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    Re: How much to feed for winter

    Thanks again for all the information. I actually have better news today then originally posted. Appearently when I checked the hives 3 days ago and they appeared weak I guess they were still...
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    Re: How much to feed for winter

    Hey,
    Thanks for the information. As for this year, yes,, none of my hives even when they were very strong and doing great brought in the first drop of honey for me this year. I talked to a couple...
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    How much to feed for winter

    Hey, I am still fairly new to the bee thing and have managed to kill several hives over the past two years. I am hoping to get 2 or 3 of the 4 hives I have now to survive the winter so I can try...
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    Re: general queen question(s)

    Well, checked the queen I moved today and she was dead in the push in cage. I guess it was too shallow and they were able to sting and kill her through it. So tomorrow I will check the original...
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    Re: general queen question(s)

    Sorry, the hive that continues to make new queen cells is one deep with 10 full frames and a medium with 5 full and 4 they are still drawing out, there is also a shallow on top that is fully drawn...
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    Re: general queen question(s)

    Hey main beekeeper...what path does this behavior represent.. a swarm about to leave or they are goign to supercede the queen. I am still new at beekeeping and have never seen a laying queen in the...
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    general queen question(s)

    I have a hive that has gone through 3 queens this year. As the origianl nuc they immediately killed the queen that came with them and raised a new one. She performed very poorly so I replaced her...
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    Re: newly hatched queen

    Will the new queen lay even if she did not breed? or will I have to actually wait until the eggs hatch to see if they are drowns or workers?
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    newly hatched queen

    A quick question on a newly hatched queen. I have a weak hive that just hatched a new queen within the last few days. I looked closely today and was able to find her. She is still very small but...
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    Making a split and questions on weak hives

    I am trying to build up as many hives as I can this year so I can make sure to start next year with at least a couple hives. right now I have two strong hives that have good laying queens and have...
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    crystalized honey

    Hey,
    I recently discovered that several jars of honey that I put up last year have started to crystalize. Almost all of my small 1 pound jars are and a few of the pint jars. My quart jars seem to...
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    Welcome...I am just north of you in Lexington.....

    Welcome...I am just north of you in Lexington.. although fairly new myself..
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    I am in NC and an new to bee keeping also. I used...

    I am in NC and an new to bee keeping also. I used 2 hive bodies for all of my hives. I found this made inspection of hte bottom hive body difficult at best because of the weight of the top hive body...
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    Yeah. things do change year to year.. my first...

    Yeah. things do change year to year.. my first year I started with a package fed them what seemed like 20 gallons of feed throughout the summer because it was such a dry year. No honey that year but...
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    Thanks for the advise. I did not start feeding...

    Thanks for the advise. I did not start feeding them at all this year and counted on the stores they had to last them. Partly because I am new and still dumb and my hive last year surved the winter...
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    Thanks for the advise. I did think that the hive...

    Thanks for the advise. I did think that the hive may have starved due to the lack of stores but I thought they had enough last fall the hive consisted of two hive bodies and the top hive body had...
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    I agree with the majority on here. As a new bee...

    I agree with the majority on here. As a new bee keeper I went to work my hive one night and used a white light. Very bad mistake and it will not happen again.
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    Thanks for the advise on reusing the comb.. I...

    Thanks for the advise on reusing the comb.. I will proabably cut out the part that actually had dead bees stuck inthe cells but it will only be a small portion of the frame so they should rebuild it...
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    bees gone and dead

    We have had our first really warm weather this past week and the maple trees are startng to bloom so I decided to check my bees. I have been watchign the hives and there has been moderate activity. ...
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    Thanks for the advise. Yes, the hive was a late...

    Thanks for the advise. Yes, the hive was a late split and a new queen. I am pretty sure the queen is good because they are building slowly but I want to make sure they are strong come winter and...
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    I will throw my 2 cents worth and since I am new...

    I will throw my 2 cents worth and since I am new at it still that is about all it is worth. I had a laing worker hive and i ttook a while but was able to save the hive by constantly adding new frames...
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    combining hives

    I have a question on making a combine for the winter. I have a very weak hive that is only working about 5-6 frames of 10 and do not seem to be building up very good at all. It has a new queen that...
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    Thanks for all the information. I am hoping I did...

    Thanks for all the information. I am hoping I did not mess up with this being my first year actually getting honey. I just kept adding supers atop my 2 hive bodies and allowed the bees to keep...
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    how much honey

    This will be my first year to actually get honey as last year my package did not produce. I think by the end of the year I wll likely have 5 shallow supers with 9 frames each. I have a 5 frame hand...
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    You are not alone. This is just my second year...

    You are not alone. This is just my second year keeping bees and I have had a very problem hive this year and would have caused me to stop keeping them if this would have been my first year. Now I am...
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