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    Re: analysis help - drone brood in third deep

    Strong hives make drones to reproduce. They don't make them for their queens to reproduce with, just their close neighbors. After the drones hatch out those cells will be filled with honey. Bees...
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    Re: Supersedure Cells

    Welcome to a forum that lets every one post their opinion. Choose one then you will have experience next year to see if that was the right one. Nothing is free in life.
  3. Thread: Georgia Cut Out

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    Re: Georgia Cut Out

    Do you perform cut outs on a regular basis or are you thinking of doing this one only? Most people who do cut outs only do the dis-assembly then have a contractor do the re-assembly. Do you need a...
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    Re: looking for DIY KISS langstroth nuc plans

    If you are using lumber 1"x 10" you have 9 1/4". Deep frames need 9 5/8". If you shim a 1/2" piece on all 4 sides on your bottom you are just slightly over the correct bee space. That may still be...
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    Re: Second cutout was a success

    Congratulations on your cut out Dwain. Were you able to band any comb into frames? Around here not much foundation is drawn out this time of year. Bees are very aggressive when the hive numbers are...
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    Re: Splitting hives to overwinter

    Last year I ended up splitting all of my four hives and ended up with 8. They overwintered in a deep and a medium. I thought they would do OK collecting honey. Not so much. As the saying goes you...
  7. Thread: Lost a Hive :(

    by jbraun
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    Re: Lost a Hive :(

    Think of the time in the freezer as congealing the honey or nectar. It's after you remove the frames in 2 days that you need to worry about dripping honey.

    Oh by the way you want to keep the...
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    Re: First swarm capture

    Since you have 2 hives at home you can spare 1 frame of brood to insure your capture. This year I had 2 swarms in a box. First box I thought I'd wait until I got them over to my yard. When I went...
  9. Thread: Asters

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    Re: Asters

    All plants need time to reform flowers after losing(deadheading) primary flowers. Time is against you in the fall! Go for seeds.
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    Re: Is it time to split?

    Even though you see no signs of bees for 10 km I would guess they are there. At least if your country is anything like our country. Where did you purchase your box of bees? Was it hundreds of km or...
  11. Re: Water Issue With Mike Palmaer Style Double Nucs

    I've used the double deeps with both holes drilled about 6" from the bottom and 1 1/2" from the side on the front. I used 3/4" holes and they each use their own entry.
  12. Thread: Acres per hive

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    Re: Acres per hive

    Those brush/weeds are wild flowers. If you want to keep it meadow you need to remove the trees on a regular basis or it reverts to the forest from where it came from.

    I'm in a small town east of...
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    Re: Is it time to split?

    My mentor told me to wait until there are at least 8 frames of brood before splitting the colony. So I second what dsegret posted.
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    Re: Small swarm, leave or hive them?

    Take a knife with you and cut the frames from the cover. Rubber band the comb into empty frames, if they are to small to go from top to bottom I like to use a strip of masking tape, making sure they...
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    Re: Free bees for me

    Don't forget to feed a pollen substitute in the fall. Go to Scientific beekeeping and read up on Bee nutrition. I just did that yesterday and saw why I've had problems.
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    Re: Handhold/cleat requirements

    Do you have a table saw to use? Or a hand held power saw? Table saw makes it easy!
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    Re: How to clarify honey?

    Our club just had a presentation Monday on this. The presenter said that he likes to use a filter that fits in a 5 gallon bucket. He said you can find that kind sold as a paint strainer at any of...
  18. Re: Resource for knowing nectar flows by region?

    I look at Pollen.com. That gives me a general read for not only my area but the whole country.
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    Re: What's happening here?

    As jwcarlson said, sounds like robbing. What are your plans for your laying worker hive. If they are small I take them 100'+ and dump them in the grass. The first year when I didn't do that they...
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    Re: 4KC--My little jar cell experiment!

    Beepro, what's your objective with the jar? Are you trying to hatch out the queen in an enclosure to remove her later?
  21. Thread: Pesticide kill

    by jbraun
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    Re: Pesticide kill

    Sorry about your losses. Do you have another outyard that you can move your home hives to, or is cotton all around your area?
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    Re: Older Deep Bodies with Metal Foundation

    Thanks Graham for that link. That was pretty expensive for 1922, a box of 10 for deeps for $5.00. Seeing how honey was selling through through Dadant for $.14 a pound it would take some time to pay...
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    Older Deep Bodies with Metal Foundation

    I just got a hive from old neighbor friends. It's a double deep with aluminum foundation. They live in almond country so I'm sure that it came from a commercial guy. It has a migratory top and the...
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    Re: Where to buy drawn comb?

    I'm not sure exactly where but I seem to recall drawn comb advertised as the almonds were over this spring.
  25. Re: How does one selectively "exterminate" mean guard bees with soapy water?

    I got advice from Michael Bush last year about this. He suggested splitting the hive, if it was really strong even 3 or 4 splits. Then requeening each split with new queens, definitely get the old...
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