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  1. Thread: Loans

    by New Ky Beekeeper
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    Re: Loans

    I'm so glad to hear he is going to build his business without loans. Being in Agriculture for over 20 years, I was concerned that the USDA would recognize bees as an agricultural enterprise. In...
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    Re: Bees in Cherry Trees

    In Kentucky, we had the chance to feed bees last week as the temps hit 60-65. Each of my hives took 1/2 gallon.
  3. Re: After extracting - how long for bees to clean up super

    If you don't want to make multiple trips, I would say 1 super can be cleaned by 1 strong hive in 2-3 hours - more or less. I just put my frames in front of my hives 3-4 hours before dark. After an...
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    Re: HELP, Too Much Nectar !!!

    I opened up a hive of mine several weeks ago and found many bees, but not any room for brood due to the amount of honey stored in the two brood boxes. I removed 5 frames of capped honey and put in 5...
  5. Re: Got our first ever honey crop today

    Congratulations. Did you return your empty super to a hive to let the bees clean it up? Do you think your honey flow is over?
  6. Re: Should I ditch the plastic foundation?

    I'm glad to hear people having success with plastic foundation. I am phasing mine out. I believe my problem was I didn't have a method of coating them with wax when they would get hot (in storage)...
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    Re: Anyone making splits in KY?

    I am splitting one hive into 3 on Wednesday- but I'm adding mated queens from Walter T Kelly's Bees.
  8. Thread: hello

    by New Ky Beekeeper
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    Re: hello

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hive postmortem; NYC rooftop [pics]

    My suggestion is to wait until your other hive is building up with bees and then split your hive in half. I would make sure there is at least one frame of new eggs (less than 3 days old) in each...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    I have lost 1/3 of my healthy hives. All due to starving. I didn't put candy on and so I own it. I don't count the two hives that was not doing well.......
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    Re: Bee-ware Bear!

    Lazer, I don't want to meet the bear that can go through that while the fence charger is working!
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    Re: Newbie with Bears

    wow. That is a serious fence!
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    Re: Pollen already?

    I believe black locust trees are the first in our area to start to bloom. They are not blooming, but the bees can still get pollen. Mine were bringing in a little.....
  14. When do beekeepers place a pollen patty on a hive?

    Last week (2/26), the temp was 60 & I found a couple hives that I thought felt a little light. So I placed a 1lb pollen patty on them. When do you place pollen patties on your hives & where do you...
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    Re: bottling honey

    Can you post a picture?!
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    Re: Hello from Berlin

    Great to hear from you! How do market your honey??
  17. Re: Suburbanite self-sufficiency folk adding bees to the mix

    Welcome!
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    Re: Thousands of dead bees without heads

    Take a sample and send to the Bee Lab in MD......
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    Re: ant control-nedd suggestions

    Tractor greese. Just about 4-5" from the bottom (or anywhere higher), take tractor (or car) greese and make a line around the leg of your hive.... It will be years before the greese will go away and...
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    Re: My first hives!

    Looks professional!
  21. Re: Hive is ready for inspection and adding a super?

    Are you bees returning to the hive loaded? If in doubt, I would add a super.....
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    Re: no sound from the hive?

    Think of this, if the hive has died, there is nothing that can be done at this time.... Try to wait until a 60 degree day and open the top... That being said, I put my ear to my hives and listen...
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    Re: Queen-Mite Loads

    I have had Italian Queens not to start laying in the spring. I have tried several times to get the queen to start including taking her out and putting a new queen in.... My only luck is if there...
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    Re: New Beek in WV

    Welcome!
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    Re: Here We Go Again(almost)

    Is this a problem? My only concern would be a cold snap.....
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