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    Re: late summer inspection with pictures

    Not during a flow, add a bar or two and see what they do. Looks like you know what you're doing im sure you'll do the right thing.
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    Re: late summer inspection with pictures

    looking great. I would leave it up to the bees to arrange the nest. You may want to add a few extra bars if they are on a bit of a flow and nectar in the brood nest, hard to tell with flash. ...
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    Re: Two queens in hive, but no brood - HELP

    virgin queens and new laying queens that have left the hive to mate, will fly back to the hive. Often young queens are quite jumpy, sometimes they will just fly off on there own, soon to return.
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    Re: Do I need to split my hive?

    queen cups don't mean much unless there is jelly inside. From observation strong populous hives tend to build quite a few cups on the bottom of frames. They are more or less staged if approach...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    I read somewhere a couple years ago africanized genetics were found in tenneesee. Potentially the genetics could be as far north as the package and nuc supply.
  6. Re: How many days after split for foragers...

    My experience is the same as ray....the hive will dwindle greatly without a queen, especially if starting from egg. The true effect will last for months, more dramatic during dearth. In spring...
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    Re: hayforkquilter

    Perhaps the propolis is a sign the screen is not necessary. I would try freezing

    A razorblade always cleans my j-hook hive tool back to new, takes less than a minute.
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    Re: Hive management help

    i wouldn't split them until next spring.

    It will take 3-4 weeks to see eggs depending on what happened, they will be testy too, especially if weak. If there are no remants or queens sales i would...
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    Re: Canola picture

    Canola isn't terribly desirable honey crop for beekeepers, can be problematic due to fast crystallization in the comb.
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    Re: Do bees move stores around

    like mr bush said. Nectar is moved readily moved as it dries. up down from bee to bee. However im not totally convinced dried honey is readily moved. Im sure honey is moved but not nearly at the...
  11. Re: Color Photos of bee frames for class room teachings

    the internet, google images, books.
  12. Thread: Just Smokin'

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    Re: Just Smokin'

    wood stove pellets. I've tried them all and pellets are the best cheapeast, longest lasting and easiest to handle solution i've found. Anyone with more than a few hives will find wood pellets to be...
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    Re: New package looks real sick

    the chewed comb looks like robbing. The mold could be from excessive moisture in the hive
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    Re: supers in a cooler ?

    If it was me I would wait until your extractor is ready. Pull them and extract, the honey is already warm.
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    Re: Are we in a dearth here in SE Louisiana?

    Typically I know dearth hits when i see bees buzzing around the hives. We are in not in total dearth, still some some stuff available, but practically there. The recent rain and cool weather has...
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    in some causes what people think are swarms are just virgin flights. Its common for some to follow her. The are videos on youtube.
  17. Re: Not enough spring management/Hive now out of control

    Are you running foundationless or with foundation. Burr comb is simply extra comb, waste comb, typically built ontop of the bottom or top bar. Often burr comb fills the space between frames in two...
  18. Re: Cleaning now Blackened Beeswax splotches from the driveway

    I got the same here....Im too lazy to do anything about it...I scrap as much off the concrete as possible. I think the wax melts into the porous concrete becoming "permenantly" imbedded. Looks like...
  19. Re: Saw the first few SHB in hives today. Questions

    Hi general. They're numbers will increase thru summer. I don't do anything special, the traps arn't worth the mess or time, imo. The bees will actually corral the shb, drive them to the top,...
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    Re: Are my supers full of syrup?

    thats alot of work for not much gain. Obviously I wouldn't have fed in the first place. How much of what concetration syrup did you feed. If its less than a few quarts of 1:1 I would extract it...
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    Re: Struggling nuc

    I would time your events. It doesn't make sense timing-wise to see an intact queen cell. It is most likely no good. The torn down ones are interesting, there may be a virgin running around.... She...
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    Re: Do bees prefer moving vertical?

    I don't have scientific proof. Part of the reasoning may be from emperical observation. Often in langstroth hives bees work in a vertical column because of temperature and airflow stratification....
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    Re: How Late is to Late?

    anytime during the warm season. During the flow is best, May-June, we are now in dearth, hot and dry.
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    Re: Another issue with Screened bottoms.

    I usually have the inspection boards in. Right now, they are 1/4" slid out with 94F temps. Hoping the t-storms bring good rains tonight.

    Usually once the smell of honey is gone the frenzy ends....
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    Re: Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    Wow. Valspar may not honor the rebate due to purchase price. Usually reciepts are sent in too. At any rate you got a killer deal, $25 is less than a gallon price.

    I doubt you'll use a full...
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