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    Re-use of cutcomb frames. Question.

    I did a super of cut-comb and wanted to reuse the same frames next season. I left a border a few cells thickness around the edges. I would like to re-use without foundation. Should I cut-off the...
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    Half-capped frames??What to do?

    I have a few supers with partially capped frames. They had way too much uncapped to extract with the fully capped ones. I currently have them in the garage. I am currently treating with apiguard...
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    9 frame spacer tool help?

    I am going to go to 9 frames in my supers since I have drawn comb this year. Anyone have plans on making some sort of 9 frame spacer tool? I tried to space them evenly but end up with some almost...
  4. Cut comb and extracted supers, what order?

    I will be putting supers on my three hives in the next few weeks. I am doing cut comb supers and extraction supers (comb already drawn from last year). Which should I put on first? Should I divide...
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    Shawnwri, I live in eastern KY and still have...

    Shawnwri,
    I live in eastern KY and still have some asters blooming (in protected places). The bees are working them every day in the 50's.
    Jeff Patton
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    The closure of the Dadant branch is a real blow...

    The closure of the Dadant branch is a real blow to my beekeeping hobby. I could drive to Frankfort in less than 2 hours and pick up a truck load of supplies to save on shipping.............no to...
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    Japanese Knotweed is extremely invasive. As...

    Japanese Knotweed is extremely invasive. As mentioned, it is a noxious weed and illegal to grow (on purpose) in many areas. My sister-in-law has it in her back yard and treats it with round up...
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    I was getting ready to post a similar question. ...

    I was getting ready to post a similar question. There are bees fighting on my wet supers and extracting equipment (both open fed far from the hives). As far as the wax flakes go, my bees dont seem...
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    Could I let them rob out the uncapped and harvest...

    Could I let them rob out the uncapped and harvest the capped that is left? Or will it absorb water while capped?
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    I would but it is on wired foundation. I wish I...

    I would but it is on wired foundation. I wish I had done more cut comb honey this year. Will bees rob out the capped cells too?
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    No I dont. But we have been needing to buy...

    No I dont. But we have been needing to buy one.... If I were to freeze them, do I put them back in the spring and let them bees finish them, or put them on after treatment for the bees to use?
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    What to do with uncapped frames?

    I removed the last of my honey supers today. I had already extracted once and replaced the supers for a second harvest. After extracting the ripe frames, I still have alot of frames that are...
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    Just wanted to know how long the unused mixure...

    Just wanted to know how long the unused mixure (powdered sugar) lasted. In other words, do I need to mix up a new batch every fall?
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    How long does Terramycin last?

    How long will terramycin last after being mixed with powdered sugar? How do you store it?
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    How about Lavender?

    How about Lavender?
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    I actually put the supers back on the hive and...

    I actually put the supers back on the hive and they were cleaned nicely. I usually leave my wet buckets of sugar syrup out by the garden after feeding to let the bees clean them up. They find them...
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    Bees not eating honey

    I extracted my supers last month and set out my honey covered equipment for the bees to clean up (extractor, buckets, cappings, etc.). Nothing happened. The bees wont touch it. The ants, however,...
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    Tim, I have Goldenrod in bloom in E. KY (Boyd...

    Tim,
    I have Goldenrod in bloom in E. KY (Boyd County). It may be Early Goldenrod .............I havent pulled over to see which species it is.
    Here is a link to a picture of it....
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    I had a similar situation. One of my hives was...

    I had a similar situation. One of my hives was starting on its second super of foundation and the other refused to touch the first. Then all of a sudden they drew and filled it in several days. I...
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    Help with queen cells in hive.

    I checked my hives today and found one of them had several queen cells in it, as well as, two supercede cells (all finished and capped). This is the same hive that I believe swarmed on me yesterday. ...
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    Lost them. Checked today and they are gone.

    Lost them. Checked today and they are gone.
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    My first swarm

    I lost my first swarm yesterday from one of my Italian hives. It was a huge swarm, larger than a basketball. Luckily it landed in a small oak tree about 30 feet from my hives. I wasnt prepared for...
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    Maybe a deer ran into it?

    Maybe a deer ran into it?
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    I just got one of the grippers like on MB's page....

    I just got one of the grippers like on MB's page. I love it!! Between gloves and my fat fingers, I always had difficulty gripping my frames. Not anymore. It is also easier to put them back...
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    Smoking and supers

    How do you keep from getting smoke smell/flavors in your supers? I will be supering for the first time next week and was wondering how to do inspections once the supers are on?
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