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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    Thanks for the replys , I did freeze the frames to kill larvae then thawed to extract, just to get most of the larvae out and disposed of the honey then put it on a hive guess I'll give them a couple...
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    Small hive beetle infested comb

    Ok I probably messed up but I froze and extracted some frames that hive beetles had gotten in . I put them on a hive to clean up should I leave it on or take off and scrape the frames down
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    Re: Bee Tree Disaster

    How are doing now did they take to the box hive and are you going to purchase a replacement queen ?
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    Re: Interesting Experience

    Ha if you figure it out don't let the bees know they'll change it again good luck this is my forth year into for sure if I've figured anything out but to just keep trying to figure it out
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    Re: Interesting Experience

    Yep I would check for more swarm cells if it is a virgin queen on a practice run your hive probably swarmed earlier so I would go in and take a look just make sure you leave resources in case the...
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    Re: Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    Camcote sounds like a good solution thanks rader
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    Re: Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    I spoke with Kelly bees this morning they told their older extractors , where they came in contact with honey were tinned not leaded so I feel better about that so I'm going fill it with water and...
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    Re: Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    Wow wasn't expecting that , kinda wondering now if I should go another way thanks. Thanks
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    Old Walter t. Kelly extractor value ?

    I have the opportunity to buy an old Walter t. Kelly hand crank extractor the baskets are a little rusty but it works good a friend of my son does powder coating paint and was going to sand blast the...
  10. Thread: Sacbrood

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    Re: Sacbrood

    For my learnig what was his advice
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    Re: Sacbrood

    From what I read requeening serves as a brood break and gives the house bee's a chance to clean up and get new genics that might be more resistant to the virus ,so in my mind I would say the frames...
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    Re: Are Bees about to swarm??

    Go to Michael Bushs web site , he has alot of good stuff for splitting your hive . Good looking hive by the way
  13. Thread: Small swarm

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    Re: Small swarm

    Thanks for the reply , tomorrow I'll slip a frame up and put an excluder under it and give it a couple of hours for the nurse bees to cover it then rob it out for the small hive and good luck with...
  14. Thread: Small swarm

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    Small swarm

    Hived a small swarm , installed them in a ten frame medium box on drawn comb Question #1 do you think she is a virgin queen with such a small swarm. Question #2 how fast will she mate and start...
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    Re: Hello from Missouri

    Good to have another Missourian on the forum , I have family in van buren be heading there forth of July weekend For our reunion
  16. Thread: New Swarm

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    New Swarm

    How long can I keep a newly caught swarm in the hive with out syrup or water I really dont want to open them up yet
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    Re: Sharing my favorite hobby with my Dad.

    Beeophyte treasure the time you get to spend with your father , If my dad were alive today my bees are something I would enjoy sharing with him
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    Re: Starlight bees

    I will take a pic and try to post it and get your option thanks
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    Starlight bees

    I caught a swarm of dark bees and was told by another keeper that they was starlight bees does anyone have any thoughts on this breed of bee thanks
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    Re: Lost Two Swarms!

    LSBeses had the same thing happen to me a few weeks back locked them up for a day and ahalf let them out . Checked on them that evening they were gone next swarm feed them some syrup, a frame of...
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    Re: should I move my swarm trap?

    If you have permission to harvest from the oak tree might try a hogan swarm trap thats what i'm working on now in several feral hives just search for cloe hogan swarm trap Great gentleman very...
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    Re: Shoulda Known Better!

    Steven , I hived a swarm last week put them on plastic fountain, all i had . Left them for a day and a half with syrup in a second empty box , opened them up on my way to work. After work i went to...
  23. Re: Caught a 6+ lb MONSTER swarm - Need Help

    I might be wrong but won't a virgin queen sometimes lay more then one egg for a while until she gets the hang of it , seems like I have heard that somewhere
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    Re: Too little syrup in cans on packages

    mv64 by you asking the question, gkervitsky answering it. I learned they only fill the cans 1/3 full , so keep asking and i'll keep reading the answers thanks
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    Re: First cut out - not for the faint-hearted!

    MiddleofMae you might be interested in checking out Cleo C. Hogans posts on queen traps , he also a very helpful gentleman willing to share his ideas
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