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  1. Re: When is the best time to use a Queen Castle

    I have used that castle for the 1st time this year. I started out using slot 1 and 3. Then expanding to a 5 frame configuration. I have used one of the queens to requeen a hive. It is really...
  2. Thread: Top feeder

    by NCBeekeeper
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    Re: Top feeder

    I like these Mann Lake feeders. You have to be careful when filling them to not drown the bees. I fill mine really slow and it allows them to move up as the syrup is coming in. If I filled up to...
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    Re: Lots of swarms

    Probably ok. Queen might have not emerged the day after the swarm.. She takes 7 days to really get out to mate I believe. Then she takes a few days to get laying. I would just keep a eye on it. ...
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    Re: Lots of swarms

    Had 3 swarms on one this season. Problem was the weather wouldn't let me do a full inspection. In the low 50's. The bee's are built up and ready to go. Nothing to do. So they Swarm.
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    Do you have capped worker brood?
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    Re: Killed the queen in a swarm, what now?

    I would keep looking. I had a have swarm and it had 4 queens yesterday. Crazy
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    Re: Killed the queen in a swarm, what now?

    Are you sure there wasn't at least 2 queens in the swarm?
  8. Re: Central Maryland Beekeepers Association (CMBA) taken over by extreme alarmists

    Don't really see a issue with it. Seen it on Facebook... Scrolled right past it. You can easily delete the emails and its behind you. Never met 2 beekeepers that do and think the same.

    Really...
  9. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    Find a mentor... Are you near any Bee Clubs? I would reduce it down to a smaller box if I had one and Feed, feed, feed, feed, 1:1 sugar syrup. It honestly doesn't look very promising, but never give...
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    Re: HFCS 42--need some advice

    Death Sentence!
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    Turn it upside down and let gravity do its work.
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    When you have to heat your honey in these containers after it crystalizes, how well does it work?
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    Just Say NO to Plastic.... LOL. Spend the money and get the glass.
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    What causes a hive to Swarm 3 times?

    I assume the roller coaster weather and the strength of the hive in early March has sent this hive into a run of afterswarms. Has anyone had this problem?
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    3-8-2014 Richlands NC 60's nice swarm
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    Re: American Foulbrood (Any answers)

    Did you feed them corn syrup?
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    Re: American Foulbrood (Any answers)

    Call your local NC bee inspector. I had a similar thought with some of my hives, but it was just varroa the destructor. They will be able to help you out. This will give you a good piece of mind...
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    Re: Multile Swarms from one hive

    I am no expert at this, but I had multiple hives swarm multiple times. I also witnessed a swarm hive already swarm this Sunday. They were honey bound and the guy I gave them too only had 2 supers...
  19. Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    Yeah. I sort of figured that. I just got carried away with my last swarm I found.
  20. Re: Its that time of year for the Annual Ollie OD Frank swarmathon competition

    I think catching swarms may be the best part of beekeeping too me. Its such a thrill... I am at 10 this year all ready. The last one was Saturday and I was driving down the road about 6pm about...
  21. Thread: Swarming

    by NCBeekeeper
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    Re: Swarming

    I created a mess with pollen patties and feeding them. They were booming and have swarmed a few smaller ones instead of larger swarms. Yesterday one of my normal hives swarmed a monster swarm. I...
  22. Thread: Swarming

    by NCBeekeeper
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    Re: Swarming

    Deep broad - Emrie sp? Shim - Medium Broad - Shallow honey supper all drawn out. I recently put 4 shallow supers on them weeks ago. It is all 10 frame and they are staying within the first 3...
  23. Thread: Swarming

    by NCBeekeeper
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    Swarming

    I am unsure of what is going on, but I have the feeling I have had a hive swarm 3 times already. It was loaded with bees the last time I looked, but they were not moving up into the boxes I put on....
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