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    Re: BEESWAX FOR SALE WITH FREE SHIPPING IN USA

    Ron,
    Thanks for the beeswax! Once again great quality and fast shipping!

    Thomas
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    Re: Top brood box was slow..

    It is a common problem Logan. Bees tend not to see foundation above them as expansion room. By breaking up the brood nest as you have done, it actually makes them aware of the upper brood box. Now...
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    Re: ? week #3: when should I add the 2nd super?

    If the temps there are above 50 at night constantly, move one frame in to the center from the outside edge each week till they draw them out and fill with brood. After this is done and all frames...
  4. Thread: Late nucs

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    Re: Late nucs

    I split mine in half on July 1 each year now to double up for winter. Give the new split a laying queen or a ripe cell, which ever I have on hand. Then feed if needed to get them built back up to a...
  5. Re: KY Beeks: warm enough for splits or checkerboarding?

    Clay - Make sure you have good adequate amounts of drone brood before doing a split. Even though your queens likely will not mate with the drones in your hives, it is one of the major factors that...
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    Re: Drawn Comb In The Freezer and Package Bees

    Pull the frames from the freezer the night before the packages arrive. Don't put them outside till you get ready to use them. The frames will have time to thaw out and the bees won't get cold when...
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    Re: Installing a package in a NUC?

    I've done it before, as many others have as well. It's a valid way to get them started. The bees have a smaller area to tend to and keep up with. However, as the days move forward, you will want...
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    Re: Not Italian. What?

    Carniolan/Italian cross from the looks of them. I have several here in my yard producing those. Russians are somewhat like those though as they are a mix of the two as well. lol So really could...
  9. Re: Which Cap & Ladder Division Board Feeder Do You Use?

    I use the ML pro feeders with 8 frame equipment. I get 7 frames plus the feeder and have about 5/8 of an inch area to move frames. Keeping the frames cleaned is the key to keeping the area for...
  10. Thread: how fast

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    Re: how fast

    It all depends upon many things, however one of the more important factors to take into consideration is how many frames/seams of bees do you have right NOW? The queen will only lay eggs in the...
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    Re: How to make the most of drawn supers?

    I would do things a bit different than you suggest. With a very strong hive and a weaker one I would play things out like this.
    1. Find out why one is stronger. If there is no easy answer or...
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    Re: Hive check 3/11 anyone seeing brood?

    I've had brood in all my hives all winter with exception to one of them. For the most part, they all are starting to really catch a gear right now. I've a couple of hives with nearly 12 frames of...
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    Re: I think my bees swarmed already, zone 5

    Possibly mite pressure at home where ever that was and decided to take a hike.
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    Re: Too early to start a queen?

    Doing this same thing with one of my colonies right now. They will make the queen, i've seen a few drones in colonies already, so in another 10 days from now i'll have a new queen in there, and if...
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    Re: Caging Queen to create brood break

    Enj - I believe the plan would be to cage the queen in a normal cage or a frame cage that has no comb. However, the time this is normally done is after the main flow during a dearth or when a flow...
  16. Thread: queen laying

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    Re: queen laying

    Russian queens require both pollen flow and nectar flow to start laying. If only one is coming into the hive it will be stored instead of used for brood. The queens are very sensitive to resources....
  17. Re: How many deeps of full frames for new package

    Too much to start with. Give them a brood box of drawn comb for the first 21 days. Then add a second brood box. This will give them time to expand the nest completely and have the first new bees...
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    Re: Home depot closing out 1x12x12's

    You think that's bad, Try out Lowes in my area.. 12.98 for a 1x12x8' .. It's actually cheaper for me to buy 2x12x8' and make hive bodies from it. So that's what i've been doing. lol They seem...
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    Re: Acorn Foundation

    What was your cost per sheet on the Acorn foundation?
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    Re: Getting seeds for what bees like

    That's actually pretty fun if you need a stress relief. Cut it near the ground with a hoe while grasping the tops. Then to get the seed from the plants, thrash it against a white sheet on the...
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    Re: Getting seeds for what bees like

    Actually I do plan to do harvesting of it,, Old school style :) Got a couple young kids that need to learn the old ways this year. According to what i've read about Buckwheat, 1 acre can produce...
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    Re: Re-Waxing Plastic Foundation

    Ray - That's the same way I did mine all year last year. Will be doing the same this year too. Works great and the bees will draw it like little machines on a light flow or a little feed.
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    Re: Getting seeds for what bees like

    I'm getting ready to put out about 3 acres of white dutch clover myself. Not cheap seeds. Getting 50# through Hancockseed . It's the cheapest I can find bulk seeds. Then later on going to plant...
  24. Thread: Laurie Miller

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    Re: Laurie Miller

    Send her a PM on here. She checks in often. If you need to reach her quickly you can also send her a message on Face Book. Here's her webpage.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1096320300380337/
  25. Re: How quickly can a hive eact 5 pounds of dry sugar?

    Probably didn't eat it, most likely hauled it out.. Did you moisten it when you put in on? If not they will pack it away if there is good flying weather.
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