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    Re: Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    This is a belt driven unit. When we broke it down, I was able to turn the bearing with my finger but it was not very smooth. The belts are worn but don't seem to be cracked. The motor runs fine...
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    Re: Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    Mike,
    Ww broke the machine down and I checked to see of the bearing was seized and it wasnt, but it was not smooth by any means. When you hand turn your basket, does it spin freely or only turn if...
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    Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    All,
    Im looking at a Dadant 20 frame radial that is in the range of 20 years old. It does not spin as fast as it should. What would you look at to determine where or what the failure...
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    Assassin Queens

    OK, may be a bit dramatic....

    I was working a hive was removing queen cells just as they were hatching (timing was a bit off). While going through the frames, I see what looks like 2 virgins...
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    Re: Hello from N.C.

    Welcome and also hello to a fellow CCBA member. We may have already meet, but in case not, my wife Molly and I will be there Friday night. Please introduce yourself.
    Ron Kinney
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    To summarize:

    Singles are possible, as long as feeding (internal or jar) and pollen sub is built in to the plan. ####Question: Do...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    Thanks for the responses so far. Does having the single box create any issues along the lines of limiting the brood nest size?
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    Running Singles in the South East

    Does anyone successfully run single deeps year round in the south east (NC,SC). I've been in double deeps for as long as I can remember but am open to options.

    For anyone who does so, has it...
  9. 20 plus frame Maxant, Dadant, etc. wanted

    We are looking to upgrade our current extractor. The 4 framer we have is wearing me out. I would prefer to keep it within a reasonable distanc of NC if possible. We are also looking for uncapping...
  10. Re: WTB Extractor and extracting equipment as close to NC as possible

    Gotta try this again...there has to be someone out there ready to move to a larger extractor who would be interested in selling their current one. My arm is starting to hurt already just thinking...
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    We would consider a smaller extractor as well...
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    Re: Max Nuc Production

    Michael or others with similar experience, what if you are starting over from scratch for one reason or another. Would you start with packages to give yourself the largest number of colonies for the...
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    Working on a removal, about 15ft up, and took one directly into my tear duct. I had worn my veil during the entire removal and was wrapping up, took my veil off and was reminded that they were not...
  14. Re: WTB Extractor and extracting equipment as close to NC as possible

    Still looking and ready to buy....
  15. WTB Extractor and extracting equipment as close to NC as possible

    Below are a few of the items that we are looking for. We are in NC, so the closer the better but we are willing to travel if necessary.

    18 frame or larger motorized extractor.
    Uncapper...
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    Skep for display only

    All,
    Does anyone know where I could purchase a real skep. I am working at a historic homesite and need one to show the differences and evolution of beekeeping equipment to the guests.

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    Developing Queen Castle into Nucs

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    I am in the process of letting queens develop in queen castles. These are 2 deep frames, with capped and uncapped brood. The queens should be well established (laying) in about 2 weeks. The...
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    Piping Queen

    Has anyone ever experienced a mated / laying queen that was piping? Everything I am reading says it is restriced to virgin queens....but for every rule, there is someone who wants to break it.
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    Hives and Ticks

    Not exactly a parasite problem for the bees, but every time I check on my boxes in one particular yard, there will be 4 or 5 ticks clinging to the edge of the boxes. I end up spending my time...
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    Re: When to inspect a relocated cut out...

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    Checked them in depth for the 1st time today. There is no brood, larva or eggs. I did not see a queen ( very few bees and Im pretty good at finding her ). It looks like the bees have...
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    When to inspect a relocated cut out...

    I just placed a cut out into a super 2 days ago. It was a butchered up job at best since they were in a 6" gap between a floor joist and a chimney and were very difficult to get to. I'm concerend...
  22. Re: Splitting w/ Swarm Cells...will they still swarm

    Should I cut out all but one capped queen cell from each split or let them have multiples?

    Thanks
  23. Splitting w/ Swarm Cells...will they still swarm

    I split a really big hive today into 3 single deeps and a 4 frame nuc. Each split got a frame with multiple capped swarm cells. They also got open and capped brood, eggs, pollen and honey frames. ...
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    Time to split?

    I have a box, 3 deeps plus 4 shallow supers that is going very well. I have already robbed them of 4 shallow supers once and they are about 40% refiilled. I also split this hive in late March as...
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    Young Queen / Very, very Small

    Quick timeline:
    Created a walkaway split 5 weeks ago, which ended up with a laying worker.
    Transplanted 1 frame of eggs / larva every 7 days for 3 weeks starting 4 weeks ago.
    Every time a queen...
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