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  1. Re: What to do next cause I lack the experience.

    Went and did an inspection today. The queen is mated and larva were seen in the cells. Quite amazing creatures these are. Didn't find any evidence of a laying worker, the hive is calm a docile. All...
  2. Re: What to do next cause I lack the experience.

    Thanks all! As weird as it sounds I'm kind of glad both hives didn't go perfectly. I've read a lot about queen less hives and how they behave. I got to experience something small in such a large...
  3. What to do next cause I lack the experience.

    Installed a package on 4April2014 and by the 29th It was queenless. On 5May2014 I spotted 6 queencells As for the first queen she did lay a good round of initial brood in four partial frames. Today...
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    Re: Well, I shoulda left them alone.

    Let us know how it all pans out please.
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    European Foul up

    I'm gonna post this question after I lay out some ground work of where I'm at with the condition of my hives. Bought two, 3 lb packages and installed 4/4/14. Running 8 frame mediums with screened...
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    Re: Sky Fishing for Drones video

    Interesting.
  7. Re: Foundationless frames for the foundationless of knowledge?

    Tried the fishing line. The weight of the wax just pulled it right off the line. Didn't have any rubber bands at the time. Think next time I'm gonna try the bands.
  8. Thread: Loud bees!!!!

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    Re: Loud bees!!!!

    Dang. That's not good. Good luck and keep us posted.
  9. Thread: Loud bees!!!!

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    Re: Loud bees!!!!

    You stated you released her. Did you leave her in a cage for a few days and then release her or just put her in there?
  10. Re: Foundationless frames for the foundationless of knowledge?

    Ok. Thought I'd posted a reply but hadn't. Here's my observations so far. I hung the cage and left it for 3 full days. Feeding 2:1 with bee healthy supplement. Within three days they had built a hand...
  11. Re: Foundationless frames for the foundationless of knowledge?

    Just installed my two packages and everything went smoothly. Both hives are level side to side. I just cant keep from going outside and watching them. Thanks so much for you input. It is greatly...
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    Re: Wolf Creek Apiary

    Y'all need to take chill pill. This thread was started because I was not able to make contact with the Seaborns. They are not exactly spring chickens and I was more concerned for their health and...
  13. Re: What happens when you ask your 11 year old daughter to "paint" hive bodies

    From the mouths of babes. Well done! Save those pics!
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    Re: Question - all 8 frame mediums

    From what I've read, 3 lb. package into one medium box will be fine. That's my plan this spring except I'm using all foundationless.
  15. Foundationless frames for the foundationless of knowledge?

    I love to read instructions. I'm a protocol driven person. That's the way my brain is set up but I realize that occasionally that sometimes one has to deviate from the manual and make an executive...
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    Re: Wolf Creek Apiary

    I got off the phone with them the other day and apparently someone had a wreck near their home and hit a junction/service box and it took out the entire area. Took several days to fix and my order is...
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    Wolf Creek Apiary

    I'm on the list to get a few packages from WCA but I've been calling today to bump up my delivery date. No answer and the phone company recording states that it can't connect my call. Just checking...
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    Re: WT KELLEY frames...did I get the wrong ones?

    So having drawn comb comb is the key? If I were to start a hive body on foundation and then once that body is nearly drawn out could I move some frames of the first to the next body to be installed?...
  19. Re: pollen but no nector. And bees trying to swarm

    Genius!!!!
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    Re: WT KELLEY frames...did I get the wrong ones?

    When I ordered these frames I wanted wax foundation and told the customer service rep and she told me what WF would work with the frames. Never thought much about using plastic. However I'll also be...
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    Re: WT KELLEY frames...did I get the wrong ones?

    Thanks everybody for your perspective. That helps more than you know! I'll hang on to what I've got and ride this out. March is quickly approaching and I'm getting a bit anxious with the arrival of...
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    Re: WT KELLEY frames...did I get the wrong ones?

    Thank you for reassuring my purchase!
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    WT KELLEY frames...did I get the wrong ones?

    I've been accumulating a mass of equipment for some time now and several months ago found frames by WTK that have a slot cut across the top to allow the user to drop in the foundation from the top....
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    Re: New hand holds!

    Nice work!
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    Re: Oxalic vaporizer and solid bottom board

    Thanks for the input guys!
    That gives me some options.
    Glock- I've read your earlier posts and really gleaned a lot of info from them. That's why I have in the works to use OAV. Merry Christmas!
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