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Today 10:58 PM
 Cathedral hives? Pros and cons
my thought is (like most hives) is it all marketing Not a fan, they should just inlay some copper wire while they are at it. The world does not need a more costly top bar hive, it blows my mind... (387 views, 10 replies)
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Today 10:50 PM
 Packages Installed
I grew up with bees, but as a kid it was more a chore assigned by my dad. When i got back into it as an adult, i dumped two packages to get started. That was a thrill! Everyone should start with... (97 views, 5 replies)
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Today 10:48 PM
 Moving big hives
First, what I've done. I use a truck. At dusk or later, I strap around the hive with a ratchet stap. I make entrance blockers that are the width of the entrance and tapered so that you can stick them... (102 views, 2 replies)
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Today 10:36 PM
 Well that could have gone better.
If the queen is still caged openthe top of the hive and the bees will start fanning their wings and the stragglers will come "running" (150 views, 1 replies)
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J.T Bees
Today 10:32 PM
 Parasitic mite Syndrome?
I have attached some images of brood in some of my colonies that recently (within the last 2 weeks) started showing signs of either European foulbrood or PMS. Hives that had nice brood patterns now... (13 views, 0 replies)
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Today 10:26 PM
 Super DFM - Honeybees
A rattler is a snake, so me thinks Keith is thinking the DFM falls under the snake oil category, if I were to guess. Jean-Marc (60,082 views, 305 replies)
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Today 09:54 PM
 Carpenters Apiaries Queens
Great to know. I want to split my production hives after the flow with Carpenter queens. (186 views, 1 replies)
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Today 09:42 PM
 How soon after emerging, can we inseminate ?
Thanks, Eager to get this Schley 1.02 into use, amazing feeling machine. Looks like based on when I grafted, ill get just a couple days to tell if II worked out or not before going out her way. (47 views, 4 replies)
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Harley Craig
Today 09:38 PM
 Not drawing comb on plastic foundations
Slow cooker and roller is great for when you are doing a bunch of them, but here is a great way to do small quantities and field repairs right in the hive if you get spots that they are not drawing... (183 views, 4 replies)
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Today 09:31 PM
 Some animal messing with hive (65 views, 1 replies)
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Today 09:18 PM
 Nicot 101
My Nicot experience.... Put nicot frame into hive, to polish cells, 2 days later return and... 110 cups of nectar. Gave up, grafted (I wont ever do this in my truck again btw, need to build a... (9,288 views, 146 replies)
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Scott Gough
Today 09:13 PM
 Trap placement
I agree with Eikel that the shade is best. If hanging on the barn is in the shade that would be fine. I use a few drops of LGO mixed with beeswax in each swarm trap and do not ever refresh it... (227 views, 5 replies)
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Today 08:54 PM
 Trying artificial swarm for the first time ; have some questions
I can address a bit about the queen cell advice. Once the QCs are capped, they ideally would be split so there is 1 per "nuc". Otherwise, once the first queen emerges, she may either kill the... (314 views, 6 replies)
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Crow Eater
Today 08:54 PM
Caught 3 swarms in traps this weekend and 1 out of a tree. 4/29/17 Hamilton Co. 45211 (36,617 views, 219 replies)
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Brad Bee
Today 08:53 PM
 Pollen Sub in Comb
I've done it and I can't tell that the bees really used any of it. I think if you mixed in some syrup and then packed it in, it might work better. (238 views, 3 replies)
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Today 08:40 PM
If you can, get in there and split out the queen so they think they swarmed. If not, put up a trap or a Russian Scion: https://sassafrasbeefarm.wor (193 views, 5 replies)
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Today 08:40 PM
 Junior Beekeeper- Massachusetts
I'll start looking into it this week. Thanks! :) (437 views, 10 replies)
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Today 08:32 PM
 First Packages Sold
Hey Rader. Yeah, the funnel wasn't pretty. Let's just say it involved some fan fold insulation and a lot of duct tape. (388 views, 19 replies)
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Today 08:15 PM
 Stored deep wax moth prevention
Our lab results say otherwise. Crazy Roland (476 views, 7 replies)
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Today 08:09 PM
 Installed first nuc when to do first inspection
10 to 14 days and wait to see if eight frames are drawn out and the queen is laying then and the second one I feed my bees sugar water all summer and that really worked for me . I even got a chance... (95 views, 1 replies)