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  1. Re: Question for those that pull/kill queens at flow time

    ok, When you guys take the queen & the open brood out and put them in a nuc, are you shaking most of the nurse off of the brood into the original hive? Or are you leaving the nurse on the open brood...
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    Great harvest Pen! You had a great 1st year of beekeeping. It sounds like No-sage had the same experience as I did my 1st year extracting. I did it outside on a beautiful summer day. I had extracted...
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    Re: Frigid forecast for 1/5/14

    I picked up some 4'x8' sheets of 1'" styrofoam today. I plan on trying to help my bees a lil bit. I was thinking about making me some boxes the size of the hive tops. Just slide em down over the...
  4. Re: Winter patties vs mountain camp sugar feeding

    Thanks for the info. I will add some sugar during the next warm spell. The bees were eating the winter patties great in the fall. When I went back to get some more patties, all they had was Meg-a-bee...
  5. Winter patties vs mountain camp sugar feeding

    Sorry for another winter feeding topic. I have a late swarm I caught August 28th. I fed em 2/1 sugar water til they quit taking it due to it getting too cold. Then I started giving them Meg-a bee...
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee...and Missouri

    welcome to Beesource 58. I'm glad to see you are getting back in the bee family. Treat em well & they'll treat you well.
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    Re: A Thing of Beauty

    That is impressive!!!
  8. Re: New to bee keeping, photos from our Central KY hive

    Glad to see you post some pictures on this forum. Welcome to Beesource btw. These people are great to learn from & will go out of their way to help a fellow beek. Your lady does a great job with the...
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    Re: Swarm too high

    Sorry to hear that . Same thing happened to my best hive also. About the same time yours came out. I guess the hollow trees are still a favorite over our swarm traps. I had scouts all over my traps,...
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    Re: Swarm too high

    Is your swarm still in the tree CG3? Just curious, hoping they'll go to your swarm trap.
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    Re: Swarm too high

    I hope you have better luck than me 3. I had a swarm to come out about 3:00 yesterday evening. A friend of mine came over. I screwed a 5 gal bucket to a 20' piece of 2" pvc pipe. Got up in the cedar...
  12. Re: New member, Tom in Georgetown Kentucky

    Welcome Tom. It's very cool seeing so many beeks from the Bluegrass state. Bees make great honey in Kentucky.
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    Re: Simpsonville Ky

    Enjoy you bees Fisher. I'm not far from you in Washington County.
  14. Re: New bee location - what do people like for ground cover under the hive

    Mine set on concrete blocks, leveled on grass. I have been wanting to put some mulch around the concrete blocks so I wont have to weedeat very often. Has anyone had any problems with using mulch...
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    Re: New in Kentucky

    Welcome Bob. Maybe we can talk bees in person some time. I work in Lexington & Georgetown most of the time. I live in Washington County. Have you been to the Dadant store in Frankfort yet?
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    Re: Super question

    Thank you Peter. I just went down to the bee yard and took the queen excluders off. There were larvae on the top of the racks under the excluder. Hopefully the bees will go on up in the super and get...
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    Super question

    I have my bees in double deep hivebodies. I am in central Kentucky. The bees are really working hard and bringing in pollen big-time. I got my supers on 2 weeks ago. I added a queen excluder. I never...
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    Re: New swarm traps deployed!

    This is my 1st year for setting out swarm traps. Before I screwed the top down , I put a couple of drops of lgo on about 5 racks. How often should I freshen up the lgo or do I not need to add any...
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    Swarm traps

    I've only got 5 hives. 2 packaged bees from last year. 3 hives that I have had for several years. The way I work, I don't stand much of a chance catching a swarm from my bees. I have never executed a...
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    Re: Who got what for Christmas?

    wifey got me a vail & jacket made together from Dadant bee company. can't wait to do a split & try it out.
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    Re: Swarm traps

    I really appreciate you guys for giving me some info on the best way to catch a swarm. I know I prolly lost a couple of swarms last year. I hope I haven't crossed the line and hijacked this thread. I...
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    Re: Swarm traps

    So, if I use a deep hive as a trap, I shouldn't put racks and new foundation in it? I have never tried to catch a swarm with a swarm trap. I would sure like to add a couple new hives to my yard...
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    Re: Swarm traps

    How far away from my bee hives should I hang a trap, in case they swarm while I'm at work. Also, I know where a bee tree is. Do bees normally swarm every year from a bee tree? If so, how far from the...
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    Re: Jack Daniels Hive

    Those are really cool. My son prints wraps. He could print those out and run them through his laminator to protect the print through the winter. Thanks for the idea!! I may get him to print me up...
  25. Thread: Drones

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    Re: Drones

    I wondered if my girls were replacing their queen. She seemed to be doing great though. I have my entrance reducers all in. The drones were definitely entering the hive. The guard bees would smell...
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