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  1. Thread: Splits

    by Arlo
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    Re: Splits

    Thanks for the response Lucas I'm really not to worried about honey this year so I will let then grow and like you said maybe I'll get a swarm cell and I can then make a Nuc and go from there.
  2. Thread: Splits

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    Splits

    So I only have one hive this year, and it was started from a Nuc on the 25th of April. I have installed a second brood box on top and both boxes are getting comb drawn and have brood, honey and...
  3. Thread: Drunk Bees

    by Arlo
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    Drunk Bees

    I was watching my bees tonight and I noticed that alot of them basically are falling all over the place when they would land and some would completely miss the landing board. They act like they are...
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    Re: What would you do?

    I only put 5 frames in the bottom and 3 in the upper so hopefully they can cover the brood.
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    Re: What would you do?

    Ok so just finished looking thru the hive. Most of the brood has hatched and the box was paced with bees and honey, queen laying everything back up. I went ahead and checkerboarded the lower box with...
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    What would you do?

    Installed a 4 frame Nuc that I got two weeks ago and moved them into a 10 frame deep. Added 6 frames of wax foundation, the Nuc had about 2 frame just full of brood (which still has not hatched)....
  7. Re: Some bees pics I took recently, thought I would share

    Nice pics was this your cell phone camera?
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    Re: Little guidance needed

    Actually D Coates I moved back to the STL area but I'm sure the same applies for us here. Just did an inspection found the queen and the brood hasn't emerged yet. I've got about 5 frames that have...
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    Little guidance needed

    I'm sure I'll get all sorts of answers but here we go. New Nuc installed on April 25th. Four frames full of brood, stores were a little low. Put into 10 frame deep and them put 1:1 syrup on them. I'm...
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    Nuc Installed Today

    Got my Nuc installed today, 4 frame was packed with brood stores were a little low but put feed on them. Went back a few hours later and the bees were bringing in loads of pollen. Queen was spotted...
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    Re: Awesome Beekeeping Documentary!!

    Nice video
  12. Re: Was wondering if anyone would have plans they used

    Here is another great site
    https://www.youtube.com/user/beekeepersworkshop
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Here is the updated site for Missouri

    http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex264.html
  14. Re: Anyone know when queen will start laying in New England?

    Not if you have 4 feet of snow :eek:
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    Re: Add another Missouri member

    Welcome aboard!!! Great to have you here.:thumbsup:
  16. Thread: Just a few pics

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    Re: Just a few pics

    Thanks Fred yeah she is beautiful no way to miss her!!!
  17. Thread: Just a few pics

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    Just a few pics

    Here are a few pics of one of my hives during today's inspection.

    Nice frame of brood

    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/ArloGut/Hives/Bees001.jpg

    My busy Queen
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    Re: white scales in comb

    AFB?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diseases_of_the_honey_bee#American_foulbrood_.28AFB.29

    Arlo
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    Re: Bee Culture Article

    He does talk about re-queening every year but states that most of the time every two years is what the recommendation is.
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    Bee Culture Article

    This months Bee Culture magazine (May 2010) has a great article on Swarm Control that James Tew wrote gives great detail on how to control your colonies a must read for us "New" beeks!! :applause:
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    Re: brood chamber size?

    This is my first year but on my 8 frame hive I am starting with 3 medium brood boxes, see how the girls fill that out then go from there, interested to see what folks say about this subject. I may be...
  22. Thread: RicDuck ;)

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    Re: RicDuck ;)

    I also picked up two Nucs for Rick great guy and quality bees, Thanks Rick
  23. Thread: bits of flowers

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    Re: bits of flowers

    This could also be Eastern Redbud flowers they are in full bloom here in MO.
  24. Thread: Nucs Installed

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    Nucs Installed

    Here are a few pics of the hives the yellow one is a 8 frame medium and the other is a 10 frame. Installed on Friday and they are both bringing in lots and lots of pollen...
  25. Thread: Swarm Temperament

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    Re: Swarm Temperament

    Pinch the Queen and get a new one!
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