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  1. Block entrance on Hive while extracting honey

    Kind of a weird question but after last year we need to do something different. We are going to try to take off the honey this weekend and was wondering if it would be OK to close up the hive as we...
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    Mold and Yuck on comb

    We lost a hive this last winter and thinking that we were doing the right thing we closed it up and now all the comb are moldy looking. Can we install these into a healthy hive? Will they clean...
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    Not Drawing out new frames

    This is our second year. Last years hive was great no issues. This year we tried a spilt everthing was going fine. They drew out and laid 7/10 of the frames and we added a another brood box, new...
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    Re: Split the hive Questions

    Anyone????????

    Here may be a better description:

    We took our strong hive and tried to split. We took 9 frames from the deep boxes and replaced them with non-drawn out new frames. We then...
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    Split the hive Questions

    We split our first hive the other day and are not sure that we did it correctly. We remove random frames from he brood boxes and replaced them with non-drawn frames. Replacing the full super on top...
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    We tried a split. Questions

    Well today we tried our first split with a queen that we bought. We open our hive from a year ago and it was going strong. So we decided on trying a split. After a long look we finally found our...
  7. Brood in Super need advice--Yes now I have a queen excluder:)

    OK well I thought I was doing the bees a favor by leaving a super on that had some honey in it last fall. But I made the mistake of not having a queen excluder. So now I have brood in the super. ...
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    Re: Harvested honey now what????? Winter questions

    Thanks for the plans. I do not have an inter cover. Just the top(other cover) made from 3/4 wood. Did not know I needed an inter cover.

    @walibee-Thanks I will not use the bales.

    @Micheal...
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    Re: Harvested honey now what????? Winter questions

    Thanks again. I am looking now on how to make and inter cover(cannot find) and I think I will put it in place and buy\build a feeder for them. I also think that I will place straw bales around the...
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    Re: Harvested honey now what????? Winter questions

    Thanks for the information. I wish I would have left them more honey. Newby mistake. Will they have enough honey in the two large brood boxes to last all winter?
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    Harvested honey now what????? Winter questions

    So we got our first hive this spring and filled up two brood boxes and a med super. We took the honey off the med super and left the brood boxes alone. We placed a new undrawn med on top hoping to...
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