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    i put shallow supers of permacomb on my hives in...

    i put shallow supers of permacomb on my hives in the end of june and since then nothing has happened that i can see. no wax being drawn, nothing! any other beekeepers in the area with a similar...
  2. Thread: weight of honey

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    thanks!

    thanks!
  3. Thread: weight of honey

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    how much does a gallon of honey weigh?

    how much does a gallon of honey weigh?
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    does anyone know what nectar flow is on in SW...

    does anyone know what nectar flow is on in SW michigan right now? i extracted honey a few days ago and put the frames out for the bees to clean off and there are only a few bees doing it. i have to...
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    old scout, thats a good idea. thanks all.

    old scout, thats a good idea. thanks all.
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    how will i know if robbing is a problem?

    how will i know if robbing is a problem?
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    i removed two deeps filled with honey from my two...

    i removed two deeps filled with honey from my two best hives (i will never use a deep for honey EVER AGAIN!, too heavy!). after i extract i want to put the drawn comb on my new splits. is it better...
  8. Thread: basswood honey

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    do any of you oldtimers know how long the...

    do any of you oldtimers know how long the basswoods/lindens bloom for? i'm in SW michigan and the blossoms should be opening here soon, i'm curious to know how long the bees can forage on them for.
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    altbier, last year when i was in the same...

    altbier, last year when i was in the same position as you (just starting) i asked the same question, and this is the reply that sticks in my mind (its from michael bush): you have to keep in mind...
  10. Thread: queen questions

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    thanks hawk

    thanks hawk
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    i forget to say: then in this hot weather i clear...

    i forget to say: then in this hot weather i clear all the debris out from beneath the hive and this probably facilitates good air flow!
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    i think the screened bottom boards are probably...

    i think the screened bottom boards are probably appreciated by the bees at all times of year. that and a hole drilled in one of the hive bodies and/or top supers. last winter i stuffed a bunch of...
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    thanks

    thanks
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    whats a slatted rack?

    whats a slatted rack?
  15. Thread: queen questions

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    wow, i did mine with only 4 frames of...

    wow, i did mine with only 4 frames of brood/pollen/honey. do you think there is a critical mass required for the split to work? in other words, do you think you could make a split with one frame of...
  16. Thread: dirty drawn comb

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    i have some shallow frames from last year that...

    i have some shallow frames from last year that have been somewhat chewed on and pooped in by mice. just a little bit, though. if i put them on the hive, will the bees clean them out enough for me...
  17. Thread: queen questions

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    how many frames are in a heavy split?

    how many frames are in a heavy split?
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    thanks jalal and michael

    thanks jalal and michael
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    If a queen is removed from a productive hive, is...

    If a queen is removed from a productive hive, is it more probable that a laying worker will take over than that they will make a new queen? also, how long after a mated queen is released from her...
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    micheal, i jusy read this note about not...

    micheal, i jusy read this note about not destroying queen cells, right after i destroyed a queen cell! oh well.
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    a few weeks ago i shook out a laying worker hive....

    a few weeks ago i shook out a laying worker hive. i had two other queenright hives. i inspected today and one of my good old hives is now queenless (i assume as i saw only sealed brood and no eggs...
  22. Thread: splits

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    thanks all

    thanks all
  23. Thread: splits

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    sorry michael, i meant should i feed the queen...

    sorry michael, i meant should i feed the queen and attendants in their cages until i can hive them?
  24. Thread: splits

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    do you think i should feed them? the problem i'm...

    do you think i should feed them? the problem i'm having is that it has been cool with threat of rain here since they arrived. i will hive them tomorrow, but in the mean time... thanks for your...
  25. Thread: splits

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    i've been reading alot about making splits and am...

    i've been reading alot about making splits and am wondering if i can pull frames of brood and pollen/honey from existing hives, put it in a new hive body, stick my new queen in and leave the hive in...
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