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    Re: First Year Split?

    This is my second season. After loosing bees last year, this year I am making splits. I want to have as many healthy hives as I can before winter. Better my chances to have bees in the spring.
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    Re: Hive ventilation

    Thank you. Just the first time I have seen them do it in the morning. Just strange that it was the two with the ventilation tops.
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    Hive ventilation

    I got up this morning, and I took the dog out at five. As I walked by my hives two out of the six were bearding. The other ones, the bees were packed at the entrances. The two that were bearding have...
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    Bees in the woods?

    I have been fortunate enough to buy some property not far from me. Just about 2.5 miles away. The property is all wooded. I plan on clearing out some this fall. Would it be worth putting some bees...
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    Re: Bees in porch chair

    I have since deleted the picture. It looked like a light bee with pollen, flying into a drain hole of chair. It was too cool and I was busy to go by yesterday, work today, will try to get out there...
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    Re: Bees in porch chair

    I did not even consider mason bees. He had only sent pictures. From the pictures they appeared to be honey bees. I did think that it would not be enough volume for honey bees, but perfect for mason...
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    Bees in porch chair

    I have a buddy that called me today, and said he had bees coming and going from a drain hole in a piece of porch furniture. At first I thought they may have been hornets or possibly scout bees, but...
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    Re: Carniolan queen question

    Ok thank you. Did not realize that they got darker. Second year and excited to start with something new.
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    Re: Carniolan queen question

    Ok thanks. I googled it and could not find it.
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    Carniolan queen question

    I ordered two packages with Carniolan queens. I installed them today. The queens were light with stripes. Emailed the company, they stated that they will darken after they start laying. Is this the...
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    Re: Mini Deep Mating NUC Wintering

    Check out Velbert Williams YouTube channel.
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    Re: How young did you get your kids involved?

    I got her suit from capital bee supply
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    Re: How young did you get your kids involved?

    My daughter is three, she would as if she could come out with me. So I got her a suit, and now she comes with me. She just likes to stand there and watch. She really likes the bees buzzing around...
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    Re: Mating nuc question

    Mr. Palmer, you stated that it is hard to get a queen to lay in new mini frames. What about placing a new queen in, to get her to lay in newly drawn frames?
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    Re: Mating nuc question

    What about starting a new queen in the mating nuc?
  16. Thread: Drone rearing

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    Drone rearing

    Ok, drones are half of the equation. What or how is the best way to rear good drones? Strong gives? Through feeding, should these hives get pollen substitute and syrup? Should something extra be...
  17. Thread: Mr. Palmer?

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    Re: Mr. Palmer?

    Thank you sir
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    Mr. Palmer?

    I Have tried to reach Mr. Palmer with the email I have, and have been unsuccessful. I Am sure it is hard to get some of his queens and I want to contact him early. hopefully he will read this or if...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Thank you Mr. Palmer. I have tried emailing you a few times. I would like to try some of your Carniolan queens in the spring.
  20. Thread: Advise

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    Re: Advise

    100% drawn out with about 50% stores.
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    Advise

    I Had a hive abscond. I Believe it was because I did not get to them in time, and they were getting robbed out. Anyway I have a colony that is in a single deep. Should I take a deep from the...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Those that have Carniolans, what is your overwintering success rate? Locally here you are lucky to get 50-60% of Italians to overwinter.
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Thank you, I want a balance of the pros and cons. Planning for the spring. Trying to do my research now. I believe that I am going to give them a try. Strachan only has a phone number listed on the...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Why do so many say to get Italians first. It seems that Carniolans would be a better choice. Where would be good place to get two queens on the east coast?
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    Why or why not Carniolans?

    For those who have Carniolans, what do you like and dislike. I Think next year I wan to re queen a few hives, to try something else. Where did you get yours from? Thanks!
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