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    Re: What is this plant?

    Thanks everyone!
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    What is this plant?

    I am not good at flowering plants and what they are. These are all over the place near us. Is this a source of nectar or pollen for the bees? Thanks Hoss...
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    Re: swarm slow to build up

    I did see two bees with pollen sacs full on one of their three frames it was a bright orgAnism yellow. So maybe the found some Golden Rod. I will give them someone frames of capped brood then. To...
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    Re: swarm slow to build up

    They swarm wasn't huge. I don't have pictures,she is laying in a tight grouping not skipping around. I didn't put any empty frames in the middle of the brood nest just the capped brood frame. Which...
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    swarm slow to build up

    I caught a swarm June 19th. They only had three frames drawn out last week starting on their fourth and fith frames. I know we are in a draught so I fed them 1:1 syrup. The top feeder holds about a...
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    Re: Summer Splits

    Clark, I did four frames two of brood and two with pollen and honey, That was for walk away splits back in April. I am only in my second summer of bees. I havent tried with Mated Queens. I really was...
  7. Re: Bulk Honey dippers 3-4 inch source

    D Coates Thanks! got 100 coming now.Hoss
  8. Bulk Honey dippers 3-4 inch source

    I have been searching for a good source for mini dippers. Most seem to come from China and I need to buy 5000 or more. Is there a good source for bulk? Most are like a lot of 25 for almost a dollar a...
  9. Re: Honey pot glass jars/ Orcio source

    I think i clicked on the bulk on pallets icon. Sorry Thanks Rader Sidetrack! Hoss
  10. Honey pot glass jars/ Orcio source

    Anyone know a good source for this style of Jars? I found them on www.freundcontainer.com but they are only available in a massive quantity! Thanks Hoss...
  11. Re: My Two walkaway splits worked! Thank you Bee source members

    I will do that. I have four now but want to make more for sure! Hoss
  12. My Two walkaway splits worked! Thank you Bee source members

    My daughter and I checked our two walkaway splits we started April 3rd. We saw one of the queens and lots of eggs and larva in the one hive, and didn't see the queen in the other but saw eggs and...
  13. Re: External signs walkway split is working

    I made the splits April 3rd. Hoss
  14. External signs walkway split is working

    I did two walk away splits from my two hives that made it through the winter. I did each splits was given four frames of eggs/ larvae/capped brood and honey. I have read that you need to eave the...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Got a call to get a swarm yesterday. I was out of town another beek got it. 4-8-14 Hoss
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    entrance reducer on split

    I did two walk away splits. They have frames of eggs and larvae, capped brood, pollen and honey. four frames total. Seeing if they raise their own queens. Did this Wednesday. I left the smallest...
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    Re: Adding drawn honey supers

    I checked and saw some brood of capped drone brood. Figure I had better hold off a week or so. Thanks for your info on you "weak" hive. Hoss
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    Re: Adding drawn honey supers

    I am impressed they did well on a single deep. I was nervous about two deeps! Hoss
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    Re: Adding drawn honey supers

    I will add my supers tomorrow. I have not reversed my deeps. Iwill do better inspection in the morning. Anyone doing splits yet? Seems too early yet maybe in a week? Hoss
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    Adding drawn honey supers

    First winter and both hives are doing well, still have honey in the deeps. Both are two deep brood box set ups. My question is when to add the supers of drawn comb? during my first year it was easy...
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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    I had pollen yesterday going in both my hives! This being my first winter I was shocked! It seems way too early to me. Fusion power this is early right? Hoss
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    Wow I am worried about two hives making it through the winter. That is amazing!
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    A few more questions. When Is our main flow here? I bought my splits from Bill Mullins last year. I know I gave him the equipment at the beginning of March and he did the splits then. Is that The...
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    I had thought that I could move a super if I needed it for the smaller hive. So that is good to hear. I will check them for honey next month for sure. Thanks Hoss
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    I have two hives. Both have two deeps. One has two supers with one being full of capped honey and the second has about 5 frames of honey. The other hive had a super going into winter of uncapped...
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