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    How Late is to Late?

    How late int the year is to late to let a hive continue to attempt to make their own queen?
    I have one that has tried 2 times now, unsuccessful. Thanks for any advice
  2. Re: Notes from a talk by Dr. Jeff Pettis, Beltsville Bee Lab given in North Carolina

    excellent
  3. Re: Flow ended 35 28′ N, 81 14′ W Lincolnton NC ?

    Pretty much over here to in the Brushy Mtn area except the sourwoods are beginning to tassle out some but that seems to just be a mythical legend that so called sourwood honey:)
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    Drone Brood in Honey Super

    So any ideas on what a person is to do when the bees have put drone brood in the honey super, is this honey above the drone brood harvestable or what do you do with it??

    Thanks
  5. Re: Set me straight - is pulling queen good idea to stimulate workers to make honey

    Well I tried it and maybe my timing was just a couple weeks off or perhaps as I have heard others say "our spring poplar flow was minimum at best" but I had little success with this technique, I did...
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    Re: any commercial guys do sourwood honey

    Ha ha ha,

    Well here in northwest NC sourwood honey is a mythical creature that only appears every 5 to 10 years according to all the local "old timers" so i would suggest no on transporting to our...
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    Re: Bees not Drawing on Wax Foundation

    Awesome ideas and my appreciation for this valuable information, no excluders for me, love to sell about 10 of those if anyone is intersted
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    Making Space in Broodnest

    I have heard that the bees will move honey up from the brood chamber into the supers to make room for the queen to have more space to lay in, does anyone have any thoughts on this please?

    Thanks
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    Bees not Drawing on Wax Foundation

    Hey everyone any opinions as to why my bees aren't drawing out the foundation in my honey super, the brood chamber is packed with 7 frames full of brood capped but no swarm cells anywhere. Any ideas...
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    Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    Yesssssssssssssss I checked today and she is laying like a champ.

    Thanks to everyone for their input
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    Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    As always thanks Michael
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    Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    Thank you Tim but I did find my queen upon that inspection but I had 1 small capped queen cell. Just wondering since she hatched on the 23rd of April if she is still a virgin or just not started...
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    Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    I recently had a queen hatch on the 23rd of April on a hive I split off that had a great queen, it is now May 4 and I inspected that hive today to find 1 capped queen cell (small) and then what did i...
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    When Should I Check????

    Anyone care to offer up an opinion as to how long after my queen cells have hatched that I should do my first inspection for eggs assuming she gets bred and back without any problems.

    Thanks so...
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    Re: time for a new queen??

    Not the best advice giver here but Yes indeed you need a queen, appears you may have a drone laying queen or laying worker
  16. Thread: Hello from NC

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    Re: Hello from NC

    Hello and welcome to you guys, Northwest NC here
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    Re: Winter Honey Leftovers

    And one more question, how close to the hive do honeybees forage, I have 4 hives at a friend's apple orchard and they are only 50 yards from the trees, does this have any effect on foraging????
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    Winter Honey Leftovers

    So here is a question that I have, what do I do with the supers of winter unused honey as the poplar flow will be upon us here in northwest NC in a couple of weeks????

    Question #2

    How close to...
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    Re: Well, that is disappointing.

    Something is not adding up here, we have had 2 straight nights of 28 here in the Brushy Mtn. area of NC and all hives even nucs are doing just fine, sorry to hear this but something else is wrong here
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    Really Screwed Up, I Think HELP

    So today I done a cutdown split, I realize that however I done this in reverse, I found the queen and put her in a new hive with unfortunately (all the capped brood) instead of putting it in the hive...
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    Re: Michael Bush Your Advice is Needed

    Yes that is correct regarding your question. I do plan on putting them into 10 frame deeps, so just put 10 in one and 10 in another and of course just make sure I have an even amount of pollen,...
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    Michael Bush Your Advice is Needed

    So I have a hive that is currently 4 nucs deep, I overwintered in 2 nucs and it has exploded into 4 nuc boxes deep now. My burning question how would you split this hive to hopefully get some of this...
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    Well I certainly want to maximize honey production during our poplar flow when that begins. Many applause and thanks already for the opinions and ideas:)
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    To Exclude or not to Exclude???????

    So I wish to have as many opinions as I can get to try to decide on whether or not to use queen excluders during the honey flow. I would like to know if it effects the amount of honey the bees will...
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    Re: Dead Drone Pupae

    No they were whole white pupae state drones, they have plenty of stores on them but that is very interesting to hear, never heard that before

    Thanks
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