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    Re: powder sugar

    We experimented with created a brood break this year. We caged queen and left it in the hive for 12 days.seemed to work well.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Flow is on big time here ! 2 hives have built comb on 6 outta 9 frame supers (1 super each),and packed them tight with honey. Smells like gym socks and Fritos in the home yard lol.

    fun events...
  3. Thread: Found bees

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    Re: Found bees

    I think they are mine. I watched them leave yesterday. :P
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    Here ya go. May do a few myself to test if they build faster. Last on our apiary to-dos though.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7VxZVSLm4E
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    We stand by foundationless completely. Too many pros to list...including time and money. But,ironically I just saw a youtube with someone making flat foundations he uses. Simple pine board with a...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    My nucs are fine. I was talking about our double deep colonies.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    We are in a strong flow of some sort here in southeast kansas. I didn't get a spring harvest but the brood boxes are packed full of honey. I'm not sure if I should letem go and see if there ends up...
  9. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    The late spring frosts killed most of the early blooming a in my area. No spring surplus to speak of. But, they are booming now and the goldenrod is getting ready to bloom. Soo I think we should do...
  10. Too much honey in brood boxes ? Need help!

    They are finally moving in to the honey supers now. I split early a few times Nd didn't expect much of a crop because I wanted to heavily expand this year soo I decided to let each hive build comb on...
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    Re: Honey supers

    First year from a package ? I would worry only about them building up the colony a and stores for the winter this year. Leave all the honey in the hive. U can always pull whatever surplus is left...
  12. Re: Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    Tried it.
  13. Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    What would everyone recommend for a repellent to keep bees from returning ? Bee gone ? Honey b gone ? Any others ?
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    Re: osb med. hive

    the one thing i can recommend with ur hive design is to use more od a 'coates' style for the ends. meaning,dont do the inside rail to hang the frames from (if u can figure out the dimensions). i have...
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    Re: Trying it again-one question

    i tried cell punching twice this season. finally,on my last starter box set up i simply took a frame of eggs and just hatched brood and put it in. waited 2 days and then moved them all to a 5 frame...
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    only looking to harvest from the overwintered hives from last year which were nucs purchase in early Spring. they built to 2 deeps last year and i got a little harvest. when i made nucs in early...
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    Re: should i add supers ?

    Uhhhhh I'm not asking about making queens or nucs. I'm already making those. I'm just asking if I should be adding supers when they haven't taken over the second brood box.
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    should i add supers ?

    we are in a flow i believe. i am in no way an expert at determining how serious it is though. the reason for my question is because only one of my hives is super strong and in 2 deeps now.i will most...
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    Re: Supercedure???

    make a nuc ? we are in a similar climate im assuming and u could possibly make a nuc by pulling 2 frames. one being brood and one being stores of honey,nectar and pollen. put the queen in the nuc as...
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    Re: help to avoid queen rolling

    its all technique and routine : always separate one of the outermost frames by inserting hive tool between the ears of IT and the second frame. pull outermost frame out towards the inner wall of the...
  21. Re: Continue building brood or go for honey?

    more bees = more honey
    if they can build out 2 brood boxes...let them. remember....its NOT up to YOU when they 'go for honey". its up to them and when nectar is available. if u decide to put a queen...
  22. positives,negatives and general update.

    i've just barely got a small flow started here. im having queen problems with a few hives i made early nucs from and unfortunately those hives are kind of week for the flow to start. one hive that...
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    Re: storeing capped honey

    sheesh...u pooooooor beekeepers hehehe. ive just barely got a small flow started here. im having quuen problems with a few hives i made early nucs from and unfortunately those hives are kind of week...
  24. Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    if u have the resouces,i see no problem with adding a frame of eggs. the worse that would happen is they would make a new, better queen cell than u have now. if they know the hatched queen is ok ,...
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    Re: Passive clearing of honey supers

    if ur in a flow and want to use the escape, add an empty or drawn super under the one u are pulling so they can keep storing. otherwise they might back fill the brood chamber.
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