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    Re: Lost hive brood box peculiar

    I thought they added honey to pollen for winter storage. My pollen frames often look wet. Thought I read this was normal but can't remember where.
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    Re: How many medium's to start with

    Starting with 1 will work just fine. It's more than enough room for a 3 pound package of bees. They will draw out the first box of foundation pretty quickly if you are feeding them or there is a flow...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What is your favorite bee tool?

    The bee suit is my favorite tool. Love bees, don't really enjoy getting stung. This tool increased my confidence and enjoyment of working bees more than anything else. I still get stung from time to...
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    Re: Hardest part of winter to get through?

    March seems to be the month for losses around here. Expanding broodnests require lots of pollen and nectar. They burn through stores quickly and sometimes lack of forage or good flight weather allows...
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    Re: Foundation color

    Black is helpful for brood comb as it makes seeing eggs and small larva easier. Either will work for honey and pollen storage.
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    Re: telescoping vs migratory

    I've been using migratory covers for a couple years and this year started using a feed bag inner cover. The reason I started doing this is the bees are using a lot of propolis on top of the frames to...
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    Re: How many hives did you start out with?

    Started with 1 because of timing and money. They survived the winter and I made a split in early spring. Some way or other they have turned into 18 colonies after 4 1/2 years, in spite of my...
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    Re: TF For 5 Seasons of More - Please Stand Up

    Got my first hive in spring of 2010. Currently up to 18 including nucs. Have never treated. No losses last winter. 6 in, 6 out. I have purchased a couple of queens, but most are produced here using...
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    Re: Foundation question?????

    I had no idea! I got it now. Thanks!
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    Re: Foundation question?????

    Lauri, what do you mean by "correct cell angle "?
  11. Re: Swarm control - Demaree preferred over Checkerboarding?

    I'm curious as well!
  12. Re: The gentle honeybee population is nearing the endangered list. The honeybee's

    Ha ha!:popcorn:
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    Re: Late season Queen Marking attempt

    Don't do it . Kill her and you kill your best hive. Accidents happen! Ask me how I know. Kill her now and there's little chance of recovering from this mistake!
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    Re: Bulk Sugar Storage

    I've been using 5 gallon plastic buckets. Cheap, long lasting, and seal well. I use them for all kinds of stuff.
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    Re: Capping bucket honey changed color

    If I had any questions about quality, I'd keep it for my own consumption. Don't want unhappy customers!:)
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    Re: Just dark pollen right?

    The first pic is a brood comb. They get darker over time. The other 2 pics look like newer comb with pollen being stored. Pollen comes in a wide variety of colors. Everything looks fine to...
  17. Re: Can I overwinter Bees in a nuc in North Carolina??????

    I live in middle Tennessee and have overwintered 4 frame medium nucs. Michael Palmer lives in the frozen north and overwinters nucs regularly. There are excellent threads and videos explaining his...
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    Re: Can't find my (marked) queen!

    Don't look for the mark. It's easy to focus on the mark and ignore what is really important. Look for the queen!:)
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    Re: When to harvest queen cells

    That's what I do. Move 10 days after graft.
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    Re: Getting over the hump

    I like to experiment as much as anybody, and I understand your desire to try different hive types. However, the Langstroth hive seems to me the easiest to manage for honey. Maybe concentrate your...
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    Re: Brood in honey supers?

    Not at all unusual if you don't use a queen excluder. Colonies raise drones wherever they can.
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    Re: Return of the prodigal queen

    Glad to hear it all worked out!:)
  23. Thread: Taktic

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    Re: Taktic

    Apivar says it is amatraz based.
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    Read "First lessons in Beekeeping". Buy a copy of American Bee Journal and read it and look at the ads. Surf this forum. Join a bee club. Get your equipment ready this winter and order a package or...
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    For those looking to buy a few plastic containers (around 100), I have found Betterbee's bulk packaged bottles to be a good deal. I just received 100 1 lb plastic queenline squeeze bottles with caps...
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