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    Re: Will a New/Virgin Queen Cause a Swarm

    Yes, especially bees with a genetic tendency to swarm, will see the new virgin as an oppurtunity to swarm. Get better bees is my advice.
  2. Re: Bees attracted to hot tub and drowning by the hundreds :(

    Skill-it algaecide worked for me.
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    Re: Centering the cluster in early spring

    I move it to the center in the spring so the brood nest is not confined to one side of the hive. They expand quicker given both sides to work on.
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    Re: Do bees have a memory?

    Bee's have a memory far greater than most people realize. I once moved some hives about a quarter mile during winter. A few months later in spring, i found one with laying workers so i brought them...
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    Re: eggs vs. swarming

    I just tip the second deep and look underneath for swarm cells.
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    Re: Hive Tracking Spreadsheet?

    I use a lumber crayon, to write notes on each hive cover.
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    Something I see happening already, good bee forage is disappearing. Row crop land is expanding, turf grass lawns are creeping in, and pine tree production keeps pushing closer towards swamp land.
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    Re: making nuc question

    You would be losing money trying to start with one frame. 2 frames can build up about four times as fast as 1 frame, and 3 frames can build up about twice as fast as 2 frames. In my experiences...
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    They work henbit pretty well here, when theres nothing better for them out there.
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    Re: Pry Frames Apart to Install Apivar?

    I dont, any meddling in the brood nest carries the risk of killing the queen, but the chances are slim. As good as that stuff works theres no need for more contact anyway.
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    Re: Pyramiding up - appropriate timing?

    My idea of pyramiding up is simply helping the bees to expand their brood nest through all three deep brood boxes or the equivalent. Most people will drive the queen down into the lower two with...
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    Re: How much brood to pull

    If you look in from the top of hive and see lots of snow white wax on the honey band, means there drawing plenty of comb for the use of foundation. Otherwise i find drawn comb to be a better...
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    Re: How much brood to pull

    Maybe 10+ with lots of bees. Two weeks is not a lot of time. But with a laying queen in spring a nuc can be putting honey on in a 4-6 weeks
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    Re: How much brood to pull

    Depends on the bees. It will help if you break up the brood nest at least a couple more times till swarm season is over. If you see lots of white wax, foundation with proper placement might be a...
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    Tupelo Trees and Tupelo Honey

    So I've just acquired a new bee yard surrounded by tupelo trees. I did some research and learned that there are multiple sub species of tupelo. 3 in my area, none of which are the famous ogeechee...
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    Pollination Advice

    We've got about 450 hives now, and are considering broadening our horizens. Ive always dealt with honey in the past, but was in need of some advice for pollination. I was wondering first of all, is...
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    Re: Treating for Foulbrood?

    Thats not what the label says.
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    Chris McCary Queens

    Has anyone used McCary's Queens out of Buckatunna, Mississippi lately. Have heard good things about McCary Queens in the past, and was wondering if anyone has had experience since his son Chis has...
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    Treating for Foulbrood?

    How many of you have had luck not treating for foulbrood. I've been treating with terramycin spring and fall for years, but continue to get european foulbrood. Seems like the stuff is not even...
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    I bought into the nine frame brood chamber theory a couple years ago. I had problems with them making drone brood on the side of the bottom bars, which made the frames difficult if not impossible to...
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    Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    I need about 5000 lbs of sugar this year and cant find anyone with reasonable prices. Dadant was selling it for about 30 cents/pound delivered last year and have nearly doubled it this year. They...
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    Re: Overwintering in Singles

    >your probably a better beekeeper than me.

    I wouldn't know, but thanks.


    >Isn't there still a little nectar yet to come (usually very little) from Spanish needle and/or goldenrod up there?
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    Overwintering in Singles

    For those of you that overwinter in singles, is it too early to push them down to one story? I started last week so i could put medications on, but they're still drawing a little comb and theres...
  24. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    I just shake the bees off 1 frame at a time. Pulled 8,000 lbs so far this year with this method.
  25. Thread: whole sale

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    Re: whole sale

    I give mine 20%. I wouldn't budge much more. The beekeeper has toomuch time and money invested, to give his product away for a small amount of shelf space.
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