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    Re: Broken frame within Nuc

    Wood frames are pretty easy to repair. Nail it, staple it, tack on a scrap piece of wood Usually the only time I want to trash a comb is if the frame is very wavy and warped comb.
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    Re: So confused, robbing or not??

    I think you're stressing yourself out. If the colony is strong and you are not feeding syrup then it is very unlikely you have robbing. Many new folks freak out about this for some reason.

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    Re: Boston Ivy Flow

    Oops my mistake. Its Boston Ivy, they sure do love it. My entire wall is ah hum with bees. They are also working wild grape vine hard too.

    Virginia creeper is very common in the woods around...
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    English Ivy Flow

    The girls are working english ivy hard!!! Couldn't have been better timing with all the rain we recieved the past 2 weeks. Clover is reblooming for the 2nd time and looking great, but I don't see a...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I just got word one of my clients purchases a set of flow hive boxes. They won't arrive until next february but I will report out on my experience then.
  6. Thread: I Quit!!!!

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    Re: I Quit!!!!

    LOL, that is awesome!

    We get so many odd ball and false calls. I had a lady call me last week and said her 19 year old boy was being swarmed while mowing the lawn, first it was thousands of...
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    Re: bees building dark comb

    Dark comb is normal for brood comb. New comb is always clear/white, the bees wax scale is translucent at first. It could be the bees are recycling old wax and cappings.
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    Re: White powder substance on back of bees

    Post a pic, sounds like a newly hatched bee or one that is covered in pollen.
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    Re: Dead bees in sugar syrup

    yeah
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    Re: Releasing virgin queens

    I havn't had good luck introducing hatched virgins. I tried once with several nucs in spring and had about 30% success. Usually the workers harass them, chew up their wings. The weaker the split...
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    Re: Newbie very perplexed

    Can you elaborate on this statement? Im not sure if I understand what you mean
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    Re: pplants for bees

    Nice find. Definately missing a few plants, but still pretty good.
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    Re: This video is awesome

    you are correct!

    better link here

    https://youtu.be/f6mJ7e5YmnE
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    Re: Newbie very perplexed

    I would just let them do what they do.
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    Re: Wax production and summer solstice...

    Its not the solstice its the flow. If your flow is over they won't draw. They need nectar/syrup to stimulate wax production
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    Re: Feeding,Should i Keep or Stop

    I don't but thats just me. Many folks feed during dearth. I only feed in fall to put on weight for wintering.
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    Re: bees scratching?

    I typically overwinter with excluders on. There comes a time in spring when the bees start "chewing" at the opening to enlarge it. Like you mention, literally removing the paint and chewing the...
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    Re: How fast should a (bad) 3 frame nuc grow?

    for the price...maybe not the best. But sounds like they have grown no problem. Typically in my area, any early 5-frame nuc will grow to 2 deeps by end of June.

    A single is probably enough for...
  19. Re: Multiple single hive stands, or a single multi-hive stand?

    I started with single now everything is going to multiple. I do pretty much what Hersey is talking about. I prefer much more. Mine are length of a std 2x4.
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    Re: where to find plastic lids

    Around my neck of the woods most grocery stores carry them. Kroger, walmart both have canning sections with jars, lids, etc. thats where I get mine. IF that fails many possibilities online
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    Re: very strong hives how to find queen

    You can use an excluder like dave said or A 50/50 walkaway split.
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    Re: inner covers flat on one side

    Sounds pretty common actually. Flat side down during the warm season, recess down during cold season for clustering or patties. Otherwise during the flow they will fill the area with comb and it...
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    Re: Whyd the bees leave? ( Splits for Nuc)

    Thats pretty common. I move all my splits/nucs to another yard when i pull frames from an existing hive.
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    Re: How many 16oz jars per frame?

    I think std size is 3/4 or 1lb. If doing giveaway type stuff i would get those are 1/2 lb or 2oz mini-bear. 3lb quart is a bit larger than my costumers are looking for. If just storing, use...
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    Re: Bumble Bee Hive Removal.

    probably carpenter bees. Fill the hole, plug it up with something.
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