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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Mine smell exactly like butterscotch! Makes me want to dive in and get a handful! I checked supers on Monday, I have about 20 or so full medium frames I'm going to extract this weekend. This will...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught one of my own swarms on Friday, May 22.
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    Re: equipment for sale

    Where are you located?
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I would agree with the above post.....
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    Re: Catching swarms the easy way.

    I've had 3 swarm traps out for a few weeks and haven't caught a thing!!!!!
    Happy for you though :)
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    Re: Do you inspect during a flow???

    One more question....

    Last year I picked up a nuc from Kelly's on April 18th. It built quite rapidly into 2 deeps and I placed a medium super of new foundation on it around early June. They drew...
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    Re: Do you inspect during a flow???

    Thanks for the sage advice!!!!!
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    Do you inspect during a flow???

    We are in a good flow right now, but also in prime swarm time. I'm wondering if you all inspect your hives every 7-10 days during a flow to keep on top of things, or do you just let them do their...
  9. Re: Anyone have the link to Walter T. Kelley's Foundationless Frames?

    You will be in my neck of the woods tomorrow! I work in Grayson County.
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    Re: Confused about queen piping I heard in my hive

    I have nearly the exact same thing going on in one of my strong hives that started as a nuc. Lots of bees, 6-8 capped queen cells both in the middle and bottom of the frames. Not a whole lot of...
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    Re: 1st Swarm of the Year

    Yes sir, I have 4 ready to go!!!!
  12. Re: Decent flow going on...ideas on main source?

    I saw bees gathering nectar yesterday on a small purple/pink colored flower behind my house. I have no clue what it is. All I know is, my bees are BUSY!!!!!
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    Re: Swarm cells and split timing

    Great post!!!!!!
  14. Re: Stopped by Kelleys today, walked out with some bees!!

    They will have extras again this weekend, I may try to snag another!!!!!!
  15. Re: Stopped by Kelleys today, walked out with some bees!!

    I sure didn't.
  16. Stopped by Kelleys today, walked out with some bees!!

    Had a couple small things I needed to pick up today so I swung in around lunchtime and it must have been my lucky day cause they had some leftover packages from Saturday! I bought some Russians with...
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    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    I was at Kelly's last Friday, they told me they were running two weeks behind on shipping... I live 25 min from there... I have ordered from Mann Lake, they are very quick shipping orders.
  18. Re: KelleyBee's Phone Support, which to choose to check out my order?

    I was at Kelly's today, they were crazy busy! They said they were running two weeks behind on shipping due to the two big snows we had. They were out of a couple small items I needed, but the good...
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    Installed couple nucs today!!

    Buddy of mine made a trip to Jester bees this weekend to pick up some nucs. Had a beautiful 65 degree day today to put them in their new home! Set them up with 3 frames of drawn comb and two frames...
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    Re: How much longer till Maples bud?

    Mine were packing in pollen today.
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    Re: 2014 Walter T Kelley Nucs

    I picked up a nuc on April 12 from Kellys. It ended up being a super strong hive, grew very rapidly and produced a medium super of honey for me that I just extracted yesterday. On the down side,...
  22. Re: Unlimited brood nest and drawn comb, a cautionary tale

    If you feel like you have TOO much drawn comb and honey, just give me the word Peter and I'll start down the road to Evansville!!! :)
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    Mann Lake 8 frame deep

    I bought my first 8 frame hive from Mann Lake and noticed that there is an awful lot of room in the deep after all 8 frames are in. I can actually fit 9 frames in there. Is this a big deal or...
  24. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    The donor hive is strong, my queen is marked so I'll be sure she isnt on the frame...
  25. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Once again, thanks MB!

    On the giving of open brood from another hive, shake the bees off, or leave them on?
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