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  1. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    I have one deep box and a medium super above for all seven hives, mix of 10 and 8 frame. I have two additional medium supers ready for on top of each. I currently have about 60 drawn frames stored....
  2. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    Thanks All, a lot of good info and food for thought.
  3. Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    Hello everyone,
    Entering my third year keeping bees, this is the first year I'll have substantial drawn foundation to put back on the hives, but not enough to cover my needs. Is there a...
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    Re: removed wild hive, need help

    its great when you can salvage a hive.
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    Re: removed wild hive, need help

    I picked up a small swarm 10 days ago up here in the FL panhandle. I had the luxury of being able to add some brood frames with honey and pollen to their nuc. Weather is a little colder up here...
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    Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    I agree. Contact a local beekeeper club, someone might sell nuc hives. You'll get local bees and support getting started. I'm indebted to the local "old heads" who got me set up and challenges of...
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    Re: Queenless hive...what's next?

    I started the same way last year...two nucs that limped along after one went queenless and I used the second to feed frames of brood. I continued for about 5 weeks and then bought a queen to...
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    Re: You people are outa your minds!

    Be cautious, its a sickness. Hives arel like potato chips...can't with one
  9. Re: Checkerboarding causing supersedure?...Should I save the queen?

    Saltybee, thanks for the response. I only know the nuc "was" queenless at the split, the nuc "may" be in the process of re-queening...but I thought maybe knowing I put a laying queen into the nuc...
  10. Checkerboarding causing supersedure?...Should I save the queen?

    Hello, I'm a second season keep looking for advice on what to do about a hive that appears to be superseding what seems to be a good queen.

    The background: I have two overwintered deeps that...
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    Drake Elms - bees working pollen

    I have several Drake Elms on the property...noticed this evening that the bees were really working the trees for pollen. I researched the web but did not see any discussions connecting bees with...
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    Re: good idea for laying worker hive?

    I guess according to the "bee math" I may have had a queen from the first frame.
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    Re: good idea for laying worker hive?

    Michael,

    I put a frame of brood into the hive with the laying worker last Saturday (7/6). I went into the hive today intending to add another frame of brood. But as I went through the hive I...
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    Re: What do foragers do when it rains?

    Interesting. Thanks for the inputs everyone. After 5 straight days and 12 inches, the rain has taken a break. Still overcast, but one of my hives was very busy bringing in pollen this morning. I...
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    What do foragers do when it rains?

    The next 5 days have 80% chance of rain...so I began to wonder what do the foragers do in the hive when the weather is bad? Do they take on other duties and just hang out in the Foragers Breakroom?
  16. Re: laying worker hive - throwing out partially formed bees

    Thanks...that was my real question...why. Makes sense.
  17. Re: laying worker hive - throwing out partially formed bees

    Okay, dumb question...of course they are drones, that is all I have without the queen laying. Just didnt take time to think about it.
  18. laying worker hive - throwing out partially formed bees

    Three weeks ago discovered a hive was queen less, added a frame of brood then waited two weeks. I then found eggs, small amount of normal capped brood, larvae, and random drone cells throughout. I...
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    Re: good idea for laying worker hive?

    Thanks Tenbears & Michael.

    Michael, went to your site (its wonderful) on Saturday and got the info. Went into my good hive yesterday to retrieve a frame but I couldn't locate the queen, didn't...
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    Re: good idea for laying worker hive?

    At what point is a hive with laying worker unsavable?

    I am a new beek. Had my two hives just over 2 months. Lost queens in both. Hive A requeened and is doing fine. Three weeks ago My mentor and...
  21. Re: Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    I'm in the process of trying it now with my hives. I put down a layer of DE on the ground around my two hives then covered that with some cypress mulch to keep it in place and to keep down the grass....
  22. Thread: dumb questions?

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    Re: dumb questions?

    I'm a new bee this year. Began searching internet Jan-Feb, read a few short e-books, then contacted the local extension service. They put me in touch with a mentor from the local beekeeper...
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    Re: Inspections after adding second hive box

    Thanks for asking...just added a second box too, had same question.
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