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  1. Thread: Sun Damage?

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    I have kept eggs and larva in a 5 gallon bucket...

    I have kept eggs and larva in a 5 gallon bucket (tossed in on comb from a cut out) for hours and they still ended up being capped when placed in a hive. They were not handled gently. I have also had...
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    Go get some burlap and "starter sticks" (the ones...

    Go get some burlap and "starter sticks" (the ones for lighting fireplaces) from Walmart, put in the burlap or what ever and then light the starter piece. Wait until the thing is really burning good...
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    feed feed feed, I keep feed on my bees until they...

    feed feed feed, I keep feed on my bees until they fill "their" honey, then put on supers without feed during the flow.
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    I just have water in mine and they hold off the...

    I just have water in mine and they hold off the ants just fine.
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    If they look like the one you are holding there,...

    If they look like the one you are holding there, then yeah they look good. If you want them to fill them out faster you can always feed them sugar water and pollen patties.
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    I agree I use the feeder right on top of the...

    I agree I use the feeder right on top of the topmost box. But I really don't use an inner cover at all. I use migratory tops now with no inner covers.
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    I see some black plastic frames in there, are...

    I see some black plastic frames in there, are those the ones they are taking a long time to draw out?

    It used to happen to me all the time with plastic frames, but I started spraying them with a...
  8. Thread: Drone frames

    by jdb1930
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    I have recently placed one of these in one of my...

    I have recently placed one of these in one of my hives and the queen has laid regular brood in it, there are only 2 or 3 drones.
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    Has anyone else had this happen?

    If so does it happen...
  9. As long as you don't have any large gaps in brood...

    As long as you don't have any large gaps in brood then you are fine.
  10. Usually I will leave supercedure cells in for...

    Usually I will leave supercedure cells in for that exact reason, then later on I can requeen if I need to.

    Are you sure it was a queen cell and not a drone, sometimes they can look a lot alike,...
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    Yes, if you see eggs then you have a laying...

    Yes, if you see eggs then you have a laying queen.

    Yes the bees chained together is normal, that is how they make comb, they chain together so it will hang straight down and be uniform.

    If you...
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    A hive usually goes for several weeks before a...

    A hive usually goes for several weeks before a new queen can be made and start laying.

    The queen might have come right back in to the hive. It has happened many times. The queen flies off and...
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    Sure, it is easy to operate and very stable, you...

    Sure, it is easy to operate and very stable, you wouldn't think so being plastic but it is. 4 screws with brackets hold on the spinning part, so when you are done you unscrew those and the inner part...
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    I have the plastic 2 frame one from Dadant and it...

    I have the plastic 2 frame one from Dadant and it works great. It will hold all sizes of frames.
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    I started one in late July last year and they did...

    I started one in late July last year and they did fine. I did keep feed on them though.
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    The main reason is that a smaller area is easier...

    The main reason is that a smaller area is easier to keep warm than a large area, if leave lots of supers on them in the winter it is harder for them to keep warm. The reason 2 deeps are a standard is...
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    Use 12 cups of water to 5 lbs of sugar to feed.

    Use 12 cups of water to 5 lbs of sugar to feed.
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    Keep feeding it until they either stop taking it...

    Keep feeding it until they either stop taking it or you put honey supers on, which ever comes first.
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    Eggs are not easy to see on new comb, and the...

    Eggs are not easy to see on new comb, and the queen likes to lay on new comb. Also, if the queen has not been laying for a while,it can take her a week or so before she starts doing anything. I would...
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    I would keep feeding them regularly, since they...

    I would keep feeding them regularly, since they do not have any of their own, and other than that not bother them at all. For at least 6 weeks (8 would be better). That will give them time to set up...
  21. Thread: My New Hives

    by jdb1930
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    Yeah for new packages, I would reduce the...

    Yeah for new packages, I would reduce the entrance, you can do it with grass ( stuff the grass in the hole to narrow the entrance), wood, or just about anything. At least until they draw out and fill...
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    All of the cut outs I have done, the entrance...

    All of the cut outs I have done, the entrance plays a role in where they start building comb. The entrance has been just about anywhere from the top to the bottom but the comb is started nearest the...
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    Thanks for the replies and picture. I will try...

    Thanks for the replies and picture. I will try that and see how it goes.
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    So I don't need to bend the end, just leave it a...

    So I don't need to bend the end, just leave it a pencil size opening?
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    How to make a trap out cone?

    Ok, I am wondering how to make a trap out cone. As far as I can tell it is just a cone made out of wire mesh that ends in a small hole. Is that it or am I missing something? I can't see how just a...
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