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    Re: Bees making an entrance

    I have one doing the samething. They chewed it big enough to get in and out. I have had them chew the corners out and use it for an entrance. Most time they will proprolize the extra holes up before...
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    Re: A good package is hard to find...

    Try to contact Kent Williams in Ky. He can probably help you out. I don't have a contact number for him but I have bought queens from him through a friend. I think his Ky. operations are mostly...
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    Re: Comb honey and foundation

    I don't do a whole lot of comb honey but the little bit I do I just use starter strips. But I don't put them between foundation. I put a super with strips on with a frame of capped honey in the...
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    If you know where the hole is pour gas in it at night. Or spray wasp spray in there.
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    Re: Hive Beetles. How many is a concern?

    If you are going to do what Ace said with the frame you don't need to brush the bees off. Turn you outer cover up side down and hold the frame right above it flat ways and tap the frame with the...
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    Re: little black beetles

    Some of the beetles will survive in the hives and some that can't hide in the cluster will freeze. As for next year strong hives with not too much vacant space is your best defense in late summer and...
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    Re: little black beetles

    The hive may be queenless or weak from mites. SHB take advantage of weak hives. Usually the bees will keep them corraled and propolised under the inner cover.
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    Re: Bees raiding local dumpsters

    When I was a kid and lived on the farm we had an outhouse and honey bees spent alot of time in there.
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    Be patient if you want to bottle it and sell it you can build up a customer base. I give a small bottle to people now and then and tell them the first bottle is free. Many come back and buy a qt. or...
  10. Re: I see pollen, does that mean nectar is flowing too?

    If there is alot of activity other then the pollen foragers it is a good bet they could be bringing in nectar also. The bees in my area are bringing in alot of pollen first part of the day then start...
  11. Thread: Requeen?

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    Re: Requeen?

    Your older queen may just be slow because there is not much to gather and thats what they do when forage gets scarce.
  12. Re: Advice needed for combining young Nuc with Queenless Hive

    Take an empty drawn brood frame out of hive with no brood put it in with laying machine queen and let her fill it with eggs then put it back in broodless hive with young queen. will boost hive and...
  13. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    I'm in the process of extracting and so far have extracted over 400 medium frames mostly foundationless and a lot of them are this years drawn comb. I use a Maxant 20 frame radial. I have had only...
  14. Re: Waiting for supercedure queen but now all the honey is gone! Still no brood, Help

    It would a good idea to put the frame with open brood in there as soon as you can. And put some feed on also. You should know in a couple days if they have a queen because if they don't they will...
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    Re: Pounds vs Gallons-

    I weigh the first few mediums supers of honey every year after I extract and on average medium frames are 3.5 # some thick some thin but average 3.5# of extracted honey.
  16. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    So you think it is kinder or what to blow them to the ground, I'm sure it doesn't hurt them, then to put a little stinky stuff on top for a few minutes?
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    Re: Splitting a new hive

    Splitting a hive that weak and letting them make a queen is a streach. If you split them you would be better off giving them a laying queen. It takes about seven weeks to get new brood from a split...
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    I use the moth crystals but I don't put the supers in plastic bags. I just stack the supers on a peice of plywood as high as I can reach and put the crystals in the top box and put an outer cover on...
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    Re: One deep or two?

    Where you live the choice is yours. Double deeps will work so will a single deep with shallows or mediums so will all mediums 8 or 10 frame. I don't live far from Hendersonville and have hives with...
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    Re: The newest issue

    I would go with your five frame nuc plan. If you feed them some and the queen is good they should build up good. You can make decisions on whether you need to combine or not in the fall.
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    Re: question about burr/cross comb removal

    Some bees build bridge comb more then others. I only remove it if is in the way of removing a frame or is in the way of putting a frame back in. The beekeepers idea of how the bees house should be...
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    Re: queenless hive

    You could have started a nuc with three frames of brood and one of the queens you ordered.
  23. Re: What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?

    In my area Nashville Tn people get $250 for a ten frame deep hive complete. If I were you and had to sell I would split into ten frame hives add a queen to the half that needs it and sell them like...
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    Re: Splitting Hives

    Do you still have a flow going on? If so why would you want to split a strong hive during the flow? If not you can do a walk away split. Give them a queen or not either way can work. But again I...
  25. Re: Queenless after swarm - what would you do?

    you can let them get a queen form one of the queen cells or you can take the frame with the queen cells put it in the nuc and take the queen out of the nuc and give to the big hive. I had about he...
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