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    Old Foundation

    I have some plasticell from last season that looks as if the wax has been stripped. Should I had wax to the foundation and if so, whats the best way to do so.
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    Changing Hive Configuration

    Currently I have several hives that made it through winter that are a deep with a medium on top. I want to change the configuration to a double deep brood chamber. The Queens are already laying in...
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    Re: Cut down split--have a couple questions

    Thanks for the question and the response. I will have to try this on a hive or two this year.
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    Re: Bees like to watch baseball

    I was listening to the game when this happened but didn't stick around to hear the outcome, unfortunate. Go Royals!
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    Re: Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    How do you guys do the baggies? How do the bees access it?
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    Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    I just started bee keeping last year and have about eight hives that have made it through the winter but are light on stores. It is getting to the sixties during the day and 30's at night. What would...
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Thats what I was thinking Neil, henbit would be one of the first food sources as it blooms early but I didn't know if the bees worked it. Thanks to the both of you for the repsonses.
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    Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Touching on some invasives here, we have both in plentiful supply in my area and both bloom rather early. Do bees work it, can it provide a substantial nectar flow. We have lots of Henbit in Kansas...
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    Re: Digging out for cleansing flights

    Wow!
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    Lost Hive, Reusing Frames and Reserves

    With the weather forcasted to break into the 50's this weekend I wanted to do some hive checks and a little reconfiguration on a few hives. A couple hives have nearly empty top deep boxes that I...
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    Re: Double Deep One Empty

    Will do, thanks for the input!
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    Double Deep One Empty

    I have several new hives from cutouts this year. The bees filled out one deep box and I put another deep on top late in the year so I could feed them with a frame feeder. Now that it is too cold to...
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    How do you weigh hives?

    I want a weight on all my hives. How can I do this without putting a hive scale on each?
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    Re: Cool and Unexpected

    I am worried about all of the hives running out of chow actually. I fed in October as I don't feel most of the hives had enough and probably still don't. What is an option to feed in this cold...
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    Cool and Unexpected

    I am a first year beekeeper and I have learned a lot this first year with plenty more to learn. I have eight hives I started this year from cutouts and a couple swarms. All the hives are different in...
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    Re: Percent of Honey to Harvest

    Great, thanks everyone for the replies.
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    Re: Percent of Honey to Harvest

    Ok, so am I just taking into account entire frames of honey in the supers or do I include the stores around the periphery of the brood frames. Some have more some less than others.
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    Percent of Honey to Harvest

    I don't want to take too much honey to starve them but I have no idea what amount of honey would be excess and what is essential for survival. Of course it would be based on size of the colony and...
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    What Ratio for Summer Feed?

    I am wanting to feed a couple of Nucs and a couple of struggling starts from trapouts earlier this summer. What ratio of sugar to water do you suggest? I was going to go with 1:1? THANKS
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    Re: Too Late to Make Nuc's?

    I have eight hives, four are going strong. I see several people mention using mated queens. Would it be wise to remove the queen from a strong hive to start the nuc and let the strong hive raise a...
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    Too Late to Make Nuc's?

    Just what the title says. I wanted to start two or three Nuc's. Do you think I will be ok or should I wait for another time. If so, when do you suggest?
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    Re: Thank you Beesource

    Great post Pyro, I concur! I just started keeping bees this season and most everything I have a question about I have found answers to in the archives but if I do post a question it has been answered...
  23. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    Sounds like you need some tactful educated and appreciative hunter to come harvest some table fare.
  24. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    Sweet White Clover for sure. That is the it food source around here at the moment but it is losing momentum fast.
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    Re: Hygienic Behavior, Why?

    Varroa problems immediately popped into my head as a possibility but I don't even know how to test them for mite levels?
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