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  1. Re: What will happen if queen cells emerge in a hive with a new queen already in?

    If you want the best odds for a honey crop next year your best odds are with a mated queen. A poorly mated queen will likely go down hill halfway through the honey flow....at least a couple of my...
  2. Re: What are your goals as a first year beekeeper ???

    Learn from the hives that done well and learn from them that fail. Remember this from Keith Jarrett .....low mites, good feed and young queens.......low mites, good feed and young queens. Look at...
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    Re: Alsike clover

    Wish I could grow it here down south. Our pH ranges from 4.5 to 5.5. I have a acre of Durana clover going strong in soil I limed it's pH is 6.0. The durana has bloomed since February even through 100...
  4. Re: Re-queening in Fall: how late is too late?

    Wilbanks aparies in Claxton ga has queens. I bought 6 in July and all are great layers. Ordering some more next week after tropical storm moves out.
  5. Re: What will happen if queen cells emerge in a hive with a new queen already in?

    Best scnerio is 1st one hatches kills the other queens and against all odds becomes a really productive queen. Realistically it's late in the year to be raising queens . Unless of course you are a...
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    Re: Need some advice about queens

    I say the hive swarmed. July 26 you saw queen cells and then waited a month? Why? This is the wrong time of year to let hives swarm. If you don't see any eggs in a couple days I would get a mated...
  7. Re: Question RE: Bee Behavior after OA application

    I haven't seen any unusual behavior. I do my treatments just after daylight. The forgers get impatient either trying to leave or get back In. I treat spring, late summer then early winter and so far...
  8. Re: brushy mountain oxlaic acid vaporizer?

    The varrox, from oxavap.com very well made. Plus SNL can answer any questions you may have.
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    Re: Adding bees to a nuc

    When I need to add to a hive this is what I do. Take a frame of capped brood with bees , check for queen then place.in empty hive body. Put an empty frame back in donor hive. Take frame with brood...
  10. Re: What do the big boys do for mite treatment

    I would think spraying the bees with 50/50 bleach and water would kill the bees. I do put bleach in syrup with no ill effects.
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    Re: When is it too late to split?

    If you have drawn comb and access to mated queens then now is a good time.
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    Re: Sunflower patch

    Nlk..I have done a lot of gardening and small scale farming for 40 years or more. The gmo ..Monsanto hype has really got a lot of people super paronoid. Some accounts rite fully so. Hybrid plants and...
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    Re: Sunflower patch

    Pest resistance would be a problem to any pest trying to eat the plant.
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    Re: everything that could go wrong...

    Although setbacks can be very discouraging they are valuable if you learn from them. I have had my fair share and looking back I am glad I had them to learn from. If everything goes right the first...
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    Talk to someone at Ace. They can order some usually takes 2 days and no extra cost for you.
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    Re: essential oils

    Well said !
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    Re: Creating a Nuc

    My feeders are mason jars, quarts, pints and 1/2 gallon. If you are light on stores you just need to feed them more.
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    Re: Creating a Nuc

    Ss, it depends how many bees you have. I would put all brood frames on bottom and honey and pollen on top. Take your other frames you are not using and put them in freezer for 24 hours at least. I...
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    Re: Creating a Nuc

    Ss if your queens are this summers queens you need a.frame or two of capped and emerging brood for each hive. If your queens are a year old you may need to re queen with a mated queen. Check out...
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    Re: Creating a Nuc

    Make it a little strong with a mated queen. 3 frames of capped brood with bees attached. Two empty frames on bottom for queen to lay. Make a super for top to hold 5 more deep frames and add 1 frame...
  21. Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    Single deep and medium . In my area going into winter hives need top medium full of capped reserves. Makes hive management simple. We are blessed with mild winters and plenty of pollen almost year...
  22. Thread: Extractor

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    Re: Extractor

    Very satisfied with my maxant 20 frame extractor
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    Re: Stacking boxes

    How many mediums are you using for each hive? If more than one , how many for brood and are any just honey supers for each hive?
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    Re: Feeding mini nucs.

    Harley, I made one of those feeders once. When I turned jar over and inserted through hole the syrup didn't stop draining till jar was empty.
  25. Re: Fact or Fiction: Storing supers wet prevents wax moths

    Shb would have a field day. In my area it would be better to burn them then store them wet with no treatment.
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