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    Re: New BeeK needs advice

    I think you will be alright.
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    locust blooming here
  3. Thread: Honey Flow

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    Re: Honey Flow

    Good flow in Schuyler, girls coming in heavy. Poplars have'nt bloomed yet.
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    Re: What is your "Regular Hive" setup?

    Have 2 10 frame deeps for brood, also 8 frame deeps. I like the 8 frame deeps, little more room to work when inspecting the hives.Plus they're a little ligther. 6 5/8 supers on top.
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    Re: Hello from Central VA

    Welcome. Glad to see another Va beekeeper
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    Re: Shallow frames in a medium box: advice?

    The girls will build comb down to the next box, and the queen put drone brood there.At least evry time I do it.
  7. Thread: demaree ?

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    Re: demaree ?

    I built a queen castle last year,I'll be useing it this year.Thanks for the ten day notice. Two queen hive would'nt be that bad would it? Thanks
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    Re: demaree ?

    Walt I'm a newbee my third year.I hope the demarre works,if not I will have learn something else about beekeeping. I will repost later during the season to let you no want happen. Thanks Steve
  9. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Not far from you,just east a bit.I have some flow here.
  10. Thread: demaree ?

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    Re: demaree ?

    I demaree one hive today. Ill see what happens,I just didnt want pull queens out yet for small split. Hope with the demaree I get super strong hive plenty of honey, and a new queen.
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    demaree ?

    How close to the main flow, sure you do the demarre swarm prevention? No swarm cells yet,I do want some queens out of two hives. The temp, this weedend in 50s will that hurt? Thanks Steve
  12. Thread: swarm

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    swarm

    Caught and easly swarm .Up at my bees looking around yesterday, had a swarm of bees fly in and land on bush 10 yards away.Prepare a hive got the 5 gal bucket.Walked over knock them in put them in...
  13. Re: When to pull pollen Substitute or just leave it on?

    I pull mine. If they are not eating the pollen they dont need it . The hive beetle lays their eggs under the pollen sometimes.
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    Re: First timer from Virginia

    WELCOME TO BEESOURSE
  15. Thread: No Drones yet

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    Re: No Drones yet

    I have drones and capped drones in tbh hive but they re not flying yet.
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    Re: Is this a dead queen?

    Looks like drone to me.
  17. Re: Any thoughts fume boards and Fishers bee quick

    I use escape boards, they work great.
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    Re: Unintentional bee venom therapy

    How many still swell up after being stung? Dont no if its good or bad . but I dont swell anymore. Hardy get a mark. Just curious.
  19. Thread: Bt works!

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    Re: Bt works!

    May I ask What BT is?
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    Lost 1 out 5 hives and one was really weak in march. Put the in nuc box. Also I didnt treat for mites last year.
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    Re: cutdown split for tbh

    Thanks Michael, Im thinking about it.Lets seen how the girls build up. I would like too try it.
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    Re: cutdown split for tbh

    Yes Micheal I want to run 2 queen TBH with excluder in middle.Try to get more comb pulled out plus honey. Im thinking about taking queen and eggs and some honey and pollen plus nurse bees. Leaving 1...
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    Re: cutdown split for tbh

    Didnt go all the way thur the tbh hive. Found the queen in back of hive plus eggs in frames 7 and 8. I then added two frames before the eggs. In tbh hive you open the sides not the...
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    Re: cutdown split for tbh

    Thanks for infor. Im going to open it up this week. Thank you
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    Re: cutdown split for tbh

    Im just tring to come up with a way to stop swarming, and get them to draw lot of comb. Might to have just open the brood nest. They are strong this spring.Lots of pollen coming in with alot of bees....
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