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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    WBVC - Ahh, I did not think about placing and holding the queen in with an excluder. That would work.

    That is the type ideas I was looking for. Thanks
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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    Have made my own growing boxes/mating nucs. Have quite a few frames for them, just needs ones filled with comb.
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    Nitrile gloves work well. Use the black ones sold at the NAPA store for working on automobiles. Get stung through them about once every 10 hives. Pinching bees against frames almost every time. I...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    That is what I was afraid of, it makes sense.

    G3 - Might have to try that assembly some like that in the future.
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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    Just wanting advice how to get the mating nucs to built comb on mini frames the fastest.

    Hatched a virgin out in one mating nuc and she laying really well. The bee in that nuc are building comb...
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    Mating Nuc Questions

    So I am fairly new and need comb for everything.

    I have a queen laying in a double queen mating nuc (10 mini medium frame) and bees are building frames fairly fast.

    Have a second double...
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    Re: Can Regular Daily rain hurt

    mgstei1 - Well we are supposed to get a week or so of good weather after this weekend. We had strong winds this morning/last night as looks like a lot of tallow tassles were knocked off.

    Had...
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    Can Regular Daily rain hurt

    We have been getting hit with almost daily rainfall, often extremely heavy (1 per hour) over the last two weeks. I realize that while it is raining, the bees do not forage, and understand it...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Once again another great thread and reason that bee source rocks.

    I do appreciate everyone sharing their experience, lot of information to be learned from here.
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    Re: Storm Damage

    Picnic table upside down and top of a young pine or nice pine branch in photo 2.

    Opps that is not a table, that is another hive stand.
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    Re: Storm Damage

    Hate to see that happen to anyone. Good luck with everything during the rebuilding. Hope the hives make it.

    Weather does funny things with tornado and even occasionally those down...
  12. Re: How many spare boxes/frames do you keep around?

    I would have at least 2 more supers for each hive if they are mediums. I would have 4 more if they were the narrow supers.

    And yea, have at least one complete hive sitting around. Like...
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    Re: Mite treatment in summer

    Down on the Texas Coast we are still hauling in nectar and raising brood at Thanksgiving. Did not go broodless this year until middle of December.

    snl - I was thinking August as well. Seems I...
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    Mite treatment in summer

    I know typically that an early spring treatment is most effective (OA treatment), but I was not ready since they started brooding in January. Heavy brooding in some in February.

    We seem to...
  15. Re: Hive stands; are these really needed?

    None of mine have hive stands yet. Still on cinder bloxes. But have some hive stands built and be putting the NUCs on stands soon.
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    Re: Observations on Spring Management

    BoonROTO - If you got the gear and want more, split two of those QC into a NUC with standard brood/honey/pollen and bingo another hive started instead of just letting the first born virgin kill the...
  17. Re: Serious allergy scare during hive inspection

    Never could understand the suit less mind thought once the bees start to sting. If you got gentle bees then by all means go suit less or at least glove and veil less, but once two or three got you...
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    Re: Brood Bomb mistake

    BeePro - Quite a few people use them to boost new splits faster, shift 2 or 3 frame mating colonies into 5 frame NUCs once the queen is laying, jump NUCs from 5 frames to a 10 frame colony faster. ...
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    Brood Bomb mistake

    Have been reading about brood bombs and started using 5 frame medium NUCs stacked 3 high as brood bombs. They appear to be working well. Even when work got extra busy still was able to yank a frame...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Kilo - Man that is a lot of pollination jobs or nucs sold before you make up the difference between a good trailer and a decent flatbed. But if you have a picture of what you are talking about on...
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    Re: Primed CB Thread Question

    Thanks, that is what I figured. Been watching the inch plus rain per hour T cells roll through with gusting winds, scattered hail at times, and steady drizzle of rain between it all, plus some...
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    Re: Native American Honey Bees

    Knocked it out of the park. :applause:
  23. Re: How in the world do some hives get so high?

    Curious, where does he have his apiaries?
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    Re: Native American Honey Bees

    Hehe - Same thing with the mastodon, wooly mammoth, giant sloth, giant tapir, saber tooth cat, saber tooth lion, dire wolf, giant bison, and it goes on. And I believe those about half of there were...
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    Re: Pipe Removal

    Will try to get a view tomorrow. It is at a ranch/farm, so likely is stock for cattle pens or cattle guards. Will have the phone and try to get photo.
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