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    Many things are much clearer when you learn your...

    Many things are much clearer when you learn your bee math
    Issue #1 starts 1 month ago= 30 days added frame 1 week latter 30-7=23 days since start of queen cell. Cell hatches 18 days. 23-18= 5 ...
  2. Thread: New challenge

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    New challenge

    It's coming in faster than their processing it, drying it. At the current height stability is decreasing add to that alphalpha and other strong flows for early June are due
    Current configuration ...
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    If you find eggs. Moving old queen to start a nuc...

    If you find eggs. Moving old queen to start a nuc is an option however . As there is limited capped brood I wouldn't pull the resources for the nuc from the failing colony. Additionaly i would...
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    In short as long as your finding plenty of eggs...

    In short as long as your finding plenty of eggs compared to the drawn comb space available feel free to knock the cell down
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    N.E. Pa. 7$ a pound plus 1$ for packaging ,,,...

    N.E. Pa. 7$ a pound plus 1$ for packaging ,,, check your local craigslist and Facebook market place for local pricing
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    Any vents on the box. ,the leaves are too sparce ...

    Any vents on the box. ,the leaves are too sparce for shade.
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    Little worry of your queen on the top bars. A bee...

    Little worry of your queen on the top bars. A bee brush or a gentil hand will make quick work of getting bees out of the way,,, proper timing should be your number 1 concern
  9. Flame cutting is risky, wax burns well,great way...

    Flame cutting is risky, wax burns well,great way to kill the bees. Drill a large starting hole and use a nibbler. Or sabre saw. Drill connecting holes to make the cut
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    Re: They killed the new queen... now what?

    Yes there is a chance there is ok ,especially if you didnt miss anything,,, check for eggs in 3,4 days
  11. Re: How soon after emerging, can we inseminate ?

    Depending on how may virgins you have. Both. Odds are your first attempts will be less than perfect and should be culled add to that your desire to try it ,,, you can also practice collecting from...
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    Re: New Nuc, and an extra Queen.

    Odds are it will retard the nuc 10 days to two weeks, in addition 1 and a half cups of bees will take forever to get going, that said you will be far ahead to grow out the nuc as quickly as possible...
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    Re: Newbie question: uses for burr comb?

    Throw it in a resealable plastic bag and save it not only is it saleable it has many uses from lip balm to sticking/gluing things inside the hive
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    Re: Not drawing comb on plastic foundations

    If your screen continues under your feeder jars it makes it difficult for the bees to access. that can hamper wax drawing. As will too few holes to access the jar. ( bout 2 dozen is good )
    In...
  15. Thread: Nuc Question

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    Re: Nuc Question

    If the boxes are wood just place them on there proper hive stand .you should also call the seller if a local breeder as thay may not be excited abouttransfering frames into cardboard in the snow
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    Re: Problem with a hive- New bee keeper

    One with room for the combless queen to lay . Also you dont want to take all of the avaliable laying space from the ,,,, ,good,,,,, colony. In addition if i read this rite these colonys are about 3...
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    Re: Problem with a hive- New bee keeper

    IDK, 6 almost done frames in your good hive dosent sound like theres a lot to spare there ,keep that in mind
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    Re: Check hive on cloudy day mid 70s/that ok

    Weather conditions are about the attitude of your bees and good light makes it easyer to see eggs. Temperature is about chilled brood so at 50f you need to be quick and to the point
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    Re: Leaving full frames out?

    Nectar spoils you will need to freeze them
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    Re: What should I do? No queen No eggs

    Gotta agree with bee pro ,your plenty north so even if you do get a queen mated she will be iffy and should be replaced so you dont have the same issues next fall,winter,spring probally better off...
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    Re: Any drones in over wintered hives yet?

    Limited number hatched, reasonable amount caped, N W. Pa
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    Re: check the shoes

    Unless your supplyer has a reputation for the conserns mentiond. Dond over think it and ware your bee jacket while learning. In the event you are un happy with them you can requeen,,, on rhe orher...
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    Re: Cedar tree shade

    In most cases you will wish to place your hives in sunny locations with unobstructed flight path
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    Re: Science and Science Debate

    How about washing the sugar shook bes in alcohol and counting how many missed mites
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    Re: Install nucs Morning or evening

    Both ways work just fine,, just a personal choice
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