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    Re: Intervine or let this one play out

    Sounds like they are doing a great job feeding the new queen cells, I agree with Michael let it play out.
  2. Thread: HUGE Hornets!!

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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    Very serendipitous, a nifty discovery indeed :).
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    ooops double post
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    The skunks have cleared out yellow jacket nests in my area several years then the skunks must have moved on because the past couple of years I haven't been smelling their pungent presence and the...
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    Re: back filling with honey

    The bees usually know more about what is needed for their colony than does the beekeeper, I don't know much about your seasons in Cherry Valley Ca. but the bees will build up numbers for the fall...
  6. Thread: HUGE Hornets!!

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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    Yes indeed I also use these to kill hornets, and they are handy for zapping mosquitoes as you set by the hives sipping on an iced tea and enjoying your bees.
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    Re: Earlier vs. later extraction?

    Knowing the weight of the hives would help facilitate your decision. A two deep hive going into winter at 130 pounds or more should do okay. You need to develop a way to check the weight on your...
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    Re: cleaning equipmet

    What equipment are you speaking of ?
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    Re: When do you remove supers??

    Some wait until years end and extract all their supers in one extraction ending up with a blended honey, however I prefer to extract after each flow so as to keep the different honey flavors separate...
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    In the early spring you will usually see a single large queen hornet visit your hives, at this point she is feeding her young with protein pellets acquired from the thorax wing muscle section of your...
  11. Re: What time of day to treat with an oxalic acid vaporizer?

    I suppose you could do it at night however I am a day person myself, I like treating my hives with OAV in the cool morning hours when the entrances are less obstructed with bees and the working...
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    Re: Two hives that refuse to make a queen

    Along with Andrew's good advice It might be helpful to also find a few very young larvae on the brood frames and notch the bottom of the cells down to encourage the bees to make it into a queen cell.
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    There are many things that contribute to good wintering and some of them have already been mentioned above and it all boils down to good hive management throughout the year.

    To answer the...
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    Re: Do I need a electric uncapping knife?

    I also have an old electric decapping knife, to adjust the heat on it you turn a tiny brass screw mounted in the blade, I have it set as low as it will go and the knife works great at pealing off the...
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    Re: bees building dark comb

    One needs to be careful and not place foundation frames in the hives before the spring flow, I have seen those little buggers strip and recycle the foundation wax right out of a frame and use it to...
  16. Re: Hello all from the Island in the Sun.....Fehmarn, Germany.

    Gutentag tcrom3 and welcome.
  17. Re: Asking for help to "read" my frames once again please

    This year I had one hive gained 40 pounds the last week of May however the normal gain is 10 pounds per week for a weaker hive and 20 pounds per week for a strong hive during spring flow. For better...
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    Re: Hello from southern Ohio

    Jaminb, Welcome to the forum,
    I live in southern Washington County and the spring flow ended here about two weeks ago, last weekend I spun out my medium and shallow supers and ended up with 180...
  19. Re: Asking for help to "read" my frames once again please

    To know precisely when a flow ends you need to develop a way to weigh your hive, when the hive stops gaining weight then the flow has ended. This is a simple device that I made using two pieces of...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    AndBee, what is the name of the company in Kentucky? Sounds like it's pretty close to my location.
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    Re: Harvest timing, when and why?

    I harvest spring honey around the end of June or first of July when the spring flow subsides, this gives me the chance to go through all my hives during July and see if they are queenright and...
  22. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Just trying to be helpful Metro, everyone need to find their own path in life and Amanda stated that she needed to find some mentors so my response was in kind. At this point with her just starting...
  23. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Hi Amanda and welcome to the forum, hopefully you will find a mentor who is close to you and can give you hands on assistance when needed, there are many people here on BeeSource who are willing to...
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    Re: Simple mating nucs in a hurry!

    Very creative beepro and good idea, I don't like drilling holes in my boxes either.
  25. Re: How Can You Tell if The Girls Are In a Bad Mood?

    Hmm, that's odd because my bees don't line up like that every time I open the hive but I do look at it as a precursor if you will or a warning sign however like you said if they jump at your hand,...
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