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    how many brood boxes?

    How many brood boxes do most people run in the Southeast? Some people here only have one, but my concern is that I won't have as many bee's if I only have one brood box as compared to two. I would...
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    Re: Honey Super ?

    Already thought about that, but the bottom is a deep and the super is a medium.
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    Re: Honey Super ?

    Thanks! Anymore suggestions?
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    Honey Super ?

    I'm a first year beekeeper with a 1st year hive. The bees filled out all 10 frames pretty quick, then I put on a QE and a honey super. After a week only a few bees were in the super, so I removed the...
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    Re: feeding question

    Wow, 11 hours later, thanks for the replies. ..
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    feeding question

    I installed a mated queen in my queen less hive two weeks ago and released her four days later since there was still some candy in the queen cage. I checked last Sunday (three days after releasing...
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    Re: Queen excluder

    All that I have in the super is 9 frames of foundation...i might visit my bee supplier and see if I can get some empty comb frames from him.
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    Re: Queen excluder

    To keep me safe from the queen laying in the honey super...remember this is my first year and I'm far from being an expert
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    Queen excluder

    I've been hearing mixed reviews about the use of Queen excluders. Many people don't like them because they think it blocks most bees. If I drilled a hole in the supers above the excluder, would that...
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    what size filter...

    What size filter to you use to strain your honey? I know that most bee supply stores sell the 200, 400, and 600 micron filters. I want my honey to be "raw" but I also don't want people to be freaked...
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    something ain't right...

    I've had my10 frame hive from a 5 frame nuc going for 30 days now. I fed sugar syrup for the first seven days then stopped. When I inspected yesterday, there was just a little comb drawn on frame 3...
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    supercedure cell?

    I have a two week old hive (from a 5 frame nuc) and I inspected it last week and didn't notice any eggs or larva. I inspected again today and all 5 of the new frames still don't have any drawn comb...
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    Re: Did I mess up?

    This is my first year, but everything I I read is that they build up.
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    Re: should i be concerned?

    The flow is on here so should I continue feeding?
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    should i be concerned?

    I had a 5 frame nuc installed into a 10 frame deep box last weekend. I went to check on it today to see what's been happening inside the hive. It was my first time inside of a hive ever so I was...
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    Re: How long?

    This was a nuc that already had a laying queen...gonna get in hive Sunday to see how things look.
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    Re: How long?

    The other five frames was wax foundation. I plan on opening it Sunday and taking a peek inside.
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    Re: How long?

    It was a 5 frame nuc that I installed in a 10 frame deep box. I'm feeding 2:1 sugar water per the beekeeper that I got my setup from. They've almost finished 2 quarts in 5 days.
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    first year honey

    Just wondering if I should expect first year honey in north Florida? Just set up my hive this past Sunday with 5 frames from an established nuc. I don't have anything for extracting or bottling and...
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    How long?

    Just installed my bees this past Sunday. They have been pretty active except for yesterday when it was cold and windy. Question is, how long till they start bringing in pollen. Haven't seen any...
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    Re: Just set up first hive

    Good luck... I just set my first hive up Sunday as well, but I'm starting with a nuc installed in a 10 frame deep box. I'm feeding 2:1 sugar water per the beek that I bought it from.
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    robbing?

    What exactly is robbing? I posted an earlier question about entrance feeders and robbing was mentioned. Just want to make sure I'm not hurting my bees with the entrance feeder. Sorry, I'm new to this...
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    Re: did i mess up?

    No, but I also didn't open the entrance where they were at first. There's been bees flying everywhere today so I guess that is a good thing.
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    Re: did i mess up?

    I don't know much about robbing or beekeeping in general as this is my first hive. My main concern was the number of bees flying around the entrance...I didn't want them to fly away and was thinking...
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    did i mess up?

    I picked up my hive Saturday night that had just been installed with a nuc. I took it home then moved it about 80 yards yesterday. I removed the screen cover that keeps the bees in (during...
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