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  1. Thread: No Queens

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: No Queens

    I have the same deal, a neighbor has queens almost ready for me, my queenless hives are still bringing in the honey, just waiting for the new queens.
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    Re: Little worms on honey

    thanks, I'll do it first thing in the morning.
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    Little worms on honey

    Opened up one of my hives, not very many bees, no queen, and I found little worms in the honey, and it looked rotten! Need to know what it is and what to do?

    Thanks,
    Dave
  4. Thread: Allgeries

    by Dave Warren
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    Allgeries

    I've had allergies for the last 35 years, it began when I was around 16 years old, and worked for a farmer, I had to bush hog a field, my nose ran, sneezed, eyes burned, for a week afterwards.
    The...
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    Re: Will bees stop storing nectar?

    My bees are storing nectar at a good rate, can someone help me on getting it to be capped honey, I know the temperature need to be right for evaporation, what temperature on the low end should that...
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    Re: Too many bees

    Well another saga to my too many bees, well tonight another hive swarmed, this swarm was larger than a basketball, so it wouldn't fit in a nuc box, I put the bees in a 10 frame super, they filled the...
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    Re: Too many bees

    I just went to the shed and found a box with another 20 virgin frames, so this afternoon I'm going to swap out these frames for capped honey and placed the honey in the freezer till the 20th, it will...
  8. Thread: Indiana

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: Indiana

    05.11.2016
    I have clover with heads blooming.
    It's been cool with lots of rain, let the sun come out and the heads will be popping out all over, let the flow begin!
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    Too many bees

    I have a unique problem, I have too many bees in my hives, yeah that's right too many, I've done the checker boarding, had several swarms this year already, caught them, placed them in nucs, still...
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    Re: Managing a swarm caught from my hive

    That's exactly what I did Saturday, along with a frame of honey, half of that frame was capped. They have no interest in going back to the mother hive.
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    Re: Top feeder mold

    After you clean with bleach, the next batch of sugar water put one oz. of apple cider vinegar, it helps keep the mold down.
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    Weird things going on in my hives

    Yesterday morning I went out to my hives found one of my hives swarmed, it was only 20 ft. away, got a NUC box, shook them in the box, then I looked on the ground there was a queen in the grass near...
  13. Thread: Indiana

    by Dave Warren
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    Re: Indiana

    I got my own swarm from two hives, then I found a queen on the ground, placed her in the NUC. Looked today, their already putting nectar in the hive, unbelievable, only 24 hours later, wow!
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    Re: Swarm will not go in the Trap

    I had two traps for my hives, two hives swarmed yesterday, I shook them into a nuc box and called it a day :)
    I'm not usually that successful.
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    Needle resistant gloves

    Does anyone use needle resistant medical, Fire, or rescue gloves with their beekeeping?
    I use the medical gloves the dexterity with most of these gloves is awesome!
    I just would like to know if...
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    Re: To smoke or not to smoke

    My mutts are great producers, but you'd better suit up and smoke up when you open their homes, they get agitated when you open up the boxes. Good with the bad I guess.
    Had a buddy come by Saturday...
  17. Re: Summer flow started already in Indiana thanks to land Conservationist.

    Thanks, i'll think I'll do that tomorrow!
  18. Re: Summer flow started already in Indiana thanks to land Conservationist.

    Well, my buddy came and took a split from me this morning, of the frames he took , there were several queen cells and lots of brood, also put a queen excluder in one of the hives, he said, he's never...
  19. Re: Summer flow started already in Indiana thanks to land Conservationist.

    Yeah, I will, I've found swarm cells in one of the hives yesterday.
    On a note of the local farmers, they teamed with the USGS, and are on a 5 year study on chemicals in the water, the USGS has 3...
  20. Summer flow started already in Indiana thanks to land Conservationist.

    The summer flow has started here in Indiana, well in my area of Indiana, thanks to a couple of big time farmers who are into soil conservation. Both of these farmers are Purdue grads in agriculture...
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    Re: Too many bees

    My grammar is not the best, sorry, I'm listing in the local bee club this afternoon to see if there are any takers for my over achievers. On a side note I rocked my hives last night and there getting...
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    Re: Too many bees

    Went to a buddy who has bees for a living, said he didn't want my bees, he is into genetics. He wants his own bees, called couple of others, they just got packages in the last couple of days! I...
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    Too many bees

    I have a unique problem, I have 7 hives, their all 4 years old have have comb in all of the hives, have a brood box, a second deep, with brood and pollen with top feeders, I have too many bees this...
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    Re: Swarmed hive

    One of my hives is producing lots of new bees, there still not very much nectar for them, I have dry sugar in a top feeder, I think there going to swarm, I've checkerboarded them, still lots, of...
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    Re: Spring splits

    I overwintered so much I had to split, I had one hive that died, so I took 12 frames of nurse bees, I had honey left over, I also have some queen cells, so I'm not worried about getting a queen, I...
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