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    moving bees down

    my concern is 2 of my hives are working the supers now and not filling up brood chamber.the queen wants to lay only in supers.can i smoke the bees down and then put on queen excluder.my biggest...
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    upper entrance drilling

    would like to drill a upper entrance in hive.i am asking for opinions on where to drill the entrance.will use a 3/4 or 1inch hole saw.thanks for your replys.
  3. Thread: supering

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    Re: supering

    this hive is a single deep that over-wintered well.removed some frames and put in foundation-less frames in there place to open up brood chamber to keep from swarming.
  4. Thread: supering

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    supering

    would like to know when to put on supers in alabama.we have alot of things blooming now just dont want to miss a honey crop this year,thanks.
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    entrance reducer

    would like to hear opinion on entrance reducers.pull the whole thing before the main flow or keep the large hole only.also have problems with those terrible hive beetles.thanks
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    i feel sorry for each and every person who has had to deal LCA.i ordered 2 packages in 08 got one in july of that year very late.he gave me the same song and dance he is giving all of you the...
  7. Thread: Alabama Beek

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    Re: Alabama Beek

    its good to see another bama boy that enjoys beekeeping.
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    Re: Mega Bee & Mountain Camp??

    yes this has worked very well for me this winter.just add mega bee with the sugar
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    what to do for hive beetles

    checked a hive today that i requeened a couple months ago everything seems to be fine with her,but those darn hive beetles were every where.my girls had them shoved up in every corner but what can i...
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    requeen laying worker hive

    i have a hive that is queenless .there are no eggs and only a few drone cells capped threw out the hive.even found a few drone cells in honey super and i run a queen excluder.i was wanting to know if...
  11. Thread: laying worker

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    laying worker

    i have a swarm that i caught .was wondering if i could combine the swarm hive with the queenless hive.i understand the newspaper combine but what is double screen and how do you use it.
  12. Thread: laying worker

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    laying worker

    is it possible to re-queen a colony that has a laying worker.this hive swarmed and after i found a queen but they must not have accepted her .should i purchase a new queen or give them brood from...
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    honey crop or not

    i am asking this because my hive swarmed and was wondering if i would be able to harvest a honey crop.one super is drawn out,but top super has only two frames drawn.no capped honey in either super.i...
  14. Thread: marking queens

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    marking queens

    is there any certain paint you must not use.i see the marking pens in the bee supply book but was wondering if you could use some other brand of paint?
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    swarm in bama

    the swarm has a queen and the parent hive im not real sure but everything seems to be going as normal.the bees are still working as strong as ever.seems to be no change in parent colony as far as i...
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    swarm in bama

    how long do i keep swarm in the nuc i caught them in before moving them into standard hive
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    bees swarmed first time in bama help

    my hive is russian.checked hive about three weeks ago and every thing seemed to be fine,so i added another super.removed two frames from drawn super and put above in new super.today on april 1st...
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    requeening russians

    i purchased a russian package last year which is doing fine.they are very easy to work with and has overwintered well.when should i requeen this colony or should i wait another year.
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    catching swarms from feral hives

    this spring i am going to try to catch swarms from 3 different feral colonies i know of. some of these bees have been in places for 5 plus years and one for 15 plus years.does the pulp swarm traps...
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    young bee larvae in front of hive

    New to beekeeping, I was wondering what was going on here. the bees look fully developed.they are white with no color and have no wings.this is my first hive which is russian.seen workers carrying...
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