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    Re: virgin queens and honey production

    Thank you for everyone's input. Still a little nervous about trying it. Mostly because I don't have too many really strong hives, which is why I would like to requeen from the couple strong one's....
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    Re: virgin queens and honey production

    oldtimer, how would you do a "small" split? Will it affect honey production? Thank you
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    virgin queens and honey production

    Going to try my hand at raising a few queens (maybe 15). So much information, it makes my head spin. My idea is to use a 5 frame nuc, frame of pollen, frame of honey, two of foundation, lots of nurse...
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    I have a used electric one, have a hard time getting it set right. I know someone who has one with adjustable thermostat, it works great.
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    Honey Bee Healthy

    I am interested to know if any of you beekeepers have used a homemade recipe for honey bee healthy? If you would be willing to share your recipe? What are the pros and cons of using it? What time of...
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    Re: wiring frames

    johno, thanks, that's how I did mine after watch FBM video. I used 20lb. test, I'll put the frames in when we get a flow going and see how they do. Hope it doesn't end up being a waste of time, maybe...
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    wiring frames

    Watched a youtube video of someone wiring deep frames, using non-wired foundation and using fishing line to hold the foundation in with a "x" on both sides. Has anyone else tried this and been...
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks all, your information helped clear things up.
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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks odfrank, will be interested to see if yours is from Diamond.
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    Foundation

    Came across an old wooden box that says "Diamond Match Company" also says "Foundation". It was about half full ( or half empty, however you choose too look at it) of wax foundation. I have not been...
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    Re: bee yard location?

    No bears! I have had that problem this year.
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    DIY pollen traps

    Does anyone have plans available for building your own pollen traps? Thanks
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    DIY pollen traps

    Looking for plans for building my own pollen traps? Anyone have plans available or know where to get some? Thanks
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    Re: Theft

    I always try to place mine, somewhere that they are not within site of roads. If nobody can spot them, makes it hard for someone to steal them.
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    Queen castle?

    Am thinking about raising a few queens for my own use next year, just to try. Wondering what the easiest way to go about that is with using as few a bees as possible would be. Been reading up on...
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    Bee yard contract?

    Does anyone use some type of contract when putting bees on someone's property? Or, do you just go with a verbal and hope for the best? Just wondering, especially when it's someone's place you don't...
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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    Do you know for sure that their is a queen in your aggressive ones?
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    Re: When can I peek?

    beepro-Thanks, forgot about that. I'll learn from your mistake.
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    Re: When can I peek?

    johng- thanks, I'll wait.
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    When can I peek?

    Had a queenless dwindle down to about 2 frames of bees. Put them in nuc added frames of honey, pollen, frame with eggs, larva and brood and more bees. Also been feeding. They've made a queen cell...
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    Re: Update on unattended hive

    Colino, the brood box was a 10 frame Western deep with only 5 frames in it to start with when I got it. It only had a very small patch of brood started in it. But now they are picking up very nicely.
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    Update on unattended hive

    I ended up taking all the messed up comb out of the brood box that had been unattended for 6 years. Put in 8 drawn out frames and 2 with a little honey. I think they are happy with their new, neat...
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    Trap-outs successful

    Over this last season, I have done 4 trap-outs. I have read on the forum, that generally speaking, using just the cone traps, don't usually get the queen. I am feeling pretty lucky, out of the 4 I...
  24. Re: Some super close ups from today's hive check

    Great pictures!
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    Re: Hive not tended too for 6 years

    beepro, It certainly would be hard to do, only because those 5 frames barely fit in a 10 frame box, let a lone trying to get them into a 5 frame nuc. But, it was probably my explanation of the whole...
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