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  1. Thread: Adding Supers

    by redmcc
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    Adding Supers

    I opened and checked my hives yesterday all have brood started. When should I super the hives? I had one hive that had a super left on it for feed and the brood is being build in it, so I am thinking...
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    Help please! feeding bees sugar

    It was so dry here that the bees collected very little off the golden rod. I have been feeding them 2 to 1 sugar syrup but it is getting cold now and I'm wondering if I can put thick syrup in comb or...
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    Boosting floundering hive

    When installing frames of brood to help a hive that needs a boost should the nurse bees go with the frames of brood or will this cause conflict.
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    MichaelW Yes, Why did the Queen move to the top...

    MichaelW
    Yes, Why did the Queen move to the top box? Also why the stores of honey below the brood box and none or very little in the super?
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    I want to combine two hive because one has a new...

    I want to combine two hive because one has a new Queen and a small nest but the other hive I screwed up some how and the new queen introduction failed so there is no queen now in a fair sized hive....
  6. Thread: Spring build up

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    *They will consume a lot of stores raising brood...

    *They will consume a lot of stores raising brood and the left over stores will help with that. 1:1 sugar syrup is the best I know of for stimulation. But then if they've got pollen coming in they...
  7. Thread: Spring build up

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    I have 3 hives with Russian queens. I lost one...

    I have 3 hives with Russian queens. I lost one over the winter, 3rd year with no treatment. I should have done a mite drop last fall but I was too confident after 2 years with no treatment. there...
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    SSS Shoot,shovel,shutup

    SSS Shoot,shovel,shutup
  9. Thread: hive conversion

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    OdFrank Where are you getting the 11 1/4 frames...

    OdFrank
    Where are you getting the 11 1/4 frames or are you making them?
  10. Thread: hive conversion

    by redmcc
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    Thanks This is an 11 frame Dadant Deep box. Why...

    Thanks
    This is an 11 frame Dadant Deep box. Why don't you like it? It makes a nice one box brood nest

    *A lot of the frames are shot. I was contemplateing going to something I could buy from...
  11. Thread: hive conversion

    by redmcc
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    My hives are 18 1/2 x 20 x 11 1/2 deep. I want to...

    My hives are 18 1/2 x 20 x 11 1/2 deep. I want to convert to 16 1/2 x 20 x 9 1/2 Dadant. The large frames are too large to fit in the Dadant boxes haow do I get the brood nest into the new smaller...
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    I didn't state it very well but I did have a...

    I didn't state it very well but I did have a question about the size of the new queen in the nuc. Is this normal when the start their own from a frame of eggs? I guessing she is probably 6 weeks old....
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    I lost the queen that I installed with a package...

    I lost the queen that I installed with a package this spring. Same thing last year about this time. I did start a nuc with about 5 frames as back up earlier this year "June". It was started with a...
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    Michael,Did I understand from one of your posts...

    Michael,Did I understand from one of your posts that you sell packages of bees. Only asking because I'm located near Sioux City. Thanks
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