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    Re: Honey supers

    First year from a package ? I would worry only about them building up the colony a and stores for the winter this year. Leave all the honey in the hive. U can always pull whatever surplus is left...
  2. Re: Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    Tried it.
  3. Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    What would everyone recommend for a repellent to keep bees from returning ? Bee gone ? Honey b gone ? Any others ?
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    Re: osb med. hive

    the one thing i can recommend with ur hive design is to use more od a 'coates' style for the ends. meaning,dont do the inside rail to hang the frames from (if u can figure out the dimensions). i have...
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    Re: Trying it again-one question

    i tried cell punching twice this season. finally,on my last starter box set up i simply took a frame of eggs and just hatched brood and put it in. waited 2 days and then moved them all to a 5 frame...
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    only looking to harvest from the overwintered hives from last year which were nucs purchase in early Spring. they built to 2 deeps last year and i got a little harvest. when i made nucs in early...
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    Uhhhhh I'm not asking about making queens or nucs. I'm already making those. I'm just asking if I should be adding supers when they haven't taken over the second brood box.
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    should i add supers ?

    we are in a flow i believe. i am in no way an expert at determining how serious it is though. the reason for my question is because only one of my hives is super strong and in 2 deeps now.i will most...
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    Re: Supercedure???

    make a nuc ? we are in a similar climate im assuming and u could possibly make a nuc by pulling 2 frames. one being brood and one being stores of honey,nectar and pollen. put the queen in the nuc as...
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    Re: help to avoid queen rolling

    its all technique and routine : always separate one of the outermost frames by inserting hive tool between the ears of IT and the second frame. pull outermost frame out towards the inner wall of the...
  11. Re: Continue building brood or go for honey?

    more bees = more honey
    if they can build out 2 brood boxes...let them. remember....its NOT up to YOU when they 'go for honey". its up to them and when nectar is available. if u decide to put a queen...
  12. positives,negatives and general update.

    i've just barely got a small flow started here. im having queen problems with a few hives i made early nucs from and unfortunately those hives are kind of week for the flow to start. one hive that...
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    Re: storeing capped honey

    sheesh...u pooooooor beekeepers hehehe. ive just barely got a small flow started here. im having quuen problems with a few hives i made early nucs from and unfortunately those hives are kind of week...
  14. Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    if u have the resouces,i see no problem with adding a frame of eggs. the worse that would happen is they would make a new, better queen cell than u have now. if they know the hatched queen is ok ,...
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    Re: Passive clearing of honey supers

    if ur in a flow and want to use the escape, add an empty or drawn super under the one u are pulling so they can keep storing. otherwise they might back fill the brood chamber.
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    Re: Queenless hives

    i have 3 wit the same issues. im gonna give them another week and then start worrying more. if not then ill start adding eggs and young larvae.
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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    yeah...that is completely ridiculous !!!!!!!!!!i bet he isnt even making the packages...and only buying directly from Don the reselling them.

    i have no respect for that ebay seller. and he really...
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    Re: New hive - no comb?

    forgo the fondant at this time. the water is also very important for them. make sure every frame is in the hive body or u will be upset when u open the hive to see comb on the lid (or inner cover if...
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    Re: can anyone I.d. this beetle?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicrophorus_tomentosus
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    yeah tell me about it. we had snow all day after a few solid weeks (finally) of nice weather. i even made some nucs because they picked up soo well. THIS SUCKS !!!!!

    i really hope everyone pulls...
  21. colony living in a tree. any ideas how to remove ?

    just got a call to get some bees. exciting because we love removing bees for peeps.

    they are living in a 35 foot tree at about 7 feet up.
    7 or more entrances
    they dont want the tree...
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    Re: Feeding advice on two nucs

    feed
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    put them inside the vehicle if u can. they can be pretty stressed.
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    Re: Pick-up pushed back!

    bees dont have watches or calenders. they will be ready when they are ready. feel assured and positive that ur supplier made a good decision in contacting his customers to let them know they are slow...
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    Re: How are nucs made?

    there are many ways these could have been made :
    - are u positive they are nucs HE made in THAT area ? they could have been shipped in from the south either by them or a nuc delivery truck.
    - did...
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