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    Re: When (time of year) to move hives

    We move ours now and then, a lot of times just within the bee yard. Being on the far side of 50 we try to only move when lighter, like after supers removed, before winter build up, or early...
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    Re: uugh, wax moths...

    I freeze all of our frames in our chest freezer, it hits around -20, leave them in for 2-3 days, the freezer holds a lot, around 50 ish.

    I pull them out, put in the honey super, stack up in our...
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    Re: Happy Honey Harvesting Day in Jersey

    I freeze the super frames, put them back in hive boxes, then cover the top box with window screen.
    Some of the frames are stored in plastic tubs I bought from Walmart.

    We have over 500 super...
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    We found a open air hive in October here, 24th, a nice ball of bees, one piece of comb. We cut them down and ended up with a very nice hive. They managed to make it through winter. We had drawn...
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    Try vinyl gloves, I use them exclusively, unless we are moving hives. Makes it real easy to feel the frames and pull them out. Also use the hook hive tool, for me easier to pull the frames out.
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  6. Re: In a dearth, with partial supers. Need to put Apivar strips on.

    We put the supers above the inner cover, the nice little bees started refilling the supers. I am going to try to dehydrate those that have a lot of nectar, spin out those that have just a bit. This...
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    Congratulations................... I love reading your posts! Easy to read, understandable.
  8. Re: will the returning field bees find a home in another hive

    I cover the entrance with it for around a day, sometimes two, the bees need to crawl over, under, around the branch. I usually just tape it on. Usually tape the stem on the box with the branches...
  9. Re: looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    We just put ours in the living room on a table, fan blowing on it, AC running. It takes about 2-3 days to pull the moisture out, drops them to around 17%. No dehumidifier.
  10. Re: After Extracting, what to do with the frames?

    We extract and put the frames right back on the hives. This year the extracted frames were refilled within a few days, our black locust was blooming and no massive rain storms.

    Here nectar flow...
  11. Re: I robbed some of my bees today. I have a few questions.

    We are at the end of our short nectar season. Right now pulling capped and uncapped frames. Usually the nectar is in the 19ish humidity level when they are uncapped, we also get uncapped in the 16...
  12. Re: will the returning field bees find a home in another hive

    We move ours without issue within the apiary from a few feet to 15-20 feet, sometimes more sometimes less. We close them up, move, hang a cut branch in front of the opening and the bees reorient...
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    Re: Bottling question

    I hang a funnel off the honey gate, just sit there and swap bottles as they fill. Usually no drips, no mess, unless my mind wanders and one overfills.
  14. Thread: Moving Hives

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    Re: Moving Hives

    When we move ours a short distance we do the following.

    Lock them down, evening or early morning.

    Strap the hive together. Move them.

    Cut evergreen branches tape onto the box to cover the...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Thanks! nice refresher, we need to it better................We have cut frames in the brood boxes and routinely cut out the drone comb, opening the brood nest. We have not been adding brand new...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    We have managed to get two of the swarm cells to make nice new queens, mated, laying great brood patterns now.

    We have removed a few of the supersede cells put them into nuc boxes see if we can...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Update:

    We went through the want to swarm hives, no swarm cells in all three. But two have now decided to supersede the queen. Three nice on the face cells in one hive two in the other hive. ...
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    Re: Game Cams On Apiary

    I have cams on our hives right now 4 are watching the hives. The rest watch the fields, yards for critter watching just a few watch for people. Mine are wired, a few are wifi. Wifi works it needs...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Thanks for all your comments and great instructions.
    I will let you know how it goes, we check those hives again, mid week. Right now it is raining. Hoping all looks better ie. they are staying...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    The thing that was strange with one of the want to swarm hives, was I found what looked like emergency QC's, small on the face of the comb, nice supersede looking ones, beautiful on the face of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    There was no honey along the top of the brood frames. There was some to the sides of the brood boxes.
    The white wax was up in our honey supers.

    We have one hive that is filling the top brood...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    We were starting to do OSBN, the hives were a bit behind where they usually are this time of year, a wet cool spring. They all had a lot of open drawn comb to lay in, like a full brood box. Most...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    We have 3 hives making swarm cells, so far we have stopped them. We did the OSBN by putting in new partial foundation, cutting out the sides of drawn partial foundation, where they built a lot of...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Thoughts

    How so you grow your own? I need to research this. We have bees at home, no hive beetles, bees 1/2 mile from here, fighting hive beetles, seeing some every time we go into the hive, bees about 20...
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    Re: Accidentally destroyed many queen cells

    Agree drones we have that happen all of the time
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