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    Hive Top Insulation Question

    I read alot about insulating the hive top, so where does the piece of insulation actually go over the inner cover or actually outside on top of the hive top??

    Thanks
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Thanks to everyone who has offered advice and opinions on my problem. We had a decent sourwood flow in the Brushy Mtns. this year and I made sure to leave at least a full super on everything I had...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Thank you for this valuable information and THANKS to everyone who has offered me some opinions and advice on this matter.

    So approximately how much water is 8 ounces in weight??
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    No Stores Going into Winter

    I have several hives that I have found to have no stores at all even after pouring a 5:3 sugar ratio on them since Sept.
    I did pull honey from them in late July and our goldenrod apparently just had...
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    To Manipulate or Not??

    So my bees have decided to configure their hives the way they want to, stores heavy to 1 side versus the other, should a beekeeper move things around such as honey stores and place the brood...
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    Re: They Killed their Swarm Queen

    Thanks for all replies and I apologize to any one who I offended with my 3 letter acronym, there was not intent to cause harm
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    They Killed their Swarm Queen

    So yesterday I watched a swarm happen within 10 yards of me while cutting wood, the cluster was small about half the size of a football. I quickly boxed them into a nuc box with some drawn comb and...
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    Re: North Carolina NewBee

    That is great to hear as we weren't considered very good last time we hosted the meeting
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    Re: North Carolina NewBee

    Welcome to the world of bees, we are glad you are here, I am 10 minutes from Brushy Mtn Bee Farm if you are ever in the area and wanna chat bees
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    Re: They Killed Her Majesty

    Michael,

    I searched for all of the above signs and none were noted. I split this hive 3 times this season as the original queen mother was superb and so have her daughters been too but since the...
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    Re: They Killed Her Majesty

    Well I have and had searched the hive over and there was no sign of a laying worker, I did add a frame of eggs and brood a few days prior to the queen intro
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    They Killed Her Majesty

    Ok everyone I need some opinions or advice please. I have a hive that has tried to requeen it self 3 times unsuccessfully so I bought a mated queen and they killed her too. There are 3 supercedure...
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    How Late is to Late?

    How late int the year is to late to let a hive continue to attempt to make their own queen?
    I have one that has tried 2 times now, unsuccessful. Thanks for any advice
  14. Re: Notes from a talk by Dr. Jeff Pettis, Beltsville Bee Lab given in North Carolina

    excellent
  15. Re: Flow ended 35 28′ N, 81 14′ W Lincolnton NC ?

    Pretty much over here to in the Brushy Mtn area except the sourwoods are beginning to tassle out some but that seems to just be a mythical legend that so called sourwood honey:)
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    Drone Brood in Honey Super

    So any ideas on what a person is to do when the bees have put drone brood in the honey super, is this honey above the drone brood harvestable or what do you do with it??

    Thanks
  17. Re: Set me straight - is pulling queen good idea to stimulate workers to make honey

    Well I tried it and maybe my timing was just a couple weeks off or perhaps as I have heard others say "our spring poplar flow was minimum at best" but I had little success with this technique, I did...
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    Re: any commercial guys do sourwood honey

    Ha ha ha,

    Well here in northwest NC sourwood honey is a mythical creature that only appears every 5 to 10 years according to all the local "old timers" so i would suggest no on transporting to our...
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    Re: Bees not Drawing on Wax Foundation

    Awesome ideas and my appreciation for this valuable information, no excluders for me, love to sell about 10 of those if anyone is intersted
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    Making Space in Broodnest

    I have heard that the bees will move honey up from the brood chamber into the supers to make room for the queen to have more space to lay in, does anyone have any thoughts on this please?

    Thanks
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    Bees not Drawing on Wax Foundation

    Hey everyone any opinions as to why my bees aren't drawing out the foundation in my honey super, the brood chamber is packed with 7 frames full of brood capped but no swarm cells anywhere. Any ideas...
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    Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    Yesssssssssssssss I checked today and she is laying like a champ.

    Thanks to everyone for their input
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    Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    As always thanks Michael
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    Re: Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    Thank you Tim but I did find my queen upon that inspection but I had 1 small capped queen cell. Just wondering since she hatched on the 23rd of April if she is still a virgin or just not started...
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    Virgin or just not bred yet????????????????

    I recently had a queen hatch on the 23rd of April on a hive I split off that had a great queen, it is now May 4 and I inspected that hive today to find 1 capped queen cell (small) and then what did i...
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