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  1. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    Lol,sounds great
  2. Thread: wood frames

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    Re: wood frames

    wow, it looks like they are time eaters by the plans about 30 different cuts?
  3. Thread: wood frames

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    wood frames

    Does anyone have design for making wood frames or does everyone buy them.
  4. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    > You'll want work gloves for moving the hives and appropriate thank you gifts for the person who helps you. Those hives can be heavy this time of year! I use a two person hive carrier for moving the...
  5. Re: Need advice regarding moving bees to new location

    I have moved all times of year. Wait till before dark or real early in morning before they start foraging so you do not lose bees. I like to use a 3\4 x 3/4 piece of wood the length of entrance or...
  6. Re: Amount bees eat seems to be related to feeder type

    I have the same problem. I can drink more beer in a mug than I can in a sippy cup :)
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    I would figure your forage is better than mine. I have 12 hives and it all depended on location for mine. Some I needed at least 3 supers on first year packages. We were coming out of a 3 year...
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Biggest difference is weight. If you are working hive by yourself it is a little easier to go 8 frame. Bad side is as they fill with honey and brood you have 2 less frames each box you have so you...
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    Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Welcome to Beesource. It sounds like your on the right track. Al is right about getting 2 hives, not just to compare, but it is hard for new Beeks to stay out of hives when they are new. So this is a...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    I liked your idea and tried to get homeowner to let me. Neighbors of homeowner were scared and putting pressure on them to move.
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    Yes homeowner wanted it gone there was enough comb to fill 10 super frames with brood and honey. I wish I would have had a hive body cause I had to cut comb to fit. Roof was very steep and honey...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    So would you leave them till spring?
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    Bee hive rescue

    I got a call about this bee hive built under a eave of a dormer on a house. I can get it fairly easy and we have another 20 - 30 days left on cotton and pumpkins. But, don't know if it worth trying...
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    Re: South African hives

    Pretty funny Gary, The only reason I would say I will kill this hive is I have 12 hives and they are all calm and gentle. I would really hate to have the drones from the AH bring in some of those...
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    Re: South African hives

    Welcome Gary,
    I ended up with 1 AHB hive this year. It was a cut out. They are very hygienic compared to my Carni. hives meaning they had the whole hive cleaned out after the cutout by the next...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    I guess works fine if you are retired or just old. But if you have a business to run or kids to chase, sitting on the side of road just not a priority.
  17. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    Still back to my question. Do I just pull off 1 or 2 of the 3 supers this late in year or leave? Do I go ahead in open brood box and see if stores are there and chance rolling queen this late in...
  18. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

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    Usually our kill freeze is the end of Oct. The guys I have talked to here say a hive body and super are usually good for winter. I have carni's and I know they slim down pretty good in the...
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    Re: Beeweaver queen update

    We started the season with Carniolan queens, my dad had 1 hive that had a old queen and one that the Carniolan queen died. We were pretty nervous about the Carniolan's cause we had heard about the...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    Our farmers market is full also, but I just talked to one of the vegetable venders and he said I could put honey on one of his tables cause people asking for honey all the time. I offered him a...
  21. What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    13381 I pulled 6 frames of capped yesterday and 7 frames two weeks ago. I have 1 hive body and 3 supers. I am going to leave 1 super for winter and take off top two. The bottom of the top two still...
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    Re: Why does one hive beard and other not

    Michael, you believe that the one that is bearding is just a stronger hive, would this just bee a better queen and in this case would you requeen?
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    Why does one hive beard and other not

    13353I have 2 hives both have lots of bees brood, pollen and honey, but one has bearded from day one while other is very few bees in entrance ever. Does the queen determine this? I have opened both...
  24. Thread: Creamy honey

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    Creamy honey

    I did a cut-out about 3 weeks ago it was my first and also my first honey comb experience not being on frames. I got home and had a huge amount of honey comb. I did not know how to extract. My method...
  25. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    I really did not mean to get in beekeeping at the time I did it always interested me though. I have had several family members that did it and failed, but they never had a foothold. I have a guy that...
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