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  1. Re: Starting a new hive with foundation-less frames

    Its best to put in a drawn comb. They will build on the frames next to it correctly ad keep spreading out. If you put foundationless next to foundation often they build off the foundation and really...
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    Re: Teens in beekeeping

    Counts towards your creeper points
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    Teens in beekeeping

    How many teenagers do we have on here?
    Im 17 and ive been keeping since i was 12. I taught myself everything about it that i know and i have 3 very successful hives.
  4. Re: How quickly does a colony notice that it has gone queenless?

    Yes. They have too, inorder to raise the larvae to be queens
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    Re: Look at this Hive Stand

    Deffinately wouldnt trust it. Pvc does degrade with age in the sun. Ive seen old pvc that just shatters. I use cinderblocks under my hives, they work great. Also id be afraid of shakes climbing the...
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    Re: did your child us a full suit?

    I cant believe the price of these things. I bought a pair of cover alls from brushy mountain for $75 they also sell those rubber suits for alot less. Im 17 ive been keeping since i was twelve, and i...
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    Re: did your child us a full suit?

    I always absoloutely hated those ideas like that adults had when i was a child.
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    Re: *****video of queen in hive*****

    Bump
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    Re: *****video of queen in hive*****

    Thanks. Just thought id share. Also the new beekepers can watch this to see what to look for when finding a queen
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    Re: Where Are The Beekeepers?

    As you all complain about bees suddenly dying off and being weak and needing medical treatments cough cough
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    Re: Where Are The Beekeepers?

    I think when you all feed processed sugar to your bees you damage them. I also think all of you using chemicals on them damages them. I never feed my bees and i never use any chemciak treatments on...
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    Re: *****video of queen in hive*****

    Heres my complete photo thread

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1986698
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    Re: Hives didn't make it

    I always winter with two deeps, and aim for two supers. This year i only had one super, and they did fine, but i like two because then then have plenty extra, and i can make splits and still have...
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    *****video of queen in hive*****

    Heres a video of one of my queens that I took yesterday. As well as pictures of two of my queens.
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    http://youtu.be/M9cZE9jLwO4
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    Re: Finding the queen

    It will be a couple weeks after installing package till queen lays, atleast in ny experience. Ive always had it take a while. Dont worry shell start layin soon wnough for you. I raised a queen last...
  16. Thread: Queen excluders

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    Re: Queen excluders

    are you talking about those wire grid bee excluders?
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    Re: reasoning behind 1:1 and 2:1 syrup

    Thats a good question. I never feed sugar to a hive with the exception of when im setting up a package (which i dont do anymore since i raise my own queens) i just leave them plenty of honey to last...
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    Re: No Veil Demos are Bad for Recruiting.

    Well for me my eye would probly explode. When I get stung, it throbs, it aches, and it swells!! A year ago i was stung on the wrist while harvesting honey, and my whole hand swelled, and my fingers...
  19. Thread: Laying drone?

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    Re: Laying drone?

    You can be sure you dont have a laying drone. Drones can not lay. If a queen is absent sometimes workers will start laying, but they can only lay drones.
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    Re: Hive Split Now What.

    I dont use queen excluders either. My bees wont go through them. I had the problem of honey in the brood box and brood in the super in one of my hives up unil a few days ago. I had 2 supers on and 2...
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    Re: Re-queening question?

    Move the queen to another hive and they will make a new queen themselves
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    Re: anyone making splits in the north

    Im in northern illinois. Tons of bees in my hives, lots of drones, have saw some swarm cells, and i have sucessfully made several splits already. These last couple nigts its been getting into the 20s...
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    Re: What is this black stuff on the comb......

    Newbee, never ever taste anything if you dont know what it is!
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    Re: What is this black stuff on the comb......

    Jeff, that is kind of an orange is color, and in droplets that streak.
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    Re: What is this black stuff on the comb......

    Sounds and looks like tar from your smoker. I have some black spots on a couple of the top bars of my frames from tar building up in the top of my smoker and dripping out. Once it cools it Doesnt...
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