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    Thanks for the input! I'm gonna shop for some...

    Thanks for the input! I'm gonna shop for some queens and then give it a try!
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    Making nucs in July?

    I'm in North Central Kentucky and am considering making two five frame nucs using my five hives. They're all strong and none are first year hives. Has anyone else made nucs in summer? We are entering...
  3. Re: Massive, colossal nuc failure. What are our options now?

    What was the outcome? Were there more queens on later inspections?
  4. Thread: Kentucky

    by StacieM
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    Re: Kentucky

    4/28/17
    SW Pendleton Co.
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    Re: Plasticell vs Acorn foundation

    Thanks everyone! I went with Acorn!
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    Plasticell vs Acorn foundation

    Preferences or opinions? I keep reading rave reviews about Acorn. I have 20 frames with Plasticell on my hives now. First year with them, so I don't know if I can rate them yet.

    I need 40-50...
  7. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    04/04/2017 swarm call from Harrison County
    04/20/2017 swarm call from Grant County
    04/24/2017 swarm call from Madison County
  8. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Honeysuckle
    Locust fully budded with just a few blooms starting
    41003
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    Re: Using old frames

    Why do you want to get rid of drawn comb? All brood comb turns dark. It's normal.
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    Re: had to walk away mid transfer

    Were you suited up? I know some people don't wear a suit, but when installing bees (especially bees you haven't met before), it would be a good idea to be properly dressed. Even a nice hive can be...
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    Upper entrace for honey supers?

    I have bottom entrances, but in recent years have been transitioning to adding top entrances on the cheap. I've drilled small holes in supers with some success. I have currently been using a paint...
  12. Re: Temperature guidelines when opening up hives?

    My usual guideline is 55 degrees. However, on a bright day where the hive is in the sun and bees are flying, I might get in when its just a bit cooler. On the flip side, if it is breeze (especially...
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    Anyone plant Pentas for bees?

    I was at the Cincinnati Zoo last weekend and noticed one of their flowers attracting lots of attention from both honeybees and mason bees. The zoo has mason bee houses and honeybee hives.

    The...
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    Re: Refractometer - honey has low reading

    Did you take readings from throughout the bucket, or just a sample off the top? Because honey at the surface may dry out, but when stirred and mixed back you may get closer to the original reading. ...
  15. Re: Putting a box back on a Langstroth without killing bees

    Working slowly is the key. I sit the front of the top box along the back edge of the bottom box and slide, SLOWLY forward. Bees aren't stupid. They will get out of the way. Slow and steady works...
  16. Thread: bee house

    by StacieM
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    Re: bee house

    Here in Kentucky, honey is considered an agriculture product and your extracting/bottling isn't regulated unless you sell 1800 pounds of honey a year. If you sell more than that, you have to have it...
  17. Re: Have you seen swarms carry hive beetles? How can I be sure to not introduce SHB

    I caught a swarm this spring with SHB. I noticed that when I shook the swarm off of the branch and in to a tote and the bees were marching in, a few SHB marched in as well. It was the first time I...
  18. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Black locust just starting (earlier than usual)
    Berry, KY (Pendleton Co)
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    Re: What to expect from beekeeper associations?

    I have been a member (and former president) of a local association for four years. Ours charges a small fee ($10 yearly per family) to be a member. Perks of paid membership are FREE use of the...
  20. Re: What assumptions can I make from pollen coming in?

    Can't say they are queenless for sure. But after 15 days in a hive, I would expect to see eggs. Could mean that you didn't get the queen. Could mean that the queen was a virgin. Could mean...
  21. Re: The 2 frame extractor blew out my medium foundationless comb...

    Even wired frames with foundation can get blown out in an extractor. There is a trick to doing it just right. You have to start out very, very slow. When the comb is full of honey it is very heavy...
  22. Thread: Too many bees

    by StacieM
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    Re: Too many bees

    Your bees are saying they need room. Either make a few splits or add a few supers. I am in Kentucky and will be supering my hives this weekend. The early spring and early blooms mean my bees are...
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    Re: How long do new packages take syrup?

    The most important thing to remember about new packages is that they have no resources. And unless you are replacing a dead out, they likely have no comb. And this early in the year, people are...
  24. Re: What assumptions can I make from pollen coming in?

    I assume more about a hive not bringing in pollen when it is readily available than I do about a hive bringing it in. Bringing it in means pollen is available and the weather is good enough to...
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    Re: New KY Bee Keepers

    Welcome! What part of KY?
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