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    Re: Piping Queen

    Yeah, I have some set aside and painted, with more on the way. I have 2 deeps full, with a super, queen laying solid in both deeps, should I just split the hive 50-50 and put medium supers on both or...
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    Re: Piping Queen

    I am planning on splitting it Acebird. I have a bred queen shipping May 5. It will be my first split. I wanted to go into winter with more hives this year so, I filled woodenware on hand with a...
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    Re: Piping Queen

    Yeah, I thought it was kind of cool. Just wasnt sure the deal. First time I had heard it. Yeah, I had to keep my package on the mantle overnight because of a freeze, before I could install it, my...
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    Piping Queen

    Hey yall, Im in my second year so I may ask stupid questions from time to time. Excuse me for that. Anyway, I went into winter with 2 hives, wound up with one. That ones booming. Purchased a package,...
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    Re: Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    Thanks alot J. We are pretty close together. We are looking for rain fri and sat. So maybe sunday. I will try that. honey on the outsides, drawn comb in the middle and split after the population...
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    Re: Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    Thanks for the input. The single is packed full, thats why i want to split now and maybe avoid a swarm. I guess another option would be to give them room to grow. I will already have drawn frames...
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    Re: Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    Thanks, I'm planning on buying. Have a good source I used last year. Snowing now, I guess I will wait for the first warm day, next week.
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    Re: Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    How soon is too soon to split the remaining hive? Should I order a queen now and split as soon as the weather warms up a little? Thanks. G
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    Re: Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    Thanks for all of your input. I will take in account the late split and wintering in singles this year. The small hive is booming maybe I will order a mated queen and split soon. With comb already...
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    Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    Well, I have been out of town. My wife said she thought there was issues with the double, warm day no activity. Went in today and sure enough cluster dead. There were still 4 frames of honey in the...
  11. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Great Prizes count me in, Would be a nice boost for my second year.
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    Re: a rodent

    baby Possum. Good luck.
  13. Re: A sting might have saved my life (true story)

    Wow, what a story, Good Luck with your surgery.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Feral Robbers

    Thanks for the advice dan, perhaps i will reconsider:lookout:
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    Re: Hive Weight going in.

    Thanks guys, the figures will be very helpful. Thanks again.
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    Re: Hive Weight going in.

    Thanks Burns, I have no luck searching, Im sure its a tired subject, spoken on over and over. But thanks for your advice, my single is at least 60, so I guess Im good. I will weigh the double...
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    Re: Hive Weight going in.

    Maybe its a dumb question, but Im new to this. I would sure appreciate some suggestions... It is getting colder here and the flow is gone. thanks. G
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    Re: Feral Robbers

    JW, How can I get some of these bees? I see them around my hives but the gaurds are doing their job well at fending them off, I just see a few but would love to have a hive of these black bees.
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    Hive Weight going in.

    First year here and just looking for some advice, will probably feed some kind of supplement regardless, but just curious how much should my hive weigh going into a Virginia winter. One single deep,...
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    Re: Captured a swarm! Will it survive?

    Im not sure the earlier pic wasnt a case of robber bees trying to gain entry. You didnt notice any fighting? I have heard a bad case of robbing can cause mass casualties.
  21. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    your strongest hive may be able to spare a frame................................
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    Re: Swarm trap deployment - When?

    you sell 125 nucs a year? I would gladly make the drive for a strong few in the spring. PM me if this is possible. Thanks. G
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    Sanofoin? Good source?

    I just planted a couple acres of alfalfa and sanofoin for a feed patch. Thought I had read somewhere that it was a source of flow. Just looking to see if I will have fringe benifits. Any Ideas?...
  24. Re: Should I spend more money or let my bees die

    I dont know what happenned but I didnt see my last reply on the thread so I replied again. If there are no other hives nearby, I hear you can move it a few yards, but with other hives they say it...
  25. Re: Should I spend more money or let my bees die

    I wouldnt move it unless you move it a long ways. JMO. I will let the Pros tell you but I hear moving a hive a short distance is not smart. Good Luck. G
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