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    Re: Best Sources To Learn Queen Rearing

    How about Little creek bee ranch bullet and power video? Looks easily.
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    Re: Best Sources To Learn Queen Rearing

    Ive been reading mdasplitter today.I think im going to try his method. Saids you can get 100lbs of honey in 30 days. Ill be happy if they don't swarm. I like the mite control. He has a video and...
  3. Thread: Hive moisture

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    Re: Hive moisture

    I close my screen boards in winter ,I put popcicle sticks under inner cover. That should help with the moisture,
  4. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    wrote twice
  5. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    I have 4 hives and 1tbh.No treatments this year, planning on 8 or 9 hives this coming year and still try to be treatment free.
  6. Re: Not seeing much discussion on harvests- how's everyone doing?

    I got 100lbs from three hives in June.I have honey supers on two hives now, hope too get some sourwood.
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    Re: When to harvest honey??

    Are you running with deeps or mediums for brood boxes? Honey frames should have white over them, the bees have capped the honey cell.
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    Re: Not happy with me

    Mower around hives today, the girls didn't like it much. Had to suit up to finish the job. LOL
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    Re: Start of a new year.

    Nice looking bee yard! Hope we have a great year as well.
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    Swarm and Queen management

    I have a carni queen I got last summer. The hive is very strong,so I took her out and put her in nuc with pollen, honey ,brood and nurse bees. The question is after 8 days can I go into hive get...
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    Re: Couple pics from today

    Nice pics
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    I don't swell anymore either. getting stung on top of the ears is the worst for me
  13. Thread: Drones

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    Drones

    Went out to bee yard this afternoon. The girls are busy little bees, also seen some drones flying. They are getting gear up. Nice to see after this long winter.:applause:
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    Re: Colony Losses In The Southeastern States

    Sorry for your lost. Went into winter with six and so far still have, one is weak I think cause of third year queen. Apiguard for mites and have been feeding all winter with mountain camp sugar and...
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    Re: Bees Are Very Active

    This afternoon temp is 38 degrees bees flying good. Bringing some kind of pollen. All 6 hives and still going, but Ive been feeding dry sugar cause of all rain last summer. Also put pollen patty in...
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    Re: Howdy from Scottsville, Virginia!

    Welcome to the forum, live right down the road from you.Good luck.
  17. Re: Has anyone tried the winterized inner cover from brushy Mountain?

    I still raise the inner cover with popsickle sticks. Im second year beek, so Im still making mistakes.
  18. Re: Has anyone tried the winterized inner cover from brushy Mountain?

    Hello Bird dog. I made a half box, 3 inchs wide bye 16 inche x 19 7/8 . I put that on top of hives, plus drilled two holes front and back with screen on the inside for ventilation. This way I can add...
  19. Thread: Winter weight

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    Re: Winter weight

    Thanks everybody, got my son to feed all of them with 2to1 sugar water. Ill plan too put mountain camp on hives on thanksgiving.
  20. Thread: Winter weight

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    Winter weight

    Bee trying to get my girls really for winter.:scratch:On sept. 13 Fell off roof while putting rafters on and broke the calcaneus on both ankles. So Im layed up and cant work my bees. My son went up...
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    Re: No brood/no eggs

    Maybe put a frame of eggs in it See if they build queen cell. That would let you no if its a queen in there. Im new beek, hopefully one of the old times will post. Steve
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    Question again

    Should I treat my bees with fumagilin-b going into winter? For nosema or not, or do I treat if needed in spring. Thanks for imput.
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    Re: Cracked corn??

    Maybe baiting for wildlife such deer, doves and black bear. But im a new beek.
  24. Thread: GLOCKS apiary

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    Re: GLOCKS apiary

    Nice pictures ,thanks for sharing.
  25. Thread: Bees

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    Re: Bees

    Thanks everyone try to get picture today
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