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    Re: Superceeded?

    That's what I figured. I believe the only problem I have is the absence of brood. Do you think if I dont get a frame or two of brood I'm gonna run out of young bees depending on where they are in...
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    Superceeded?

    Today I was checking my hives and noticed two of them no brood. Both are two deeps full of bees and a few queen cells. Probably 2-4 frames of stored honey from winter and plenty of nectar and pollen...
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    Running out of honey supers!

    This is my third year of beekeeping. The first was buildup year. Last year was a pretty light year. But this year is awesome. I am now at a crossroads. I ran out of drawn comb a long time ago...
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    Re: comb building crooked

    I would think if the hive is level the comb should be also. If that's not it I have no idea.
  6. Thread: hot honey

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    Re: hot honey

    I did this year. I put my supers on late around late may early june to catch clover took them off around mid july. Just assuming it was all clover but maybe something else is in the mix. After you...
  7. Re: Shallow super or Deep for checkerboarding next year?

    Maybe I answered my own question.
  8. Shallow super or Deep for checkerboarding next year?

    This fall I was thinking instead of placing a shallow w/ drawn comb on I was thinking of putting on a deep with foundation. Reason being I was thinking of trying some checkerboarding next spring and...
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    need help selecting varroa meds

    I would like everyones opinion on the different brands for treatment of varroa mites. Most of the hives I have were treated with apistan strips in the past. Just didn't know much about the other...
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    Re: Queen still not laying help please.

    Should I combine them with the swarm I got the other day. Just make sure I kill the queen that hasn't been laying.
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    Re: Queen still not laying help please.

    I added the one they accepted on the 25 the first one was on the 18th.
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    Queen still not laying help please.

    On April the 25 I installed a new queen into a split that didn't accept the first queen. However this queen was accepted and have seen her several times. Each time she's usually just sitting around...
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    Re: Do bees bring pollen when they swarm?

    Thanks for the info. I believe I got her but it is possible I left her. I guess I'll just give her another week or so. I ordered another queen to replace one of my older ones but I could use her...
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    Do bees bring pollen when they swarm?

    Reason I am asking is that I have caught two swarms in the past three weeks and the earliest one has not started raising any brood yet. It is my understanding that they need pollen to make royal...
  15. Re: can someone please simplify nectar management please

    Well I was just going by the title on Walts diagram. I suppose that is what I mean.
  16. can someone please simplify nectar management please

    Hello I am a new beekeeper with 6 hives. I had an original 3 last fall and came out of winter with two. I split one and left the other alone. I tried manipulation of frames in March on the hive I...
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    Re: No honey in supers in kentucky

    Do you use pollen patties or feed syrup in the spring. I fed them up in the fall about 2 gallons per hive. I thought that would be enough. Both boxes were very full. I wish I could have replaced...
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    No honey in supers in kentucky

    Just a question this is my first full year. I purchased three established hives early last fall and made it through with 2. I split one and ordered three queens to replace the original two and one...
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    When is a good time to split in Kentucky?

    I am new to beekeeping and bought my first 3 hives in the early fall of 2010. So far they have wintered well and I am hoping to make splits this spring. What should I be looking for as far as...
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    Re: Is this the answer for small hive beetles?

    Just a question. My hives are on treated 2x6 frames with a hollow area underneath. I use screened bottom boards with #8 hardware cloth in them. The question is that if the larvae can fit through...
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    Re: Is this the answer for small hive beetles?

    I have tried the beetle jail jr.. I bought them at kelleys. They seem to work but you're not going to trap them all. I'm a little hesitant but i think I'm going to try a ground drench with...
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    Hive corner protectors

    Just wondering if anyone has tried the corner protectors from brushy creek. Didn't know if you glue the on or what and if they were effective. It seems to me they make sense and would increase the...
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    uncapping tubs

    Just wondering if anyone here has made their own uncapping tubs. I was thinking of making my own using totes. Cutting the bottom out of one and putting a screen in the bottom and installing a valve...
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    Re: ideas for smoker fuel ???

    I saw a commercial guy on some Ehow videos and he used pine needles and dried cow manure. He said the pine needles started easily and the manure burned for a very long time. I think I'm going to...
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    quality of lumber in hives

    Just wondering, I noticed a great deal of difference in the price of new hive bodies and supers if you buy the commercial grade boxes. Didn't know if anyone has tried both and has any input on the...
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