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    Re: June mite treatment threshold

    I do have honey supers on.. and I know to seperate with plastic or sheet metal before I treat. But does it contaminate honey or the wax also? I have several hives that are made out of supers. I am...
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    Re: embarrassing queen bee mistake

    Thanks for drone idea! I have plenty of those..never even crossed my mind
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    Re: embarrassing queen bee mistake

    Checked today and she was back. I tried to mark her again, but the trasition from me holding her wings to grabbing her legs I have not mastered. She got loose and took flight back into the hive. I...
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    Re: embarrassing queen bee mistake

    Lol, thats funny
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    embarrassing queen bee mistake

    I raised several queens last month and have checked on there progress every 10 days or so. I was wanting to mark her so I could keep better records and be able to see if they swarm or are superceded...
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    Re: Need help moving bees

    I agree with trying to get them in boxes now. Trying to move the barrel with bees in it would be pretty tough and very likely you will damage the brood nest. It would be very simple to buy you a...
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    Re: Hello from north west Georgia

    Welcome and good luck
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Welcome and good luck
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    Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    Here in Amarillo, I have had more calls than I can keep up with. Of course we have had more rain than I can ever remember. First on April 26 small swarm. I had two swarm calls on May 3rd one was huge...
  10. Thread: New beek here!

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    Re: New beek here!

    Welcome!
  11. Strange turn of events after queen rearing

    I grafted 17 larvae as a first time trial and bees excepted 11. I only had 4 nucs built, but really did not know what to expect. So I took 4 of the best looking grafts and gave my dad 3 of the...
  12. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    Hummingbird moth
  13. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    That is a great laying queen, no space left. wow!!!
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    Re: What to do with all these swarms??

    Heck yes, sell them. I like swarms better than a package. The queen maybe older, but they have survived in your area unlike a new package. I would be sure and let buyers know, but I know they sell in...
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    Re: Front Range SNOW !!!

    No snow here, but we been blessed with 7 inches of rain this last week. Almost more rain then we have had in 3 years total:D
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    Re: Wild Swarm Season? What month in Texas?

    I had 2 calls for swarms in one day last Sunday. And missed several calls while I at work last week. One huge swarm and 2 small ones. I was not planning on all the swarms and raised 7 queens for...
  17. Thread: Breeder Nuc

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    Re: Breeder Nuc

    Thanks guys
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    First attempt of making queens

    I grafted 17 queen cups 4-25-15 I was planning on pulling out on the 27th, but rain set in for 24 hours. I ended up pulling queen cups out of starter hive on 4-28-15. Put them above a QE on my large...
  19. Thread: Breeder Nuc

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    Breeder Nuc

    How long after placing the queen in Nuc should you wait before checking to see if she is laying?? About 7 to 10 days?
  20. Thread: Raising queens

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    Re: Raising queens

    Thank you Jim, about how many bees do you put in mating nuc?
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    Raising queens

    I made 17 queen cups and looks like all but 5 were excepted. But, on 2 of them they capped the cup then built about 6 inches of comb attached to it. I guess the queen is just really nice and warm or...
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    Raising queens

    I made 17 queen cups and looks like all but 5 were excepted. But, on 2 of them they capped the cup then built about 6 inches of comb attached to it. I guess the queen is just really nice and warm or...
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    Re: 2 queens in hive with 6 queen cells

    Oh well, to late now they swarmed and I missed it :scratch:
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    Re: Honey Super before 2nd Deep

    I would definitely not remove all the honey and feed. I might remove 4 frames and leave 6. I would never remove all, specially from a package. I have a friend from Indiana and he said it takes 2...
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    2 queens in hive with 6 queen cells

    I have a hive that has been doing great all spring. I am just at a point that I don't know how to manage it. I have 2 deeps and a medium under QE and then 2 mediums above. I have been robbing a...
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