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    Re: I'm at a loss.

    I only wish I would have caught it sooner. I'm still new but experience is the best teacher. Had I caught it sooner they would have a carni queen right now. The biggest problem I have with Herefords...
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    Re: I'm at a loss.

    I did not see the queen in the hive but I didn't worry too much about trying to find a new queen. I put my jacket and gloves on today in case they were cranky. I had one bee trying to head butt me....
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    Re: I'm at a loss.

    Ok, time for an update. I just checked my hive and it is official. The queen has left the building. I saw no eggs but there was still capped brood. The all of the cells have been opened and some torn...
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    Re: I'm at a loss.

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I love that I can have so many mentors in one spot. I'm only 32 and I am at the beginning of the internet age. I didn't completely grow up with the internet at my...
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    Re: I'm at a loss.

    Thanks Honeyshack and Fred for the responses. I have started keeping a log for the hives, in part from reading Allen Dicks diary online and from that fact that keeping records have helped in my goat...
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    Re: I'm at a loss.

    Thanks for the reply. I am going to check again at the end of the week. I haven't noticed mites yet and have only seen one shb. It was in the good hive though. I don't think mites would be the...
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    I'm at a loss.

    Ok folks. I checked my hives today. My first hives looks wonderful. It has about three to four frames drawn in the first super(honey). My other hive however has me stumped. I checked the top brood...
  8. Re: If I'm unsure if I have queens, does it hurt to add new queens just in case?

    How long do you think the hives have been queenless? If you have single eggs in the bottom of the cells, the queen was there at least three days ago. If your hives are queen right the new queens...
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    Re: What would you do?

    That is correct. If you have two brood boxes full of eggs and plenty of bees you put down a bottom board and set the top brood box on top of it. Put covers on both and "walk away". Come back later...
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    What would you do?

    Hello folks,
    I need some opinions. Couldn't think of a better place than here for that! :D I started two packages on April 3. I am running a deep and med. for brood chambers for now. I am going to...
  11. Re: Need advice from a beek who is a brick mason

    You need to find out before hand if the brick will be re-used or not. The bricks will not survive the fall. Also you need to watch the flue as you remove the brick. It is installed in sections. After...
  12. Re: Need advice from a beek who is a brick mason

    I feel for you. Depending on the size of the hive you will probably have to remove most of the masonry. Disclaimer: I have some experience with masonry but I'm not a mason. I do carpentry work. If...
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    Re: Great experience with Walter Kelley.

    Agreed. :thumbsup: I went up on April third and picked up my two packages. There were several people there that morning and I still feel like I got the personal treatment. :D
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    Re: White Dots on this years Queens

    I got two packages from Kelley's this year. I picked up the packages at Kelley's. They said that they marked all of their queens with white because it the easiest to see of all the colors. I don't...
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    Re: How many boxes for brood?

    If you are talking about Kim Flottum's book, he recommends three boxes because he recommends using mediums (westerns).
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    Re: Storms are gone! Now for a question.

    Thanks for the replies. As sit here and think about what I posted, I might have a question that would give a better answer. Is there a reason to have the medium above the deep? Or is it just our...
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    Storms are gone! Now for a question.

    Thank God no one was injured in our neck of the woods. I have a friend that ordered a package of bees and didn't get his boxes built in time. I gave him one of my medium boxes and now it is about...
  18. Should I be excited for one or worried for the other?

    Hello folks. I just started beeking and checked my hives yesterday. The two packages were installed on the third, so they have been in for about ten days. When I checked my hives the strong hive was...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Here is a link for a circular saw guide. They work very well. I have one that is 4 foot long for cross cutting and one that is 8 foot long for ripping. Hope this helps....
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    Re: Gosh, this is fun!

    I know exactly how you are feeling. I get to pick up my first two packages on April 3. Put the first coat of paint on my hives today. I hate waiting for something more than anything. I love the...
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