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    Re: Combine three hives?

    nothing to do with your thread, just wanted to say, my son and his family lives a few miles north of you. 1 mile so of Grovesprings on hwy 5
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    almost all frames 1/2 full of honey

    The goldenrod are starting to bloom here ,so I was going to pull some honey before the goldenrod honey.
    when I pulled frames , the first deep is top 1/3 is capped honey ,bottom 2/3 is mostly brood...
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    aggressive hive question ?

    There has been a lot of threads about aggressive bees, and the answer is always "requeen" so my question is, are they mean because of the Queens presents? if so I can see where she is gone and they...
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    Re: Who does Apitherapy on themselves?

    I don't know about bee stings , But when I steped on a ground Hornets nest I could move pretty good and didn't notice My arthritis
  5. Thread: nuc questions

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    Re: nuc questions

    thanks everyone,some very helpful info!
  6. Thread: nuc questions

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    nuc questions

    I'll be picking up 2 nucs mid-may,about 1 1/2 hr drive home. the bees are shipped in to the pick-up place, so I assume they are closed in the nuc hive/box already ,so all I need is move them to my...
  7. Thread: Exposed hive

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    Re: Exposed hive

    I have scaffold, so I would set up scaffold, cut the limb off above the comb, then cut below, take the whole comb and rest of the limb and build abox around it (what ever size) but as tight as can...
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    narrow down hive for winter ?

    I have a hive that was a split in may, it took 3 trys to get a Queen, so a slow start. right now I have a bottom deep and 4 frames in the top deep full of Bees, pollin and some honey."...
  9. Thread: Fall Inspection

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    Re: Fall Inspection

    One thing I learned, is after an inspection stay around a while if the Queen does fall out it won't take long before there is a ball of bees around her on the ground (anyway that is how it happened...
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    Re: When to feed for overwintering

    Do you feed 1-1 or 2-1 this time of yr?
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    Really small queen!

    I have a hive that is a split from early may. in that time I've had 3 new queens emerge (keep adding frames with eggs) but none have ever made it to start laying. So yesterday I checked and saw a...
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    crush and strain?

    Because honey is so thick,what do you use to strain it ?
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    Re: Why not to use a screened bottom board

    I made my own, they have a plywwood (drawer) that I keep closed most of the time so it is like a solid ,but , it lets the mites and debris fall thought and I just pull out and brush off
    used it...
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    Do bees brought in to pollenate, swarm?

    I have cramberries one miles north and 2 miles to the west,they just brought in truck loads of bees to pollenate, do these colonys ever swarm?
    also, with that meny hives do they manually close...
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    Re: New-style slatted racks

    I have both top and bottom entrance,they hardly used the bottom. I had a lot of foragers coming and going ,so I built a slatted rack just to give tthem more room, ( a place to hang out ) since then...
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    Wisconsin guys I need advice

    you guys know what the weather has been like so far this yr.,so is it to early to make a split? I have a very strong hive, lots of drones,lot of pollen coming in,a Queen that is laying good, several...
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    Question about adding frames of bees?

    When you do a combine, you use newspaper so they don't fight. So when you add a frame of eggs to produce a Queen or a frame of brood to help a weak hive do you have to remove the nurse bees?
  18. does the Queen lay in aQueen cell or do they build a Q C around an egg?

    I have one colony that I caught as a swarm last june, so I assume the Queen was at least 2yrs old. so now she is 3. she is laying in softball size clumps all over in both deeps about 1/2 drone and...
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    Re: Weak Hive after a swarm?

    IF you add a frame of brood/eggs,can you just add it with the nurse bees on it ? they won't fight?
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    Re: Solid or Screened Bottom Board

    I use sbb, but ihave a panel that slides in to close it up tight, what I like is all winter by checking the panel I know where my bees are feeding by the debris, center or outside, when they are...
  21. Thread: queen ?

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    queen ?

    last june I caught a swarm, so i assume the Queen was at least 2 so will be 3 this yr.... will she swarm again this yr if she gets crowded and do they keep swarming until they are superceded? I...
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    Re: honey on the bottomboard ?

    Why would you call it (the sbb) a pneumonia hole ? when the plywood is in (all winter) it is completely closed, no draft!
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    honey on the bottomboard ?

    I have a sbb with a plywood sheet that i slid in to close it up and pull out to see where and what the debris is. 3 times this winter(wisconsin its still winter)I found about 1 or 2 teaspoons of...
  24. Will bees chew through foundationless to get to honey ?

    If the cluster is in the center of the hive (4 5 6 7 )and the honey is on the outside (1 2 3 8 9 10). if you have foundation the bees would have to go up, down or around frames 3 or 8 to get at the...
  25. Re: Feeding syrup to new packages when they already have capped honey

    I AM new at this, but he said he had pollen and honey to put in the hive, so isn't that the same as feeding ?
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