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    Re: New feeder question

    I couldn't stand it. It was a warm night so we went and took out the screens. Boy it looks like a mess with out them but they are eating like mad.

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    We just rested the jars on...
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    Re: New feeder question

    I just went out and checked on them and the syrup still hasn't moved. I will go out tomorrow and remove the screens. Thank you =)
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    Re: New feeder question

    lol, I'm sure you're right. This is our first year at beekeeping (after a year of studying and taking classes) and we are realizing we know NOTHING, lol. But the learning process has been fun so...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    So you just used a regular feeder with a section of the cloth pulled back for access? That sounds so easy. I worried the bees would bee angry when I opened up to refill so left window screening...
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    New feeder question

    My husband and I recently added interior feeders to our two hives in hopes of eliminate robbing. We had been using exterior feeders and noticed some very aggressive black bees not letting our bees...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    We went with the fast build. I have a few questions I will ask in a new thread (since it's a new topic) in hopes of helping others with feeder questions. Thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Is this normal?

    Sorry to be a pest, but my husband and I can't figure out how to find your build thread. :kn:

    Edited to add: Are there pictures of Warre internal feeders anywhere on this site? I'm wondering...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    Great video. I wish he had a close up of how the bees get to the syrup. I think for now we'll go with the style you showed. We can build and set it up easily as soon as we get a free day to do it....
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    Re: Is this normal?

    Yes, yes! This is exactly what we need!!! Thank you for the pics. We have extra boxes so we just need to get a 3" hole saw tonight. Thank you!!
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    Re: Is this normal?

    Thank you so much for asking. The hive that looked like it had swarmed is HUGE now. However we noticed all the honey was gone from both hives again (from what we could see in the windows). We...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    Thank you for the response. Since moving them to full sun one hive is thriving. There's a ton of activity and the comb in the top box is full of honey again. And they're building comb in the...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    Thank you for the response. We found some mold on the quilt box canvas (a couple tiny spots) and moved the hives out of the shady area and into full sun last week. They seem to be doing better and...
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    Re: Is this normal?

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    The comb attached to the viewing windows had capped honey. Very pale honey. They were going threw 2 quarts of syrup a day and then stopped once they started finding their own food source. ...
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    Is this normal?

    My husband and I are new to beekeeping, installing our first bees into 2 Warre hives on April 8th. They both filled the top box in about 2 weeks and moved down to the lower box. They filled the...
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    Re: NUCS question

    Fabulous info!! This sounds very doable now, thank you so much. I'll do some more research now that I know what it's called.
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    Re: NUCS question

    Thanks bluegrass, I just joined the local association so I'll ask around. As far as why I want nucs, I keep hearing the bees are more likely to not abscond if there's already brood and they already...
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    Re: NUCS question

    Thank you both for your quick responses. I'm very new to this, what exactly is a cut out? Sounds like I would cut just a portion of the nuc frames and attach to my bars or home made frame? Sounds...
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    NUCS question

    Is a swarm or buying a package of bees the only way to get bees for my Warre hives? Or does anyone one sell nucs with frames that fit a Warre? Thanks :)
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