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    Re: Moving Bee question

    Thanks everyone. I saw them doing orientation flights. But those 30 or so bees just stayed right at the old hive
    site all day. It just seemed weird to me how they went right back to the old...
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    Moving Bee question

    I need to relocate three hive in my yard. So I moved them about 6 miles away for 2 weeks.
    Today I brought them back and placed them in their new location. After getting them set up,
    I was walking...
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    Re: Light green pollen

    I 'm seeing my Russians bring in lots of pollen here the first week of january.
    But my Italians are not bring any. I see them flying around on warm days, but little
    to no pollen on them.. And I...
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    Re: Moving honey bee question.

    Hey everyone
    Well I have talked them into just leaving them thru the winter..
    I will move them the first of Spring.. So I'm sure this Spring I will be
    back asking some more dumb questions.. ...
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    Re: Moving honey bee question.

    Thank you all for your help and advise.. Seems like theres a hundered different ways
    of doing things. Being a new beek I hope I do the right one..
    Thanks again
    Bill
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    Re: Moving honey bee question.

    Thank you so much for your help. It is supose to get pretty cool this weekend.
    I'll leave them closed up for a while to..
    Thanks again
    Bill
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    Moving honey bee question.

    Hello everyone
    My best friend and I started raising honey bee this year. This week he passed away
    in his sleep. He was a good man and he just loved those bees. A day didn't go by he
    was building...
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    Brood in Honey super

    hello everyone I just finished extracting my supers.
    And in one of them there was some brood right in the middle of
    the frame.. This wasn't a problem when I extracted back in the Spring.
    So my...
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    Re: Can Change in weather cause robbing

    Thank you for your help.. I have closed up the hive. But there is
    alot of robber bees that are now closed up in side the hive. Is this a bad
    thing. What could happen to this weaker hive if these...
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    Can Change in weather cause robbing

    Hello everyone, I have a small swarm I caught about a month ago. I have been feeding them with a
    top hive feeder. Hoping they will be strong enough to make it this winter. There had been no signs ...
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    Re: Honey flow in Central North Carolina

    Thank you
    Our weather has been pretty nice. A little warm but not really that bad. And there is
    about 100 acres of Soybeans right across the road from me..
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    Honey flow in Central North Carolina

    Hello everyone I harvested 2 medium supers of honey back in June.
    I put the supers back on to let them clean out. But I never pulled them back off.
    I went out the other day and look in and I see...
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    Re: Caught my first Swarm today

    Thanks so much for your help. I did go ahead this afternoon and put in a frame of brood.
    Most of it was capped, ansd the is some capped honey around the outside edges.. I have 4 other hives
    so...
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    Caught my first Swarm today

    hello everyone
    I was so excited about catching this swarm. All I had was a 10 frame hive.
    It is a small swarm, So I put a top feeder on and reduced the enterance down.
    If they are doing well the...
  15. Re: Is there a best time of day to retrieve a swarm?

    406407What about a swarm that has been in my swarn trap for the past 6 days. I was going to
    build a nuc box to put them in, but with work I never got around to it. Tomorrow I'm going to get
    a new...
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    Re: Need help with swarm questions

    391Thanks I think I'm going to try and build a nuc box for them.
    until I can get a new hive.
    Thanks for your help.
    Bill
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    Need help with swarm questions

    To today one of my hives swarmed. They did go straight to m swarm trap, so I'm
    happy about that. My problem is I split a hive last week. So I used all my woodware for
    that split. Now the store...
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    Re: Bees like salt?

    There are days here when I'm outside working, and working up a sweat. My bees will come and land on me.
    I can see them lapping up my sweat. I believe it's the salt off my body they are after.....
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    Re: Honey Extracting

    2 medium supers, each with 9 frames.. But I only extracted 15 frames..
    For my first harvest I'm very happy..
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    Re: Honey Extracting

    I just extracted 15 medium frames. And I got right at 5 gallons. And not all the frames were completely full.
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    Re: extracting from crimpwire foundation

    I just extracted my honey yesterday. I have a 3 frame extractor and my frames are the wax wire..
    I just flipped flopped mine a couple of times. Spin alittle on one side then flip them over and spin...
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    Re: harvesting first timer

    No I was not going to feed them. But being this is my first harvest. I wasn't sure what the next step was.. Put them back or just store them for next spring..
    I'm not really worried about a second...
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    Re: harvesting first timer

    So I'm still confused. I just pulled my honey this weekend. Now do I put the supers back on or not..
    Right now I have them about 100 feet from the hives and they are cleaning them up..
    I'm just not...
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    Re: harvesting first timer

    That was my question to. I'm planning extracting my honey today.
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    Re: maybe a dumb slit question..

    Quick update,, I split my hive 48 hours ago. Today the box that got moved has new eggs in it..
    I could not find the queen, but there is eggs. So I know she is there.. The other box I left in the ...
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