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    Re: how much honey can bees eat in 2 weeks

    Thanks for the help.

    I think I'll harvest what capped honey I have and start using my feeder w/ sugar water. I might get a little more honey squeezed out.
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    Re: how much honey can bees eat in 2 weeks

    A little coaching, please.....
    I have two hives.
    1) one deep + shallow super for brood + 2 suppers for me on top a queen excluder; 2nd top supper has drawn out comb from last yrs hive that died. No...
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    Re: Fully dead hive......

    Further update.

    I decided to feed like crazy w/ sugar water. I have the type feeder that is a box with two wells in it with a center slot for bees to come up in. The wells have floating slats. I...
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    Re: Fully dead hive......

    I checked on the formerly real good hive w/ 3 honey supers on it. I looked at all the frames in the hive body brood box. There are plenty of bees but no queen that I could see. There were no eggs,...
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    Re: Fully dead hive......

    I think I have the same situation.

    I had one hive that was going gang busters. I took 10 qts off it in the Spring. I had one honey super about 70% full and decided to put two empty supers...
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    Re: Holy cow!!!

    What does "cracking the super mean"? Thanks.
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    Re: Inner cover and honey supers

    Which side of the inner cover faces up?.....the flat side or the side w/ the ridge around the edge?
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    Two packages installed and happy. I have the big...

    Two packages installed and happy. I have the big syrup feeder supers on and so availability of syrup is not an issue. Have reducers on entrances. 9 frames/hive because the queen cage is a little...
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    Better fire up the smoker and fix my mistakes. ...

    Better fire up the smoker and fix my mistakes.

    Thanks.
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    2 new packages arrived today

    I just put the new packages in the 2 hive bodies. I left 5 frames each.

    I put a super/syrup feeder on one and put two of the syrup cans on the other. I had syrup still left from about 3 weeks ago...
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    Thanks, Dee.....makes lots of sense.

    Thanks, Dee.....makes lots of sense.
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    Bee Bread?

    What does bee bread look like?
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    Only ~ 200 left-- what to do?

    I had an experienced beekeeper come over about a month ago and he thought all I had were robbers. Couldn't see a queen in either of the 2 hives.

    He suggested plugging up the hives at early evening...
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    I have what I believe are swarm cells and I have...

    I have what I believe are swarm cells and I have pictures. Can I attach the pix or send them to someone. I'm a little on the clueless side.
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    Can I use 1 yr old comb in supers or do I need to...

    Can I use 1 yr old comb in supers or do I need to start from scratch each season w/ new foundation?
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    So what do I use to kill the little slimy...

    So what do I use to kill the little slimy critters on the leases?
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    Greg...et al, Thanks for quick input. I was...

    Greg...et al,

    Thanks for quick input. I was thinking also that since there are no flowers on the tree at this time...there shouldn't be any bee activity near the tree in the first place...so..it's...
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    This topic is very important to me at this time...

    This topic is very important to me at this time because I found some kind of critter on my pear tree leaves. It's black, 1/2" long and has a big head. It looks almost like a tadpole. I took a leaf w/...
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    What ratio should I use for feeding sugar water...

    What ratio should I use for feeding sugar water to bees. I used 15lbs of sugar to one gallon of water but it seems too thick. Thanks.
  20. Thread: Spring

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    I treated my bees w/ Apistan in the Fall. I just...

    I treated my bees w/ Apistan in the Fall. I just came back in from inspecting my 2 hive body colony and things look great. I just added the boardman feeder.

    Do I need to teat again w/ Apistan?
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    Thanks, Mark. I see you're from Oneonta, AL. I...

    Thanks, Mark. I see you're from Oneonta, AL. I went to school in Oneonta, NY.
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    Thanks....kind of thought this might be the case....

    Thanks....kind of thought this might be the case. I may spray some dormant oil after dark but once the flowers come out....no more spraying.
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    I have some fruit trees that are very near my...

    I have some fruit trees that are very near my hives and want to have some fruit this yr. Can someone tell me the safe way to spray dormant oil and other sprays so that I don't end up killing my bees?...
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    I have one colony made up of 2 hive bodies and...

    I have one colony made up of 2 hive bodies and one shallow super. I had to start from scratch because mites wiped me out last winter.
    The two hive bodies built out well. One was using some plastic...
  25. Thread: feeding bees

    by Russell
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    Just started feeding my bees some sugar water...

    Just started feeding my bees some sugar water about 2 weeks ago in Northern KY.

    I just went out to refill the feed jar and noticed lots of brown stuff under the cap. I pulled the feed thingy out...
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