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    Honey difference in 2 weeks...

    I harvested about 30 lbs 2 weeks ago. Was somewhat light. I harvested about 20 more lbs yesterday from the same hive. some of it 2 weeks ago was uncapped and not ready so I waited until yesterday to...
  2. Re: Mike Palmers queenlessness test question...

    Thanks, that's what I thought. I tried it on all 3 hives from the split I did earlier. On 2 of the hives a couple bees were trying to sting the screen on the cage but there was the parade that Palmer...
  3. Mike Palmers queenlessness test question...

    How long does a hive have to be queenless before they will respond to a caged queen the way he shows?
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    Re: Trying to re-queen

    Thanks Ray. the queens I have caged were just caged yesterday morning. I picked them up at the apiary (Wilbanks) and they assured me they were not banked. Also, How long does the hive have to be...
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    Re: Trying to re-queen

    If using Michael Palmers test like in the video, and it shows queenlessness, and they are receptive as in the video, can you just release the queen immediately, or should you still let them eat the...
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    Re: splitting and moving hives...question...

    Thanks ya'll, good info.
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    Re: splitting and moving hives...question...

    Ok. Thanks ray.
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    Re: splitting and moving hives...question...

    Thanks Ray. I plan on leaving nothing at the original site, will the current foragers choose one of the other hives that are now 30-40 feet away?
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    splitting and moving hives...question...

    I will be splitting a very strong hive into 4 once the flow is over. I don't want to move them off the property. If I move the parent hive and the three splits all 30 feet away from the original...
  10. Re: Will queen cross over 2 full honey supers to lay?

    Thanks all for the info.
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    Re: How late can I split?

    I use the procedure that is outlined in Larry Conners book " Queen rearing Essentials". It works very well, although the calendar for emergence has not been accurate for our area. I see the queens...
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    Re: How late can I split?

    Going to take double deep hive And split it 4 ways. They should be double deeps by fall again. I'm going to graft my own queens and put the cells into the splits. This is a survivor colony that I...
  13. Will queen cross over 2 full honey supers to lay?

    I have double deep hive with 2 honey supers almost full but not yet capped. I just put a deep above these with drawn comb hoping for just honey in it. I am going to split in June and want to get away...
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    Re: How late can I split?

    MG- I'm in appling ga which is near augusta. I plan on splitting the 2nd week of june. they will have plenty of time to get strong. our flow is strong right now. I put a super on two weks ago today,...
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    Re: Bee package source for new beekeeper in TN

    Wilbanks apiaries in GA and Rossman apiaries in GA. I have good success with both.
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    Bees and laying mash...

    I have chickens, and they have mash available all of the time. Bees are reasonably stocked with pollen and honey for this area at this time.
    At first a few weeks ago there were a couple bees in the...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Thanks Charlie for the great idea! I have lost 3 weaker hives this year to these ants. I have tried everything including high temp bearing grease, but not in the caps. It does degrade when it is not...
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    Re: Digital version of Bee Culture

    I agree with K9 and RJ also. I got it for the last year, but missed a physical issue. also after the year is up, if you don't renew, it's done. However, if you have not recieved it in the past, there...
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    Re: Queen cells available

    I had them emerging after 14 days this summer. Saw the egg prior to hatching, grafted the larvae after hatching and queens on day 14. It happened more than once and with several queens. I was going...
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    Re: Moving Queen Cells

    MetHow, Day 11 from the time the split is made will actually be day 15. they will choose freshly hatched eggs to start the queen, so this is day 4 (3 as eggs then on day 4 hatch). they will usually...
  21. Thread: Beeing Helpful

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    Re: Beeing Helpful

    Fantastic job Jason! Thanks for sharing that with us!
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    Re: Too late to start a Nuc in Pa?

    Can't speak to being in PA, But i would get a laying queen somewhere at the very least. If you were to split today, let them raise queens, its 25-30 days before they start laying. Then 21 more days...
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    Re: Pollen Pattie Substitutions

    Hi Pete,
    What amounts of each if you don't mind sharing. Also, where do you get your brewers yeast?
    thanks
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    Re: Shaker Box question...

    Good, thanks Keth
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    Shaker Box question...

    I didn't want to hijack the other thread so i started this.
    My question is when you use a shaker box, do you see any damage to the queen from being shaken into it?
    Even any ill effect, like slowing...
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