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    Thanks for the input! The wings were definitely...

    Thanks for the input! The wings were definitely deformed. I will likely do a mite count and see what I find.
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    I forgot to attach the picture:)

    I forgot to attach the picture:)
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    White Drone?

    Does anyone have any idea why this drone has a white thorax?
  4. Thread: Splits?

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    Splits?

    How late is too late in the season to do a split? This is my first year and want to increase my hives but don't want to set the "new" colony up for a tougher winter than necessary. I live in Kansas.
  5. Thread: Swarm Traps

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    GregV what size boxes would you recommend? Full...

    GregV what size boxes would you recommend? Full size deeps or smaller deep nuc boxes?
  6. Thread: Swarm Traps

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    That information helps. With me there is no rush...

    That information helps. With me there is no rush to take them down because I don't have any put out yet. I was just trying to gauge whether or not it was a worthwhile investment of time and money to...
  7. Thread: Swarm Traps

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    Swarm Traps

    How late in the season is it still effective to set swarm traps in Kansas. This is my fist year and I'm wanting to obtain more bees but don't think my hive will be ready for a split until next year....
  8. Thread: Super Size?

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    I'm in Kansas and it gets cold but nothing like...

    I'm in Kansas and it gets cold but nothing like our friends further north. I am trying the Apimaye insulated hive in hopes of having a good winter survival rate. Since my bees were from a cut out...
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    Well let me ask it this way... If I already have...

    Well let me ask it this way... If I already have double deeps with brood in both boxes, do you think it would be a mistake to add another deep as a super? Or who would go smaller in this case? ...
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    I appreciate the advice. At this point in my...

    I appreciate the advice. At this point in my life I don't think the added weight will be an issue. I know it will later, but because I'm just starting out and having to make my initial investment...
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    Super Size?

    If the weight of the full box is not going be an issue, is there still good reason to use medium 10 frame supers over deep supers? I'm looking for the best bang for my buck since there isn't a...
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