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    Re: Making Splits with a purchased queens

    I like to make them up the day before if possible just like these guys. Make sure no queens are involved or harmed in the making of this nuc:D The day before has made for better acceptance, but if...
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    Re: New Hive plan to use crimpwire

    :thumbsup: Cross wire or X wire deep foundation if you have the time. I keep some bobby pins in case of an emergency swarm. I'm usually prepared for one or two, but the fifth or sixth things can...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey

    Pretty good flow last year, but a lot was used in refilling the hives and brood after a cold winter. Year before was one of my worst in my local area due to a last freeze and untimely rains. A few...
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    Re: Flow Hive- this look interesting

    That's how most people think honey is made any way. Just run out and turn on a valve.
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    Re: MY HIVE FELL OVER

    I recovered three last winter from a thief. Five below and one was two deeps and a medium. Made it all the way home and tipped over and came apart when I arrived. Put it back together and they...
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    Re: Did I overdue the sugar or what?

    It's good insurance and makes you feel good about doing something for light hives. If it helps a couple pull through it pays for itself 10 fold. I hate dealing with loose sugar come spring and a...
  7. Thread: Queen Prices

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    Re: Queen Prices

    I was just caught a little guard. Just usually like a few queens for early nuc splits. I don't have a problem with raising my own or buying some local. But I like to get a few started early. If I...
  8. Thread: Queen Prices

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    Queen Prices

    I just checked on the Kelley's website and queen prices are around 34 dollars plus for unmarked italians. I usually pick up 5 to 10 for some early splits and reductions. But a 50% increase, wow. ...
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    Re: Still Producing wax....Really?

    I'm not near ready to start supering yet:D
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    Re: Nastiest bees queenless in autumn

    I'd give them another week and probably combine. You may have a new queen.
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    Thanks shinbone, I'll weigh some up to get a general idea if what it should look like.
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    I haven't got any instruction but I can sure work with the 15,4 gr measurement. Thank JR and Crofter.
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    oxalic axid measurement

    How do you guys measure the grams of oxalic acid? I have a reloading scale to work with.
  14. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Going to try Queen Rearing
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    Re: SWARMING NOW! Guide Me THrough THis Please!

    Bob here how I do it,

    1. I watch them land and cluster, cuss a little during this time mainly at myself.

    2. Then I rush to get a hive set up, cuss myself a little more for not having extra...
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    Re: East ky bee question

    Glad to here it Mountain Man, I told you to hang in there you may catch some.

    I have noticed the sourwood finishing up on one side of the hill but in full bloom on the other. I figure about a...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    A weak poplar flow here in Eastern Ky the last of May. The poplars here got bit back in late April by a cold snap. Cranking it in the past week with clover/sourwood.
  18. Thread: Smoked Honey

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    Re: Smoked Honey

    Hit some with your hand held smoker. It will taste smoky enough.
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    Re: supers

    That sounds about right for the age of bees and the difference between nucs and packages. Takes packages a couple of weeks longer to draw comb then lay.
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    Re: Question about second hive body

    Meant deep and medium brood area:o
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    Re: Question about second hive body

    Rob, here in the eastern part I rather run two deeps. I have found for me that they make more honey in that configuration. The deep mediums make about the same most of the time, but the odds of a...
  22. Re: My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    Sounds exactly what I would have written. I always love it when someone asks how many hives I have. I have some in every stage, I just say around thirty.

    I have found that around 40 is all I...
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    Re: Inner cover hole

    I don't make more than a dozen or so at a time. Since the ex-brotherinlaw ended up with my hole saw for lids, I have been just drawing a circle around a lid and drilling out with a wood bit and then...
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    Re: Queen Raising Question.

    I would buy a couple of mated queens and split soon. Then feed a lot to get things drawn out as soon as possible. I can't seem to get comb drawn around here after July. Once you get the bees and...
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    Re: Ultimate Hive stands

    Watch that super on the fifth yellow hive:D
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