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    Stacking on supers?

    Probably a frivolous question but I will be stacking on a medium of drawn comb and a deep of just foundation does it matter the order what’s the most effective way. I want to say drawn on top so they...
  2. I think it did bee classes are cancelled I don’t...

    I think it did bee classes are cancelled I don’t know the truth but I heard a lot of packages died from shipping incidents. Honey sales may be strong though if we get out of this by June.
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    50 colonies. I’m leaning towards just mixing in a...

    50 colonies. I’m leaning towards just mixing in a 55 gallon drum and hauling it in 5 gallon buckets to open feed. Two yards I’m thinking 5 5 gallon bucket feeder types So one per five colonies. And...
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    what ratio for bleach like table spoon per 5...

    what ratio for bleach like table spoon per 5 gallons or what. And to cut 2-1 to 1-1 would be 1-1 water with 2-1 syrup... math is hard
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    How to make feeding less of a chore?

    My issue with feeding is I don’t want to be cooking up syrup every couple days and 1-1 will ferment or sour if left unused. Is it possible to mix up a drum to have on hand I’ve seen some mentions...
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    If you have an inner cover you can almost just...

    If you have an inner cover you can almost just screen both sides of the hole and you got a double screen maybe just widen that small entrance if desired
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    Vance the double queen excluder idea is great.

    Vance the double queen excluder idea is great.
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    The tops in the picture I got pretty cheap so I...

    The tops in the picture I got pretty cheap so I have maybe 100 of them they are 5/8ths I believe and can be used as a bottom so I just took a hole saw and put two holes and covered in screen and...
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    Well I’m open to doing it now I just figured...

    Well I’m open to doing it now I just figured disrupting during the flow would not be ideal seems like I got it backwards
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    They are easy to make I made 20 in a few hours...

    They are easy to make I made 20 in a few hours there are some you tube videos you can easily figure it out
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    I wouldn’t discard old queen until I knew new...

    I wouldn’t discard old queen until I knew new queen was successful and laying. And yes I was planning to keep flipping door to get foragers from top going down into Lower colony to keep population...
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    Double screen board requeening method

    My question is on overall efficiency of my plan and how re combining the two colonies will go not the actual process of using emergency cells as queens (I understand the pros and cons).

    My goal or...
  13. Thread: Moving hives

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    Golden rod is a wonderful flow the honey...

    Golden rod is a wonderful flow the honey crystallizes extremely fast and turns rock hard so not great for consumption or sale but great for overwintering bees. I move 20-30 hives a few times a year I...
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    Mite transfer when moving bees

    I’ve treated one yard for mites they are on a massive white Dutch clover bloom and doing fantastic. I would like to move some other hives I have not treated yet due to a apparent shortage and...
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    @ Matt Davey I have two hives that built about a...

    @ Matt Davey I have two hives that built about a dozen swarm cups on the bottom of the top box should I rotate the boxes are they determined to go now or just getting ready for later
  16. Did you read he wants to split twenty colonies...

    Did you read he wants to split twenty colonies out and instal queen cells I cannot comprehend how you can even say it would lead to as fast of build up as installing a mated queen. At first bees will...
  17. Well good luck if it fails I’m sure there are...

    Well good luck if it fails I’m sure there are plenty of people ready to sale more bees lol. $3000 for 100 queens is a small investment for 100 hives especially coming from a colony sliced 5 ways....
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    Great video I was wondering about the blade...

    Great video I was wondering about the blade spacing it seemed kind of wide but appears to have worked. You probably convinced me to purchase.
  19. Good luck please report back how it went. Maybe...

    Good luck please report back how it went. Maybe my area or my lack of skills but giving a thin nuc nothing but a queen cell is not a good start. Even if she hatches in 2-3 days then after 4 days...
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    Canola / rapeseed frost

    Me being from the south and seeing a gigantic field of canola I got very excited and moved a few colonies next to it.... enter winter this morning it frosted about 30-32f for maybe 3 hours while the...
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    Everything seems to be going good. I pulled some...

    Everything seems to be going good. I pulled some brood frames and made a cell starter colony which helped to. I think I should be good. 🤞
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    And also I’d like to requeen hives but I’m having...

    And also I’d like to requeen hives but I’m having separation anxiety I’d like to save the old queens just in case as long a feasible. I have about 40 hives and ten nucs if that helps judge your...
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    Queen banking

    I’ve been trying to find reputable beekeepers at least in my mind reputable who have a YouTube video on queen banking but haven’t had much luck. I guess those guys are selling them as fast as they...
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    You don’t have to worry about it. What’s your...

    You don’t have to worry about it. What’s your other option no bees? I have mine by cotton they do fine. The only time the bees will be out there foraging is when they bloom. In most cases the...
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    @Deb I’m guessing it’s light colored ive never...

    @Deb I’m guessing it’s light colored ive never extracted it I hear it crystallizes fast and I’ve just always used it to build up bees for splits

    @matt I’ll have more pictures this weekend all 40...
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