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  1. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    Anyone use Safer® 8oz Organic Caterpillar Killer Garden Dust?
  2. Thread: Wax Moths

    by PyroBee
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    Wax Moths

    I have some stored frames that I found a wax moth larvae in. I killed that one, did not see any more. How can I treat and store them, so I do not get anymore?
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    Preparing a single deep for winter

    I have a hive that did not build up past a single. I am going to start feeding them. I did some reading, that some put a deep below the brood box. They say it helps with heat. Has anyone tried this?...
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    Re: SARE and Grant ideas

    I also said that it may be best to get a small business loan. Did not know if there were any grants out there. Not really just a hand out, as I do pay taxes. It would be a new tax base that was not...
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    Re: SARE and Grant ideas

    I work 24 on 72 off, do some construction on those days off, and a family. Sorry that I am looking for ways to get my tax money to work for me. Instead of seeing a third of my check go to someone...
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    SARE and Grant ideas

    Some ideas to try to get a grant. Would like to grow to 40 hives in the spring. May just be easier to get a small business loan instead. At least in VA they will give you $200 per hive.
  7. Thread: Here she is

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    Re: Here she is

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    Little better of her abdomen.
  8. Thread: Here she is

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    Re: Here she is

    Good pattern. Laying everywhere she can.
  9. Thread: Here she is

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    Here she is

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    Best I could get with her running around. This was my first attempt at rearing a queen in my first year.
  10. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    Thank you. Planning on a quick look tomorrow in top box, this will determine if I add a box. If they do not draw it out, I will just take it off. Just hope they will over winter.
  11. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    Mr. Palmer are you saying then it is better to try to stay five over five? Not try to be five over five over five?
  12. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    Thanks guys. I should have stated that I have not been feeding for about four days. Once I saw that the golden rod was about to bloom I stopped feeding. I believe what I was feeding they used to draw...
  13. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    After some thought, I guess I will just add another five frame box. If they get too crowded, I can always then move them into ten frame boxes.
  14. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Nuc advise

    Did a split near the end of July. All went well, they made their queen. She got mated, and she is huge, the largest I have. Anyway she started laying, and she is a laying machine. They started in a...
  15. Thread: Success

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    Re: Success

    Thank you. It is my first year and wanted to try it. Did some reading and watched youtube videos. Took a shoot at it and really was not expecting to be success. Now I cannot wait till spring to try...
  16. Thread: Success

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    Re: Success

    Thank you Mr. Bush. I am only wanting to do 10-20 a year. Small amount and I would like the bees to make what they feel are the best.
  17. Thread: Success

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    Re: Success

    Thank you. What was your success rate?
  18. Thread: Success

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    Success

    7/10 I made my first ever split. Shortly after had three queen cells. They hatched out. Got to here piping which was cool. Then the waiting and hope that there would become a successfully mated...
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    Re: Mating flights?

    Thanks, just trying to check my math. They have been bringing pollen in since I made the split. Since yesterday, I have never seen so many drones coming and going.
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    Mating flights?

    So on the 21, upon inspection one of the three cells was emerged and another was emerging. Got to hear them pipe which was cool. So it if I am correct today should be start of mating flights correct....
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    Re: What is this bush

    Ok thank you.
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    What is this bush

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    What is this bush. They were loaded with bees.
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    How late is too late?

    How late is too late to do a split and have them raise a queen and get her mated and laying?
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    Re: Thank you Beesource

    Thanks for the advise. Above is a picture of the cells. They are all capped now. None of the bees transferred went back to parent hive. There are a lot of bees in this nuc. Just do not want there to...
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    Re: Thank you Beesource

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