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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    If there was only one queen cell, it was almost certainly not a swarm cell. What stage was the cell? Did you have brood at all stages?

    Shane
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    Re: September swarm help!!!

    Yes, I would keep a feeder on them. There are many ways to feed. We usually set an entrance type feeder on top of the inner cover. Put an empty hive body on top of the inner cover. This...
  3. Re: If you could only plant one type flower???

    Like Vance said, I would probably choose one of the mints. Blooms a long time during summer. They are pretty hardy and can hold their own.

    Shane
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    Re: September swarm help!!!

    If you have access to some drawn comb, it would be a huge help. Maybe some local club members could help you out. especially if they just extracted.
  5. Thread: No Honey

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    Re: No Honey

    You should probably be worried,

    IMO, you should start feeding. Not sure how much honey you need to overwinter that colony on. Our fall flow ends around the first of October or so. It will be...
  6. Thread: 20 ACRES

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    Re: 20 ACRES

    We do this with a section of our property. Not nearly 20 acres, but the bees forage this section very heavy. I do go and transplant the sumacs before mowing.


    Shane
  7. Re: What is up with this? Really, upside down?

    I have seen this on occasion. Most of the time with a box full of foundationless frames. What I do now is, put a drawn frame in the new box. Put the empty frame down below. I guess they don't...
  8. Re: clean up frames from a dead out or throw 'em away?

    If the frames are not destroyed, I would freeze and reuse the frames.
  9. Re: Can I overwinter Bees in a nuc in North Carolina??????

    We have successfully overwintered nucs as small as an eight frame medium. We are north of you and at a much higher elevation.
  10. Re: Ideas for wildflower plantings for Virginia dearth

    Goldenrod and aster are good choice, but both bloom during our fall "flow".

    Chicory would be a good choice. Chicory blooms pretty much all summer, and from my experience, is pretty reliable. ...
  11. Re: Goldenrod is starting to bloom in Kentucky

    Hope you have some hives near that huge goldenrod bloom. :)

    We are south of you, but probably a bit higher elevation. Our bees have been working the "early" goldenrod for some time, maybe two...
  12. Re: Reviews and Questions on Megabee Winter Patties

    I had some "leak" on a colony. Since then, I use candy boards if I need "emergency" type of feeding. I try to avoid those situations, but they happen.

    Shane
  13. Re: Hive with an excess of bees but won't draw new comb

    Our bees typically do not draw new comb this time of year. We are having a fairly strong fall flow. A friend of mine has a hive that I am caring for right now. This hive is in a single 10 frame...
  14. Re: Wax Moths In Bait Hives Are Fierce This Year

    Foundationless is your friend! At least in bait hives. :)

    Shane
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    Re: When should I start feeding my split?

    Everything is regional,

    But I would start feeding that colony now. We sit an empty super on top of the inner cover place a feeder there. Sounds like what you had planned.

    Shane
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    Goldenrod honey is one of my favorites as well. Creamy buttery goodness. We do forewarn customers GR honey crystallizes quick, and what to do if/when it crystallizes. Some of our customers...
  17. Thread: Slow flow?

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    Re: Slow flow?

    For us, the bees explode from early spring to mid July. Then our flows slow down and the bees at best maintain.

    Then our fall flow starts mid to late August. It is definitely a secondary flow.
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    Re: Is it too late for comb building?

    For us, typically the bees have stopped comb production by now. We may have some minor comb drawing, but not much.

    This time of hear our established colonies typically start to backfill the...
  19. Re: Pros and Cons of leaving a supper on over winter

    Nice!
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    Re: I had no idea!!!

    Nice problem to have!
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    Re: Honey frames sitting with no bees

    Yes, it is a bad idea to leave the honey supers unguarded. Pests will absolutely move in.
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    Re: Shallow super over deep ?

    In our area, that is the standard winter config our oldtimers use.
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    Re: Study on drone comb

    Interesting information,

    We run foundationless frames in about 20 hives. Thankfully, we have not had issues with excess drone comb. We have put FL frames in swarms, strong hives and nucs. As...
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Wow!
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    Re: Swarm cells in August (SW Ontario)

    Could be,

    The textbook answer is queen cells on the bottom of frames equates to swarm cells. That sometimes is true, but definitely not always. First year hive that is light on stores, I would...
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