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    Re: found honey bee hive in my own soffit

    your hives?
  2. Re: Alternative Protein for extra brood rearing (For overwintering success) Need Reci

    how about if I have giant yeast trub slurry from brewing 10 gallon batches of beer. can it be used? currently it all goes down the drain and a tiney bit kept for the next batch of beer.
  3. Re: girls laying spotty brood and confusing inspection

    dont think so just a queen that needed some room
  4. Re: girls laying spotty brood and confusing inspection

    the girl, I just lump them all together forgive me for not beeing more specific, this is a fun stress reliever for me. in the future I will be much more specific.
  5. Re: girls laying spotty brood and confusing inspection

    orientation flights this morning to cool to watch while drinking my morning coffee.
  6. girls laying spotty brood and confusing inspection

    So I went to inspect our new hive. TONS of bees were hanging onto the inner lid. I find that comforting to know their numbers are good. we were trying to correct a mistake made by the person we got...
  7. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    Man that is spotty time for a new director!/? but Im a new beek
  8. Re: What to do with frames with SHB if hive dies?

    Thanks yes I meant freeze 24-48hrz(love auto correct) . If they are super nasty clean off the nasty after freezing them. My chickens loves ours post beetle infested frames. The replacement hives I...
  9. Re: What to do with frames with SHB if hive dies?

    free to kill any beetles and larva first 24-48 hrs. we just gave a new hive some to use as pre drawn comb. they cleaned it and were using it in less than 24hrs.
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    Re: Need help ASAP

    I put the five frames from the nuc in the middle of a 10 frame deep box, with drawn frames(2&8) on each side and honey frames next to thosel(1&9) and a plastic base frame in the #10 spot. next the...
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    Re: Need help ASAP

    Suited up went back smoked the hive and the nuc and shook all the bees into the box. There is another deep box on top of the deep with 10 framed and a feeder inside the hive . took the nuc to the...
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    Need help ASAP

    We moved an overly rowded nuc into a 10 frame hive. I uncle did the move and smashed quick a few and in general was not gentle. As such they were pissed and I got stung several times.

    I placed...
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    Re: When to move nuke to hive

    We moved the nuc to a hive and OMG this thing should have been moved a lOOOOONG time ago. they were backfilling, bee's busting at the brim. my uncle had the suit on and let me tell you between the...
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    Re: When to move nuke to hive

    Thanks for the advise We are just getting into our fall flow and our first frost is a minimum of 4 months or better away. So i am not to concerned about winter yet. I will put the 5 framed from the...
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    When to move nuke to hive

    So today my uncle and i drove to hours to get a nuke from a guy with more bees than i have ever seen in one tiny yard. I picked the one that seems to have the healthiest population. I inspected the...
  16. Re: Using a blow dryer to uncap frames - pros and cons

    down here where it will be at least 90F when we exstract im thinking the wax will take longer to cool. but i'll def be giving the heat gun a try when the time comes
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    give hive beetled frames to new hive

    So we lost our hive to hive beeltes, have gotten bottom board traps and beetle baffles and we are getting another nuk from a friend. Severall of the old hive frames were well drawn and some even...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    my uncle and his friend just lost two new hives to the darn things. His freinds hive was doing great then dead 5 days later. He set his up next to the infested hive, I begged to move it to my house...
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    WTB hive or nuk with queen

    My uncle (and his friend) lost their hives to small hive beetles. we moved his 3 days after they discovered his friends was under attack but it was to late and they all left. we are looking for...
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    Re: First post and a bad one

    Will def freeze them then at the moment the hives are sitting in the sunny part of the yard open to air and my chickens are having afild day with the beatles frames are in the boxes so they can be...
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    Re: First post and a bad one

    nope no need at this point the hive is toast. I no bees from the box this morning so I went and popped the top and every frame has larve on it and not a bee in sight. so now the clean up starts. My...
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    First post and a bad one

    My uncle and I have been talking about bees for a couple years now and wanted to start a couple hives together. A friend of his got one and so I kinda lost him for a while. a week or so ago he tells...
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