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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Visit to the farm last 2 days. All bees, and my Angus were doing well. A friend wanted some queen cells. He didn't come and get them. So I had 3 frames with cells. Added them to 2 new nucs, as that's...
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    Re: How much is too much drone brood?

    Cclady, I went into winter with 5 hives. All made it through winter well. In past 2 weeks I've made a serious jump in hive count. I'm at 13 right now. Could be more, I'm just low on equipment. All...
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    Re: How much is too much drone brood?

    Cclady, I'm a fan of drones. I think the bees make them for a reason. I usually have 2-3 frames of drone brood in my med. Lang hives. 3 rd year beeknhere, so inlet the bees do what they do best. As...
  4. Re: New to beekeeping this year very excited

    Welcome Brian, your about to have some fun. Also, learn allot too. Except for the occasional sting. Lots of great folks here to help you along the way. Hope you found a local beek club. It will...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Went to farm today. Checked on all bees/hives. The 3 splits I did on the 18th looked in good shape. I didn't find any queens, and no queen cells. Of course there were lots of bees in this splits, so...
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    Re: Will Remove Bees for TP!!!

    Lol, good one !!! 🤣
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    Re: Supplemental Feeding

    If you want allot of honey production, you gotta make lots of bees. I'm in no. Alabama, and I try to start feeding and supplementing 1 month prior to bees brooding up for the flow. Same prior to...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Jw, that's great all six are moving to new homes. Next year should be good for your bee sales, if ya can make a bunch of nucs up by summer end. It is a bit costly to get into bees, and then upkeep or...
  9. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    Say to go there!!! Decatur, and Cullman hives.
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Will be checking for q.cells in my 3 splits tomorrow. Will cut out all but 2 from each hive. Will make more splits from these. Also, have 2 hives to do splits from also. Will do a thorough inspection...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Thanks guys for the advice on this. I will go over my books to get a better picture of situation. Mostly lumber, and feed. Time is not kept up with as i should. It was a.hobby first year,.now looking...
  12. Re: Swarm in a high chimney - suggestions for removal?

    Wow, 3 stories up... lighting the gas fireplace on probably won't do anything. As the flu isn't to carry smoke or heat up. Just a vent for unburnt gas. I think gas burns 99.7 % clean. Also, next to...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Honestly, most folks in my area seem.to avoid the 10.00 Mark. Some will I'm sure. A friend of mine, sat on several cases of honey for almost 1.5 yrs. And was a great light colored honey. Was...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    I know the feeling j.w. I thought I had enough equipment too. Actually I did... lol I had the inspiration to grow em early this year, and make more !!! So, I'll be starting up production line 😉. I...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Did a fast look at hive splits I did the other day. Just popped the inner cover. Didn't disturb the nest or look for q.cells. looks as the bees are populated well. Saw a few bees entering 1 hive....
  16. Re: I have a cut-out, but no brood to give to them. How can I get them to stay?

    I agree with J.W. a.cutout and or a removal should have been getting comb, honey, brood ect. Out of the cavity removed from. Did he keep all the brood, and honey for himself, and not give anything to...
  17. Re: Do you need to rewax plastic foundation if you pressure wash the frames?

    I'd relax foundation. Melt wax, and paint brush it on, if lots use a paint roller, or a smaller cigar paint roller.
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    Re: the best tactic: a switch or split?

    Mitch, sounds like tour hives are normal. Bees moving up through winter. They will follow resources. Im a 3 year beek, so.... this is what works foe me. Thorough hive inspection on a very nice day....
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Thank few. Working at it. 😁
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    Went into 3 of my strongest jives today. Full inspection. Lots of resources, pollen,honey, sugar syrup, and tons of brood. Capped, larve, and eggs. Nice looking queens, no queen cells at all. Lots of...
  21. Thread: Bad Day

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    Re: Bad Day

    I'm no expert on this.but, questions to ask.. it's early spring for some folks. Are the bees doing spring cleaning? How is the hive populated since you found the dead bees? Any chemical spraying...
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    Re: New North Bama Beek

    Hi Ron, havnt seen ya around in a long time. Any updates on the Bees? Are you still keeping Any? Let us know, thanks, rich
  23. Thread: Alabama

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    Re: Alabama

    Pollen flowing well in Jones Chappell, Cullman al. Bright yellow and light orange in color. Bees tearing it up, in between rain/monsoons were getting.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Hoping for eggs !!!
  25. Re: Migratory tops, 10 frame covers on an 8 frame box

    As all have stated, the 10 frame size will work quiet well, and the bees don't mind at all. Just put a block on top, and it will be there till you remove it. Good luck, rich
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