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    holes in the brood cappings

    Really need some help with this one. My friend was checking his hive the other day when he noticed what looked like someone had taken a drill and bit and drilled a hole dead center of previously...
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    swarm catching

    Need some answers. I caught a swarm yesterday and hived them. Do I keep them closed up awhile? I went back today to see how many I missed. I put those in a nuc and left an opening to entice the rest...
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    help! overcrowding

    I am over wintering a couple of my hives in one deep and one honey super. One in particular looks seriously overcrowded. They are bringing in a ton of pollen. The deep and super are jam full. I can't...
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    question on mountain camp feeding

    I have one hive in one deep and one medium box. Checked it yesterday when they were flying and it was full of bees. I took the medium off and put newspaper down , pored on sugar and dampened it. I...
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    help with late season combine

    I checked my three hives today since its 65 degrees. It's supposed to be above 60 for the next several days. Two of the hives looked real good. The third, a Russian hive, had very few bees and I...
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    winter prep

    I've got an observation hive started in August. It's two deep frames and one medium frame. We are going to have some cold nights this weekend. The hive has 1/8 " glass and 1/4 " plywood covering it....
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    To combine or not

    I ordered a queen to install in one of my hives that has a very weak queen, due to the lack of brood. Then I was going to combine another hive with that one because it has just recently gone...
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    installing a new queen

    I need some more advise please. I'll be installing a new queen in a hive is currently in one deep and 2 medium boxes. The current queen never moved into the 1st medium. Both mediums are mostly honey....
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    conbining an italian with a russian

    Will I have any problems combining an Italian hive with a queenright Russian hive ?I am planning to do a newspaper combine. Thanks for your help
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    combining hives

    I have tried to read all I can on this subject and I understand the newspaper thing , but I have not seen this asked before. Forgive me if it has already been answered. I need to do a combine with a...
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    finding the queen in a hot hive

    I have two hives that have got hot on me. After inspection, looks like both queens are failing. Very little capped brood, no eggs or larvae. I want to combine these hives and requeen. I need to find...
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    observation hive

    First of all I want to thank all of you who have responded to my questions in the past. You have been most helpful. I want to start an observation hive. I have a small nuc that I started about two...
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    making up a nuc hive

    I made up a nuc with 2 frames of brood in all stages, a frame of honey and 1 empty frame.Looks like plenty of nurse bees, but very few foragers . I installed a new queen and put food on the hive. Is...
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    from deep to medium

    I want to change from deep boxes to mediums. I am going to go with one deep brood box then mediums from there. How do I make that change with destroying to much brood I currently run two deeps.
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    treatments for AFB and EFB

    Would it be prudent to do a preventive treatment for AFB and or EFB just coming out of winter. My friends hive wintered in one deep and they are not expecting to get honey this year. I have read that...
  16. Thread: nucs

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    nucs

    Has anyone had any experience with nucs purchased from the fat bee man? I am planning to buy a couple. Thanks
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