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  1. #21
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    adair county, kentucky, usa
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    Default Re: Am I doing a stupid thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
    Did you split them? Any sort of increase at all?
    I had 4 hives last year, and I have 20 hives now. Some were from splits, some from packages, and some are from captured feral bees. All my queens are either Russian, Yugo, or home grown. Most of my home grown queens are from my feral stock.

  2. #22
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    Baker Oregon
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    Default Re: Am I doing a stupid thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon Parker View Post
    Did you split them? Any sort of increase at all?
    The one that made it just barely made it. I restocked with packages (from Idaho) and re-queened with Olympic Wilderness Apiaries and Old Sol stock, and raised some queens off of those queens. I put them in hives with drawn comb and honey.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

  3. #23
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    Mar 2011
    Location
    Otero County, New Mexico, USA
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    Default Re: Am I doing a stupid thing?

    Splits, splits, and more splits. It seems at least 1/3rd of my hives are permanently set up for being split.
    NM desert/mountain beekeeper - Black Mesa Honeybees.

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