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    Re: Not happy with me

    Mower around hives today, the girls didn't like it much. Had to suit up to finish the job. LOL
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    Re: Start of a new year.

    Nice looking bee yard! Hope we have a great year as well.
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    Swarm and Queen management

    I have a carni queen I got last summer. The hive is very strong,so I took her out and put her in nuc with pollen, honey ,brood and nurse bees. The question is after 8 days can I go into hive get...
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    Re: Couple pics from today

    Nice pics
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    I don't swell anymore either. getting stung on top of the ears is the worst for me
  6. Thread: Drones

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    Drones

    Went out to bee yard this afternoon. The girls are busy little bees, also seen some drones flying. They are getting gear up. Nice to see after this long winter.:applause:
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    Re: Colony Losses In The Southeastern States

    Sorry for your lost. Went into winter with six and so far still have, one is weak I think cause of third year queen. Apiguard for mites and have been feeding all winter with mountain camp sugar and...
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    Re: Bees Are Very Active

    This afternoon temp is 38 degrees bees flying good. Bringing some kind of pollen. All 6 hives and still going, but Ive been feeding dry sugar cause of all rain last summer. Also put pollen patty in...
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    Re: Howdy from Scottsville, Virginia!

    Welcome to the forum, live right down the road from you.Good luck.
  10. Re: Has anyone tried the winterized inner cover from brushy Mountain?

    I still raise the inner cover with popsickle sticks. Im second year beek, so Im still making mistakes.
  11. Re: Has anyone tried the winterized inner cover from brushy Mountain?

    Hello Bird dog. I made a half box, 3 inchs wide bye 16 inche x 19 7/8 . I put that on top of hives, plus drilled two holes front and back with screen on the inside for ventilation. This way I can add...
  12. Thread: Winter weight

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    Re: Winter weight

    Thanks everybody, got my son to feed all of them with 2to1 sugar water. Ill plan too put mountain camp on hives on thanksgiving.
  13. Thread: Winter weight

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    Winter weight

    Bee trying to get my girls really for winter.:scratch:On sept. 13 Fell off roof while putting rafters on and broke the calcaneus on both ankles. So Im layed up and cant work my bees. My son went up...
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    Re: No brood/no eggs

    Maybe put a frame of eggs in it See if they build queen cell. That would let you no if its a queen in there. Im new beek, hopefully one of the old times will post. Steve
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    Question again

    Should I treat my bees with fumagilin-b going into winter? For nosema or not, or do I treat if needed in spring. Thanks for imput.
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    Re: Cracked corn??

    Maybe baiting for wildlife such deer, doves and black bear. But im a new beek.
  17. Thread: GLOCKS apiary

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    Re: GLOCKS apiary

    Nice pictures ,thanks for sharing.
  18. Thread: Bees

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    Re: Bees

    Thanks everyone try to get picture today
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  19. Thread: Bees

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    Bees

    I have some bees that I seen going in and out hive. Looks like they have a blonde streak of fine hair on there back, kind of like Mohawk.Never seen this before anybody else seen this? Thanks:scratch:...
  20. Thread: intro

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    Re: intro

    Welcome to forum Gary
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    Wintering Bees

    Here in ole Va can you winter in a 10 frame deep and med super? Have nuc 5 frames double boxes, thinking about putting them in 10 frame deep and a super of honey on top
    Thanks
  22. Thread: feeding

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    feeding

    Some of my hives don't have a lot of stores. Plus Im treating with apiguard. Can I feed while Im treating ? Thanks.
  23. Thread: Queens

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    Queens

    Got two carni queen from Ebert Honey. Received them on time and great shape. They are both laying machines. :applause:
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    Robber screens

    Made up some robber screens like on Mike Bushs web page. How long will the bees take to get use to it. As far as entering and leaving the hives. Second I think Im seeing robbing. Have two hives they...
  25. Re: Need help re: possible supersedure cells please

    Im second year beek. Sounds like the girls don't like the old queen. I would requeen with mated queen. Getting to late in season for them to raise they own queen. I would do the bee math.
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