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  1. Thread: New hives

    by GOHoney
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    Re: New hives

    Thanks guy's. I plan on using both. I have a split I did about two weeks ago that will go in the 10. I have a Trp-out I just started that will get the 8. On my first attempt I messed up the over...
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    Drone laying queen

    I opened all of my hives this weekend and found one of my over wintered hives only has capped drone brood. I found the queen, nice and big but I think she ran out of steam. A few weeks ago they...
  3. Thread: New hives

    by GOHoney
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    New hives

    I built a 10 and 8 frame hive this weekend. I also built the Hogan hand hole jig. Some paint and flashing they are ready for bees.

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    Re: First trap-out of the year

    https://youtu.be/gVS-bMEr5CM

    Got the first part of the trap mounted today.
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    First trap-out of the year

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    This tree came down soft last fall. The bees survived just fine over the winter, Carny's. I know you can't see the bees in these pics but they are there and very active. I started...
  6. Re: Newbie can't find nucs, how bad off am I starting with packages?

    I have installed 6 so far this year and have 9 more coming this Saturday. I had a few double deep dead-outs so all are starting on mostly drawn comb. I started all new packages last year and had a...
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    Re: Checked my packages today

    I got a beak in the rain for while today so I checked the two trouble packages. The package that had a few worker brood looked a lot better so I left her in the hive, The one with drone brood had...
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    Re: new foundation not waxed

    Been there. If you don't coat them in wax they will build crazy comb. I use a small paint brush with melted wax.
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    Re: just installed 2 packages of russians...

    Nice, Congrats on your first bees. I have two Russian Hybrid packages coming on the 18th as well as some Italians and Carni's. Look forward to seeing how they do compared to the Italians.
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    Re: Checked my packages today

    I will hold the queens for a few days, have no choice there. rain the next three to four days. The new queens are in the mail. I hate to waist them. I may need to make some splits if the other queens...
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    Re: Checked my packages today

    Contacted the man I purchased the bees from. They put two queens in the mail today. I should have them Wednesday.
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    Re: Checked my packages today

    I can wait. They are healthy at this time and doing the normal things bees do. I have three strong over winter hives that actually had orientation flights this weekend. If need be I can take a couple...
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    Re: Checked my packages today

    I except the fact I took a risk. I gave them frames of honey and pollen. I installed them on all drawn comb. I gave them pollen patties as well as sugar water. They have good clusters and I found the...
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    Checked my packages today

    I installed 6 new packages on drawn comb ten days ago. I did an inspection today. Four looked good. One had about a dozen capped drone brood and one had only about two dozen capped worker cells on...
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    How long to feed

    I know this has been asked, sorry. It seems spring is finally here. I have new packages in the hive for 10 day and survivor hives. I have been feeding 1:1. They are bringing in lots of pollen. Are...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    70% loss, but the survivors are doing great.
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    Re: Question about new packages.

    Her you go Ravenseye

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    Re: Building a nuc box

    Brad, I do plan on making a few more. Maybe not 20 though.
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    Re: Question about new packages.

    7 double deep deat-outs. I have plenty of drawn comb. I am going for honey, however I have two very strong over winter hive I would like to splits on. I have seven drawn comb supers from last years...
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    Question about new packages.

    I have 6 new packages installed on all drawn comb. The temps are forecasted to be 60's and even 70's over the next 10 days. How long should I go before adding a second box, and should it be drawn...
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    New package check

    I hived 6 new packages last Saturday. Today was to first day it was warm enough to check on them. They look good and are being bees. Building comb in the open space.

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    Re: Building a nuc box

    Made the inner cover and painted it today. It is ready for bees.

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    Re: Building a nuc box

    Rookie, I am still going to build an inner cover. Just did not get that done today.
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    Building a nuc box

    I got bored today so I put the shop equipment to work. My first nuc box.

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    Re: Installing Packages

    I'm with Ten bears, I installed 6 packages last Saturday. I put them on all drawn comb and capped frames of honey with pollen frames. I put feeders on that day. By the next afternoon they had emptied...
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