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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Awesome! I hope my kids see things the same as yours.. :)
  2. Thread: entrances

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    Re: entrances

    Honestly, I don't think that i've ever heard the thoughts about that. However, I would have to dissagree with the thought. I run 8 frame lagns, several of them have 3 deep brood chambers with every...
  3. Re: Do robber screens inhibit shb from entering hive?

    SHB are a creature of habbit. They act just like a robber bee in their method of entering a hive in the beginning. They dive bomb the entrance and try to fly through it. If you keep the hive...
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    Re: Screen over hole on inner cover

    PRO's - NO pollen in the honey supers(assuming that there is an outer entrance in the inner cover).
    Con's - Bees cannot patrol the area and keep away the moths and beetles (assuming that there is...
  5. Re: Just caught a swarm from one of my hives with??'s

    Sounds like classic absconding to me. What pressure was causing their need to do so? Did the vacant hive have any brood capped or other in it? As for getting rid of equipment - no way. Sometimes...
  6. Re: Long Lang Users, How many Frames Should I Plan For?

    I have seven of them. All are deep frame boxes that are 35.5 inches on the inside and holds 24 frames w an internal one gallon feeder. Got them all set up with four separate one inch openings that...
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    Re: Should I requeen?

    Personally I'd allow the queen to emerge and mate.
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    Re: horizontal lang

    I have 7 of them using deep frames only and no queen excluders. The bees built up great and was ready for splitting earlier than expected. I've pulled frames all spring to build nucs with and they...
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    Re: Mating nucs with robber screens

    They work great for me. On all the mating nuts I used them on the queens came back just fine. Although on the ones without I had only a 50% return rate.
  10. Re: Too early to add a super - I think. (Seeking confirmation)

    I think you may want to pull those outside frames and place into the middle of the brood nest. Give them a week or so and they will have them drawn out and ready for a super.
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    Re: Is this normal?

    When you say that the lower box has frames that are almost completely black, do you mean from mold or does it look more like a sticky substance?

    The reason I ask is that if there is road work near...
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    Re: Drone cells-picture diagnosis

    With what you've said so far, I can give you a basic understanding of what's going on. As stated prior, during a flow when given the opportunity to make their own comb, the bees will tend to make...
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    Re: Mean russian hive

    Russian bees tend to be more moody when they are not queenright. If they were in the middle of requeening while you were in the hive, it will cause more moddiness. However, a general understanding...
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    Re: Drone cells-picture diagnosis

    You are correct, the bubbled out cells are drones. Based upon what you've said, i'd be willing to bet you are trying to go to foundationless on an overwintered hive. If so, the outcome is typical. ...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    :thumbsup:Today I got my second shippment of the season from Ron.
    The beeswax is beautiful, light colored and smells of honey.
    It melts up great and the bees love it when coating over RiteCell...
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    Re: Does sugar surup go bad?

    Sugar syrup DOES go bad. It sours or ferments. Depending upon time and heat it's been exposed to. If you're wondering if it's bad, see if it smells fermented, if not, take a small saucer or plate...
  17. Re: Purdue Ankle-Biting Queen (Varroa Mites beware?)

    That's the neatest thing about the bees. Apparently from what I understand, this is a trait that can be expressed within any actual race of bees, and isn't tied to any specific race. What that...
  18. Re: Purdue Ankle-Biting Queen (Varroa Mites beware?)

    Actually the VSH trait is completely different from the Ankle Biters. With VSH it makes the bees aware of the fact there is varroa under the caps of the larva and they actively remove it or uncap...
  19. Re: Purdue Ankle-Biting Queen (Varroa Mites beware?)

    Yes i have one this season and shes building up quite nicely. Waiting to check the bottom board till I move her to a new box in a week for results.
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    Re: Identify these bugs please?

    Looks like a roach to me. Not sure if they are the wood roach or not, the ones we call wood roaches fly and are longer.
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    Re: The Russian Scion

    Yes but it takes 5 days for the bees to accept a russian due to diff in pheramones
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    Re: Mating flight question

    It is a common occurance to have what I call an escort service out of the hive for the queen. If it's a well populated hive it can almost look as though they are swarming and then they all go back...
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    Re: Time to harvest??

    I generally pull honey around the end of june for the the spring honey, then super back up for the sourwood which gets pulled around the end of August. Then allow the bees to fill the hives with...
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    Re: Mating flight question

    According to what you've said, the virgin in the split would have emerged sometime between 5/30 and no later then 6/1 if they had to wait for a 1 day old egg. So with that, basically the virgin...
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    Re: Queen cell help!

    You have to take into account all of the situation prior to making that decision. The bees will put a cell just about anyplace at all, it's up to us as beekeepers to figure out what their intentions...
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