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  1. Re: when is it safe to remove feral hive from tree

    I just set up a trap out in an old church in my town. I'm going to wait 1-2 weeks before I cone it. TWC thinks it might be 10 days before good weather hits here. Pollen.com has my area in high...
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    Re: Weatherproof / Writable Hive Tags

    I started this thread last year 10-16-2014. It's about Ready Date Calendars. Check it out.
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    Re: 3rd year hive cleaning

    I'm a third year beekeeper too. When I go into the hives in the spring I take an extra box with me and scrape each frame and transfer it to it's new box. When it's full I scrape the frame rest and...
  4. Re: What is considered "enough" for spring stores?

    Ambassador, Since you have honey frames on hand you can feed them back as already mentioned. Just be careful not to break up the broodnest when you insert them into your hives. If it's just a few...
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    Re: I'm Officially a Beekeeper!

    Glad you got those hives. I use sugar to supplement honey during late winter when the colony has brood to keep warm and will not move around much to reach stores. Pollen.com says you should be in...
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    Re: Advice please on timing of starting grafts

    He probably used this site.http://www.thebeeyard.org/queen-rearing-calendar/
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    Re: adding supers, did i do this right?

    Breaking up the solid overhead honey helps make the colony think that they don't have sufficient stores to commit to swarming. So no swarm.
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    Re: bad cover design on my part.

    You could rip a 2x4 and screw it on top of that cover on both sides, maybe on the ends also. That should straighten the warp out of your cover. Shouldn't add to much weight to the top. If you do...
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    Re: How cold is too cold?

    I just checked my bees a little while ago. The temp was about 40 F. I have 7 hives and I added sugar blocks to 3 of them. I fed all of them on 2/8/15. They still had sugar but we still have 10...
  10. Re: Question about buying "RAW" Honey and "Real Bee Pollen" ..

    At our bee club we always have a talk about how to show your honey at the state fair. The honey in glass jars looks like it's perfectly clear until you put the bottle in the light box the judges...
  11. Re: Advice on trying PermaComb...one more time...

    If you do what you've always done you'll get what you always got. Doesn't sound like the permacomb was successful for you.
  12. Thread: swarm prep

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    Re: swarm prep

    Lauri posted on her website a swarm box setup that she likes to use. She posted some of that info on here but not all that she posted on her website. What she posted was that she used a mixture of...
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    Re: When to do what.

    gww, check out EZ Beekeeping in Sullivan. They meet on the 3rd Sunday at 2 pm in Sullivan at Peace Lutheran Church. Their focus is on Horizontal Hives. Contact is Jim Roe 636 357-7658 or email...
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    Re: Capped queen cell in new nuc

    If you have a capped queen cell you have a virgin queen on her way. If you look and see drone cells or hatched drones then she can mate. Ask someone in your club if they have flying drones yet. If...
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    Re: From Missouri, Interduction and questions

    $187 sounds high for a package. 3 pound packages are going for $100-$110 in this area. That's a lot for door to door delivery.
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    Re: From Missouri, Interduction and questions

    Welcome to Bee Source. There are clubs that are near to you that you can get a mentor to help you get started. Gasconade Region Beekeeping Club, Owensville, EZ Beekeeping, Sullivan, Mermac Valley...
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    Re: Split the hive, or get a nuc?

    My advice is to work your existing hive to get honey from it. You have possibilities of new colonies from your package and nuc. If you try to split your existing colony you will not be able to have...
  18. Thread: Totes

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    Re: Totes

    I think mead will be the route I go with this honey.
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    Re: putting frames together

    Someone showed me how they nailed through the sides of the end bars not down through the top. I've never had the nail pull through the top since then. I use grooved top bars and there isn't much...
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    Re: Checkerboarding Videos of different types

    Will you be successful if you don't have drawn comb to use when you want to checkerboard? Right now my hives are in a double deep configuration and I don't have drawn medium comb. All of my bees...
  21. Thread: Totes

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    Re: Totes

    Thanks to all for your feedback.
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    Re: My Mating Nuc pics in progress

    Please post what you end up doing for your feeders and the notching as that's got me stumped still.
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    Re: Bringing in Pollen Today

    Pollen.com said that Juniper is blooming in mid Missouri.
  24. Thread: Totes

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    Re: Totes

    Wow, you all gave me lots to think about. Here I was all happy about finding this honey. Now I'm not so sure.

    The totes had both top screw covers and gates at the bottom. So I don't think that...
  25. Thread: Totes

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    Totes

    I picked up 2 totes today for rainwater storage, I'm also a gardener and grow orchids for flowers in the winter time. Imagine my surprise when the totes used to contain Delicious Light Amber Honey...
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