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    Re: Queens by McCary Apiaries in MS

    Did not have good luck with Chris's Queens. Bought several but most were superseded soon after installation. One drone layer. Last order placed i never got but they did not cash my check.
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    Re: Crepe Myrtle Nectar?

    A beek told me once when you see bees on crepe myrtle, theres nothing else available.
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    Hive configuring

    I have a strong hive with a deep and med brood chamber. I am changing my brood chambers to double deeps. Is it ok to put an empty deep between the deep and med brood chamber or is this a bad idea???
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Ain't much I haven't called him!! lol
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Question is... with all the deception from Robert,Rob,Doc,Dr. or whoever he is, how will we ever know if any of us have the "true" JN Russell stock? It is truly a shame that a man can spend his whole...
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    Re: Cordovan queen

    Easy to find the queen. Cordovans tend not to shut down as well during winter. Personally i like them very much. The ones I have are not tempermental. I run Stock from Russell Apairies
  7. Thread: Trap out

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    Trap out

    have a hive in a house that needs trapped out. I can handle the trap out, question is......I have a week nuc with a queen that needs bees. Can i use this hive as a bait hive for the trap or do i need...
  8. Re: Wax moths AND small hive beetles--question from newbie

    if your hive is really strong they should keep them in check but a lot of variables. i use the screen bottom boards with an oil tray . i see the larve of the hive beetle all the time (in the oil...
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    Re: Do I have to use a queen excluder?

    i think it has a lot to do with your type of bees. i had 2 hives this year for honey. put an excluder on both. (minn. hyg. ital ) one really went to it. by the end of the flow this hive looked like...
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    Re: Trap-out or smash open cinder block wall?

    I am doing one right now in a block wall. all is going well. i used a bee escape taped over the hole. Works well.
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    Re: Robbing Screen

    M. Bush has some pics on his website under robbing.
  12. Thread: Robber Screen

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    Robber Screen

    I was told M. Bush and others have good sucess with robber screens Need a little info on this: how they are made , used, how long you use them, just over all info for this screen! Thanks in advance!
  13. Thread: Re-queening

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    Re: Re-queening

    i always leave them but have never thought about it i guess! the concept i think is the inside attendants chew the plug from the inside and the hive from the outside.
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    Queen excluder

    I have a hive that did very well during the spring. 1 deep and 1 med for brood. added a plastic queen excluder and then started adding honey supers along. took the honey off today to find the queen...
  15. Thread: Box size

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    Box size

    Why is it i see some boxes 95/8 some 91/2 and so on. Is there not a standard? :scratch: Which is best? Does it matter or are they altering the frames to match the box. just curious.
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    Re: Queen Excluder : yes or no

    I had 2 hives last year for honey. Both are (were) Minn Hyg. Ital. 1 took to the excluder great and made 3-4 supers honey. the other did not so i removed the excluder. They still did not make much...
  17. Thread: Bottom Boards

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    Bottom Boards

    When you paint the bottom boards, do you paint the side that faces the bees or does it matter? Ive seen them both ways.
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    Re: Bees and Urine

    i have always assumed they were collecting minerials.
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    Splitting Hives

    I am going to make 8 or 9 splits with new queens soon and was wondering if it is best to move the new hives to a new local or can you keep them in the same yard? I can move them about 100yards. Also...
  20. Thread: Honey Supers

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    Honey Supers

    Live in NW Alabama. First year for honey. When do you pull the honey supers off the hives or is there any certain time to pull them?
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    Re: Maddder than a wet bee!

    most likly they are tring to pull splits before they let you get them. kinda sucks when people mess up your year!
  22. Thread: Trap Out

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    Trap Out

    If you are doing a trap-out from a foundation, can you use it a 5 frame nuc or do you need to use a 10 frame hive.
    Thanks
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    New Queen & Queen Cells

    Have been replacing a queen in a queenless hive. I cut out all the queen cells and added the new queen. Checked in 4 days and she was still in her cage, the girls had built 4 more queen cells and...
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    Re: Minnasota Hygienic's

    started 2 hives last year. they seem to of have built up really slow. So far they have made it through. will give them this year if they dont get to it i will replace them this fall.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

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    Poplar trees are starting to pop here
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