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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    We keep putting chemicals and pesticides in our hives, would it not be better to try to raise bees that survive on there own? maybe bees that are more varroa resistant? I am no expert very far from...
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    In my opintion 1) Would just start to feed early this year. 2) Insure that if you have a weak hive combine with a strong hive. 3) Make sure your hives are facing to the south for the winter sun,...
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    Re: Do bees move stores around

    So having a extra honey super with built comb and foundation to work would be a good thing to have.
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    Do bees move stores around

    When there is no flow on do the bees in a hive move stores around? Have been seeing or think am seeing stores in one place on a inspection go back 7 days later some of the stores are gone filled with...
  5. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    I would brush hog it all down low, then turn ground under (deep) let it sit for a couple of weeks then rake into a pile and burn. Plant it with a clover wild flower mix if you are wanting it for...
  6. Re: Post your Ohio swarm calls 2013 and 2014

    2 so far in Greene County (XENIA) 1 of 5 pounds the other of 7 pounds of bees both put into 2 deeps with built comb they are building up like crazy. These bees are all black i mean everywhere very...
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    Sluggish bees

    I have a hive that is well not acting well the bees are there but sluggish can open hive use no smoke while doing inspections, the brood patteren is all over the place. The color of some of the bees...
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    Bees acting slugish very light in color

    I have a hive that is well not acting well the bees are there but slugish can open hive use no smoke while doing inspections, the brood patteren is all over the place. The color of some of the bees...
  9. Re: Can someone post pics of brood from egg to being capped

    JWChesnut super thanks so if am seeing day 6,7,and 8 thats a good thing lol
  10. Re: Can someone post pics of brood from egg to being capped

    Okay great and thanks just had some frames last night that had a mix of drone brood and brood in middle of frames trying to get
    a handle on what if anything it maybe
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    Thanks, when they talk open brood meaning before beiing capped?
  12. Can someone post pics of brood from egg to being capped

    I am wondering if someone can post pictures of how brood looks from egg in the cell all the way to being capped? what does open brood looks like? Whats a good patteren to a bad one. What would a...
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    Re: Large swarm captured

    In southwest Ohio i do not thing so.
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    Re: Large swarm captured

    Thanks will do asap!!
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    Large swarm captured

    Captured a very large swarm over 7 pounds of bee with queen have put into a 10 frame deep with a frame of honey the other 9 frames are on drawn comb. Thinking of adding a 2nd deep (very soon) with a...
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    Re: Can you make some Nucs

    Thanks Colobee making some calls to some of the local bee keepers,

    But may just make some splits to save those extra queens.

    Never have banked queens. What is the best way to do that?
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    Can you make some Nucs

    This coming Monday 2014/05/19 a buddy is getting 3 packages and 3 extra queens. (Why the extra queens do not ask me, his thinking is to have them as back up) To save these extra queens can you start...
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    Re: 10 frame deep as swarm trap

    I have a couple more to build up, also have a few old Nuc's that will be placed out and about.
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    10 frame deep as swarm trap

    Have come into some older bee hives deeps with no frames, wondering if they would make a good swarm trap? My plan is to put a soild bottom on a, center cut inch and half entry hole and on the inside ...
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    Re: Olivarez bees

    I have been reading this post and can say that Olivarez Carniolans are a good choice bought 3 packages last year had tons of bees all summer long also had 2 hives that have made it the past 2 winters...
  21. Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    I lost 5 hives and a Nuc Now have left over honey and pollen, The hive that is left is working the dead hive next to it lot of bees coming and going is great to see the bees flying. Now waiting on...
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    Re: Queen release into a package

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    Thinking with a tarp about spring and early summer storms you may have a hive wrapped up in a tarp poss. damage from being light on weight just thinking may want to just turn you hives...
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    Re: Winter losses

    Out of 6 hives down to 1 also lost a really strong Nuc all of the dead hives have tons of honey most of the bees never moved up just 1/4 inch or less and they could have full frames of honey and on...
  24. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Couple weeks ago did a quick hive check the girls where in the top of the hive what a beautiful site. Even got a bee sting out of it had a smile ear to ear.
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    Re: Built comb with new package bees

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    Thanks plan was to install package on one 10 frame deep then check once a week to see how thing are going when 7 frames are full of bees add 2nd super.
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