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    Re: 2015 YTD Sting Count

    Only about 8 to 10 this year. Started wearing gloves most of the time this season.
  2. Re: How far away from your apiary do you live?

    20 miles
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    Re: drone's in October ?

    I still have drones coming and going. This time last year they were getting the boot.
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    Re: What did you harvest this year?

    3rd year
    6 hives
    360 lbs of honey
    sold 4 nucs
  5. Re: What to do with half drawn/filled supers?

    I run 10 frame double deeps and use medium supers for honey surplus. Invariably, I have a couple of colonies that do not complete the last super I put on during the honey flow. At the sage advice of...
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    Re: Will she lay eggs in front of you?

    I've seen several of my queens lay...Just a matter of timing and persistence...I am probably in my hives way too much...!
  7. Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    I overwinter in 10 frame double deeps on production hives and 5 frame double deeps with nucs. The last 2 seasons the fall flow has been good and top boxes have had 70 to 80 lbs of honey going into...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Checked for queen cells in two hives that I added eggs and larvae to on June 18. Both hives were apparently queen less. Both had capped queen cells! Wahoo! Check back in 2 weeks for eggs...!
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Added a frame of eggs and open larvae to two queenless hives today. Both had new virgin queens on or around June 4, not sure what happened. Here is hoping they raise a couple good queens if they are...
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    Sticky: Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Welp, I must have done something wrong. Had a laying worker nuc and added two frames of mixed brood (some open, some capped) and placed a new caged queen between the frames and came back 10 days...
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    Re: over 30 days and no eggs yet

    Yes, good idea Harley...makes plenty sense to add the newspaper as well...!
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    Re: over 30 days and no eggs yet

    Thanks Dan,

    That's what I thought...may give it a try.

    Here is another method described to me today that I will consider. Put the laying worker colony over a strong queen right colony...
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    Re: over 30 days and no eggs yet

    In this scenario, if the hive was queen less and did have laying workers and was given a frame of eggs and open brood, would the colony build a queen cell or would they assume they were queen right...
  14. Re: Is it safe to combine a very weak queen right nuc

    Robbin,

    Here is another thing you could try. Do the newspaper combine but place a queen excluder under the newspaper to confine the queen for a few days while the colony gets used to her...
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    Re: Redbud in bloom...

    I noticed a few bees working the Redbud in my yard on Sunday...thought I might see more though...Good luck UTVolshype with your splits this week...I was planning the same thing this week but with...
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    Re: overwinter nuc question

    Sure, give it a try. You probably will not need the inner cover until you button them up for winter. Keep a close eye on your nucs as they can grow pretty fast and be a threat to swarm. You can...
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    Re: overwinter nuc question

    Pathfinder,
    I am just north of you in Knoxville and successfully overwintered a 5 over 5 frame nuc this year. You shouldn't have any problem down in Chattanooga...I do use solid bottom boards on my...
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    Re: Reversing hive bodies and PM temps

    Thanks Vance. It's been cooler than average this season and was wondering others are doing. Yes, the location of the cluster makes a lot of sense. We are going to have warmer temps for a few days...
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    6/6 still alive...! 1st year over-wintering a double 5 frame nuc...she has made so far...!
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    Reversing hive bodies and PM temps

    For those of you who reverse hive bodies in spring as a form of swam control, what consistent night time temps do prefer before conducting this maneuver?

    My daytime temps are now in the mid to...
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    Re: So Far So Good this Winter

    Checked mine yesterday...all 6 are still alive...bracing for winter storm #4 in ten days...ice, snow, sleet, freezing rain...I have never seen anything like this in East Tenn...! Bring on...
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    Re: When to Open the Sides of the Broodnest

    I am going to give this a go on a couple of my hives this year. Sounds like fun. Matt, are you seeing increased honey production with 3 deep brood nests and a significant population of bees since you...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    I did not reverse last spring, but I will this year. I had 2 swarms even after swarm control splits and attempts to open the brood nest. Thinking about a late Feb or early March reversal...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    I bought 3 Freeman screen bottom boards this winter and will give them a try this spring. I like Rusty's idea using aluminum foil pans for the rest of my hives...duplicating SBB's with Freeman type...
  25. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    Grow from 6 hives to 8 hives. Start 3 or 4 nucs. Double honey output from last year! Do a better job on swarm control this year...!
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