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    Re: drones in NJ/PA?

    Had drones all winter in Southern NJ
  2. Re: I have a queenless hive can I use it to raise cells?

    I had 2 medium supers I left on through the winter and they were full of capped brood, nectar and pollen and a bunch of nurse bees. I set them on a bottom board for a few days and added a graft to...
  3. Re: My new nuc boxes. No a paint factory did not explode!

    I like the large entrances; makes it easy to fit the OAV applicator in the front door :)
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    Grafting/Cell Builder/Weather

    I set up a cell building colony today consisting of 18 medium frames full of open nectar, honey, pollen, nurse bees, and sealed brood. My plan is to graft 25-30 larva. The weather turned cooler...
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    Re: Help! overrun with queen cells!

    Close up boxes and check back in 2 weeks to look for eggs.
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    Re: Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?

    Research has shown that NOT treating with OAV in the Spring will kill 0 mites :D
  7. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Flow Hive recommends using a queen excluder between the brood nest and the honey box. They've had queens go up and lay drones in the flow frames.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrRzp78NHcc
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    Starting a colony

    I've had my top-bar hive for 2 years but never populated it. I have 25 Langs. I took some comb from a foundationless lang frame, cut it into 2" x 8" long strips, and used hot wax to glue it to 4 top...
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    Re: Cypress Hive bodies warped - help

    Four years ago mine did the same thing. I notified the supplier and they sent me all new stuff that has been fine since. Sometimes you get a bad batch.
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    Re: Devastated...

    Sorry about your hive. On the bright side you only lost one and now know what the bears are capable of doing.
    Would this work for the bears?
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    Re: What are these bees doing?

    This is fanning a warm hive.

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    I don't think it's a temperature thing. They may be showing new foragers the way home.
  12. Re: $10 to make a vaporizer, so why buy one for $190?

    Because I earned way more than the $160.00 or whatever I paid for my Varrox with the time it would have taken me to source parts and build my own homemade contraption.
  13. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

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    Just a joke...go easy lol
  14. Re: Varroa Control - Areas w/ year-round brood rearing

    I have 25 hives. Last year I did Apivar in July after pulling honey and then 6 weeks later removed the Apivar and put the supers back on for the fall flow. After the supers were off and they were...
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    Re: Smokers is there a difference or what

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    Re: To use or not to use a QUEEN EXLCUDER

    I like new threads. Old threads = yesterdays information. Someone may have new information that needs to be shared. Thanks OP!
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    Re: A little good news (pictures!)

    He should have Maples in Maryland by now. I'm in Southern NJ and the Maples are ready to pop.
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    Re: Smokers is there a difference or what

    I have three smokers from different manufacturers. GET THE DADANT.
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    27/30 are still looking good.
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    Re: help me understand my first postmortem...

    I had a hive like that yesterday and I opened it up and put the frames in the sunlight and the bees started coming back to life. I don't know if they will actually be a hive again or if they are just...
  21. Re: This has got to be laying workers...now what?

    If it's not eggs maybe varroa mite feces?
  22. Re: This has got to be laying workers...now what?

    How many bees are left?
    If there is still a hives' worth here is what I did:
    I shook all the bees out of the hive around 100 feet away or so and took a frame of eggs and nurse bees and put into...
  23. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    LOL. Future Craigs List Ad: "For sale; Flow Frames recently infected with AFB but they've been cleaned $$.$$" Who's buyin'?!
  24. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    I know it's probably unlikely to get AFB but with all the new beeks this thing is attracting and the demand for bees that's soon to hit the market there may be a spike.
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    If there is an outbreak of AFB in a flow hive will people need to burn their $600.00 hive?
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