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  1. Thread: Alsike clover

    by McBee7
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    Re: Alsike clover

    I have some bees on a patch of alsike clover also, and it makes the whitest comb and clear/sweetest honey Ive ever had :) I'm encourging my farmer friend he needs more of it and also dutch clover to...
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    Im working on a shed that indoor winters nuc hives, but they have an outside entrance like the european bee haus's...This would be strictly a winter time house, and the nucs would be moved out in the...
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    Re: jwcarlson, RE: your quilt box.

    Here's my quilt box for a nuc that uses a migratory cover so you can put them side by side.
    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/McBee7/IMG_20150208_213427248_zpsc87b8c2b.jpg
    and here's one for a...
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    Re: Going into the winter with nucs

    I plan to overwinter 20 to 30 , 5/5 nucs this year. half will be indoor and half outdoor. they are building up now and some are very strong which I'll rob of some resources to help out the smaller...
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    Re: Do you leave Frame Feeders in all the time?

    I've left them in nucs for an extended period of time before, and if the frames are tight to the feeder, they don't build comb there, but if I have the frames tight against the far side of the box...
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    The early goldenrod is abundant here, but it's the alsik clover that the bees are currently bringing in, the whitest wax and clear honey, a change from the yellows of buttercups, trefoil, dandilions,...
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    Re: Queens for sale ($18,$16ea)

    do you still have queens available???

    ==McBee7==
  8. Thread: extracting

    by McBee7
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    Re: extracting

    There may be a lul in the necter flow but this is the main necter flow in the dakotas,minn, iowa and white clover should realy be kicking it into high gear....This is also the time when verooa (sp)...
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    Re: My hive is about to swarm!

    LOL===Nice touch making the hive stand look like a flower planter and a lounge chair against the back side of the hive...Maybe that's the chair for salesmen to use as they wait for you to get out of...
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    Re: 3 deep box hive 2 full of capped honey

    Extract-Extract-Extract--:) ...Take it all and put foundation back into the second deep and the extracted WET frames back in the 3rd deep.....This may not be the normal order of progression but use...
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    Re: Is it too late to split?

    I hope it's not to late because I made 2 splits here today and winter arrives here long before it does in SC...LOL ....I had a couple of strong hives that were building Q cells and although they were...
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    Re: Queenless for too long

    I had a hive that couldn't get QR after giving them frames of eggs/larve but still no Queen or brood was forthcoming, so today I broke it up by splitting the frames between 2 nucs that I was adding a...
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    Re: Made my first OTS split tonight.

    Did my first notch job today,,,I had a hive that was making swarm preps and I pulled a frame of eggs yesterday and they were hatching today....They were on black foundation and when I took the veil...
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    Re: Best time of day for split

    Congrats---Beautiful--Looks like the first queen I ever say,,, Bright orange/yellow :) very easy to find,,

    ==McBee7==
  15. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    At first I would get a rash and swell up to the point that my kids told me I must stop keeping bees because I was allergic to them-- but as time went by i built up resistance and the itch only lasted...
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    Re: HELP hive just swarmed

    Sorry to hear about your swarm Rumeye....
    I had a swarm a week ago, it happened right in front of me in an outyard, It was the first time I was personally involved in the swarm,,,WOW...Biblical...
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    Re: More of Walt's stuff in POV

    Thanks Walt and Radar for this wealth of information, it will take me some time to digest the majority of it, I'll reserve some of it for those long winter months when we all dream of balmy summer...
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    Re: Price of beeswax

    American Bee Journal lists the prices of honey, pollen, and bees wax monthly.....This months price shows a range of
    $3.20-$6.50 for light and dark bees wax....This is the price Beeks are receiving...
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    Re: Add another deep or start a nuc?

    Welcome to BeeSource Bee Girl...It sounds like you have the queen/hive most beeks are looking for..
    With that strong of a hive you could certainly make a split with a couple frames of brood and a...
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    Re: 2 weeks post swarm

    Sorry to hear about your bees mahobee..A little more info would be helpful. When they swarm the reighning queen will fly with them and they will leave queen cell to replace her...If there aren't any...
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    Very intresting Adrian...I was wondering if these nucs will make you any honey this year or are these strictly overwinter nucs? I'm sure being started in this time frame they will have plenty of...
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    Re: Black Honey bee's

    Happy 4th Mike, and thanks for the pics.....
    I have mostly carni bees and yes they are deffinetly darker..AND SWARMIER,,,,,
    Right now we have tons of buttercups as you do and trefoil that are...
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    Re: Starting new over Wintering nucs

    I have 15 hives in one yard, and one of them recently swarmed, leaving me with a ton of queen cells so I'm making my winter splits from it and another hive that i found today that is on the edge of...
  24. Re: What's a fair price for a frame of brood and bees?

    Last summer I gave $18.50 for 20 frames of brood and bees from a commericial beek. This was enough for me to make 10 2 frame starts, and the queens were extra...The com beek was very willing to do...
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    Re: Holy crap I am sold on the Sustainable Apiary model!

    I have also been riding the Nuc train this summer..I overwintered 15 nucs 5/5 and 5/5/5 and they are now expanded to 17 production hives and 13 additional nucs so far..I'm taking this theory one step...
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