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    Re: Feeding nucs during dearth?

    I would reduce the entrance to a 1 or 2 bee size and feed like you stated and feed 2 to 1 if you want them to store it, and 1 to 1 to build them up?(using sugar and water only, no HBH ec.).Could you...
  2. Re: What's this Northern Virginia weed bees love?

    Deer in Mo. are getting over populated like in Virginia, as for sweet clover there are two types white and yellow and for some reason the bees like the white better. It is invasive but it is also bi...
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    Re: Building Your Own Hives....

    I buy #4 white pine, deck screws,Titebound 111, Butt joint my boxes, and use 3/4 x 2in. strips across the front and back for handles, and of course skills for primer and a good brand paint. For knots...
  4. Re: Can a laying worker colony build queen cells?

    I have read that they will sometimes build a queen cell with an un-fertile egg, but i've never seen it.
  5. Re: Obama

    Good to see someone looking out for our environment, like natural food and clean water for us and generations to come. Hmmmm, has any of our past presidents ever shown an interest in honey bees or...
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    Re: "Butt Joint" Hive Supers

    Been doing butt joints for years, titebond 111, deck screws and a good paint. Last for years.
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    Re: How fragile are capped Queen cells?

    I've never bought any, but what about those that sell queen cells and send them through the mail???
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    Re: Bees and rain?

    Most are home before it rains,:eek: Took some nucs to some outyards 50+ miles from home that i made up from two hives that had swarm cells and set them out between rains.Decided to check some hives...
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    Re: Do frogs eat honeybees?

    Don't know about frogs, but i see lizards living in my outyards and have seen them eat one. His last meal.:D
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    Re: Bees on the ground around the hive

    Sounds like it could be Tracheal mites, you can't see them with the naked eye.
  11. Re: Looks like there will be a flood of blackberrys this summer in North Georgia.

    The hard freeze last winter killed the canes of my thornless blackberries (an acre of them) and many other berry patches in our area(SW. Mo.) for this year. New canes are putting on though.
  12. Re: How long have these queens been in their cages?

    Several things could be a factor? I would introduce the queens as soon as possible. Yes the attendants would eat the candy and feed the queen.
  13. Thread: Hi there

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    Re: Hi there

    Welcome Virginia, (was my mothers name) nick name Jenny. Learning about bees is never ending.
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    Re: How often to get stung?

    I try to avoid stings, but it happens. (Forrest Gump):D
  15. Re: is it safe to remove entrance reducers?

    I've taken all mine off, sounds like you have a flow going on or starting so you will be good.
  16. Re: Can workers move an egg into a queen cell

    How do you pronounce Thelytoky?:scratch:
  17. Re: putting 5 frame nuks in 10 frame boxes

    I do it all the time, i put the 5 nuc frames together in the middle of the 10 frame hive with 2 empty frames on one side and the other 3 on the other.A good 5 frame nuc will need another brood box in...
  18. Re: Can workers move an egg into a queen cell

    I've never seen it, but know some beekeepers who swear they can and do move eggs? I have also read where in an emergency workers will take an unfertiled egg and try to make a queen out of it.
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    Re: Bees clumping in greenhouse

    Bees are attracted to light and will probably die if not let out.
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    Re: Advice needed!!

    Could be something happened to the queen and they are superseding? With 2 queen cells in the middle of a frame and only 3 or 4 cells on the bottom of one frame, doesn't seem to me they swarmed.JMHO
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    Re: Queen with teeny tiny "colony"

    A queen won't lay more eggs than the cluster can cover, if you want to try and save this hive then add a frame of nurse bees and brood ( if you think the donor hive can spare it?)and see how the...
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    Re: Supersedure this early?

    It's not to early if you have seen drones in the hives and drone cells. I had the Russian breed of bees when they were first offered for sale, they was a little hot and having queen cups was a trait...
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    Re: Where do the drones go?

    No, they don't harvest anything, there only purpose is mating and i'm guessing only 15 to 25 out of a thousand (or thousands?) drones will mate with a virgin queen.They can fly from hive to hive to...
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    Re: Where do the drones go?

    Yes, drones are welcome in other hives, that is until Oct.:D
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    Re: Hardest part of the first year?

    Impatient, wanting to open the hive every day to see what they have done since yesterday.:rolleyes: Let the bees be bees, every time you open the hive and pull frames it sets them back,but that's how...
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