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    Re: Olivarez bees

    I have been reading this post and can say that Olivarez Carniolans are a good choice bought 3 packages last year had tons of bees all summer long also had 2 hives that have made it the past 2 winters...
  2. Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    I lost 5 hives and a Nuc Now have left over honey and pollen, The hive that is left is working the dead hive next to it lot of bees coming and going is great to see the bees flying. Now waiting on...
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    Re: Queen release into a package

    JustinH
    Thinking with a tarp about spring and early summer storms you may have a hive wrapped up in a tarp poss. damage from being light on weight just thinking may want to just turn you hives...
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    Re: Winter losses

    Out of 6 hives down to 1 also lost a really strong Nuc all of the dead hives have tons of honey most of the bees never moved up just 1/4 inch or less and they could have full frames of honey and on...
  5. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Couple weeks ago did a quick hive check the girls where in the top of the hive what a beautiful site. Even got a bee sting out of it had a smile ear to ear.
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    Re: Built comb with new package bees

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    Thanks plan was to install package on one 10 frame deep then check once a week to see how thing are going when 7 frames are full of bees add 2nd super.
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    Built comb with new package bees

    How fast will a new package off bees take off with frames with built comb? Can you expect a honey crop this year?

    Any thing to watch out for? rebuilding from winter loses.
  8. Re: Questions on the use 10 frame deep swarm trap

    To all thanks and they are ready to go when a if it ever gets warm again two frames old dark comb in middle four new frames on either sides of old comb the trap has a fixed bottom the top is 1/4 inch...
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    Re: 10 frame deep swarm trap

    To all thanks and they are ready to go when a if it ever gets warm again two frames old dark comb in middle four new frames on either sides of old comb the trap has a fixed bottom the top is 1/4 inch...
  10. Questions on the use 10 frame deep swarm trap

    Have made 3 swarm traps out of older 10 frame deeps do you need to just add 4 frames of old comb or more along with lemon grass oil. Also have five frame deep Nucs that can be used I do have frames...
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    10 frame deep swarm trap

    Have made 3 swarm traps out of older 10 frame deeps do you need to just add 4 frames of old comb and lemon grass oil. I do have frames with pollen would it hurt to add a frame or two mix in with old...
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    After a cold snap what to do?

    After a cold snap temps down to 0 to 10 (F) should you do anything to check on a hive? We are back at normal temps 30 to 40 day time. Both hives had stores along with small sugar blocks. Also have a...
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    Re: Bees did not take off at all

    Vance,
    You are correct it is her first year and there should have been many things done different but it was not. Have set up a nice wind break which will help a lot so shrinking down the space...
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    Bees did not take off at all

    Been helping a bee keeper with her hives to get them ready for winter and have found the bees look like they are just installed packages big ones any way they are in two med 10 frame deeps both hives...
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    Re: Newbie with no-bees from Ohio

    Welcome to bee forum Dave
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    Moving of deeps ?

    Was wondering if anyone has ever run into where you found a hive 2 deeps 2 honey supers with honey 3/4 full both in honey supers and nothing in the deeps but built comb and brood have been feeding 2...
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    Re: Heaters for hive top feeders

    Rader yes i have candy boards and would use if needed but was wondering if you could push out your syrup time to the girls another month or so and if needed you would maybe be able to add meds or...
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    Heaters for hive top feeders

    Was wondering if anyone has or knows of a heater that you could installed in a hive top feeder MILLER TYPE to keep syrup above 50 degrees to take a hive later into the cooler parts of the fall and...
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    Re: Screened bottom boards

    I have a Amish bee keeper tell me that no matter what you do the bees will do somethings else.

    I ask him what he does he puts wood chips large ones around the bottom and back of his hives faces...
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    First year hive question?

    I have 3 new first year hives and they are doing great 2 deeps on all 3 as the summer has gone along the rule of thumb was and honey supers to them and let them work over the frames maybe get some...
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    Re: Bees and the 10 frame hives

    Okay thanks i have about 20 frames of honey big frames to add to hives if need to help also so thinking am on the right track just want to pre plan and have a good game plan when time comes.
    What...
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    Re: Bees and the 10 frame hives

    Thanks for the input whats our opinion on adding suger bricks or foduit to your hives? or do you have something that has worked better for you?
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    Bees and the 10 frame hives

    First year in bee keeping

    Installed 3 new hives last week of April so far they are doing super did a inspection yesterday all 3 hives have tons of bees in lower super and in upper supper. The...
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    Re: 3 new hives doing 3 different things

    I agree a Amish bee keeper told me one time when asked how do you take care of so many hives. His answer was do nothing help when you can but just let your bees be bees they will do what they want to...
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    Re: 3 new hives doing 3 different things

    Well after 5 days went back out to check the 3 hives and found that the girls are just doing a bang up job. working all frames with comb and brood tonight am going to add honey supers and give them a...
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