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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    I LOVE IT!
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    Re: Harvest timing, when and why?

    I extract around July 4th because I like to have spring honey and I don't want it mixed with the fall. Like WWW said it give me a chance to look at the health of the hives and address issues. I...
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    Re: Mean bees? (Yes, ANOTHER question!)

    Agreed... I have had similar hives and they have always been the most productive. It's really a matter of what you feel like you want to deal with.
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    Re: How long do most neew beekeepers keep at it?

    I have heard that less then 10% make it to year five. I am at year four. I mentor kids. They are around 12 years old. They love going in the hive, but they get tired after the first box and they...
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    Re: queen that dosnt lay.

    I was in your shoes. I offed her a few days ago. No regrets.
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    Re: I think my bees are preparing to swarm

    I would determine if they have any eggs or young brood. If not, whats done is done. Whatever happened, your queenless. I would then look for queen cells. If you find any destroy all but one. Do...
  7. Re: Adding 2 queenless nucs to a single queened nuc???

    You could put the two queenless nucs together in a 10 frame box. Put the queen right nuc in a separate 10 frame box. Then stack them with newspaper in between making sure they both have entrances. ...
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    Re: feeding during summer

    There still going to have syrup in them. Don't try to over think it. If you have three boxes is healthy bees sit back and relax (and do your mite counts, treat if necessary). When the flow comes...
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    Re: Split & Re-Queening

    Why not just release the queen into a nuc and get her laying. Then pull the old queen and combine. Nurse bees will accept her. And the big hive will like her better when she is laying with brood. ...
  10. Thread: trouble?

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    Re: trouble?

    Others will know more then me but nothing you said would indicate to me that this hive was about to swarm. It sounds like a supercedure given that there are only two cells mid frame. Also give that...
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    How Do I Fix This Next Time?

    I won't do any better if I don't know what I did wrong so please advise me. I grafted 14 cups. 6 took. The queen ignored the frame that I put in for her to lay in even though she was confined in...
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    Re: Bees on the ground

    Okay.....I'll check them again. they are only in two medium boxes so maybe the ratio is higher then it appears. Thanks!
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    Apivar in Medium Supers

    I hope I did not over look the medium Apivar strips, but I don't think I did. I have medium brood boxes. Last year I put them in and of course they were too long because they are made for deeps. ...
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    Bees on the ground

    I have a hive that appears sick, slow to grow despite feeling and spotty brood. I am in the process of requeening. I think they had some EFB going into fall. It seems to be the same or maybe sac...
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    Re: Rearranging Comb in the Supers

    I am talking about the honey supers not the broodnest.
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    Rearranging Comb in the Supers

    Is it worth it to put the empty comb on the outside in the center? I have been waiting for them to fill it but I think the just won't and it might be best to just give them another super or put...
  17. Thread: Need help

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    Re: Need help

    Why did you only use one deep as a brood chamber? Crowding the brood into one deep will cause a swarm.
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    Re: Virgin vs Mated

    1. Whether you would see a virgin queen or not depends on you but I can see them and I would think most people would be able to. They look like stumpy queens. Google it so you know what you...
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    Re: Who is on Twitter?

    Instagram. @brookly_queen_honey
  20. Re: how to get bees into hive , not a bee keeper.

    I guess your a beekeeper now:applause:!
  21. Re: "Hi, I want to learn beekeeping and I'm looking for a mentor"

    Sour, I think you are missing Met's point. Obviously mentorships are tremendously valuable. However mentors are usually compensated in some way whether labor or money, because their knowledge has...
  22. Re: Hive inspection video frame by frame- spotty brood.

    Spotty brood often comes from bees removing diseased brood. Bees just starting out generally don't lay spotty. Packaged bees expand on foundation and the queen widens her nest as they build comb. ...
  23. Re: Hive inspection video frame by frame- spotty brood.

    Have you tested for mites if so what are the numbers. I would look at some examples of European Foul Brood on line. I am posting a picture from one of my hives below. Your moving things around so...
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    Re: Agressive Girls

    I see you have been doing this a while (I thought you were new). Aggressive bees are no fun but sometimes they are more productive. How are they doing otherwise. They don't sound like they are...
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    Re: Agressive Girls

    Just wondering if you are wearing a veil/jacket and using smoke. I ask this because you said you got stung on the eye lid and shoulder. Usually people that are covered get stung on wrists, ankles...
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