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  1. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    MB, why do you say they might wait for the eggs to hatch. If they don't have anything else to choose from, what other choice would they have?
  2. Thread: Bottom Boards

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    Re: Bottom Boards

    3/8" entrances have failed to stop rodents from getting in my hives. I used that size exclusively my first two years and I had mouse damage in hives both winters. I am now armed with mouse guards. ...
  3. Re: Spinoff of # hives. How many hives to be totally self sufficient?

    If YOU robbed a frame from each of 20 hives every other week would you just let them requeen or would you supply a queen? I would think it best to provide a queen, but I'm new, so I'm happy to...
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    Re: Can swarms combine?

    Sounds like a very cool experience.

    I've done the "sheet thing" a couple of times and I love watching them march in the hive that way.

    For what it's worth, I helped a friend catch a swarm...
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    Re: This is interesting...

    It clearly states, that: "Its well known in beekeeping circles that a certain temperature will sterilize the mite eggs prior to fertilization without harming the bee eggs."

    I can't believe you...
  6. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    That sounds so simple when I read it. LOL For some reason I never add queen math up correctly.

    I've got myself in a pickle again I think, so somebody please check my addition. I have a very...
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    Re: Supply List for Assembling Frames?

    Never heard of that, but I will definitely try it. Got a picture of one?
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    Re: Going to give grafting a go tomorrow...

    Same here.
  9. Re: Small cell bees can crawl through the venting slots in my helmet.

    I can say I'll never have that problem.




    I shave my head so I won't feel a bee touch my hair.
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    Re: Putting hive in pasture with a horse

    Yes, yes, good gracious yes. Whoever wrote that cows and horses see bee hives as scratching posts was dead on. My first year I put 3 hives in a pasture around our pond that we rarely ever use. I...
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    Re: Supply List for Assembling Frames?

    Many will say yes and I will tell you upfront that for every foundationless frame I have, I have 20 with foundation. I tried foundationless last year and made a mess during the hot weather. The...
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    Re: Differee in bees

    Someone will likely post that the dark bees are old bees that have the hair worn off them.

    I never see bees that dark in my hives. Maybe I don't have any old bees. :)

    You may have caught some...
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    Best narrow crown staples I've used.

    I've used 3 different types of staples in the past 3 years. Until a couple weeks ago, most had been Hitachi, with some being Bostitch.

    I decided to change brands because I had rust showing...
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    Re: Supply List for Assembling Frames?

    1) A frame making jig box to make frames.
    2) Titebond III
    3) Senco 1 1/4" narrow crowned staples for top and bottom

    NO nails in my frames. I bought some my first year that were nailed...
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    Sticky: Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Okay, thanks. I still have capped drone brood hatching nearly every day. I know the colonies could start kicking them out at any time, but I can at least give it a whirl. I used swarm cells to...
  16. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    Thanks. I guess that's what they had in mind.
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    Sticky: Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Michael, you said not to raise queens under dearth conditions. For me, that will mean no queen rearing after Mid to late May each year. Is it possible to raise quality queens during a dearth period...
  18. Re: Spinoff of # hives. How many hives to be totally self sufficient?

    Thanks for all the replies. Unless I've missed something in the past 3 years, it's hard to buy queens and make timely splits here, so that the split will be populated enough to make enough honey...
  19. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    One thing I noticed with the still viable queen cells was that the cap on the end of the cells had been chewed away but the cocoon was still intact. I noticed this in another hive that I placed...
  20. Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    If you have a frame of open brood, put it in with the swarm. That will keep them in the box. Move them where you want them now, before they orient to the new hive.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    The rain this year has surely been feast or famine. Mostly feast. It never ceases to amaze me how fast it can go from muddy to dusty with this poor soil on Sand Mountain. I'd guess we've had about...
  22. Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I bet you'll have new queens (virgins) before you get your new queens next Saturday. :)
  23. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    Tenbears, I should have monitored them more closely. The main reason I didn't was due to not wanting to unstack the full supers to get to the brood nest.... Next time, I'll unstack the supers. ...
  24. Re: When to remove Queen cells from notched queen rearing

    Yes the hive will make emergency queens but the cells will be better, resulting in better fed queens if the comb is notched. If you don't already know, look up On The Spot (OTS) queen rearing.
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    Re: short frames in a Deep

    They'll likely draw drone comb beneath the bottom bar, or at least that's what's happened here when I've put mediums in a deep. When you add a box, put a deep on top. At some point in time (it...
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