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    Re: Is this a good or bad idea?

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I think that I will go with the Garner packages and then requeen with Carnis a bit later. I'm just not having any luck with the alternatives.

    If anyone hears...
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    Re: Is this a good or bad idea?

    Good points. I'm just having trouble finding any nucs locally. The few beeks I've spoken with are wanting to hang onto their stock for their own expansions.
    As for the packages, I also considered...
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    Is this a good or bad idea?

    I'm a bit late getting on the ordering side of things and need a couple of nucs or packages. The fasted and easiest option I'm finding at this point is to order packages from Gardner which I could...
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    No pollen patties. I've never made any before. I'll look for a recipe on here.
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    This makes the most sense to me. I'll leave the bottom box off. I just want them to have enough to eat.
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    Well it's 70 here today but starting tonight through mid-week next, the temps aren't going to top 40.

    I removed the empty bottom box last night but did notice some pollen storage in it. Would this...
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    Re: 3 mediums bulging with bees

    Congratulations! Where did you get your bees originally and did you treat in any way last year?
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    That's also a good idea. I'll take off the bottom box today.
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    Yes, I think reality is starting to sink in and feel like i'll have to start over with some nucs or packages. I don't have anything to combine them with unfortunately.
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    Leaving them at the top makes sense, and as o requeening, I don't think that's the problem. I think she's not laying more because there aren't enough bees to cover all the brood. The cluster is...
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    I've done searches and read but am still uncertain what I need to do now.

    Here's my current situation. I'm in Cincinnati and have Italians overwintered in a 3 medium hive. The bottom box is empty,...
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    Need to replenish a dead hive.

    One of my two hives died over the Winter and the other, although small in numbers seems to be doing well.

    I've thought of ordering a package, but would rather split the one I have since I know...
  13. Re: First inspection= 1 Dead and 1 Living. Advice?

    Thanks for all the good replies everyone. Much appreciated.
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    Re: swarm cells in ohio

    Do you make the split after the swarm cells are capped or as soon as you notice they have been layed in?
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    Thanks Risky. What happened when you wrapped you stuff in plastic? Are suggesting that I not put my frames in a large tuperware?

    Would it be a good Idea to just close off the entrance to my dead...
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    Fish,

    I don't really have room to freeze the dead hive's stores. So, if I put it on the remaing hive, will their reduced winter population be able to defend two mediums worth of honey and a third...
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    Frank, what if it cools off again for any length of time?
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    First of all I'm in Cincinnati and its going to be in the low 60s for a few days and then dropping back to the 40s.

    I opened both hives today and the weaker hive going into Winter has indeed died....
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    Re: To super now or wait?

    Thanks Michael. Best answer yet:thumbsup:
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    Re: To super now or wait?

    Thanks
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    Re: Any advice appreciated

    Well, the northern tip is:D
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    Re: Sooner Plant Farm

    Thanks for the lead:thumbsup:
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    Re: Dipped boxes Q & A

    When having the tank built just weld a skirt around the tank to keep any drips from getting near the flame.

    Or, as my friend did, stack bricks around the base to hold in heat and stack them high...
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    To super now or wait?

    I'm running all mediums and am planning on 3 of them for a brood nest. One of my hives has drawn out all 10 frames of the 3rd box and has begun laying eggs in 3 1/2 of those.

    The flow has slowed...
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    Re: Any advice appreciated

    Do they get beetles that far north? I haven't even heard them spoken of here in Cincinnati.
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