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  1. Overwinter a nuc or install into new 10F equipment this late?

    I found a swarm cell in one of my better hives last week. I removed the queen (was a spring queen too) and a frame of brood and a frame of honey + a healthy dose of bees and put her in a 5 frame nuc...
  2. Re: Michigan Says Goodbye to Backyard Chickens and Beekeeping

    Found a date on one of the attached stories, May 2014... Guess this is old news:rolleyes:

    So, is anyone from Michigan having any problems with this?

    and I see the earlier Post further down......
  3. Michigan Says Goodbye to Backyard Chickens and Beekeeping

    Interesting.... A friend just forwarded this to me.

    http://lotg.co/a/new-category/michigan-farming-gone

    I didn't see a date on it, so Im not sure if this is old news or how legit it is.
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    Really?? My cell builder has a queen.

    I have been playing around with the Joseph Clemens Queen rearing system I first read about here on BS posted by David Laferney. I built a real nice cell builder that was well fed and packed with...
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    Re: GA piedmont....the dearth is on

    We still have Mamosa's blooming here in Floyd County.. I plan on pulling and extracting this weekend.
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    Re: No eggs or Brood? Virgin queen?

    Im not sure I follow you. Did you add 2 frames to one of the original walk away splits you created 5 weeks ago that didn't have any brood or eggs? or did you use the 2 frames to create a new split 9...
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    Re: Nuc entrance disc ????

    I just used a wood scew to attach the the disk to my nuc, I also made a simple thin washer from flashing material to help the disk rotate a little easier.

    Do you center the nuc entrance hole with...
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    Re: Nectar flow in Atanta Ga

    Amen, this is me right now... I was lucky on a few, I cought them just prior to swarming and was able to pull the queen and make a nuc. I've made up several nucs with extra swarm cells but now most...
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    Re: Hiving my first package ever - Questions

    I think you might regret that one.... if your mask touches your face anywhere, you will get stung...

    Good Luck
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    Re: Telescoping cover material?

    Harbor Freight also has a hand sheet metal bending tool, I think its called a seamer. costs around $12, works great too.
  11. Re: Found Swarm cells and Supercedure Cells in the same hive

    Thanks for everyones help! I learned something.
    On my 4 hives that had capped swarm cells, two of them I was able to find the queen. I removed and marked the queens (first time to mark a queen...
  12. Re: Found Swarm cells and Supercedure Cells in the same hive

    Thanks for the input. I figured they were in swarm mode. I was to focused on cell placement. Guess I will make a few extra nucs to draw out more new frames.
  13. Re: Found Swarm cells and Supercedure Cells in the same hive

    Really? No such thing? I must be confused.. If I google pics of supercedure queen cells I get pics of what I saw in the upper to middle part of my the frames. If I google swarm queen cells I see pics...
  14. Found Swarm cells and Supercedure Cells in the same hive

    I knew this spring was going to be a challenge, with almost no winter and almost no extra drawn comb. I have plenty undrawn frames though.
    My hives have been booming. I'm trying do everything I can...
  15. Re: Moving a captured swarm a short distance, how long to leave closed up?

    The only reason I used the nuc box was because I used up my new hive equipment hiving my 2 overwintered nucs, plus I always keep an empty nuc at the ready in my truck. I have reached my temporary...
  16. Moving a captured swarm a short distance, how long to leave closed up?

    I found a 2+ lb swarm on a tree limb about 3 feet off the ground in my apiary late Sunday. I had no problems getting them into a deep 5 frame nuc box with all new undrawn rite cell foundation. I...
  17. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Had one of my hives swarm today. 4/3/2016. Rome Ga 30165.
    Luckily they were on a branch about 3 ft off the ground.
  18. Re: Ways to protect queen cells from other hatched queens...

    I'm new to Queen raising myself, but it seems that I read somewhere that a virgin queen could possibly slip through a QE. Once again, I am only speculating on something I may have read and I have...
  19. Re: Ways to protect queen cells from other hatched queens...

    I believe he stated in the video that he places the cages on the cells right before they hatch.
  20. Re: Ways to protect queen cells from other hatched queens...

    I found this on an earlier Beesource thread on making your own cell protector cage, carrying/introduction cage and push in cage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz7DDG2wyaY

    All take less than 10...
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    Re: Ideas for the "Ideal" Cell Builder Hive?

    I'm gonna give this a try too. Just finished up getting my wooden ware set up, think I will populate it this weekend.
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    Re: 2nd attempt --19 green cups

    Thanks for the info bee. I'll be making my first attempt at grafting in the next few weeks. I'll be following this thread.
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    Re: New package on drawn comb

    I'm no expert, but I agree with Vance. Keep it simple, ration out the comb and make sure they have room. I think your packages will have a good start. I would also consider treating the packages...
  24. Re: Checkerboarding: How to "perforate" the honey dome?

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    This is pretty much what all the frames looked like in the super directly above my brood box. I think this is what Walt may have been referring too.
    When I checkerboarded I removed...
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    Re: SHB and dryer sheets

    I haven't tied it yet, but they guy that was telling me about it said he would ruff the sheets up in his hands a bit to make it easier to trap beetles. Says they work great. Im gonna give it a try.
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