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  1. Best Use for Honey Frames From A Dead Hive

    I lost one of my two hives earlier this spring. It had four full frames of honey left from the winter. I am getting four packages in a couple of weeks and am wondering what you experienced...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment

    I do not have any long term experience with it but I did use it on some additional new hives I'll be putting out this year. I know that I really do like the look it gives the wood. One bee book of...
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    Re: Record keeping??

    I don't have nearly that many hives, but I asked my wife to get me a small pocket recorder for Christmas. It is voice activated and fits perfectly in a "shirt pocket" on my bee suit so I don't have...
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    Re: Mowing and yard work around bees?

    Don't lose any sleep over this. Just turn the exhaust away from the hive as you stated and keep moving. I asked the same question before I started with bees and was told that the bees seemed to...
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    Re: Honey/Bee Information for Customers

    Good post; however, you might want to recheck the math on #3. The earth is 96,000,000 miles from the sun so one orbit will cover a little over 600 million miles.
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    Getting Bees to Move Stores

    I have one of my first year eight frame hives that seems to have plenty of honey stored in the two deep bodies. I have left a shallow super on and it actually never got any nectar stored during the...
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    Re: It comes around...(a must read)

    This is great. Cannot be explained any better. We have all probably been the reciepient of some sort of random act of kindness, and have dispensed some ourselves if we have been around any time at...
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    Swarm Trap Question

    Wrong time of year for this kind of question, but It's on my mind. I have discovered a feral colony near my house and three hives. It's around 100 yards from my hives, on the opposite side of my...
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    Re: Birds and bees

    If they are catching and eating bees you should see them fly from their perch and grab one every so often. I'm not sure that either of these birds feed on flying insects but I may be wrong. BTW, a...
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    Asking for Supering Advice

    I have three new 8 frame hives of Russian bees here in western KY (deep brood boxes & shallow supers). One hive has a super pretty well filled out with comb and uncapped nectar. Another hive has...
  11. Re: transferring brood from one hive to another question

    I have the exact same situation and I have actually transferred two full frames of brood (a week apart) from a strong hive into a weaker one. Both are Russian bees. The last transfer was a week ago...
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    Ventilation Supers

    I installed three new packages this spring and have been feeding with Zip Loc baggies inside ventilation supers (feeding is now stopped). I taped the holes until warm weather but they are now open....
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    Re: feed bees syrup now ?

    So glad to see this question posted and the answers. I have been considering asking the same thing myself. Michael, you have addressed exactly what seems to be happening in one of my three new...
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    Seven Frames in and eight frame super

    I'm close to putting honey supers on some new hives (eight frame). If I want to use seven frames, can I go ahead and do that the first year or should I use all eight frames first, then go with seven...
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