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  1. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    63367 April 1st.

    Dandelion
  2. Re: Nuc setup for splits/mating - 8 frame medium or 5 over 5?

    My splits will be started off in 4 frame mediums with feeder on top. https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=38305&stc=1
  3. Thread: To Early To Feed

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    To Early To Feed

    Hi All
    I started feeding my bees 1-1 syrup today, I live in the St. Louis area zone 5b am I to early? 5 Day forecast calls for temps to stay above freezing. When I looked at them today all have...
  4. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Yeah had lots of pollen coming in last week. Think by the 15th should be able to start putting the sugar syrup to them!!
  5. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Lots going on here in St. Charles County. Wondering if anyone is feeding syrup yet?

    Arlo
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    Re: What are the best paint for a new hive?

    +1 for Lowes discount paint!!
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    Re: black locust good year?

    Pretty much a bust here in the St. Louis area on Black Locust :-(
  8. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    I have seen a little but still think with all the rain the flow is a little behind.
  9. Thread: Is my NUC dead?

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    Re: Is my NUC dead?

    Wish I could report the same, however I found the queen dead in the bottom of the nuc and the brood caps look like your finger do when you're in the water to long. Still lots of bees alive and well...
  10. Thread: Is my NUC dead?

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    Re: Is my NUC dead?

    Ohh yeah rained all day Saturday and Sunday lots of flooding in the area also.
  11. Thread: Is my NUC dead?

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    Re: Is my NUC dead?

    I had the same issue, did a split on Friday with a queen cell and went back Sunday to find the splits cover about 100 feet away it rained almost 6" here. I also saw lots of dead bees but took a frame...
  12. Re: Commercial bee hive boxes from Bennett Apiaries Inc.

    Can you give me shipping cost on 10 medium boxes shipped to 63367?

    Thanks
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    Re: My bees Not taking syrup

    Because they are finding better resources in the field. Sounds like your flow may be starting!!
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    Re: Going Price For Nucs in Missouri

    Thanks guys, I am going to sell them for 145.00 I only have three that I want to sell so I can turn around and purchase some frames and boxes so I think that is a fair price. SS Auck if he is...
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    Going Price For Nucs in Missouri

    Howdy all
    I've been very lucky this Spring and split one of my hives in the first week of Mar. (Early here) two ways. And I had a few overwintered colonies that came out of the winter in fairly good...
  16. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Saw some white clover and I am thinking the Black Locust are starting I see all kinds of white bushes along the interstate. Bees have slowed down considerably on taking feed.
  17. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Haven't caught any swarms lately, but I do have two colonies now in my traps and will bring them to the yard this weekend!!
  18. Thread: New Queen

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    Re: New Queen

    +1 on waiting 3-5 days.
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    Re: Queen Working Hard

    She was laying but it was nice just to get a quick glimpse of her.
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    Queen Working Hard

    Busy Queen in one of the hives yesterday!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igsmdueW2tw&t=3s
  21. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA2a_x7inOM
  22. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Got lucky and they were still there, about two lbs. Easy catch brought them to the yard.
    4-8-17
    St. Peters Mo.https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32080&stc=1
  23. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Received a swarm call last night at 6:00 heading out that way this morning hopefully they are still there..
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    Caught a Tiny swarm in my yard

    Here are a couple of quick videos today of the swarm in my bee yard. Not sure if these are from one of my hives or from the woods.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O85VZKMEfg...
  25. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Tiny swarm today in Troy Mo. https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32048&stc=1
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