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  1. Re: What is the best way to combine queenless nucs with eachother?

    With both being queen less and u waiting 24 hrs u should be able to just stack them and not worry about newspaper. The queen odor will be gone from both nucs by then so they shouldn't fight.
  2. Re: super is not getting drawn. Am I being impatient, or should I do something?

    Don't sweat people like that. There are plenty of us willing to help and also have questions of our own. Seems that ur bees may not need the added room right now. If u have a flow going on then they...
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    Re: USPS a little parinoid about queen bee!

    I had something happen the other week. Got a call from PO about my queens arriving. When I picked them up she would not pick the box up out of the mail carriers box. After getting the package out of...
  4. Re: Is a cluster on a queen cage a good sign or a bad sign?

    Usually u can tell their aggression on the cage. Hard to say either. They could not have accepted her yet or they could be trying to get to her to tend to her. If 30 hrs have passed with her in their...
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    Re: Eastern Shore area beeks: flow left?

    I'm eastern nc bout 2 hr from coast and I'm expecting another couple weeks. Have some hives just putting wildflower which seems a less than normal but a couple are working on there 4th medium super....
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    Re: Medium on top of a Deep in new package

    I use single deeps as brood chamber with excluder on top and medium supers above that. I haven't had a problem with single deeps for brood. I just keep check on supers and make sure they have room to...
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    Re: Medium on top of a Deep in new package

    I would go ahead and put deep on top of other deep. Do u have stores in medium? They may draw out the second deep faster if u can take the medium off and put it on another built up hive. They will...
  8. Thread: New Here

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    Re: New Here

    Welcome to the site. So many good people with tons of information here.
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    Re: Swarm traps - how do you attach them?

    I put out 10 frame old brood boxes set up as traps. I place them in the windows of old houses or make a platform between two trees on the edge of a wood line and seat the trap on it. has worked great...
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    Re: Swarm Traps..Pick up time?

    I'm from nc so I'm not sure about your flow but I have been putting out traps for 2 years and last year I caught swarms from the first of april and caught my last one on October 31. I had to combine...
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    extra queens for splits

    I asked a guy bout getting some queens to re queen a few weak hives and he said he may have some this week. After getting that answer I ordered 5 queens from another. I get phone call today that the...
  12. Thread: queens???

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    queens???

    Anyone know of anyone that has queens for sale? Tried a few places and they are sold out until June or july. I need of 5 in eastern nc. Thanks.
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    Re: Should I move my bees

    If I decide to move them how do I close them up? Hadn't moved my hives since I started keeping bees 3 years ago. I've heard some close up the hive but others just load them up and count there losses.
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    Re: Should I move my bees

    I want to keep good ties to this farmer and yes he owns the land. My main cconcern is if the chemicals sprayed will kill my hives. I feel that he would work around and spray in the mornings or late...
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    Should I move my bees

    I was informed today by the farmer who owns the land my hives are on that he will be planting tobacco this year in the fields around my hives. The closest field will be maybe 30 yards away. Should I...
  16. Re: Queen Excluders - will they draw comb above excluder?

    I've been criticized locally for running single 10 frame deep brood boxes but I have had no problem using one. Knock on wood.....but it seems as long as I keep room in the supers and keep adding them...
  17. Re: Queen Excluders - will they draw comb above excluder?

    I run queen excludes on all my hives. When adding supers I put a couple frames of drawn comb in the new super. If all I have is foundation I will put the super on the hive without the queen excluded....
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    re - queen or not?

    I have a total of 16 hives and I have 3 or 4 that are not producing well. I have a queen in each but she is only laying on two or three frames while the rest of my hives are full in the brood box. I...
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    Re: Is My Hive Aggressive

    I have a couple of aggressive hives and they are a pain (literally) when I go into them. I have come to find out however that my aggressive hives are usually stronger and store more honey than my...
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    Re: Beekeeping is a very cheap hobby

    I have to agree with ace to a point. I have spent probably $2500 the past 3 years of keeping bees and I feel that I have probably broke even now. As long as you maintain your hives and take care of...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    I had 12 traps out last year from first of april to about end of june. I kept putting them out after moving the caught ones out. I finished with 23 swarms last year that I caught in my traps. I took...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    I place mine alot of different places. In eves or windows of old houses are good places. I have some bout 6 ft up in trees and have even caught a couple in my backyard with traps sitting on a couple...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    You can go ahead and put them out. I'm in eastern nc and have been catching swarms since the first of april. 9 total since the first. I use a 10 frame deep as the box. Mediums and especially medium...
  24. Re: Looking for the best reviews for swarm box lures

    I totally agree with hambone. the lures for sale by different companies are a waste. I put out 11 traps last year and caught 23 swarms in totally after resetting them. I bought a 1 ounce bottle of...
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    Re: Swarm Trap: how empty should it be?

    Just my 2 cents. I had an excellent year this year catching swarms with my bait traps. I caught 24 swarms with my traps. When I first began doing the traps I put a dark comb frame on each side and...
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