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  1. Thread: queenless

    by livz2hunt
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    Re: queenless

    I would think you could. I am going to try to combine two hives, a freshly caught swarm colony with an existing week queenless hive, doing the newspaper method. I will lay down a piece of newspaper...
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    Re: Newspaper combine-how long to chew thru

    Yikes! I definitely do not want to lose my bees......... I am curious to know when you move the one hive to combine on top of the other, will the foragers return to the old hive location or the new...
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    Newspaper combine-how long to chew thru

    How long does it take for the bees to go through the newspaper when combining hives this way? How many layers of paper? Do i need to polk holes?
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    Re: I completed my first walkaway split

    I removed evrything, drone cells and queen cells in between the boxes. I left the queen cells that were hanging on the face of the comb itself. Maybe i did wrong, but i assume they will go ahead...
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    I completed my first walkaway split

    Well only time will tell, but I made a split a couple days ago and it seems to going good. I had a really strong hive that was building drone comb between boxes and starting build queen cells...
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    Re: Where are the Drones?

    This hive is really expanding quickly. I would like to start a nuc from this hive. If I go into the deep broodbox and pull out a couple frames of brood and a couple pollen and honey and place them...
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    Re: Where are the Drones?

    That must be the reason they have been building so much comb between the boxes. They are trying to raise drones in that space. I will try one frame with no foundation in it. Thanks for the input.
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    Where are the Drones?

    I have yet to see a drone bee around my hive. I didn't see any drones last year either. Is it possible that this hive will not produce any drones. I use foundation bought from Mann Lake Ltd, not sure...
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    Re: Found a lot of SHBs

    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried sprinkling rocksalt under the hive and on the ground around the hive. Seems to me it would kill any creature it come in contact with, I know salt water will...
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    Re: Best honey plants for virginia

    Buckwheat is a very fast growing plant that bees love. I have been told that it flowers in just six weeks from the time it sprouts. Deer love it though and you'll have a hard time growing it if you...
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    Re: First pollen of 2010.

    Are there any farms around where someone might be feeding livestock. I have seen them in the cow feeder going after the tiny particles of I guess corn flour, molasses, or whatever is in the cow feed.
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    Re: 2nd year beek question. Swarm control

    Thanks, but I believe you need to give the credit to my bees.Lol!
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    Free bee hive Dallas Tx Area

    For someone in the Dallas Texas area better jump on this.
    This was posted today on Craigslist.



    I had a tenant that had a bee hive. If someone wants to come and collect them before they get...
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    Re: 2nd year beek question. Swarm control

    I can borrow an extractor. I hadn't thought about that. That will help clear some room. Thanks!
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    Re: 2nd year beek question. Swarm control

    Did an inspection on one hive this afternoon. Bottom deep has lots of capped honey, some capped brood and some uncapped brood. 2nd medium super the same. Lots of capped honey and good patterns of...
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    Re: 2nd year beek question. Swarm control

    [QUOTE=AR Beekeeper;509489]During an ordinary spring swarming will begin between March 22 and the middle of April. What effect your feeding will have on the swarming urge I can't say but usually it...
  17. Re: Order from Hardeman, Gardner's, or Wilbanks Apiaries?

    I'm not sure about a website. You could try googling it. Their phone number is 912-739-4821

    address:

    Wilbanks Apiaries Inc
    PO Box 12
    Claxton, Ga. 30417
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    2nd year beek question. Swarm control

    I have two hives that were started last spring. Both wintered good with stores still remaining. I live in central Arkansas. One hive has a deep and two medium supers. The other hive one deep and one...
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    300 degree sugar

    Seems like melting sugar would bee so simple. I mixed 4 cups of sugar and about 1-1/2 cups of water and heated to 275 degrees it melted and bubbled just like it should. I mixed 1/4 tsp lemon grass...
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    Re: How to keep genetics?

    If I do the 5 frame nuc split. Assuming the bees raise their own queen how long before it would be ready to go to a 10 frame hive and bring home.
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    How to keep genetics?

    My brother has a hive of bees that were caught out of a tree about five years ago. They have lasted this long without requeening or any treatments ever. He lives about 1-1/2 hours drive from me. I...
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    Re: A swarm landed on one of my hives!

    Swarms never cease to amaze. I have alot of unanswered questions about swarms. Landing on top of another hive just doesn't make sense to me. Maybe they wanted to be neighbors.:)
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    Marked queen swarmed and caught.

    A question came to mind recently. How many of you have ever caught a marked queen along with her swarm of bees. It only stands to reason that this could possibly happen.
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    Re: VSH or Minnesota Hygienic

    Yes,
    try buying a breeder queen from Glenn Apiaries!
    Ernie[/QUOTE]

    Ernie, Have you bought Queens from Glenn Apiaries or know someone who has? Thanks!
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    Re: VSH or Minnesota Hygienic

    Thank you Danny. That is what I've been looking for.:)
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