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    Re: 1st Split now what?

    I hope there is younger in there. The frames had capped brood, emerged brood and what looked like a drop of milk with a very small worm in the bottom. I cannot see eggs due to eyesight what I am...
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    Re: Virgin Queen Mating Flight?

    Thanks for the advice. I can not tell from the pic either. If it is the hive is superseding an awesome queen but only time will tell.
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    Virgin Queen Mating Flight?

    Not sure if this is the right place but I was in my dad's hive a week ago for the 1st spring inspection and did not see a queen or larva. He got a pic of this on Sat. It is fuzzy but I think the bee...
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    Re: 1st Split now what?

    Thanks for the info. i did think they would move an egg/larva to the queen cells. I was able to get into them on Sat in between Tstorms. No queen cells and the cups were still empty. I put 2 frames...
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    1st Split now what?

    I just made my 1st split Wed evening after work. I split the hive I asked about a couple of weeks ago and now not sure what to do. The queen had moved back down onto the deep frames sitting in 2...
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    Re: Spring Inspection What to do next?

    Thanks for the help. Looks like I need to split very soon then since I missed the time frame for checkerboarding (nectar management).
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    Spring Inspection What to do next?

    Hello again. Well my first TF hive made it through the winter! WOOHOO! We have had a very mild winter and pollen is very thick in the air now. Im in SE GA 31410. Finally was able to get into hive...
  8. Thread: SHB Problem

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    SHB Problem

    I went in my hive today to checlk space before colder weather gets here and I found SHB EVERYWHERE!!! I have not been in the hive since September I have just let them do their thing. When I opened...
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    Lost a Split Due to heat

    I attempted to do a split Wed evening as it was getting dark. Moved 4 frames of resources from main hive to 5 frame NUC. Left for a little over 2 hours to let them be queenless. Put in bought queen...
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    Re: Robbers on new Nucs

    I think I figured the video out. Here it is
    http://youtu.be/Wrx25JNtmy8 maybe?
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    Re: Robbers on new Nucs

    Thanks for the advise. To answer some questions yes I am sure it was robbing on the hive at my house. I have hundreds of dead bees around the hive. There were what appeared to be 4/5 to 1 battles all...
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    Robbers on new Nucs

    I purchased 2 nucs from a local beek about a week and a half ago. Because they were deep frames and I am using 8 frame med boxes he was gracious enough to up it to 8 frames for each. I did not have...
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    Re: 2 Queenless Swarms Advice Needed

    Thanks. Should I wait for the virgin queen to emerge (should be Wed-Fri) or just go ahead and do the combine now?
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    2 Queenless Swarms Advice Needed

    So I check on my 2 hives yesterday. Again I am still having problems. They both are caught swarms and I am a first year rookie.

    Hive 1:

    No queen ended up with laying workers. Did a shake out...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Jacket

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I guess I have more research to do.
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    Ventilated Bee Jacket

    It is really hot and humid here in the summer. I have researched on here and a few other places for a ventilated jacket. I think I have narrowed my search to either a Jester Bee or an Ultra Breeze. I...
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    Re: When can I stop feeding?

    Thanks for the help. My stand is made out of 2x6 and 4x4 legs. I have them on pavers and treat the ground with weed killer. I have a REAL problem with sugar ants here. I treated my whole yard...
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    Re: When can I stop feeding?

    Thanks that is what I was after and you are close enough to me that it should be about the same here. So since they have no stores I should just keep feeding correct?


    The ants did not even slow...
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    When can I stop feeding?

    This is my first year. I have had a really hard start by capturing a swarm. Let them sit too long and had laying workers. Got that fixed. Caught second swarm will check tomorrow on them. Wed the...
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    Re: First Inspection Now Confused

    Thanks for the input and help. I took the super off because I was afraid that they had to much room. I will put it back with a feeder tonight or tomorrow morning. They were hanging on to each other...
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    First Inspection Now Confused

    I opened my hive for the first time this evening. Now I have more questions after than I did before I went in. I am a complete newbie so please help me out. I got this swarm on the evening of 4/17....
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    Re: converting migratory cover to top entrance

    Thanks to the table saw I go!!!!
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    Re: converting migratory cover to top entrance

    3/8 w x 3/4 t?
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    Re: converting migratory cover to top entrance

    Thanks for all of the input. I have several ideas on how to convert the cover but I am still unsure of how much space to give them. I noticed from several of the pics that were referenced that the...
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    converting migratory cover to top entrance

    I bought this http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=33_60&products_id=168 cover. I want to set it up for top entrance. There is a 1/2" "lip" that hangs down the front of the hive. If i...
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