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    Re: Why only one box of foundation at a time?

    Thank you all. I appreciate the info.

    It's good to have it before you I need it.

    I'm keeping up right now, but you never know when you will need to bend a rule. :)

    My operation is growing...
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    Why only one box of foundation at a time?

    I have always heard, and always followed, the time honored advise of adding only one honey super with foundation at a time until that one is 80% drawn and then add another. I also have always used...
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    Re: Not a laying worker

    Yes, I think it was a young queen getting to know her job. 10 days later she was doing great and they are still good. I peaked in the other day when it was 64 Degrees .
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    Re: What is this bug? (picture)

    Looks like a box elder to me also. They show up at my house in the fall looking for a crevass to winter in.

    RKR
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    Missouri Beekeepers Assn. Fall Meeting 2011

    The Missouri State Beekeepers Association will host their Fall Meeting at Lake of the Ozarks, October 28 & 29, 2011 (with special events October 27)

    Registration information is posted at...
  6. Thread: Sacbrood Question

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    Sacbrood Question

    I have a hive that has signs and symptoms of sacbrood. They are the weakest one and now I am undestanding why. I don't think they will make it through the winter with their current numbers and the...
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    Re: Not a laying worker

    Just in case anyone wondered; my "hunch" was correct. That hive is doing well with a new queen.

    RKR
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    Not a laying worker

    I thought I would share a story from last week.

    I found 2, 3, even 4 eggs in a cell; nearly every cell that had more than one egg. I though "oh crud laying worker!!!!! How could this happen; I...
  9. Thread: MAQS Checkbacks

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    Re: MAQS Checkbacks

    I hear you on that. I was thinking about treating in early to mid June. IF it knocks the mites down that hard they should still be low 6 week later. Then hit them in mid August with a Hopguard...
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    Re: Procedure for preparing for winter?

    1 What is the proper method to remove honey supers from the hive and at the same time prevent swarming, over crowding etc? : not method needed just remove them

    2 I left one or two...
  11. Thread: laying workers

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    Re: laying workers

    Was the capped brood drone or worker? I have read in multiple places that every hive has a few laying workers. a young queen will sometimes lay more than one egg in a cell at first, until she gets...
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    Re: Any tips to reduce moisture level In honey?

    You need to use a small room, like bathroom to drop the moister. Having the room in an air conditioned area helps too, it removes part of the moister from the air and the dehumidifier does not have...
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    Re: MAQS Checkbacks

    I treated 13 strong queenright hives and 1 strong hive that had a virgin queen on Aug 8th.

    The temps for the first 6 days: 88, 91, 83, 88, 83, 88

    On day two the car thermometer went from 94 to...
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    Re: Supering 102 question

    Our strong flow is just getting started. It's been trickling in until this week.
    I have 3 supers on most hives and a few supers of foundation to get drawn.
    I am running 9 frames in my drawn...
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    Supering 102 question

    I know when you put a super of foundation on it should be 10 frames (or whatever fills up the box), and when you have only foundation, they should be put on one at a time.

    Here is my question: Can...
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    Re: Drone Congregation Zones

    beeculture- DCA's

    Her is a neat article!

    RKR
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    Unique Queen Cage and High Quality Queen Catcher

    Here are some products I found that I like. They are from Kharkiv, Ukraine. It is a large Honey producing region in Eastern Europe

    I have wanted a durable simple queen cage and queen catcher to...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    White blossom sweet clover is just starting
    6/4/2011
    Harrisonville Mo, 64701
  19. Thread: Trap out questions

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    Re: Trap out questions

    Take a digital camera out and take sevral pictures of the "empty" cells at the edge of some larva you can see on a frame. Then look at the photo and zoom in. It will help you see the eggs. then take...
  20. Thread: Newb question

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    Re: Newb question

    Here is my rule: Any combs that were on the hive during feeding can not be sold as honey.

    If you have drawn comb that has sugar syrup in it, you must extract it (or let the bees rob it out without...
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    Re: Newb question

    yes or if you have been feeding it's capped syrup.
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    Re: Newb question

    Also honey come from nectar and syrup is from some form of refined sugar. For the bees it isn’t used differently, but for sale capped syrup is fraud. Nectar has all kinds of subtle flavors and aromas...
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    Re: Urgent need for help please.

    Bee-go and a bee vac. I you have another hive you can add the bees to it( assuming the queen does not come out and there is a good chance she will not. If you place the bees in a separate hive for a...
  24. Thread: Moving splits

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    Re: Moving splits

    MAAREC- Moving_Bees.pdf

    They suggest at least 1.5 mile (I have always heard 2 miles) for 10 days. I think the idea is bees work off of land marks when the get close to the hive. If you move them...
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    Re: RKI: Heirloom tobacco growing

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    information

    I did a google search. Here's what I found
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