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  1. Thread: Mating Nuc

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    Re: Mating Nuc

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    I always removed my strongest first ,and then just pull two pieces of dividers,and let the last queen have the remaining bees. I use my bee vac now.
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    Re: get the bees off the comb

    Just add a couple tablespoons of ammonia nitrate to your smoker,and just brush them off. Try not to inhale the smoke.
  3. Thread: shb recipe

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    Re: shb recipe

    To some of you bleeding hearts. I will share with you a experance that just happen. I'm trying to get my hives on a trailer to be moved after sun down . I had a few bees trying to sting me. I just...
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    the love of the new queen

    I just picked up some carnie queens from honey run.apariary . I made the nuc up yesterday. I love laying the queen cage on the top has,and watching the excitement that the bees show to the smell of...
  5. Thread: shb recipe

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    Re: shb recipe

    you must be special if you don't enjoy smashing a bee that just put the sting to you. Well I must really be a mean beekeeper because I will also kill their beloved queen.
  6. Thread: shb recipe

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    Re: shb recipe

    Im making sure my bees can't get to the poison. But getting into. A hot hive right now ,and my truck is running with the AC on high so I can run back ,and smash the hell out of my bees that are...
  7. Thread: shb recipe

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    shb recipe

    Does anyone have the recipe using termite poison,honey& pollen?
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    Re: Tired of the nasty tempered hive.

    I've been told that the older guard bees do the stinging. After they sting they die. So if I receive seven,or eight stings a day ,and I smash 10 to twenty a day that are trying to kill me,then I am...
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    Re: I think I doomed this Queen!

    [QUOTE=tank;1127797]I bet she just went bad they wTheould have moved the nest for her if she was able to lay. A queen not laying is often times small enough to go through an excluder. I would smash...
  10. Re: Determining low levels of africanization using three diagnostic techniques

    Ilways set up one hive in my yard .with painted with bright colors. I then use water mellon as a rate. Sometime I will bab some me 20 20 on a cotton ball as a lure. If they are attracted to that...
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    Re: Dixie bee supply order

    I have always just called Don if I had a question. He has always answered any questions that I have had. I thought it was nice on his part to try to help someone that he didn't even know.
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    Re: Hive not tended too for 6 years

    I would pull off 75% of the honey,and give them some drawn out frames,and see if you can get the queen to start laying. At least you can find out if you have a queen,and you probably do if they have...
  13. Re: Best way to add bees to small nuc safely?

    Reading those books from the 1800's from the greats of bees keeping still apply today. To get those bees in the mood they need two things. Something to eat, and something to do. Give them feed, and...
  14. Thread: Nuc Start

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    Re: Nuc Start

    do you have SHB? I can't do it with one frame here in Al. I think I would give them more feed than they can eat, with some "bee healthy" mixed in. Then get after they are running over with bees, and...
  15. Re: They swarmed....where did I goof..or are thy just disloyal?

    Learn how to propagate from your best queens. Don't let your worst hives make drones. Mix in some of NWC queens in your mix. Then if they want to swarm, then let them. If they fail to re-queen, then...
  16. Re: super is not getting drawn. Am I being impatient, or should I do something?

    feed them. If they take the sugar, then there isn't enough flow for them to build. If they take the feed, then feed them again.
  17. Re: UPDATE: re My Muddle-Headed Split and What's Happened Since

    Yes it does trap the drones in, but it also traps visiting drones out. It is just something I do, and I'm not sure anyone else traps their queens, and drones like this. But, there is a school of...
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    Re: Top entrance for the top deep?

    the only two reason that i can think of for not doing it would be. If you have lost hives to beetles in late summer, and robbing.
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    Re: Queen excluder

    The queens that I don't want to lose all have excluders on the entrances. The bees seem to bring in just as many stores as the other hives.
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    Re: aggressive nuc

    let her build you a big strong hive, and Let them swarm. The new queen will be breed to drones from less wicked queen. You could move her to a two frame nuc, and let her old hive produce a new queen....
  21. Re: UPDATE: re My Muddle-Headed Split and What's Happened Since

    This is my third year, and I have made a lot of mistakes. Like this spring catching my first, and second swarm just minutes apart. They were big swarms that fill a deep each. I ran to my truck, and...
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    Re: Sealing Top Feeders

    i like the solid plastic feeder that mann lake has. It has a open top that I guess you use a inner cover with to keep bees out. I staple 1/8 hardware screen over mine. The plastic top feed holds 2...
  23. Re: If you think this looks bad, you should see the other queen

    I like to wait until later because the virgins are to fast.
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    Re: swarm but no queen?

    Yes, I would give them some open brood today.For the same reason as beeman, but also to keep the hive from a laying worker. I have never seen a hive develop a laying worker when there is open brood.
  25. Re: Whats the best way to split a hive, ans how?

    I like to split my hives at this time of the year because it is nearing the end of the flow. Sure it will cost me some honey, but the split seems to produce better queens during the flow.You can get...
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