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  1. Re: How to transfer double nucs into 10 frame equipment

    Thanks to all for your thoughts. Like all this input. Still not sure what ill do. But now i have more to think about till Spring :)
  2. How to transfer double nucs into 10 frame equipment

    When i transfer my 5 over 5 nucs to 10 frame equiptment this spring should i put it in 2 ten frame boxes or put all frames in one box and add 10 new frames on top. Any ideas? Thanks.
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    Re: Honey price in your area

    $8 for pint. Only sell to friends, family,and coworkers though.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Moved 4 hives to black oil sunflower field yesterday. There were bees already working them. Lots of ferrel bees on them. Wasnt sure they would work them but feel better after seeing every head of...
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    Re: Give management software

    Just reseached here on BS. Pretty easy to use. Just really needed way to keep up with health of hives. Made it easy to see what i had found durring last inspection. You can have several bee yards...
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    Re: Give management software

    Hive Tracks is best i have found. I just used the free version. Note: Dont accidentally delete anything they wanted $ to get it back. I just started back with handy dandy notebook after that.
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    Re: Adding Second Supers

    I have always put them on top. I need to add one today and wondered about this. Thanks John.
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    Adding Second Supers

    Anyone put on second supers under full supers. Wonder if they would use them quicker if bees had to travel over them to get to one already working.
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    1) Lost 3 of 12 Double deep hives.2 looked like they starved with average of 3 frames honey left. Other looks like it lost queen as numbers were very low.

    2) Lost 4 of 5 Fall Nucs. 3 of these...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    I found that my early nucs built comb and queens filled it with brood with the honey flow on. Made for strong hives. Later nucs did require feeding and were subject to lots of robbing. I hope to get...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    What breed queens are you using Sharpbees?
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    Most of my first splits will be for increase. Have 2 Nucs earmarked for friends and may sell a few after i get what i want. Planning on going from 11 to 20 colonies before next winter. Some of those...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    No hurry but i would like for bees to take full advantage of spring flow .With doing walk away splits the queen wont be mating for at least a couple weeks . So if i start middle of april it wont be...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    First week of April i made first splits. Lost 4 of 5. Longer than normal spring, lots of cold and rain, and unsuccessful mating/lost queens was my guess.
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    I will be doing walk away splits in 5 frame nucs. Had good luck with them in past but early start didnt do as well last year due to weather. Later Spring splits were 100% success.
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    Thermometer on truck said -8 this morning. Ready for Spring here! What kind of queens Vance G.?
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    When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    Weather lets me I hope to do some splits in Early April here in Ky. How about You?
  18. Thread: Boxes

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    Re: Boxes

    X2
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    Thanks for the tips Michael Palmer I appreciate it .These are Italian bees. most of my other full size hive had quit brooding by First of October. our honey flow had stopped by then. we did have a...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    Fed several gallons from Mid August when i built Nucs till mid October.Maybe 3 to 4 gallons per nuc. Did not notice very much robbing but possible. Looked like hives had lots of food but still had...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    On top of frames. With empty box. Kept feed on at all times.
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    I was feeding 2:1 sugar syrup with 1gallon paint cans. Fed on t
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    I Lost 4 out of 5 of the 5 frame Nucs I built in August. I fed heavy until October. Still starved about 2 weeks ago. There were so many bees in all nucs . i think this lead to too much food being...
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    Re: winter 5 frame nucs in northwest ky?

    Lost 3 of 5 fall nucs this year so far in Western Ky. Had better luck last year. Fed them hard. Had some robbing issues with 1 for sure. Other 2 losses were light on food when died out. Agree with...
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    Re: Lost a Couple Hives

    I think the bees were clustered away from honey. Had several days of cold weather. I have heard that bees in cluster can not move to get to honey. All bees were heads in comb and clustered with no...
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