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  1. Re: Two brand bew queen cells - should I worry?

    are the cells active
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    Re: Deadout with smelly bees

    knock off as many as you can set in the sun and air dry. Pjt them in a hive, they will clean
  3. Re: What do you do when you see supersedure cells?

    I let the cell go or start a new hive with it. Its likely the hive will continue to try to supercede her if you pinch the cell, if they are a small cluster make sure they have enough stores.
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    Re: Should I split a first year hive?

    I wouldn't try to split em, not worth it.
  5. Re: How Many/what percent of USA Beeks have top bar hives now(2015)?

    Even with increased popularity lately, I still think very low figure. Maybe 5-10% of hives are top-bar.
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    Re: When do you remove mouse guards?

    didn't put any on this year. I will remove the entrace reducer sometime in mid april
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    Re: making nuc question

    Atleast 2 frames. Even 2 frames can be a bit risky.
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    Re: Tricking the flow, timing?

    im not seeing any drone brood yet, but i run all foundation so drone brood is pretty rare to begin with..... i would like to start in 1 week but thats unlikely, im thinking 2 weeks, maybe 3.
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    Re: What is "cosmetic grade" beeswax

    Heres the wiki.

    Beeswax has many and varied uses. Primarily, it is used by the bees in making their honeycomb foundations. Apart from this use by bees, the use of beeswax has become widespread...
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    Re: Bees in 3 different cluster's

    my thoughts too
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    Re: 3rd year hive cleaning

    I try to clean up during the first few inspections using a j-hook tool. just the stuff in my way.
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    Re: loads of dead bee's, but still buzzing?

    On a warm sunny day, see how strong they are flying. If the cluster is larger enough they should do
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    Re: What is white wax and when is it first seen

    This year i don't think pollen patty would have done much good for our area. The weather was so cold then instantly warmed up. There was pollen coming-in the first warm flying day.

    Swarms will...
  14. Thread: is it time?

    by burns375
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    Re: is it time?

    I inspected 2 hives yesterday and sold a nuc this morning and transfer that into a new box. Today here is 70 and sunny. No probem.
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    Re: How much pollen is too much

    4 frames is most i've seen in 1 hive. Usually at peak. They will consume the pollen as it dries up. Pollen frames are good for hives raising queens.
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    Re: What is white wax and when is it first seen

    probably maple for my area. Seeing a bit in the hives today.
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    Re: Bee pulling cracked corn from bird feeder

    Pollen substitute. Maples must have not started to bloom yet there.
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    LOL. Main reason why I hate these trees and starlings...with a passion!
  19. Thread: what if?

    by burns375
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    Re: what if?

    I would extract the surplus is thats not too much of a hassle and worth your time for amount. Otherwise i would store or put on another hive.
  20. Re: What is considered "enough" for spring stores?

    Probably okay,.Depends on if maple is good, sometimes you'll get a bit of surplus. I would check back in a week or two, see whats left.
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    Re: Water question

    Thats odd the bees arn't around the pool at all. Must have good water source nearby so I wouldn't worry about. If you do create a water source, recirculating systems with wet rocks work well.
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    Re: cinder block stands

    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq307/burns375/Burns%20Bees/20140813_180127.jpg
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    Re: cinder block stands

    what kind of pipe?
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    Re: Timing the split

    Timing is dependent on cluster size too, just not time of year. Case by case basis. You want to split when you have atleast 5-6 frames of brood. I think anything smaller is a risk for either hive...
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    Re: Can't find my green marked queen

    The marks can wear off. The only way to know is by visual identification or a clipped wing...something like that
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