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    Light hives

    Worked in the hives today and two (both swarms, one caught in may and one caught in June) are super light. Feeding, but curious what other Kentucky beeks are seeing right now. They're all bringing in...
  2. Re: What's happening in your hives in Kentucky?

    Tim that's great! I also feel like it's been a great year. Interesting to hear of your swarm.
    We were traveling through
    VA and W VA last week and they had more goldenrod than here,
    But since I've...
  3. Re: What's happening in your hives in Kentucky?

    Mmkay, harley no need to reply then.
  4. What's happening in your hives in Kentucky?

    Hi all! Just north of Louisville here, curious what your hives in this area are up to! :-) thanks!
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Hi- I don't have an answer for you but I'm interested in using a sundance for the first time this year.
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    Re: surprised in the apiary today :)

    Hi Burns, I'm just north of you in LaGrange. I think splitting time has to do with a few things, drone availability, nighttime low temps... I by no means am an expert, this is my third year. Last...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    How do you dip them? Before they are assembled?
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    Re: Kentucky hives-

    Where are they getting pollen this time of year?
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    Re: Kentucky hives-

    Thanks for the reply! I am a member in Oldham County. But I will def find KBA on fb.

    I usually don't get in either, but I may take a quick peek tomorrow, since they are saying sunny/55. Last...
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    Kentucky hives-

    Hi all. I'm just north of Louisville and was curious; what is going on with your hives?
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    Re: bad bee-mom

    Is a high of 54 (full sun) good enough? That's our forecast tomorrow and it gets cold next week. I mean, I should just be able to pull, replace the top and be outta there, right?
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    Re: bad bee-mom

    The frames are empty, and some aren't even drawn all the way.
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    bad bee-mom

    HI all. Long time no post, been a busy summer. Hope all of you have been well. So, I have left too much room on my biggest hive, meant to take the extra super off but each time the opportunity...
  14. Re: Kentucky beeks: when do you extract?

    Thanks all! So, Peter, you pull three times per year?
  15. Kentucky beeks: when do you extract?

    Hi Kentucky area beekeepers: I was curious as to when you all usually extract. I extracted once in early June already. At that time I didn't take all I could have, because of an equipment problem....
  16. Re: How long until swarm has good laying pattern?

    Thank you all! My assumption was that this was an after swarm, simply because of the small size of the swarm. I could be totally wrong!
  17. How long until swarm has good laying pattern?

    Hi all. A swarm moved into one of my swarm traps on May 19. I waited until last week to transfer it out of the trap. (trap is an 8 frame deep) It seemed to be pretty full. At the time I was...
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    Re: inactive split

    How far away did you move the split with the queen? I did this several weeks ago and the splits were only moved 20 yards from each other. All the foragers from both splits will go out to forage and...
  19. Re: Concerned about ventilation due to ants

    My hives sit on cinder blocks. Any ideas for barriers with cinder blocks?
  20. Concerned about ventilation due to ants

    It's about that time of year to start propping or using Popsicle sticks to ventilate. However, I'm concerned with one of my hives re ants. Never had this before, but last time I opened the hive, the...
  21. Moving hive/reorientation question--

    Hi all. Had a few swarms move into bait hives! One I will be moving far enough to not worry about return to old site. The other I caught in my own bee yard and want to move it only about 30-40 yards...
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    Re: Moving swarm trap with bees

    It's in an eight frame swarm trap, permanent equipment will be a ten frame deep. It's in a tree and the per,aren't location is five feet below on the ground.
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    Re: Moving swarm trap with bees

    I only plan to move them down from the tree. Can't take them to another yard.
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    Moving swarm trap with bees

    One of my swarm traps had a swarm to move in on Sunday. Woohoo! It is sitting in the crook of a nectarine tree about 5 feet off the ground. This weekend I planned to move it, only from the tree to...
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    How many scouts=swarm moving in?

    As you all know, bait hives are set out here and there over the county. There's one bait hive in my backyard, and today at 2 pm, husband witnessed at least 30 bees going in and out and around the...
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