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    Re: Observations on Spring Management

    My question is why with so much open space would they be looking to swarm? Supercedure? Reproductive?

    They are capped queen cells at the bottom of multiple frames and one queen cup mid frame with...
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    Good idea on the gum Colino!
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    Observations on Spring Management

    Started beekeeping last year with cutouts and swarms. I had eight hives going into winter and lost one. The others came through winter well and I am now working on keeping them from swarming. All...
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    Thanks beeks, this is the info I was looking for, I was just about to pitch it, I will boil it tomorrow.
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    I rubber banded what was useable in frames, what was not useable I want to melt down. I didn't know if it was possible with all the various substances that exist in the cells(pollen, drone brood,...
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    Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    I have a lot of comb from a cutout I want to melt down and use but most is filled with old brood, pollen, etc. Can I salvage this comb for use and if so, what is the best process.
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    Re: Pollen Bombers

    BTW, that honey sounds frickin delish!
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    Re: Pollen Bombers

    Your nectar girls are saying, "Houston we have a great problem".
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Michael, I appreciate your input and sharing of information, you are a true asset in beekeeping but I must say I am fully aware of what invasive means and I used it as I intended. The Honey Suckle is...
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    Old Foundation

    I have some plasticell from last season that looks as if the wax has been stripped. Should I had wax to the foundation and if so, whats the best way to do so.
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    Changing Hive Configuration

    Currently I have several hives that made it through winter that are a deep with a medium on top. I want to change the configuration to a double deep brood chamber. The Queens are already laying in...
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    Re: Cut down split--have a couple questions

    Thanks for the question and the response. I will have to try this on a hive or two this year.
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    Re: Bees like to watch baseball

    I was listening to the game when this happened but didn't stick around to hear the outcome, unfortunate. Go Royals!
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    Re: Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    How do you guys do the baggies? How do the bees access it?
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    Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    I just started bee keeping last year and have about eight hives that have made it through the winter but are light on stores. It is getting to the sixties during the day and 30's at night. What would...
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Thats what I was thinking Neil, henbit would be one of the first food sources as it blooms early but I didn't know if the bees worked it. Thanks to the both of you for the repsonses.
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    Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Touching on some invasives here, we have both in plentiful supply in my area and both bloom rather early. Do bees work it, can it provide a substantial nectar flow. We have lots of Henbit in Kansas...
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    Re: Digging out for cleansing flights

    Wow!
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    Lost Hive, Reusing Frames and Reserves

    With the weather forcasted to break into the 50's this weekend I wanted to do some hive checks and a little reconfiguration on a few hives. A couple hives have nearly empty top deep boxes that I...
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    Re: Double Deep One Empty

    Will do, thanks for the input!
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    Double Deep One Empty

    I have several new hives from cutouts this year. The bees filled out one deep box and I put another deep on top late in the year so I could feed them with a frame feeder. Now that it is too cold to...
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    How do you weigh hives?

    I want a weight on all my hives. How can I do this without putting a hive scale on each?
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    Re: Cool and Unexpected

    I am worried about all of the hives running out of chow actually. I fed in October as I don't feel most of the hives had enough and probably still don't. What is an option to feed in this cold...
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    Cool and Unexpected

    I am a first year beekeeper and I have learned a lot this first year with plenty more to learn. I have eight hives I started this year from cutouts and a couple swarms. All the hives are different in...
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    Re: Percent of Honey to Harvest

    Great, thanks everyone for the replies.
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