, Kentucky
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

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    Basswood and sourwood
  13. Re: Requeening and swarm control split question?

    Mike, thanks for the reply.
  14. Requeening and swarm control split question?

    Hello, I have been reading this forum for a while and decided to join. This is my 2nd year beekeeping, I bought 9 established hives last spring. I have a strong hive that still has the old queen from...
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