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    sugar syrup vs. hfcs

    witch one is the better bee feed?

    i can drive 2 hours or so and get hfcs for 3.70 a gallon or just keep making 1to1 when my bees need some feed
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    Re: What to do with Hive that didn't survive

    i save all my winter killed hives, clean out the dead bees and make sure it was not foulbrood that killed the hive.

    drawn comb for a new package or swarm gives them a head start that can't be...
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    Re: What to do with Hive that didn't survive

    i save all my winter killed hives, clean out the dead bees and make sure it was not foulbrood that killed the hive.

    drawn comb for a new package or swarm gives them a head start that can't be...
  4. Thread: double deep ?

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    i have always over-wintered in one deep and a...

    i have always over-wintered in one deep and a super of stores just wanted to try 2 deeps. last spring i lost 4 good hives to bad weather( bees flew off and on all winter) was thinking 2 deeps of bees...
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    ok thanks think i'll feed em some sugar 1:1 and...

    ok thanks think i'll feed em some sugar 1:1 and maybe help em along
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    got a super full of honey for em plus the 2 deeps...

    got a super full of honey for em plus the 2 deeps just wondering if i need to move it down
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    yall that use 2 hive bodys do you move the super...

    yall that use 2 hive bodys do you move the super of winter feed stores down and set one of the deeps on top of it?
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    bees is alot like people the richer they get the...

    bees is alot like people the richer they get the meaner they get
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    well i reckon i'll find out for myself how rough...

    well i reckon i'll find out for myself how rough the buckfast's can get.
    i tried calling 3 queen breeders and R. Weaver was the only one that answered, guy was real nice and said would ship me a...
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    help one of my hives has come up queenless and so...

    help one of my hives has come up queenless and so far the only breeder of queens that has replied to my e-mails is r.weaver.
    any have thier line of buckfast bees?
  11. Thread: russian queens

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    thinking on trying the russians myself. would...

    thinking on trying the russians myself.
    would you call them a mean bee, or just a bit ill?
  12. haul nucs on the front seat of my wifes chevy all...

    haul nucs on the front seat of my wifes chevy all the time just make sure to shut em up tight
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    fall flow is going real stout here now got stick...

    fall flow is going real stout here now got stick weeds blooming big time want to pull off my supers but am going to wait a bit don't want to crowd em
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    what all do you folks do to your bees to get em...

    what all do you folks do to your bees to get em ready for winter?
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    1 1/2 story is all i use here i have tried two...

    1 1/2 story is all i use here
    i have tried two deeps and all i get then is a big mess, lots of bees no honey and the like.
    with one deep and a med. the bees build up fast in the spring and seem...
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    pulling the brood frames out and putting them in...

    pulling the brood frames out and putting them in the new hives then brushing all the bees in will be a good bit of work, but if the hive bodys they are in now are in bad shape will be worth it in the...
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    four hives have bout filled 9 supers so far

    four hives have bout filled 9 supers so far
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    locust and wild cherry flow has played out here...

    locust and wild cherry flow has played out here now, blackberry and wild rose is bloooming and the ground is white is some places with clover
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    no sir dynamo hum was true

    no sir dynamo hum was true
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    hummmmmmm wfarler that reminds me of a song are...

    hummmmmmm wfarler that reminds me of a song
    are ya a dental floss ticoon?
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    what is the biggest or best in your area?

    what is the biggest or best in your area?
  22. Thread: Forced to move

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    is prob the best reason for having innercovers on...

    is prob the best reason for having innercovers on hives
    oh and by the way the higher my supers are stacked the bigger the block i set on em. lol
  23. Thread: splits?

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    thanks yall lot of good stuff there ...

    thanks yall lot of good stuff there

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    john 3:16
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    good deal buddy lol ------------------ john...

    good deal buddy lol

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    john 3:16
  25. Thread: splits?

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    i have kept bees for many years but have never...

    i have kept bees for many years but have never tried making splits can some one walk me though it?
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