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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Harry it has been 10 days. I have followed your introduction tips to a T. I checked hive today and the queen has been released and is laying like crazy. I found her on a frame while reversing frames...
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    Re: What to do with a swarm queen?

    Well said Harry.
  3. Thread: Beeswax

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    Re: Beeswax

    Sugar syrup 1:1 mix is close to nectar and encourages the bees to build comb. Honey is stored food and does not encourage the bees to build comb because it does not fool the bees to think there is a...
  4. Re: Day 14 inspection of two new hives - looking good so far

    Yes capped brood is a light tan on new drawn comb. I would not equalize until early fall if needed. Remember every time you open broodnest you set them back a bit. I would do routine inspection every...
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Yes I did place cage horizontal. Good idea if vertical place candy down. Queen supplier told me to leave attendants in cage and after few days they would be accepted as well. Thanks for reply....
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    Re: How's the flow going for you?

    Like SNL said here in SC early heavy rains that came often and stayed a week at the time killed our early flow. BlackBerry is about done and gallberry is almost done. I am glad I planted a couple...
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Harry, I requeened 1 of my hives this morning. I followed your steps and will not open hive for 10 days. 1 question .....I placed cage in between 2 brood frames capped of course about 3/4 towards...
  8. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    For me the reward for money spent, hard work, consuming all the info I can, getting stung, hands in the hive learning, building equipment.....etc...etc ...is the honey. If I just set them in a box...
  9. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Is if too good to be true? Time will tell, that is for certain. I bought a Maxant 1400pl today just in case. Call me old fashioned. ...or maybe better safe than sorry.
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    Re: Easy swarm detecting techniques

    One of my hives swarmed early this year and this is what I noticed. Unusual bearding on front of hive. Unusual because it was last week of March, cool weather. The next day air filled.with bees...
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    mystery solved

    After 3 tries found the drone laying queen . Picking up new.queen Wednesday morning. Learned a lot from this. I initially thought I had laying workers but hive didn't act queen less . Plus ...
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Thanks Harry for taking the time to share some valuable information.
  13. Re: will laying worker hive make queen cell if given worker eggs?

    Are you certain it's a laying worker and not a drone laying queen? I have a similar problem with one of mine. I have not had any worker brood in a couple weeks. I put a frame of eggs with brood of...
  14. Thread: Top feeder

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    Re: Top feeder

    They are very good feeders but they need to be tweaked. 1st ...where the screen meets the bottom of feeder run a bead of Silicone caulk the whole length. Do this for both sides. 2nd after silicone...
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    Re: First problems

    Let it happen, they have their reasons. You picked a difficult way to start beekeeping. 8 frame mediums and foundationless. Next week we will be in mid 90s.i hope your soft comb don't collapse. In SC...
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    Re: Extractor Advice

    Thanks Ross, I had my mind made up and now considering the Dadant 20 frame. I may have to drive 5 hours to Rossmans so I can see both side by side. I wonder how efficient the Dadant would be loaded...
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    Re: Problem hive

    I would pick a.sunny day when several more are following and clean up the mess. Your in the middle of the honey flow and they will have plenty.of time to recover. 2 months down the road you will be...
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    Re: Idea of a different set up

    Is it time to reinvent the wheel? Just kidding. I have a way of over complicating things. This past Saturday I picked up some nucs for a friend. The people who were selling them run about 300...
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    Re: Extractor Advice

    I am going to pull the trigger on a Maxant 20 frame extractor this week. I figure I don't want to have any problems getting parts down the road. Everyone who owns one says they are built like a tank....
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    Re: I HATE Foundationless!

    Me too!! Lesson learned for me. I started out foundation less. Big mistake for newbee. A lot of collapsed comb. Using all wired foundation now. Wished I would have cross wired all the frames,...
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    Re: Screened bottom or solid ?

    Check out green bee hives sbb. It's the best of both worlds. Screened bottom with aluminum tray that sits on solid bottom. I fill the tray with diatomaceous earth. The set up really does well ...
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    Re: Burlap in Nova Scotia

    I use cardboard. Flatten boxes out then cut them up on table saw. 5 in wide by 24in. Then roll up tight. Works well and free. I do put in a.hand full of pine straw or paper into smoker first. Once...
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    2 out of 3 ain't bad...I guess

    Made a split a few weeks ago and original clipped queen went mia. Removed failing queen from another and let them make a new one. 2 hives were successful and 1 hive was not. Searching to buy a mated...
  24. Re: Is this a swarm cell, and if so - now what???

    Split them now to keep them from swarming. If the queen cells are capped they may have already swarmed.
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    Re: Clipping Wings

    Of the 5 hives I have 2 queens clipped 2 are not and 1 is in capped cell. The clipped queens were very good queens. I just had 1 hive with clipped queen swarm and could not find her anywhere. The...
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