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  1. Re: Deep filled out from an April split and flow on what do I do next?

    Thanks Walt I didn't know they would keep making comb if fed generously during the dearth I thought they only made comb during the flow that is good info.
  2. Deep filled out from an April split and flow on what do I do next?

    I split a hive back on April 12 and the split is in a deep and has built now built out 8 of the 10 frames in the deep and is working on frame 9. I am about ready to add a second box I think. We are...
  3. Thread: SHB Trap?

    by AdamBeal
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    Re: SHB Trap?

    Hey Greg I have small hive beetles where I live and last year I tried fatbeeman's coroplast baited sign traps (didn't work well), thin cd case trap (got a couple of beetles), and beetle blasters...
  4. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    UT thanks for the update I noticed the poplars around my house looked odd the other day the leaves were all full of holes eaten up looking. No blooms that I can see here yet but on them but very...
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    Re: Swarms...What happened?

    What was the nature of the activity you saw was it one or two bees or a lot more coming and going? Like queen bee said could be scouts. I saw similar at my traps before.
  6. Re: How to transfer from top bar to langstroth

    This thread may help:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?309523-Converting-a-top-bar-hive-to-a-langstoth

    My top bar survived the winter and I split it into a lang. I just took a...
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    Re: Foundation pics

    Hey G3farms my son goes to School in Farragut and I work off of Northshore but live in Anderson County. It wasn't your swarm that I got a call about the other day was it? I missed one over there...
  8. Re: There seems to be a lot of problems........

    The funny thing is I went to buy some chickens from this lady nearby last year and noticed 4 hives in her yard with lots of supers on them. I went in and asked her how she liked her lang hives. She...
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    Re: Found a Small Swarm in my Yard

    Thanks for the replies. I guess my strategy now is to not disturb them for a few days to see if they make some comb and then this weekend maybe look through the nuc and try to find a queen. If no...
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    Found a Small Swarm in my Yard

    I found this small swarm yesterday in my front yard. My son and I put it in a nuc but there aren't a lot of bees and I didn't see the queen. I probably just missed her since I am relatively...
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    Re: Feeding sugar syrup & making wax

    My bees started making wax immediately after hiving them just on the sugar syrup they had consumed in the package I assumed. They built comb fast for about 6 weeks then our flow ended and no more...
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    Re: Carpenter bees.

    +1 on Rader's post painting will usually keep them at bay which is why I painted my tbh. Any wood I don't paint they go for it quick.
  13. Thread: Sealing TBH

    by AdamBeal
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    Re: Sealing TBH

    I painted the outside of my hive with exterior latex also. I didn't really seal it but there was a couple of cracks I put some duct tape on until the bees fixed them from the inside with propolis.
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    Re: First Inspection

    My package last year started their comb way in the back too. I just let them do it figured the bees know best. They did great and survived the winter. It's a good hive I split it this spring. They...
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    Re: Installed my 1st package wednesday.

    Here is a thread where some other folks told me to give the package a good whack to get them in the hive:...
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    Re: Installed my 1st package wednesday.

    Hi Knot wiring glad your install went well. I had the same problem last year a cluster of bees wouldn't leave the package box. I put the box down in front of my hive and waited 2 days and was worried...
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    Re: New to beekeeping

    Welcome to beesource Katie this is a great place to ask questions. I agree with the others to not close the entrance. For one thing when you dump those bees in there will be hundreds flying around in...
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    Re: Wintering a Top Bar Hive

    My one TBH with a viewing window made it through the winter fine. We are probably a bit cooler than Raleigh climate wise. I looked in the window a lot over the winter (every 2 or 3 days) to check on...
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    Re: Snake Repellent

    Bee careful about Guinea fowl they are loud. I got 4 of them for tick control purposes. At first they first stayed in the coop with my chickens but now they insist on staying on top of my air...
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    Re: Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    I use top entrance at one end I really like it. My top bars are the same length as a lang top bar and I found that a lang entrance reducer fits right on top of my hive as if it were another top bar...
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    Re: Help buying a Top Bar Hive

    I built the hive Michael linked to here last year:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beestopbarhives.htm

    Very simple to make the hive body the time consuming part was making all the top bars I just used 1...
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    Re: How Much Space?

    I had a window in my TBH which made watching for straight comb possible early on without disturbing them which was really helpful. I didn't open the window for the fist 3 days but checked every day...
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    Re: Atwoods Farm and Ranch Supply

    My problem with learning totally on the internet and books is that beekeeping is local and what advice you see on the internet usually is not factoring in your area. I kinda wish there was...
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    Empty Hive Swarm Trap Entrance Size

    Hi I have a couple of swarm traps made for this spring but I have an empty 10 frame deep I wanted to bait with some old brood comb and LG oil. If I did this what size entrance reducer would I put on...
  25. Thread: Swarm

    by AdamBeal
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    Re: Swarm

    In my case last year I had a hive with lots of room but the bees stopped drawing out comb. There was a population explosion by summer the bees backfilled the brood nest with nectar. There were tons...
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