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    Re: Not drawing out comb in super

    Hey Keth, Thanks for the response. So that's what a strong hive looks like. :) We had a very short spring and are now in the middle of a hot summer and drought. I think the flow in my area was...
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    Not drawing out comb in super

    I have two "strong" hives in their second year. I added honey supers to each hive this spring, no queen excluder. One hive has 7 drawn out frames and they are starting to cap off the honey now. The...
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    Re: not drawing out super comb

    I have two hives in their second year. I added honey supers to each hive this spring, no queen excluder. One hive has 7 drawn out frames and they are starting to cap off honey now. The other has no...
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    Re: switching to a screened bottom boards ??

    HA! I live in Columbus, Ohio. I've got two of our hottest months ahead of me, then a couple of nice months before the freezing cold, (hopefully). I'll have lots more questions about winterizing...
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    Re: switching to a screened bottom boards ??

    Oh man, I haven't figured out the summer issues yet, don't know if I'm ready to think about winter yet. :-)
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    Re: switching to a screened bottom boards ??

    That makes sense. Think I'll give it a try. I'm sure you're right, there is one thing I've learned in my first year of bee keeping. There are lots of different opinions out there,
    and it can get...
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    Re: switching to a screened bottom boards ??

    Interesting. I want to be clear. Your SBB's are on top of a piece of plywood and there is no sliding tray? Do you think it matters that mine is not on plywood and the base is open?
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    Re: very weak hive

    So yesterday, I got my new queen. I removed the weak hive from the top of the strong one, (all were full of bees!) and placed it at the strong hive location, after adding a couple frames of brood...
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    Re: switching to a screened bottom boards ??

    Just curious how it went? I just moved some hives around, after combining and was surprised how well the bees handled it. I have to admit that lifting and carrying two deep supers full of bees was a...
  10. Thread: very weak hive

    by fishman
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    Re: very weak hive

    Thanks for all the advise! I went ahead and followed my local guy's advise. The weak hive is now on top of the strong and I have ordered a new queen. Next week I will add a couple of brood frames...
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    very weak hive

    Hi, my name is Bill and this is my first year of bee keeping. This is also my first post in this forum.

    I have two Carniolan hives in Jonstown Ohio. I started with 10 frame deep supers and a top...
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