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    Re: Giving queens names

    Back when I had 6 to 8 hives and a couple of nucs, I named by hives after planets and moons., i.e Sun, mercury, venus, etc... and the queens were female characters of Star Trek, Uhura, Tasha yar,...
  2. Re: Multiple links to building and use Snelgrove division boards

    so is prime swarms season end when the main flow ends? Here in Richmond area that can be 'vaguely' april through june
  3. Re: Multiple links to building and use Snelgrove division boards

    how long are you leaving the snelgrove boards on? I've watched lots of you tube videos and read lots of posts, but all I'm seeing is how to build and how to work the boards, but not a single mention...
  4. Removing and then returning queen to stop swarm....

    Checked my top 5 strongest hives today and all of them had fully drawn, almost capped queen cells. Argggh!!
    In one I moved the queen and some good frames into a nuc and removed most of the Queen...
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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    John, there is a possibility that the swarm had more than one queen. One could have been in the box (i.e the fanning) and the other was on the ground where your found her.
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    Re: Making Deeps or Mediums for sale?

    I have no problem overwintering 5 over 5 medium nucs. They are my goto for nucs.
  7. Re: Let's just be honest: This spring is historically early.

    early springs can be bad, if the plants are blooming and a freeze snap happens, then the buds die and there is no fruit that year for affected plants and trees.
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    bees in the supers

    The bees in supers during a flow, are they house bees, or foragers? It is my naive understanding that the foragers bring in their bounty and hand it off to house bees to to the storage, and then fly...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    no worries, this one had a good heft, and like John said, they are finding something out there and the boxes are getting heavier every day.

    The hive next to it had several frames of brand new...
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    light hive fix?

    I've got 8 hives that are brooding up pretty well now, and have 5 to 6 frames covered in top and bottom boxes (medium). But I have two that are quite weak, with a light 1 to 2 frames of bees. These...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Opened hives today (Richmond, Va) since a few of them needed supering, and saw this on one. Reminded me of a street I lived on with lots of busy-bodies that would peek out the window curtain when...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    Awesome info, and thanks.

    this is for anyone who might know about solar power math:

    My other thought was to leave the battery down at the apiary and hook up a solar panel to keep it charged. ...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    John, (or anyone who has done this)
    I thinking about getting a 12v deep cycle battery and inverter for my easy vap. I have 15 hives. What AmpHour rating should I be looking at to be able to vap...
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    Re: EZ Vap Silicone caps

    Let me state right off that I love the EZ Vap and what I did was totally my fault. The EZ Vap is a great tool.

    I'm only posting this to help people realize the importance of cleaning the unit...
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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    I agree with the good suit. I invested in a good 3 ply vented jacket, not really for the stings, but the venting, being in richmond, va.
    It gives me the confidence that if they do get really...
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    Re: Uncapped Honey

    measure the uncapped honey with a refractometer (fairly inexpensive tool) to see where you actually are.

    you can always use several dehumidifier techniques to evaporate the honey after extraction,...
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    OAV and Brood damage

    At a local beek meeting last night, the speaker (Certified Master Bee Keeper) said that use of OAV while brood was present can kill the brood.

    I have never heard of this, and don't really see...
  18. Re: Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    I'm going to try this method that Stewart Spinks demonstrates so well.

    Making Creamed Honey - The Dyce Method - Beekeeping Basics - The Norfolk Honey Co

    https://youtu.be/kWugwfMct9o
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Looks like day one of Goldenrod for my apiary.

    Been feeding heavily to get the girls to draw comb. Was gonna stop, as it seemed that they were just back filling space with syrup, and they're...
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    Sticky: Re: Any Beekeeping Podcasts?

    https://www.norfolk-honey.co.uk/podcast

    Beekeeping - Short and Sweet By Stewart Spinks

    A Beekeeping podcast for the inquisitive beekeeper with a short attention span! A beekeeper, in fact,...
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    Is it just me, or do you see it too?

    Apparently, I have bees stuck in my head. looked down at the floor in the kitchen and saw a queen bee.
    tell me you see it too ;)

    51071
  22. Storing frames with syrup; the cleaning process

    On some of my stronger hives, I have an extra super on top with frames with just foundation in them and I'm feeding a light syrup to stimulate them to draw comb; which is working.

    Question is:...
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    Re: Mosquito spray companies

    We used this when we lived in the 'burbs' and it worked amazingly well. I believe they use pyrethrin, or pyrethrum. It is supposed to be an extract of chrysanthemum, but I think the pyrethrin...
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    Re: I think I may have CBPV

    thanks,
    I listen to Stewart's podcast, which is why I thought I may have CBPV
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    Re: I think I may have CBPV

    Gino, you don't see the bees jumping around like their feet are on fire, or you don't think that it is a problem?

    I'm not being sarcastic, I'm only third year beek and not sure if I'm seeing a...
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