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  1. Re: First year hive honey harvest, boxes frames and a few other questions.

    Drawn comb is like gold and you never have enough. It allows you to be much more flexible in your planning and maneuvering with your hives in subsequent years. My advice would be to avoid crush and...
  2. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Tenbears, thanks for letting me know and also for the education on the American Black Bear.
  3. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Ten Bears is right. (by the way where did he get that handle, hmm) Here is a good article on an easy stout fence. Very effective. I built one like it and so far has been very effective against all...
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    Re: Brush, fume board, or bee escape?

    Probably work for OAV put on the topside also.
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    Re: Brush, fume board, or bee escape?

    SNL,
    Is it attached to the underside of an telescoping outer cover or something else you have devised? Thanks.
  6. Re: Is late swarming, after the flow is over, a bad thing?

    Good points by everyone. This is an interesting topic. I have to agree with J. Lee on all the swarm prevention manipulations. I tend to think the less beekeeper time spent in the hives the better for...
  7. Re: Is late swarming, after the flow is over, a bad thing?

    Except it is my understanding that they take a considerable amount of honey with them. I understand your point though that there are now 50 percent less bees to be fed during the drought.
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    Re: Nasonov behavier question.

    I certainly don't know the answers to your questions but I would think that most pheromones except the queen's are not specific to that hive. Although the nasonov might be I just don't know. The...
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    Re: interesting hum and bee behavior

    You might have another former virgin in there that just hasn't started laying yet. She might have been in there when your other one left. If you put in eggs and young larvae and they don't start...
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    Re: Nasonov behavier question.

    Like so many things in beekeeping-it depends. This may help answer some of your questions [URL="http://honeybeesuite.com/honey-bee-pheromones-common-scents/"]
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    Re: Swarm - What Should I Choose to do?

    Thanks for the input Michael. We had heavy,heavy downpours of rain last night. A let up this morning and I went back out fully expecting to find them gone, dead or in the box but they were still...
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    Swarm - What Should I Choose to do?

    Sorry I don't have any pictures as the wife is out of town with the camera. One of my hives swarmed at noon. About 5lbs into a locust sapling 8 foot up and about 5 foot outside my apiary fence. I got...
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    Re: when to stop feeding sugar?

    It looks like you do not plan to harvest honey this year so it doesn't make any difference if you get sugar syrup mixed in with nectar from the flow. If you have a flow on, which it looks like you...
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    Re: when to stop feeding sugar?

    It depends on your needs/plan. I want as much drawn comb as I can get from my nucs. I am switching to all mediums so I need the drawn medium combs. So I am going to be feeding them allyear, or at...
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    Re: Honey Bound / Adding a New Queen

    I would leave the capped brood in the lower hive body and move a couple of frames of honey up but not in the center. Put them a couple of frames to the side-say the 3, 4 slot. If you have drawn comb...
  16. Re: Robbers in a New Hive? Building on first 3 frames - very little comb and no eggs

    "Giant bees"-could be some type of hornet. Better send some pics so someone can identify them.
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    Re: Top Feeder - Bees Drowning

    I use the Brushy Mountain type hive top feeders. I remove the screen in it's entirety and use the wooden floats with the pontoons facing up. I have few bees drown but maybe 15 every couple of days....
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles?

    They do not look like SHB to me. The shape is too elongated.
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    Re: Length a queen can be caged?

    I agree with Agis. I have caged queens and put them on top of a queen excluder at the top of a hive with a queen in it. The bees came up and fed them and the queen in the hive couldn't be bothered...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Calendar Generator

    Boy, that is very useful. :thumbsup: I also like enj's idea if you could it would be very helpful.:)
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    Re: Keeping bees without keeping bees?

    I would suggest you go to this lady's site. She is very knowledgeable about bees-all types. I am sure she will give you some good advice. She is also in the upper NW. Good luck.:)...
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    Re: How long til a laying queen?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm
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    Re: Observation hive/brick and mortar store

    Valley Bee Supply in Fisherville VA has had one for several years in their store. It looks to be successful and an eye catcher. The owner is a member here you might want to PM and he could chime in -...
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    Re: Frame Extenders

    Why not start in a medium and then put a deep on top let them work into it and then reverse.
  25. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    03/25/2016
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    Rockbridge County
    Elevation 2000'
    Bloodroot
    Pears
    Wild Cherry
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