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    Re: Best Sources To Learn Queen Rearing

    Hopkins method modified with some hints of bullet and powder. I'm gonna go check out masa platter now. See y'all
  2. Thread: brood

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    Re: brood

    Hmmmmmm....it could be an issue. She should have layed something on those warm periods we went through (I'm in kansas probably with similar weather to u). We'll have nucs if u need em.
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    Re: Missouri early buildup timing

    We open feed on any day above 50 (bees are flying). And tomorrow will be quickly topping off the dry sugar in the hives. We should be fine here in se kansas. Just remember ... Do NOT crack those...
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    Re: Missouri early buildup timing

    I'll bee foraging morels when they are foraging for pollen :)
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    Re: Help with strange yellow stuff

    Freezer for a few days before u use them in a colony again.....please.
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    The key is that it is Tupelo and great marketing. If u read their site......heck I almost bought a bottle. And I'm staring at 20 half gallon masons full on the shelf in front of me hahahaha.

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    Bes foraging grain/feed ?

    Had my second "come look see" this year. First was a nice woman a block away worried she had a colony move in to her coop. Today was a local ranchers thinking a colony had moved in to a co op grain...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    We are cheap. We run all of our hives with sbb's we made in the shop....with no plans. We do not. have future ideas of oil pans,sticky boards or other stuff. When winter gets almost in...I go out and...
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    Re: powder sugar

    We experimented with created a brood break this year. We caged queen and left it in the hive for 12 days.seemed to work well.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Flow is on big time here ! 2 hives have built comb on 6 outta 9 frame supers (1 super each),and packed them tight with honey. Smells like gym socks and Fritos in the home yard lol.

    fun events...
  11. Thread: Found bees

    by tommysnare
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    Re: Found bees

    I think they are mine. I watched them leave yesterday. :P
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    Here ya go. May do a few myself to test if they build faster. Last on our apiary to-dos though.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7VxZVSLm4E
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    We stand by foundationless completely. Too many pros to list...including time and money. But,ironically I just saw a youtube with someone making flat foundations he uses. Simple pine board with a...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    My nucs are fine. I was talking about our double deep colonies.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    We are in a strong flow of some sort here in southeast kansas. I didn't get a spring harvest but the brood boxes are packed full of honey. I'm not sure if I should letem go and see if there ends up...
  17. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    The late spring frosts killed most of the early blooming a in my area. No spring surplus to speak of. But, they are booming now and the goldenrod is getting ready to bloom. Soo I think we should do...
  18. Too much honey in brood boxes ? Need help!

    They are finally moving in to the honey supers now. I split early a few times Nd didn't expect much of a crop because I wanted to heavily expand this year soo I decided to let each hive build comb on...
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    Re: Honey supers

    First year from a package ? I would worry only about them building up the colony a and stores for the winter this year. Leave all the honey in the hive. U can always pull whatever surplus is left...
  20. Re: Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    Tried it.
  21. Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    What would everyone recommend for a repellent to keep bees from returning ? Bee gone ? Honey b gone ? Any others ?
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    Re: osb med. hive

    the one thing i can recommend with ur hive design is to use more od a 'coates' style for the ends. meaning,dont do the inside rail to hang the frames from (if u can figure out the dimensions). i have...
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    Re: Trying it again-one question

    i tried cell punching twice this season. finally,on my last starter box set up i simply took a frame of eggs and just hatched brood and put it in. waited 2 days and then moved them all to a 5 frame...
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    only looking to harvest from the overwintered hives from last year which were nucs purchase in early Spring. they built to 2 deeps last year and i got a little harvest. when i made nucs in early...
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    Uhhhhh I'm not asking about making queens or nucs. I'm already making those. I'm just asking if I should be adding supers when they haven't taken over the second brood box.
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