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  1. Thread: bone-head split

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    Re: bone-head split

    Or, if you introduce a new queen rather than waiting for the split to raise their own there will be new brood. That's what I did, but I realize I didn't mention that. I also plan to pull out the...
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    Re: Bee Plants for beginners

    The only problem with planting for the bees is that they are looking for acres of plants, rather than individual plants. Typically a forager finds a concentration of forage ( a large patch of...
  3. Thread: bone-head split

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    Re: bone-head split

    The pollen sub will help if your split hives are near each other and one hive occupies the "original" location. That one will typically have more foragers (due to drifting) than the other for a...
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    Re: Bee Plants for beginners

    Try this.

    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm

    Click on your region and you will get species and approximate bloom dates fro the region. You can adapt this information to what...
  5. Thread: First Split

    by Irmo
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    Re: First Split

    It depends a little bit on goals too. If you want a large honey crop; leaving one hive strong and splitting off a nuc may be the way to go. If you are more interested in upping the hive count an...
  6. Thread: Piping Queen

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    Re: Piping Queen

    I had a similar experience. I did an even split on a strong hive Friday night. I went back Saturday and added a mated queen to the (now) queenless half of the split. I was using a push in cage,and...
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    Re: Best Time of Day to Inspect

    It depends a bit on the conditions where you are, but I like to do inspections when the foragers are out of the hive. For me that is generally between 10 AM and 3 or 4 PM.
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    Re: Another splitting question

    Thanks! Looks like I need to make a trip to the bee yard after work today.
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    Re: Another splitting question

    Thanks Michael. That's an interesting approach (moving the capped brood into the original hive). I will give that a try. One follow on question, how important is it for the new hive to be...
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    Another splitting question

    There is lots of great information on the mechanics of making splits here and on Michael Bush’s page. Thank you all for you input on earlier questions. I'd like to get your thoughts on my situation...
  11. Re: When a Queen fails in Winter - what does that look like?

    I was at a club meeting a few weeks ago and the presentation discussed how to identify why a wintering hive died out. The presenter stated that a loosely defined cluster, dead bees spread around...
  12. Thread: Post-mortem

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    Re: Post-mortem

    I've lost a 5 over 5 nuc and a weak hive (small cluster), in the same conditions as the OP. I lost the weak hive in polar vortex pt. 1. They never touched the sugar and had honey in the hive that...
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    Re: How should I add stores

    Hi poppy1, That was a discussion in this thread:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?292441-Mountain-Camp-Feeding-Question

    Look at response #7 in that thread from KPEACOCK. It was a...
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    Re: How should I add stores

    Thanks Michael, I think that's what I'll do, put them pon the edge opf the cluster(s). I have a whole box of honey frames but not all are full; and I am going to divide them between my two other...
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    How should I add stores

    Hi Everyone:
    I lost a hive this winter, it was inevitable as the cluster was very small and we've had extremely cold temperatures.

    I dismantled the hive a couple of weeks ago and there are a...
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    Re: Mountain Camp Feeding Question

    Thanks for all the replies and great ideas. Good point on the sugar spilling into the bottom of the hive. I have an SBB so it wouldn't even end up accessible on the bottom of the hive. I was...
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    Mountain Camp Feeding Question

    We had a warmish weekend here last weekend and I was able to take a quick peek into my hives to see what was going on. I am using the mountain camp method (cane sugar on a piece of newsprint on top...
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    It may be too short of notice right now but you can send a note to the state beekeepers association and see if they have an interest in appearing and offering input to the town. Here is a link to...
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    Re: How well developed is your cheap lazy bone?

    Any supermarket that does cake decorating will give you thier used 5 gal. icing buckets. The place I go to has usually washed them enough to get the crud out, I wash them agian when I get them...
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    Re: Granulated Sugar vs Sugar Water

    I put it on now and leave it for the while winter.
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    Re: rehab an old Maxant 3100H

    Thanks all. I'm going with the gates and tube of goo from Maxant.

    @MaxQueenBee27: I'm not sure I understand what you meant by: "....and I wouldn't use anything but the 1/2 inch stainless steel...
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    Re: rehab an old Maxant 3100H

    Thanks, I'll look into that.
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    rehab an old Maxant 3100H

    I was lucky enough to obtain an older Maxant 3100H with a 6X3 basket. It looks like an older model, it doesn't have the 3 lugs around the base, it has a rim with bolt holes drilled in it. ...
  24. Re: What does your club charge for a beginner class?

    Our club runs the class for $85.00 per family and includes Beekeeper's Handbook, Beekeeping Basics, and Honey Bee Maladies and a one year membership in Loudoun Beekeepers Association (LBA) and...
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    Try this one:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?275144-Oxalic-Acid-Vaporizer-Part-II&highlight=vaporizer

    I searched on "vaporizer" These a ton of threads, just look for one that...
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