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    Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have bought package bees from them wooden ware, coveralls and a bunch of misc stuff. They are always nice and I have always had good service
  2. Thread: adding a queen

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    Re: adding a queen

    Thanks guys for the help. I'll add a frame with eggs.
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    Re: adding a queen

    My concern is no brood, eggs for at least 2 weeks. Is that going to cause a problem when I introduce a queen
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    adding a queen

    Just inspected my hives in a out yard and found two hives Queenless. They have been this way I'm thinking a couple of weeks at least. No brood, eggs or larva. Going to buy a couple of queens, any...
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    Re: Chinese Tallow Trees

    I have one in my yard also. The bees really worked it, up until a week or so ago when it started turning to berries ( or whatever those things are). I live in S. Ga. right now not much else for the...
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    Painted bottom boards

    I always thought there should be no painted wood inside the hive. Recently I saw some pics of painted bottom boards, can't remember where though. Who paints theirs and is there any problem doing it....
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    Re: Rossman Apiaries

    I use Rossman all the time. When I first started they were very helpful. Their woodenware has always been good that I bought. I'll keep using them
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    waxing hive boxes

    Do any of you Beeks wax dip your brood and super boxes? If so how long should they last compared to a good paint? Is there any difference using paraffin vs bees wax besides the cost?
  9. Thread: Queen piping

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    Re: Queen piping

    OK that makes me feel better. Thx for the help.
  10. Thread: Queen piping

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    Re: Queen piping

    What are the chances of this queen being mated, it was 5 days of rain and cold when she was hatched?
  11. Thread: Queen piping

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    Queen piping

    I did a walk away split about 5 weeks ago everything went as planned. Inspected the hive yesterday could not find any eggs or capped brood. I did hear the queen piping but could not locate her. Right...
  12. Thread: Lang to topbar

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    Re: Lang to topbar

    Merince that sounds like a good plan thanks.
  13. Thread: Lang to topbar

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    Lang to topbar

    I have all 8frame Lang's with plastic foundation. I want to start a top bar hive. What would be the easiest way to do this. I would like to split from one of my existing hives but with the plastic...
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    Re: Pollen information for your area

    They have pollen.com app for your smart phone in the appstore also
  15. Thread: swarm caught

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    Re: swarm caught

    My traps are ten frame boxes I have three frames with 1 inch I've of drawn comb across the top. I leave them in a trap for one week then I relocate them to another yard. This is my first. I'm just...
  16. Thread: swarm caught

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    swarm caught

    I have a swarm that moved into my bait trap from my colony in my bee yard. Once I move it onto a hive from the trap do I need to take it away from my bee yard for a time? Or can I just set it up on...
  17. Thread: Caucasian

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    Re: Caucasian

    Dominic
    From what I've read Caucasian bees have the longest probiscus of any honeybee. I've also read that bumblebees are better pollinators of blueberries than honeybees are because they have...
  18. Thread: Caucasian

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    Caucasian

    I read some old threads on caucasians. Has anyone had any recent experience with them? I have a friend that wants me to pollinate his blueberries. Sounds like these might do well at that because...
  19. Thread: Self Taught

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    Re: Self Taught

    Started out with two packages after reading everything I could get my hands on. I spent every night for 3 months about an hour a night mostly on bee source. I agree with some other post, you really...
  20. Thread: Cost of pine?

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    Re: Cost of pine?

    I love making my own stuff as woodworking is my other hobby. I was buying rough cut cypress from a sawmill and my deep boxes were coming out at 3.50 just for lumber. When I was picking up some boards...
  21. Thread: Bearding

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    Re: Bearding

    I have looked inside all 3 hives with the warm wx we had lately. All 3 hives looked about the same as far as how many bees I had in each. No mouse guards but I do have the entrances reduced to the...
  22. Thread: Bearding

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    Bearding

    We have had some cold weather here lately, down in the 20s at night. The last 3 days we have been in the 70s. I started feeding them 1:1 syrup 3 days ago as their honey stores where getting a little...
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    Re: What is your loss percentage so far?

    0% so far. 3 hives treated with OAV in Dec all doing really good so far. All 3 hives very active today. First year beek.
  24. Thread: 7 in a 8 frame

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    7 in a 8 frame

    I'm thinking of removing one frame out of my 8 frame equipment. Seems like there is not a lot of space on the ends and they are filling in some with brace comb. I have a problem with SHB and i don't...
  25. Thread: swarm traps

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    swarm traps

    Does anyone put a swarm trap in their bee yard or close by just in case one of your hives swarm.
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