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    Re: Single Brood Box

    What I do in winter is run single brood alone with no supers so no queen excluder. I put a spacer over the brood box and mountain camp them in case they run out of stores.
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    If the queen is still there remove her and create...

    If the queen is still there remove her and create a small Nuc. Tear down all but the youngest cell unless you can use some in other hives. Come back in 7 days and make sure the one cell is capped. If...
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    Started about 3 days ago here in the foothills of...

    Started about 3 days ago here in the foothills of NC
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    Backfilling of the broodnest

    So hives that swarm seem to always backfill the broodnest. When they get a new queen do they clean the broodnest up so the new queen has somewhere to lay?
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    Queens mated after summer solstice

    Does requeening every year with a new queen mated after the summer solstice help much at swarm prevention the following spring?
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    Re: Bitterly cold but nuc still alive!

    I wouldn't switch to pollen patties ever, really no need for them just a waste of money imho. You will have red maple pollen in VA in february sometime anyway. I'm in foothills of NC and never used...
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    No just honey super

    No just honey super
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    Wax moths in stored supers

    Ok after my bees cleaned out the supers I stored some in my outdoor building stacked up with moth crystals over them. It didn't work and now my supers have wax moths and webs in them. What to do now....
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    Re: Attack of the Yellow Jackets

    It's more fun to light it after pouring, just be careful and use a long lighter.
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    Creating Nucs to sell

    I plan on having the ability to create a few nucs next spring to sell. My question is as far as a queen is concerned what is typical, do you usually just take last year's queen and put her in the...
  11. Re: Darn, accidentally painted our brand new mated queen on the wing, head and antenn

    Lol, I've done the same thing, the queen survived.
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    Re: honey extraction - lots of mediums wet

    I would think in Michigan you would at least need 2 deeps and a medium to overwinter on but maybe I'm wrong.
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    Re: Requeening with Apivar in hive

    Yes, I just did it last week. The new queen is walking around the comb laying eggs now.
  14. Re: Whats the preferred method for feeding pollen substitutes?

    My preferred method is never at all, no need really especially this time of year.
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    Re: Angry Bee question

    Tell her to turn loose of some of that moldy money and get one of these and there is not much need to fear. http://www.ultrabreezesuits.com/
    After she gets the suit, requeen.
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    Re: White clover still going.. Anyone else?

    Still some in the foothills of NC where I have my bees but it's getting a bit burned out. My big hives will be fine in the 3 week derth we have but 5 swarms I'll be feeding like crazy trying to get ...
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    Re: Queen marking cautions

    The first queen that played possum on me is now in the swarm lure gang as well. I had bought a replacement queen and replaced her anyway as that hive was pretty mean anyway and I wanted to calm it...
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    Re: Queen marking cautions

    Wait until you paint one and they play possum on you and you think they are dead. Twice this year both queens laying fine the next day. The first one I even painted her eyes, was a big mess.
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    I used Beequick set them in the trailer and covered them. Right before dark I remove the cover and let the remaining bees fly home. Easy.
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    Re: Marking discs

    Wow those marking kits sure are pricey. Not sure I'd want to do that unless I was queen breeding and really wanted to track a particular queen. I just mark mine with paint for easier spotting in...
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    Re: $50 a quart...

    We sold ours this year for $10/lb. Folks didn't even blink and forked over the $. $50/quart is a bit ridiculous though.
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    Re: Yet another post about my bees

    Slatted rack maybe?
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    Re: Yet another post about my bees

    Yes, I'd be curious as to which mite strips are being used as this theory makes the most sense to me as to why the dying bees.
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    Shipping honey

    For those that have shipped or ship honey, what is the cheapest shipping method you have found for say shipping a 1 lb container?
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    Re: Problem with queen

    Sounds like supercedure to me, the good news is you get a new young queen.
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