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    Re: 2014 USDA farm bill

    Thanks for the information if you decide to go through the program I would be interested in hearing the outcome and the difficulty of the process. I dont think ill take a day off work to meet with...
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    Re: Wax Moth question

    If you have frames of honey with wax moth larvae in it can you set out and let bees Rob out the honey without risking them taking something back to there home hive to contaminate it?
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    2014 USDA farm bill

    What does the BK on this Forum know about the money being given for draught conditions throughout several states? what needs to be done to qualify for funding for feed, hive loss, etc.? I know there...
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    A late split question

    If I was to do a walk away split this weekend (June7-8) would the split be able to have enough time to hatch a queen and build a strong enough hive to get through winter? I have plenty of sugar to...
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    lip balm products

    Where do you buy your products from for lip balm and candle products
  6. Thread: Lip Balm Help

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    Re: Lip Balm Help

    Thanks for all the reply. We plan to give this a try this next weekend. We are melting and straining wax today to clean it up and get it ready.
  7. Thread: Lip Balm Help

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    Lip Balm Help

    Ok I have lots of wax and trying to find something to do with it. We are going to try and start this weekend letting the kids make lib balm.

    I have currently ordered pouring tray, tubes, soy...
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    Wintering hive questions

    Ok I have a few questions because I am confused from some of the reading on here.

    Wintering Nucs. How exactly will a 5 frame nuc have enough honey and brood to live through the winter?

    All my...
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    Re: Brood Chamber questions

    Well I looked at this hive today and they have not robbed any of the messed up comb. I have this comb full of hiney above the top cover and it hasd a lot ob bees on it but no robbing. I took my hive...
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    Entrance Reducers/Mouse Guards

    I am wondering what BK with several hives use as Entrance reducers in the derth and winter and also as mouse guards. I have been thinking about building something that I can open up in the summer...
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    Re: Brood Chamber questions

    Well yesterday evening I removed the top hive body that is in question. I removed 2 frames or brood from the bottom box and replaced with undrawn foundation. I added the two frames of brood to the...
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    Re: Brood Chamber questions

    Thanks a bunch for the help. I will try and fix this situation tomorrow. I do not have a box of drawn comb so I wil put a new hive body on them with undrawn comb and move a frame from the lower box...
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    Brood Chamber questions

    Ok I have a couple questions with sever problems I am hiving in a couple hives but mainly one is way worse than the other. My Bees has drawn comb in a new hive body that had plastic Foundation (Mann...
  14. Thread: Bottom boards

    by mleck
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    Bottom boards

    I am looking to buy some quality bottom boards. Would rather they be put together alreasdy but will put together if need be. anyone have any suggestions
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    Honey Prices 2013

    What is everyone's retail Honey prices

    pint $12
    Quart $20
    Gallon $60

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    $8 lb for smaller quanities.
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    Re: How do you store Drawn comb?

    will someone post the web site for Sundance so I ca order the BT please? Thanks
  17. Thread: Nector Flow

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    Nector Flow

    I would like to know what stages of the flow people across the county are in. I would say we are 50% complete here in Kansas with Temperatures really startin g to heat up. Just curious what stages...
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    9 Frames vs. 10 Frames

    I am thinking about going to all 9 frames in my boxes. Hive bodies and supers. what are the opinions on doing this good and bad.

    I have done this in two hives eariler this spring and a couple of...
  19. Thread: A Nuc question

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    A Nuc question

    What is your opinion on when to remove frames and bees from a Nuc and place in a hive body for the best results?
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    moving Nuc into Hive Body

    When moving 5 frames out of the Nuc into a hive body do you reccomend spliting up the frames and putting new frames of undrawn comb between the amost filled frames from the Nuc or leave them all...
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    How long to add queen to split hive

    I have pulled brood and honey from strong hives. I have pleaced two frames of each in Nuc boxes so how long should I wait to add queens to the Nucs for the best acceptance of the queen? I put in one...
  22. Thread: building Supers

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    building Supers

    Id there anyone to buy a jig to put together super boxes? I am talking about a jig like the frame jig Walter Kelly sells.
  23. Thread: Making Splits

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    Making Splits

    Anyone got any good video of ways to split hives? Walk off method is probably the best for me.
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    Feeding hives during the winter

    I have about 5 hives that are weak in stores to get them through the rest of the winter. What would everyone reccomend a plan to feed them to get them through to spring?

    Dry sugar and pollen...
  25. Re: Anyone have any idea what this white stuff would be in a nectar cell?

    Thanks for this thread. I found this very thing today in two dead out hives. I was scared I had a diease and almost burnt my two hives. I think I will wait and see more answers now.
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