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  1. Thread: splitting

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    Re: splitting

    Thank you for the advice. Last time I did this I think they had made the decision to swarm so they were already ready to build cells.
  2. Thread: splitting

    by brownbuff75
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    splitting

    So last Saturday I did a split of a really strong hive. Drones were flying( were a month ahead with this weather) found the queen put her and 2 to 3 frames of brood and bees into a nuc and was going...
  3. Re: Installing a 4# package of bee's with 2 queens into 2 hives.

    Agreed. When I have done it I just hang the queen cages between the frame and dumped the bees on top of the cage. As a side note(this happened on all three packages I have done this with) the bees...
  4. Re: Do bees utilize reed canary grass pollen?

    In my yard yes, now there are a couple of corn field about a half mile away that has your regular field corn that I cannot confirm how much they go into that.
  5. Re: Do bees utilize reed canary grass pollen?

    Corn is also wind pollinated, and the bees will work that....a lot.
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    Unfortunately I don't have access to either of those things right now or else that would be something I would try....


    Today at work my boss informed me that Sunday, a semi load of bees had...
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    Thank you both for answering my question. I will leave her be(no pun intended). If she survives, she survives.
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    I have pondered this myself... Would your answer be different if it was later in the year?
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    Screwed up year not sure what to do

    So I went out today to do an inspection. I have 4 strong hives and 2 that are pretty weak. Of the weak ones there is one that has maybe 2 cups of bees left but the queen looks healthy, for now. ...
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    Re: Need advice on extractor

    I have a four frame tangential extractor.( that's four frames from shallows up to deeps) With two people I was able to extract about a 10 frame box in about 10 min. (One decaping the frames while the...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    I usually do rotate them but last spring I didn't and I had to deal with swarms. They didn't move down.
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    Re: Lost a Couple Hives

    Sorry for your loss. I'm in a similar situation and have the same outlook.
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    I don't know why I read these message boards. I have already a thousand "experiments" that I want to try..... I guess what's one or two more. :)
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    Re: Foundation color

    This last spring I did a side by side test between black and yellow foundation. It was small test 2 hives each so there are definitely other factors could be involved. In the first week after...
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    Re: leaf blower

    I don't blow the bees out I shake them but there is a process that I use that will be of use to you. Pull all the suppers that your going to take off. Set them to the side get an emtpy box, I use a...
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    Re: My 8 Frame reflections, so far.

    I did a test this spring with packages. I had heard that bees will draw out a 5 frame nuc, then put them in a 10 frame box, faster than just starting them out in a 10 frame box. I had 2 nucs and 2...
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    Re: Building extractor need motor ideas

    Don't know how much effort you want to put into it but you could use the ac mortor with a gear system for your speed control. Maybe a bike sprocket with the cable shifting mechanism still attached. A...
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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    I'm into my third season, so take it for what its worth. My first 2 seasons I would put the second brood box on top and when they were ready they move up. Both seasons I have brood in both boxes...
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    Re: The Great Dandelion Conspiracy?

    The trend that I have noticed is they hit them in early spring. Mainly because that's the only thing blooming. Then as soon as the apricots pop, they leave them alone. When the apricots are done...
  20. Re: Can you split a new package with an extra queen?

    I have done this last year and this year. Last year I bought a 4 lb package and a extra queen and made 2 hives with it. Both on undrawn foundation and 10 frame box. One duragild and the other...
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    Re: Buy a hive or a package?

    Maybe I have lucked out but I haven't had the issues with packages that the people here have reported having.
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    Maybe I shouldn't have said non would pass thru, but there were only 5-10 bees that had pass thru and went into the super that was fully drawn with honey residue in the cells. About the excluder,...
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    Honesty I didn't have one other than that my sister had it on there when I transported the hive from her place.
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    When I first got it into beekeeping I inherited a couple of hives from my sister who got tired of doing bees and she used excluders all the time. Well the the first season one of the hive was strong...
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    "I personally think genetics plays a very small role in winter survival. Or a much smaller role than is assumed. "

    Genetics, to a point, has a lot to do with winter survival. A colony's ability to...
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