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    combining hives

    I need to combine my weak hive with my strong one,I've researched and understand the newspaper method,however,I have'nt been able to find out when or how to move the hive when I can take most of the...
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    combining hives

    I have recently started a new hive with four frames of bees and brood and a storebought queen,this obviously isn't going to build up for winter,I know the basics for combining,however my question...
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    Requeening a queenless hive

    This is my first hive and it went queenless within the last two weeks,have'nt detected laying workers as yet,I have ordered a new queen.My question is what is the should I say safest way to introduce...
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    feeding a new hive

    I have started my first hive 4/20/13 how long should I feed them? one theory I found suggests I feed them until the brood boxes are full thus allowing the bees more time to draw out the new comb...
  5. Thread: mites

    by jjimgee
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    mites

    H ow often should I suger dust to maintain mite control and using a white bottom board with cooking spray what would be considered a high mite count?:waiting:
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    Re: making an early split

    I appreciate the invite but I work nights and wknds so if you don't have wed./thur.meetings,I can't make it but you can keep me updated@jjimgee@hughes.net
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    making an early split

    I am anewbee,I am installing a 5 frame nuk 4/20/13 I read somewhere?that I could make another split from that nuke in May any info would bee apreciated:)
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    5 frame breeding nuc

    I'm a newbee so be gentle
    If I use a nuc to produce my own replacement queen,do I try to time her maturity to the fall replacement or doI start @ spring flow and then cage her after she starts...
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    langstoth hives

    I built my boxes from the Dafant plans on this website,the turned out to be too deep.I cut an 1/8 in. off.
    Now can someone give me the inside width of their storebought box because I seem to have an...
  10. porter bee escapes: are they advantagous or snakeoil

    can anyone give me feedback on bee escapes or an alternative method of getting bees out of the honey supers?also if bee escapes are worthy how do you adjust them?
  11. Thread: water

    by jjimgee
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    water

    when making increase using the newspaper method,where do the bees trapped in the upper box for up to a week or until they chew their way out do for water?:)
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    building my own frames

    I got the plans for building my own frames from the build it yourself part of this website.I am an exp. woodworker,but i am perplexed,the end bars are 3/8in thick which doesn't leave much room for...
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