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    How much is too much and how little is too little...

    How much is too much and how little is too little when it comes to inspections?

    I inspected my year old hive today for the first time this year. They had connected the upper and lower chambers and...
  2. Thread: Ventilation

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    No, I'm not feeding pollen patties. The top cover...

    No, I'm not feeding pollen patties. The top cover is propped up @3/8 of an inch and there are vent holes in each of the supers. This is just odd! I was wondering if there are so many bees that they...
  3. Thread: Ventilation

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    The hive is in part shade in the morning and...

    The hive is in part shade in the morning and sun/shade in the afternoon. I do have vent holes in the supers at the top (these are 3/8 inch holes) There are two on the very top super and one each on...
  4. Thread: Ventilation

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    Yesterday, I removed the top from my hive and...

    Yesterday, I removed the top from my hive and discovered a lot of moisture had condesated on the inside of the cover. Further inspection revealed that not only the water had collected but had run off...
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    Michael, Thanks for the info, I was amazed at...

    Michael,
    Thanks for the info, I was amazed at how easily the honey strained; I harvested about 2 quarts.
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    I want to extract the honey from three frames but...

    I want to extract the honey from three frames but I do not have access to an extractor. What is the best way to get the honey without destroying the comb? Thanks for the help

    Sean
  7. Thread: Honey Harvest

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    I have one 6 inch super full of honey, It weighs...

    I have one 6 inch super full of honey, It weighs @ 40-50lbs. As for the hive, it consists of two deep brood boxes which are absolutely fullof bees, I didn't get a feel for its weight though. There...
  8. Thread: Honey Harvest

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    I have Honey! I have one super full and have...

    I have Honey! I have one super full and have moved the full super up and placed an empty one in its' place. I have checked the hive and it appears very strong with an incredible amount of bees...
  9. Thread: Need Bees!

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    Does anyone know where I can find a package or a...

    Does anyone know where I can find a package or a nuc of bees? I have a nuc on order but it won't be ready until the first of May. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    We are in the middle of Indian Summer here in...

    We are in the middle of Indian Summer here in Huntington WV, Our first frost was about 10 days ago with cool nights for the past couple of weeks.

    So it sounds like they're getting ready for...
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    Hello everyone, I checkked my hive today after...

    Hello everyone,
    I checkked my hive today after leaving it alone for 4 weeks. There are almost eight full frames of honey, several frames of pollen but very little brood; less than half of one side...
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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I inspected...

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts.
    I inspected yesterday and found the population had grown somewhat, a fair amount of forragers and a good bit of honey in the upper brood chamber. I did notice...
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    I checked my hive yesterday for the second time...

    I checked my hive yesterday for the second time this year and noticed some changes from 10 days ago. There are considerablly less bees and seven of them looked very old, with dark bodies and only...
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    What is a slatted rack? and how does it help...

    What is a slatted rack? and how does it help prevent swarming?

    Thanks

    Sean
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    This is my first winter with my bees. I checked...

    This is my first winter with my bees. I checked them two weeks ago and noticed about a handful of dead bees on the screened bottom board. I didn't open the hive nor did I listen for a "buzz"; I hope...
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    Michael, Don Thanks for the info, I moved the...

    Michael, Don
    Thanks for the info, I moved the inner cover down to the top of the 2nd hive body and left two frames centered inside the 3rd hive body and place it on top of the inner cover. The cover...
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    I am a first year beekeeper and inspected my hive...

    I am a first year beekeeper and inspected my hive the on the 10th of November. Everything looks fine, I replaced my top feeder with the inner cover and allowed space for venting. Almost all of the...
  18. Thread: fall feeding

    by smac101
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    I too am new at bee keeping. I am in Southern WV...

    I too am new at bee keeping. I am in Southern WV and have three deep brood chambers. I have seen lots of activity at the hive with many of bees bringing in pollen. I will be treating for AFB in the...
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    I have been reading about top hive entrances in...

    I have been reading about top hive entrances in addition to the common bottom "porch" type. So today I drilled a 5/8" hole in the top front of my top hive body. Is the size about right? It seems...
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    Clay, Kevin, Hook Thanks all for the help, I'm...

    Clay, Kevin, Hook
    Thanks all for the help, I'm not sure of the fall flow in south west WV but I will keep feeding until the frames are drawn. Hopefully the comb will be drawn by the time the fall...
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    Clay, Kevin, Thanks for the info. One more...

    Clay, Kevin,
    Thanks for the info. One more question, should I continue to feed now through to winter? They have about 10 frames of foundation to draw out. Just one more!, should I scrape the burr...
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    My bees are clustering on the outside of the...

    My bees are clustering on the outside of the entrance, sometimes hanging from the bottom board and extending up the front of the bottom brood box. I have a screen bottom and a tray feeder on top and...
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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think I'll...

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think I'll let the bees go natural this year and see how they do.
    Take care all.

    Sean
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    I am in my first year (2months) of beekeeping;...

    I am in my first year (2months) of beekeeping; the hive is doing well with two brood chambers and a very active queen. I am thinking of adding a third brood chamber in the hopes of splitting next...
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