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  1. Can I stop a swarm by placing a queen excluder between

    the bottom hive body and the bottom board? Any reason not to do this?
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    Is it too late to combine hives.

    I am in CHapel Hill, NC. FOr the last couple of months we went through a very long drought and then a few weeks of non-stop rain. I inspected my hives this week and two of them are queenless,...
  3. Re: Any reason NOT to just dump sugar on the inner cover?

    I am pretty sure that I am gonna go feed some sugar and find out. My hives are on the bank of a creek so water is not an issue. If this works I will be blown away.
  4. Any reason NOT to just dump sugar on the inner cover?

    I have been beeking for about 5 years now. I went to the farmers market in town and a dude is selling honey so we talked feeders. He argued that they are merely bee killers and that all you must do...
  5. Re: Last 3 years my honey has turned to sugar

    I am in Chapel Hill, NC and the source is primarily tulip poplar and then anything else that grows around here.
  6. Last 3 years my honey has turned to sugar

    pretty quickly. What am I doing wrong?
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    How many shallow supers...and when?

    OK< I am in year 6 of bee keeping. Bee Source is my mentor. Anyhow:

    1. How many shallow supers should I put on one hive?

    2. When? Is it too early to do it tomorrow?
  8. DO I need to treat first year package bees for mites?

    I assume the answer is no because they have not had enough time to establish themselves?
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    What % of the comb must be capped?

    I have waited until now to pull my supers. Out of 30 medium frames 20 are 95% capped. 5 are 50% capped and 5 are 20% capped. This makes an overall 75% capped rate.


    1. If I mix it all will the...
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    For Pete's sake!?! Missing honey.

    So, I have 5 established hives. 3 weeks ago I looked in and all the frames in my supers had nectar or capped honey to one extent or another. One hive had even capped an entire medium 10 frame super....
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    Re: Well, that is disappointing.

    29 and 30
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    Well, that is disappointing.

    So, my spring was going gang buster. 2 STRONG hives and 3 packages installed on 4/5/14 Everything was great. The last two days have seen freezing temps in NC. I go to find 2 package hives frozen to...
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    Re: Suggestions on Fighting Hive Beetles?

    So, does anyone know where the larva leave the hive? I am catching many in the freeman trap. Is that virtually all of them or do some exit the front of the hive?
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    Re: Suggestions on Fighting Hive Beetles?

    I wonder if this will fit on the Freeman bottom board. Seems to me the combo would be great.
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    Re: Hive Beetles/Oil Traps/Beetle Larva

    Absolutely covered. FULL of bees. I will look Wed to see if they are concentrated on a frame or perhaps all are being driven to the bottom?
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    Re: Hive Beetles/Oil Traps/Beetle Larva

    Here is my theory: The adults hang at the top of the hive and end up in the oil when entering the hive. The larva migrate down and end up in the oil?

    Thoughts?
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    Re: Hive Beetles/Oil Traps/Beetle Larva

    The hives are FULL of bees and seem to have expanding populations.
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    Hive Beetles/Oil Traps/Beetle Larva

    OK, I have two VERY strong hives. I also have Freeman traps on the bottom. I am catching no adult beetles but the oil tray has many beetle larva in it. Is this the normal deal? Beetles lay eggs, they...
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    Re: reusing pulled frames

    I just cut out the webbed areas and they just rebuild them. I freeze and reuse em all and it seems to work every time.
  20. Re: Beekeeping for idiots. . . starring . . . .Splorndle!

    Awe come on, what...do you think I am stupid? Wait, what?
  21. Beekeeping for idiots. . . starring . . . .Splorndle!

    Just a few pro tips:

    1. After a few years if you are feeling like a good beekeeper remember on that new hive full of expensive package bees...you must remove the cork or the queen cannot get out....
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    Re: SHB Boom at Summer's End

    jredburn, do you have a photo?
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    Re: SHB Boom at Summer's End

    I have added Freeman bottom board traps and they have almost eliminated the beetle issue. I had two hives infested and slimed. I saved the frames by freezing them for a week each and putting them in...
  24. Thread: Guard Star

    by Splorndle
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    Re: Guard Star

    I have used guardstar, the beetle blaster, home made CD case traps etc and the number 1 most effective is the screen bottom board traps. Eliminates the problem.
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    Re: preventing wax moths in supers

    Formic acid
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