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    Re: Old frames, are they use able?

    Other reasons for retirement- Too many drone cells, wax moth destruction, plastic (if you don't like plastic) and I'm sure there are other reasons. Mostly the frames you showed had good cells. The...
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    Re: Old frames, are they use able?

    They look good to me.
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    Re: Making candy for queen cages

    Thank you, ozbee. Now I have to translate the grams and ml to cups? ounces? Never was good at this part...

    But I like the recipe and the way you said it comes out (Just heating it to soften)
  4. Re: Odd activity. Anyone know what they are doing?

    That was my first thought too- they may be protecting a queen.
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    Re: Making candy for queen cages

    Thank you again.
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    Re: Making candy for queen cages

    kilocharlie,

    Thank you very much for your information. Very helpful.
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    Re: Making candy for queen cages

    The gum drop suggestion sounds interesting. What do the suppliers use?

    Ruth- Does your honey and powdered sugar concoction ever melt on hot days?
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    Making candy for queen cages

    What do those who make queens use to for the candy plug? What is the recipe?
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    Re: Saving the extra queen cells

    Insektenjack,

    I checked your photos. Thank you very much.

    Ruthiesbees,
    I don't mind looking at your video. Did you have in on your facebook?
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    Re: Saving the extra queen cells

    Insektenjack,

    Thanks for the information. I tried your link but didn't see any pics.

    Tanya
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    Re: Saving the extra queen cells

    deknow- He does like to experiment and since he is retired, has more time to do this. He's not the compelled type. I just listen to his ideas and was wondering if this one had some history from...
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    Re: Saving the extra queen cells

    He said he wanted to have some queens ready when needed. Not quite sure how he plans on "keeping" them. I think he's just experimenting to see if this will work. I don't believe he plans on making...
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    Re: Saving the extra queen cells

    So far we have not been bothered by hive beetles. I know they are in PA but they just haven't shown up-- hope they never do!!
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    Re: Saving the extra queen cells

    These aren't grafted queen cells. They are ones he finds mostly after he's made a nuc. He's using the queen cages that are sent through the mail and is trying to attach a 2nd cage below the first...
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    Saving the extra queen cells

    Another beek friend is trying to save the extra queens in his hives by placing queen cages over the cells. He figures that they will otherwise be killed by the first queen to emerge. Without going...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Made two nuc's from my largest hive and still have a third hive box on for a split. So far this has been a productive and busy spring.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I'm in Westmoreland county too. Lots of pollen and activity. I had put a hive box on one large hive in March for a split and when the temps dipped into the teens I lost a few larvae. However, with...
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    Re: Advice on managing enormous hives

    One year I had a very large hive and added 7 to 8 supers on it. I did have to use a ladder to put them on and take off. It was worth the trouble because all the supers were full. However, I'd rather...
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    Re: Check out this sting!!!

    When I feel a bee stinging me I immediately swipe it sideways. This keeps the venom from completely going into me. If you grab it, then you squeeze the two sacs of venom into yourself. It may have...
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    Re: When to add a hive box

    libhart- I think that's good advise. I did open the hive several times to check on them but didn't pull frames. Every time I opened that hive the bees were on every frame and over the top. I will...
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    Re: When to add a hive box

    Dan the Bee guy- Weather report for Latrobe next week- mon- 55, Tues-65, wed- 71, thrus-72, fri- 59. These are highs from Pittsburgh. We are a few degrees higher here.

    Irmo- Lots of pollen coming...
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    Re: When to add a hive box

    Should I do it even if the weather is warm one day and cold the next?? The weather is all over the board in March and I wasn't sure if a cold snap would be harmful if the queen is laying in an empty...
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    When to add a hive box

    I have one of my hives that is bursting with bees. On the days here in PA when it's warm enough they are bringing in loads of pollen. I would like to add a hive box to make a split when the drones...
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    Re: Making bricks using anodized aluminum pans

    OK, thanks!
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    Re: Making bricks using anodized aluminum pans

    I tried Wal-Mart with no luck. Will try some other local stores first.
    Thanks!
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