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    Re: Swarm Question

    I got luck today with that, five swarm cells capped, two more almost there and I found the queen. Made three splits and move the queen to the first one. This was a double deep so I had a lot of...
  2. Re: Transporting Queen Cells and Making Splits - Advanced Advice Needed

    Use a dremel tool with a wide cutting blade and cut up the foundation. Cut from top to bottom in four inch strips and it should be stable enough to place in a empty frame and pop in a new hive. I...
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    With mine it's 9 times out of 10 they have gone queenless for a week or two. Very normal for this time of year.
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    Re: candy board in spring

    You better check your bottom board too! They have a feddish to moving sugar down there and with other stuff the hive beetles may be going crazy in all that good stuff in the screened bottom board.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Apple fruit tree
    4-4-2014
    37748 East Tennessee Kingston
  6. Re: General observations in North Georgia and eastern Tennessee... Two weeks later.

    I'll put a 2 inch spacer that I was using for sugar feeding and put down a queen excluder down too and hope for the best. Since I have the spare queen it won't cost anything to try. Plus the wet...
  7. General observations in North Georgia and eastern Tennessee... Two weeks later.

    Well the redbuds are blooming and like normal the bees are not working them. Also during this time of the pre-tulip popular pseudo flow all that foundation just sits there in the new supers and...
  8. Re: Winter loss - why the loss and your remedy

    Aggressively split poor producers into 5 frame nucs first week in July. Take nucs to Georgia for winter and for early spring build up wrap top nuc box. Use Apivar in August and September during nuc...
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    Re: Ethanol problems

    Thanks and shout out to ADM, corporate mega farms, K-Street, all our congressmen, EPA and ex-EPA folks that work as lobbyist to keep our gas impure and adulterated!
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    American holly (Ilex opaca)
    Woodstock, Ga.
    March 30, 2014
    Just opened up small flowers today and it won't take long for them to be all over it this week.
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    Re: waxing plastic foundation

    I use a small paint roller dipped in hot wax melted in a big pot with about a inch of water in the bottom. Very messy so I do it in the garage with a hot plate. Good use for old cappings since you...
  12. Re: General observations in North Georgia and eastern Tennessee...

    Just checked and got new wax in supers in Woodstock GA., started from a strip of foundation last week. Of course they blow out drone cells in most of it. The girls are coming in with yellow faces...
  13. General observations in North Georgia and eastern Tennessee...

    Around Woodstock/Canton: Most of the maples are finished, redbuds have started this week, American Holly will be bloom in a week. Henbit has a lot of yards and old croplands blue with blooms. Drones...
  14. Re: Can a bee package be installed in a queenless hive.

    First drop in a frame with brood and eggs into the first hive. Then I would install the package in their own box and in 10-14 days when they start to supersede the queen I would use that cell in the...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    bradford pears, Henbit
    Kingston, Tn.
    March 20th, 2014
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    Re: Does temperature affect queen rearing

    I set up a queenless nuc this past weekend, our highs have been in the 60-70s F for the past two weeks and a massive amount of drones have been coming out of my hives. I moved one frame of brood out...
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    Re: how to expand brood nest HELP

    I have carnolians in Tennessee which is a little bite warmer in the winter that Romania. I keep them in a deep hive body with a midsize super for their honey storage. I visited Romania in November...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Redbud
    Henbit
  19. Re: Balances out single hives and opening up brood pattern?

    Trying to tap down swarming ideas since I don't have enough blown comb to checkerboard. I've got queens on order to do splits mid-month in April so it's kind of difficult right now. One other option...
  20. Balances out single hives and opening up brood pattern?

    Am I in the ball park with this plan? I have about 10 single deep hive body colonies and I'm already out of supers with blown out wax. Last weekend I starting pulling out a couple of frames from...
  21. Thread: Dead Queen?

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    Re: Dead Queen?

    Once those workers hatch out place another frame of brood over to the weak hive but this time make sure you have three day old brood/eggs on the frame. Recheck in three days and you should have some...
  22. Re: Colony Losses In The Southeastern States

    Lost two out of 12 in East Tennessee, should have requeen the two in August after their population crashed. All the Tn hives are carnis. And lost seven of 25 in Calhoun Ga, I got them in October for...
  23. Re: interesting observation of foraging behavior

    Could also be tied to nectar and pollen production of the plants, above 60 degrees they may produce more or a higher percentage of sugars in the nectar. Also individual plants have a wide range of...
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    Re: Maple flow in SE right now?

    Checked the hives up in Calhoun GA today and one of the stronger hives had new wax under the ate out sugar on top of the frames. So it's March and I put a medium super with three frames of blownout...
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    Maple flow in SE right now?

    My hives in Georgia, are not taking any 1:1 sugar water right so they must be happy with what they are finding on the +50 degree days. It going to hit 60 on Saturday and I have to check on a hive...
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