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    Re: new hive questions

    Checked the girls today, my new queen is out and still alive. I saw her at the feeder when I went in to refill it. :thumbsup: Hoping that they will now start building comb and getting...
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    Re: new hive questions

    I took a look inside to see how the girls are reacting to the new queen. Many bees on the cage, they don't appear to be aggressive towards her, but I really don't know how they would be reacting if...
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    Re: new hive questions

    I put her in last night. I didn't stick around to see how they reacted. She is being slow released
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    Re: new hive questions

    well, after looking at Killerbee's pictures of his hive I am more convinced now that I am queenless. I'm sure that I made a good choice to requeen yesterday. Will post pictures when I open up the...
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    Re: new hive questions

    I'm guessing I have no queen because I have only a single piece of comb after 9 days. They are taking syrup just fine, in fact they have stored some in the small piece of comb. I was able to locate...
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    Re: new hive questions

    10439 I have two of these behind my follower board....each bottle is 1/2 gallon currently filled with a 1:1 solution
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    Re: new hive questions

    I do have a follower board....in fact, this past Sunday I slid the board forward to cut their space from 10 bars to 5. Also closed up my bottom screen underneath the girls. There are bees and they...
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    Re: new hive questions

    Took another quick look into the hive after some severe weather the past couple of days. Still only the one piece of comb....sugar water and some pollen stores but no eggs or larva that I can see. ...
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    new hive questions

    I'm a new beek that installed my first package in a TBH last Monday. At first there was plenty of action around the hive with bees coming and going. This morning, I noticed very little activity...
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Try planting Marigolds around your hives.....marigolds are natural ant deterants
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    Re: For southern beekepers, clover guide

    a great site if you live in Texas, doesn't help a NC beekeeper
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    entrance locations

    I'm all but finished with my initial TBH. Initially I drilled 6 1 inch ventilation holes, 3 on each end of the hive. I also drilled 3 entrance holes on the bottom of one end. I am now rethinking...
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    Re: screened bottom board

    Can you shoot me a shot of your setup? I like the idea of the screen door and closing the gap in winter.
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    screened bottom board

    I've built two screened bottom boards. I want to use corrugated plastic instead of luan ply for the slide portion. My boards have a 1/4 inch gap between the screen and the plastic board. 9237 My...
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    Re: Insulating hives

    Well, there must be something to insulating hives or so many beekeepers wouldn't continue to research the benefits or drawbacks insulating their hives, and we wouldn't be having this discussion. As...
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    Re: Insulating hives

    Please understand that I am no expert. I'm new to keeping bees and learn something from every response. With that said, Do you not create moisture when you breathe? YES you do. Does that moisture...
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    Re: Insulating hives

    If the hive is insulated, and the warm air generated by the cluster can't escape, it seems logical that the ambient temp inside the hive would stay higher. I believe that is the purpose of...
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    Re: Insulating hives

    I wonder who did that research. Prior to moving to North Carolina, I lived in SE Idaho and insulated houses. If insulation doesn't keep the inside of a hive warmer, why do we insulate our homes? ...
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    Miller type hivetop feeder

    I recently built a Miller type hivetop feeder. The plans were found on Beesource.com. The plans state that 2 coats of polyurethane should cover all surfaces in the feeder. Then it states that...
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    Greetings from NC

    Hello,

    Name is Lance Andrus. I am new to the beekeeping community. I will be taking a class from my local county extension agent this spring. I will be starting two hives and look forward to...
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