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    Re: Honey Prices 2013

    What is the weight of a quart jar of honey?
  2. Thread: Swapping Deeps

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    Re: Swapping Deeps

    Does anyone swap deeps during this part of the year?
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    Re: What would you do?

    I fed early on so I can't really call it honey.
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    What would you do?

    Hive from a May split.
    2 deeps and a honey super
    Wired wax

    Inspected today. Strong population.
    Bottom deep has good eggs, brood and honey.
    Top deep is 100% capped honey. Not a single cell of...
  5. Thread: Swapping Deeps

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    Swapping Deeps

    Isn't swapping deeps a late winter tactic?

    I have an otherwise decent hive that seems to have moved up from the lower deep. Population is decent, good laying in the top deep but she's not laying...
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    Robbing or Orientation Flights

    How do you tell the difference from standing outside the hive?
  7. Thread: Bee Panacea

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    Re: Bee Panacea

    I'll keep the process going.

    I actually have two hives undergoing the Bee Panacea.

    Today was week #3 for the other hive. I noticed two closed queen cells on the frame from last week. The...
  8. Thread: Bee Panacea

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    Re: Bee Panacea

    I am sure there were eggs. I am not sure there was no open brood today. I was pretty focused on looking for queen cells.
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    Re: Continue to squish bees during inspection

    I set it on the very back edge, then scoot it forward, pushing bees rather than squishing them.

    I still kill bees everyt ime.
  10. Thread: Bee Panacea

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    Re: Bee Panacea

    According to my notes, I first noticed some emerged queen cells and no eggs on June 2.
  11. Thread: Bee Panacea

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    Re: Bee Panacea

    Thanks for the input. They have a ton of honey stored. I assume they could use it for royal jelly?
  12. Thread: Bee Panacea

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    Bee Panacea

    I have a hive in trouble. I think they swarmed and the virgin never made it back.

    I implemented the Bee Panacea.

    Today is week #2. While adding the frame of eggs, I looked at last week's. I...
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    Re: How do you know if they've swarmed?

    Anyone?
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Yesterday, June 6.

    Wife saw "a tornado of bees" leaving the yard.

    Porter, OK 74454
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    How do you know if they've swarmed?

    During an inspection, you see 3 closed swarm cells.
    How do you know if they've already swarmed? I looked for the queen and didn't see her.

    Just going off the population is pretty subjective. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 31,

    Porter, OK 74454
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    Re: Ball of bees under hive

    Well, the plot thickens. I saw a swarm leaving my bee yard (assume they had already swarmed and were headed to their new home) today.

    Went back to the bee yard, and the ball under the hive was...
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    Re: A Thing of Beauty

    Those are all worker cells. Some honey in the upper right.
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    Re: Ball of bees under hive

    Anyone?
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    Re: Ball of bees under hive

    Good grief! Gotta love the Internet. We've gone from "don't worry about it" to "your children may be at risk".

    How would i know if they're AHB?
  21. Re: overwintering with or without screen bottom boards ?

    I'm near Tulsa and have only used a solid bottom board once. That was during our brutal summer and the hive melted.

    I brought 5 of 6 hives through winter this year and did't lose the one until...
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    Ball of bees under hive

    There is a huge ball of bees under the hive. It looks like a swarm cluster. Should that concern me? This is a hive that I split(swarm cells present) two weeks ago. Seems to have normal activity...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 24

    Porter, OK 74454
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    Re: Buy a Queen or make a queen

    Would one of you explain why? Both scenarios involve raising a queen from an egg when they weren't planning on it. Why does Vance's method work better than TheBuzz?
  25. Thread: 9 Frame Spacer

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    9 Frame Spacer

    I extracted for the first time Saturday. I think I want to try to use 9 frames next year. My intention is to get the comb to stick out more so I can better use the hot knife.


    What is your...
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