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    Re: 2014 Walter T Kelley Nucs

    I picked up a nuc on April 12 from Kellys. It ended up being a super strong hive, grew very rapidly and produced a medium super of honey for me that I just extracted yesterday. On the down side,...
  2. Re: Unlimited brood nest and drawn comb, a cautionary tale

    If you feel like you have TOO much drawn comb and honey, just give me the word Peter and I'll start down the road to Evansville!!! :)
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    Mann Lake 8 frame deep

    I bought my first 8 frame hive from Mann Lake and noticed that there is an awful lot of room in the deep after all 8 frames are in. I can actually fit 9 frames in there. Is this a big deal or...
  4. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    The donor hive is strong, my queen is marked so I'll be sure she isnt on the frame...
  5. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Once again, thanks MB!

    On the giving of open brood from another hive, shake the bees off, or leave them on?
  6. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Also, shoud I have removed all but a couple of the queen cells? If so, I'll get in there this afternoon.....
  7. Re: How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    Thanks for the wisdom MB! I may take a frame of open brood from one of my strong hives and put it in there just for insurance. When I split that hive, I didnt notice a whole lot of open brood as it...
  8. How long will a queenless hive go before a laying worker issue???

    I did a split on Monday, taking the queen with some larvae, capped brood, pollen/honey and put them in a 5 frame nuc. The hive I took her from appeared to be gettting ready to swarm as the broodnest...
  9. Re: So how many supers do YOU have on your hives?

    I'm jealous Peter! Wish I had the same problem you have!!! Post a pic of that hive!
  10. Re: Caught this swarm today... then lost it... then got it back

    The mayor of the city was out there watching as all of this was going down, he was happy to get the bees gone! FD is a block from where I caught the swarm, don't think too much taxpayer money was...
  11. Caught this swarm today... then lost it... then got it back

    Actually saw the swarm happen as they were leaving their home at the city hall in town. I came outside and the air was full of bees flying. They had just started to gather on some bushes so I ran...
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    Re: Did they swarm, or getting ready to?????

    I have a nuc box just waiting to be used! Would you recommend taking that frame, along with frames of honey, pollen, capped brood, and larvae and putting 5 total frames in a nuc?
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    Re: Did they swarm, or getting ready to?????

    any thoughts?
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    Did they swarm, or getting ready to?????

    When inspecting my second hive today, which is an overwintered hive of Russians, I noticed these queen cells on one of the frames in the bottom deep. I did also find queen cells on the middle/top of...
  15. Thread: Advice needed!!

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    Re: Advice needed!!

    I guess I'll go back in there tomorrow and try to find her!!!!!
  16. Thread: Advice needed!!

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    Advice needed!!

    Did an inspection today on one of my overwintered Russian hives and found 3-4 queen cells on the bottom of one of the frames in the top deep. Also found a couple queen cells on the middle of another...
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    Re: Can someone please tell me what this is?

    Thanks fellas!!!!!
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    Re: Can someone please tell me what this is?

    What is the white looking substance?????
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    Can someone please tell me what this is?

    Was doing an inspection today and found this on the bottom of the frame. I thought it was just burr comb, but when I scraped it off it revealed this....
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    Re: russian bees for a new beekeeper

    I started with two packages of Italians last year from Kellys and had queen issues with both. I purchased two nucs of Russians from a gentlemen last May and they overwintered without any issues. I...
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    Re: Pleasant trip to Kelley Bees

    I'm fortunate, I'm 25 minutes from there!!!
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    Re: Pleasant trip to Kelley Bees

    Ill be there next Saturday picking up my nuc!

    How was the crowd? Lots of people?
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    Re: Swarm Cells Starting in Louisville, Ky

    I guess it may be time to put out some swarm traps????
  24. Re: Southern Illinois my hives are bringing in pollen by the truck load!!

    Mine have been bringing it in too... Probably maple and elm..
  25. Thread: All dead

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    Re: All dead

    Very sorry to hear about your bees!
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