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    Re: Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    I hope you will post results as well. I am always afraid to feed sugar syrup (unless absolutely necessary) because I do not want to harvest that. How can you tell? I guess the idea of food coloring...
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    Re: Do you think these were queen cells?

    Thank you for your response. I do have a frame of drone comb in there but they really never drew it out. Michael I felt I needed queen cells to split the hive. I am not good at finding the queen so...
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    Do you think these were queen cells?

    Hi all:
    I looked into my hive this week hoping to see queen cells and doing some splits. Since I am still not proficient on finding the queen I was going to do a split and make sure each hive had a...
  4. Re: Letting my hives swarm versus making splits - what's better for the bees?

    I split my hive last year to prevent swarming and they still swarmed...like yours 3 times. The split has always been rather weak but made it through the winter. The original swarm I was able to...
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    How long does 1:1 sugar water last

    Hi All:
    I made up a few gallons of sugar water that I did not end up using. How long will this last before going bad (fermenting?). I will not be able to keep it refrigerated but can keep it in a...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    What is ladder comb?
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    Re: Georgia Beekeepers - anyone seeing swarms yet?

    Thanks all! I will be checking my hives this Sunday and want to be prepared :)
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    Georgia Beekeepers - anyone seeing swarms yet?

    Just curious if any Georgia bee keepers have seen any swarms? Anyone splitting hives yet?
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    Re: Timing for Splits

    [QUOTE=jbraun;1066203]I would like to ask when you start your splits in relation to your swarm date. I thought I had zeroed in on the correct timing for splits for me(near St Louis,Mo). It looks...
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    Re: Two dead hives - what to do?

    I just wanted to share some good news with you. I went out to the farm today to clean up my "dead hives." It was a nice sunny day and low and behold I saw bees coming and going out of the hive! It...
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    Two dead hives - what to do?

    Hi All:
    Really sad to report that both my hives recently died. They are at a remote location so I haven't actually gone in the hive yet but the property owner said no buzzing coming from hive and...
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    Re: Don't let your Bee's STARVE!

    Does anyone have a link to Lauri's method? Also, when you are adding the sugar do you put it on top of the supers? Is it going between the top super and the inner cover or above the brood box? You...
  13. Re: Plastic foundation vs. wax crimp wire foundation

    Can you tell me a little bit more about the rite cell? I take it is wax? Will it fit in a specific style of frame only?
    Thank you everyone for your replies!
  14. Re: Plastic foundation vs. wax crimp wire foundation

    I would love to go foundationless but am unsure about some things. First I am concerned when inspecting the hive if wax would break (warm weather) and then what? Sometimes I have broken the frames...
  15. Plastic foundation vs. wax crimp wire foundation

    Hi All:
    I am getting ready to order some hive equipment. I have always used the plastic foundation which is coated with wax. They only seem to draw that out during a flow or while feeding. What...
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    Re: Do beekeepers have common personality traits?

    Interesting thread! Lauri....I share many of your traits although I do have a cell phone. There are very few people I feel totally comfortable with. I really love my alone time. Total introvert!
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    Re: Changing out old comb

    Thank you Dan and everyone else for good advice!
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    Changing out old comb

    Hi All:
    The comb in my hive is about 3 years old. It is my understanding that after 3 years comb should be changed out? Any tips on changing out the comb. Of course this is something I will do...
  19. Thread: Swarm managment

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    Swarm managment

    Hi All:
    I am trying to learn as much as I can before next spring. Last year I thought I was going to get a ahead of the game and split my hive before it decided to swarm. I live in GA and it was...
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    Re: brood boxes empty

    Thanks all for your help!
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    brood boxes empty

    Hi All:
    Both my hives have a deep brood box and two supers. The first super above the brood box has the brood in it and some honey. The super on top of that is full of honey. Will the bees move...
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    Re: My First Harvest

    So by doing this method that you describe does it take longer for the bees to fill because they basically have to build all new comb? I have been debating the crush and strain method but hate to...
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    Re: My First Harvest

    Very nice! Can I ask do you use foundation? Or do you just let them draw out the comb naturally with no foundation? I have never done the crush and strain always rented an extractor and was...
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    Re: nucs for hive rathere than 10 or 8 frame

    Thanks all for your input. I think my next hive will be a 8 frame.
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    Re: how do you know if its real honey

    That is a great idea!
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