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    Re: Newbie very perplexed

    was the queen matted before the swarm? or did she have to be matted?
    Don't sound bad ether way to me.........
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    Re: 6 weeks what should I expect

    The bees will let you know what to expect----go to youtube,,,[ outofabluesky ]...
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    Re: Is an inner cover realy needed ??

    psfred, :thumbsup:100%
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    Re: Is an inner cover realy needed ??

    I watched a video on YouTube--Vinyl bee mat strategy--by Jeff Heriot -- I don't have any feed bags. This sounds good if you smoke the bees before you put the mat on---Just a thought..
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    Re: Do quilt boxes cause SHB problems?

    I use window screen, it keeps the wood chips from falling on the frames..........
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    Re: Swapping Out Old Foundation

    What kind of foundations are you using now? I didn't read any thing about plastic foundations. Let the girls build out the frames in your 10 frame box before you change any thing. It they are working...
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    Re: The flow must go on

    I am having the same here, even the plantain, with out rain, is drying up...
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    Re: All this rain...

    We haven't had rain for a long few weeks. We get rain around us about 25 miles away.Every ting is turning brown [well not every thing]and the girls are bringing in very little, not good but we will...
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    Poll: Re: re-discovered SIMPLE 2 queen method

    It works an is not hard or much labor. I use it for weak hives or nucs without having to buy or make extra stuff. It works to make queens too, some times it works sometimes it don't, we call it the...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    If I was BeeSC, not far from it...I would give them, CAROLINA BEE COMPANY, one more chance..for my troubles , time, gas and BAD service, I would want a complete nuc with living bees or I would keep...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    Word of mouth goes a long way in both directions. When I received my first hives [3] the man could have told me anything, I wouldn't have known the difference, all great queens.one died out 2 months...
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    Re: Death by Ziploc

    Witch one was inspected, the first or the second one? Was the first one closed?
  13. Re: Standard Sized Hive Made with Plexiglass

    Read up on what BEES like.........
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    Re: First year beek, with questions.

    Lemmje is right,,keep learning.. You and your bees seem to bee doing good...
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    Re: Opinions Please

    Just eve dropping..:s
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    Re: Normal behavior?

    You may be right. I had one and it would keep doing the same thing over and over until I made a split with her by putting her in a nuc and using the brood to bust outer hives.........she was a great...
  17. Re: Day 40 Hive Inspection. Looks like too many drones to me. Any thoughts? (Pictu

    OKAY:scratch:
  18. Re: Day 40 Hive Inspection. Looks like too many drones to me. Any thoughts? (Pictu

    [QUOTE=ptuxbury;1288341]Hey folks,



    Today:
    I did a day 40 inspection, and saw eggs, larvae, and a combination of worker and drone capped cells. The drone cell ratio looks too high to me. ...
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    Re: need help

    #1 queen cup-----#2 drone=====let them bee....
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    Re: horizontal lang

    You build the box 19 7/8" just like the lang hive and make it as long as you want it, it works best if you build it on the 16 1/4" os you can use a lang supper if needed........then you can work on...
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    Re: horizontal lang

    when--where?~~~~~~I am sorry, I woke up late-my coffee pot leaked and my pills hasn't started to work yet-how ever--On my long boxes i did away with the screen bottom {they didn't need that much air}...
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    Re: Bad time of year?

    Buy a nuc not a package,you will get a better start, it is not to late..I am still making up nucs. You ma just need to feed.. Look around locally. Good luck.
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    Re: horizontal lang

    Yes, I like them.....Lot better than a top bar hive or Kenya...JMO
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    Re: Shaking out laying worker hive

    I have ofton wandered that about killing the queen
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    Re: You Just Never Know....

    Stay out of the hive with the new laying queen,,make a split with the bought queen....
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