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    Re: Small Brood Nest

    Thanks for all the help so far. This hive wintered with only a deep and 1 super. The super is still 80% full of honey which seemed unusual to me and there are patches of brood on both frames in the...
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    Small Brood Nest

    Well it was such a nice day out today I decided to check on my girls. When I got into my hive I saw that my super was still 80% full of honey and loaded with a good many bees. When I got into the...
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    Re: Any other young people on beesource?

    I'm a senior in college now and started beekeeping this year. The only problem I've run into as a college beekeeper is scheduling when to check on my bees as my bees are in a different state and...
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    Pre-Harvest Question

    I am planning on extracting two medium supers from my hive this weekend. This box has A full brood box as well as a full medium super I am planning on leaving them. My question is after I extract...
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    Split Question

    Hi I am a first year beekeeper and am looking at doing a split. My hive was started in april from a strong nuc and already has a full deep and medium full of brood and capped honey. I have another...
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    Re: No smoke seems better!

    I heard it described best the other day "Smoking bees is the difference between someone knocking before coming into your house or just kicking in the door", now which way would you be more receptive.
  7. Thread: Ants

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    Re: Ants

    Try some ants baits not too far from your hive. See if you can find one where the active ingredient is hydramethylnon, which is a chemical that is toxic to ants but not to bees.
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    Re: Ton of Bees outside the hive today

    Thanks for all the help everybody, orienting makes much more sense. Being a first time beekeeper I freak out every time I see something new. They are looking great today however, and are hard at work...
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    Ton of Bees outside the hive today

    I went out to take a look at my freshly hived nuc today. It was around 2:00 and around 87 degrees outside. As I went up to the hive bees were everywhere, all over the front of the hive and flying...
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    Brand new nuc bees crawling on ground

    I just purchased a nuc yesterday and since it is about to rain today have decided to delay until tomorrow to move it to my box. However after checking in on them today I noticed during my trip 2 bees...
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    Re: Recomendations on Alabama Bee Breeders

    Thanks riverhawk, I called him and he said he starts preorders in January which sounds good to me. Time to hit the bee books till April.
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    Recomendations on Alabama Bee Breeders

    Anyone know of any good italian bee breeders in Alabama that preferably sell nucs but packages are ok too. Trying to get a head start on lining stuff up for the spring.

    Thanks
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    Re: Starting a foundationless hive

    Well I have read that when bees that were raised in large cells first start building their own foundation that they build something in between large cell and natural. I am wondering if this will be a...
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    Starting a foundationless hive

    I am planning on starting my first beehive in the Spring and am currently in the process of getting equipment a little along the way. I have recently been planning to use frames with a starter strip...
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