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  1. Re: seems like my bees quit laying in several of my deeps

    my problem is not sbb because I am no longer using them!
  2. seems like my bees quit laying in several of my deeps

    I run a deep hive bottom with medium super on top. Then I add a medium super when I think I need to in the early spring. More if need be sometimes. This year it seems like lots of my hives have...
  3. Re: Tried to stop robbing for seven days, but the robbers come back

    move it
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    you aren't loading it right. try to balance the load. all 3 frames to the right or try to guess the weight of the frames as they go in and balance all 6 this way. balance the load and you will be good
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    Re: Swarm trap locations

    In a deer stand is a good starting place. They are usually the right height off the ground and in the shade.
  6. I'm done with 9 frame spacers in supers

    I'm standardizing with 10 frames in a 10 frame box. I decided its just too complicated having both 9 and 10. you got to draw out new foundation with 10 frame boxes so I'm just going to all 10. I...
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    Re: Foundationless frame extraction

    I saw where somebody put kabob skewers through the bottom area so bee would attach and this seems better than wire
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    Re: Old Brood Comb

    don't worry, you will have hives die and you will have more old brood comb than you know what to do with!
  9. Re: what size metal lid to order for quart jars in mm?

    what is the item number there?
  10. what size metal lid to order for quart jars in mm?

    what size metal lid to order for quart jars in mm?
  11. Re: in-house observation hive recommendations

    yes of course
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    Re: How fragile are capped Queen cells?

    newer ones ar soft, older ones are tougher
  13. Re: Post Swarm - Source Hive, buy a mated queen or let nature take course

    let it go, commercial queen might be superseded, then you are another month behind!
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    I just killed my b weaver queen. I never had a hive so mean! I've had hives I've been scared of but this one was worse. I gave her about 6 weeks and finally killed her. All other b weaver queens have...
  15. Re: Picked up my first hive yesterday. Advice?

    don't feed it, mouse guard on in the fall, keep your frames centered, get ready for small hive beetles since you are in the south, get another hive because you need a backup in case things go bad you...
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    queen castle success rates?

    What are your queen castle success rates? Sometimes they make it, sometimes the queen doesn't make it back or even the hive gets slimed by SHB. What are your odds of success?
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    Re: plastic frames introduction

    I think this thread is about plastic frames, not foundation. I gave up on my plastic frames this year. I only had 10 but they never seemed to work no matter what I did they eventually quit laying in...
  18. Re: frames in question, were they small hive beetle slimed?

    What about washing out the supers ?
  19. Re: frames in question, were they small hive beetle slimed?

    Yes they are gray!
  20. Re: frames in question, were they small hive beetle slimed?

    anyone?
  21. frames in question, were they small hive beetle slimed?

    I had some frames slimed last year. I had some whole hives leave because of SHB and slime. I just threw away the frames that were slimed. Lazy I know. I think I got rid of all the frames that were...
  22. Re: New package installed on 4-21-14 and already seeing supersedure cells and swarm c

    I disagree. Don't do anything. Let it be. If you put another commercial queen in there they will supersede her possibly. Just let them raise their own
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    Re: First hive from Arkansas

    you should join the greater hot springs beekeepers club. also. be on the lookout for another hive. you really need 2 in case you go queen less. don't overfeed, don't get robbed and try to get your...
  24. Re: Looks like I got took on my first set of nucs...

    having a medium in a deep can be a great thing as far as I am concerned. As a first year beekeeper you don't have drawn comb and you will have a hard time getting bees to move up. Some new beekeepers...
  25. Re: Looks like I got took on my first set of nucs...

    I would not be too concerned about the medium frame, the bees will build it longer. I agree with you though it should have enough bees. At the very least he should have warned you it was light on...
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