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    Storing Supers

    How are you all storing your supers? I have a heck of a time keeping the mice out. How do you all do it?
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    Requeen and splits

    This spring I am going to split my hive and requeen at the same time. So, the question I have is how long to I let the hive be queenless before installing the new one?
    Nikki
  3. Thread: Not my queen

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    Cool! she has done great so far so lets just see...

    Cool! she has done great so far so lets just see what happens.
  4. Thread: Not my queen

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    Not my queen

    Back in July I posted that one of my hives was becoming honey bound and there were swarm cells present. I destroyed the swarm cells and expanded the brood nest by placing another deep in the middle...
  5. Thread: Big Fat Mess

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    Big Fat Mess

    Alright, here is the situation. Earlier this summer I placed a third deep in the middle and bridged the two existing boxes. (foundation, not drawn comb). Now the top box was everyother frame was...
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    Good thing I already had another super on top of...

    Good thing I already had another super on top of that. It is my understanding that when adding on that super that you should not interleafe these frames (undrawn foundation). Am I correct?
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    According to a long timer in my area, he said...

    According to a long timer in my area, he said that we are in a derth now and the honey flow is likely over. Not sure if there is going to be another one. But my question is the honey super that is...
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    So, this afternoon I removed the honey super that...

    So, this afternoon I removed the honey super that I placed on like a month ago. Put a box in the middle and put on some suryp, because after two weeks they are not drawing out the foundation. So,...
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    Visit from the local beekeeper

    I was lucky enough to get a surprise visit from a local beekeeper that has been in the business for over 30 years.

    My first question was why is my Italian hive not drawing foundation or doing much...
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    So, I should put a third hive body in the middle...

    So, I should put a third hive body in the middle of the two that I have now. Perhaps bridging the two.

    Nikki
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    Do I need to worry?

    My two deep hive appears to me to be honey bound. I though the queen was gone but I did see her today. 7 days ago, there were swarm cells and I panicked and distroyed them. They have had a honey...
  12. Thread: Honey supers

    by 3gooddogs
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    Honey supers

    The first honey super is starting to be capped. I am going to add another honey super this weekend. My questions is; Lets say that they don't complete the second super so some of it can't be...
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    Ok, I am in real trouble

    Checked my hive this afternoon and I am in real trouble. Top box, full of honey. Bottom box, honey, pollen and about 1 frame of front and back with larve in it. Could not spot the queen or eggs. ...
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    Recent inspection

    I visited them today. The Carni hive looks really great. They are filling the honey super, and the deeps have brood. Cool. The Italian hive is weird. Last week I put a honey super on, no queen...
  15. Thread: Wish List

    by 3gooddogs
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    Wish List

    Hi all,
    I posted this question on a different forum but I always get a faster response on this one soooo..

    I hived my first two hives this spring. They are up to two bodies now and one hive is...
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    Thanks, Not as bad as I thought. Whew;)

    Thanks,
    Not as bad as I thought. Whew;)
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    Oh boy, I think I messed up.

    :o
    Several weeks ago I put a second deep on a new package that had drawn out 8 of 11 frames and were filling quickly.

    I interleafed the new foundation with the brood frames and left them for...
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    That would be really fun to show off your hives. ...

    That would be really fun to show off your hives. Let me know what he suggests/says.
    Nikki
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    Second hive body

    So, just updating the forum about the status of my hives. I put the second hive body on and interleafed the full brood frames. This was about two weeks ago. Well, Sunday when I checked them they...
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    :) I started my two hives on 4/17/08. my water...

    :)
    I started my two hives on 4/17/08. my water source is a bucket of water with wood chips floating in it. There are gobs of bees in it. it is centraly located about 10 feet from both hives. I...
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    2nd hive box update

    Yesterday I installed the second box. It may have been a couple of days too soon but, I knew that I would not be able to get to them for many days. Anyway, I put the second box on the hives on...
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    Rotating frames

    I have been manipulating the frames a bit. I think I got really lucky when I placed an empty foundation frame in the 4th frame position (I have 11 frames) and two days later discovered that they had...
  23. Thread: Help

    by 3gooddogs
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    WannaBee, You are outside of Spokane? I am...

    WannaBee,

    You are outside of Spokane? I am from Deer Park and now live in the Lewis Clark Valley. I was hoping that someone would pop up around my "area". I have just hived my first bees last...
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    Most of the videos and pictures I have seen of...

    Most of the videos and pictures I have seen of people hiving their packages the guys were either just wearing their street clothes or only a veil. So, me trying to be like the big kids I decided to...
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    When to add a second hive deep

    The plan is to add a second hive deep body to the hives this week. Almost all of the frames are drawn out on the first deep. They were building comb on the inner cover.
    When interleafing the frames...
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