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    first attempt have a few questions

    I plan on attempting to raise my first queens in the near future but i have a couple questions that need answering. I am going to use a swarmbox to get the cells started. My question is will it be...
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    Re: Hot weather and entrance reducers

    Yes I am using solid bottom boards.
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    Hot weather and entrance reducers

    I am having robbing problems and I was forced to reduce the entrances in some of my hives. Will the hot weather (90's) that we are having hurt them with the reducers on ? It appears they are just...
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    Re: Taking all the honey from hives

    Why? Because Honey is worth more to me than sugar.
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    Taking all the honey from hives

    While talking to a fellow beekeeper the other day I was told about some taking most of the honey off the hives in the fall after the 2nd flow and then feeding heavily so the bees will have supplies...
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    Re: queen flew away. Now what?

    Yall were right. I check the hive and she's back. Still no eggs though (that I could see).


    Thanks again,
    Adam
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    queen flew away. Now what?

    I made a split a couple weeks ago and the original queen failed in the nuc. I placed another frame of brood to help the bees make a knew queen. The made multiple queen cells on multiple frames that...
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    Buncombe County NC

    I was wondering if Buncombe County is a good place for sourwood. I have access to some land in Buncombe County NC. I'm looking for a good location to make sourwood honey. Does anyone know if this is...
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    Extra queens. What are my options?

    I checked my hives and discovered 2 were queen less so I ordered some queens and placed them into the hives as well as added brood frames from other hives. I ordered 5 queens and I am wanting to...
  10. Thread: Checking hives

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    Checking hives

    I know this is a beginner question but how often should you check your hives? I have been told and read different things. Do you go through every frame to check for queen cells or just make sure that...
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    Re: Buy a Queen or let the hive make one?

    Thank-you for your replies.

    Adam
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    Buy a Queen or let the hive make one?

    I went through my hives today to check the progress and noticed that 1 hive had capped brood, no eggs or larva and supercedure queen cells that were capped. Another hive had no brood only honey and...
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    splitting double deep hive

    I have a couple 10 frame deep hives from a man about 2 weeks ago. When i got them they were running over with bees so i added a second deep on them. All the foundation was drawn out in the second...
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