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    Stuff in the honey; what to do

    Is there a solution to over “mashed” mash and strain.
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    This was my second year of extracting and I expected to use a new extractor. It wobbled too much and was useless. I had to...
  2. Re: How long will a hive take to chew through newspaper in a combine?

    Thank you AR
  3. Re: How long will a hive take to chew through newspaper in a combine?

    Yes I cut slits
  4. How long will a hive take to chew through newspaper in a combine?

    How long before the newspaper will be chewed and the hives combined?

    I have a full medium hive with an active queen that I just combined with a queenless hive using the newspaper combine method....
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    The bees worked through the candy plug. Workers...

    The bees worked through the candy plug. Workers were around the cage but gentle. I think they accepted them well.
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    One more question. The queens I purchased are...

    One more question. The queens I purchased are mated and laying. How long after release should I expect to see eggs? Is there an adjustment period or do they usually go right to it?
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    Thank you again for the advice. In the future...

    Thank you again for the advice. In the future I’ll keep that in mind about the possible emergence of the queen causing the take down. I did move one cell but then saw it gone the next day.

    So...
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    Re: Taking queen cells from one hive to another

    Thank you for ll the advice. Both cells have been “taken down”. So now I will be buying two queens.
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    Re: Taking queen cells from one hive to another

    Thank you
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    Taking queen cells from one hive to another

    I have two hives and both are queenless right now. One has started queen cells the other has not, and has no eggs or uncapped larva to do so with. (Actually neither have eggs or uncapped larva at...
  11. Thread: Making nucs

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    Making nucs

    Can I add worker bees from various colonies to make nucs. Or will they fight even though they are queenless in a new home?
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    I am in N.C. so do not need a lot of insulation....

    I am in N.C. so do not need a lot of insulation. But I would like to add the foam board insulation to the top of the hive under the TS outer cover. Should I place the foil wrap towards the hive? Or...
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    What to do after wax moths

    I had some wax moth damage and removed those frames and the box they were in. I put the frames in the freezer (you can see some larva that tried to escape, they were not visible when put into the...
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    Re: How to OAV when bees are bearding?

    I’ve had a similar problem here in NC At dusk I used a spray bottle and squirted them some , most went into the hive, I then blocked the entrance while I applied oav. I figured the handful still...
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    Re: Broodminder hive scale?

    [QUOTE=elmer_fud;1665409]:ot:

    I have a homebuilt data logger on one of my hives.

    Elmer, do you use arduino?
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    Re: Can you make a living with Bees

    If 20 makes him 12,000, then 200 will theoretically make him 120,000. It wasn’t a typo. Now all his assumptions may not work as he scales up, or he may actually have economies of scale and make more...
  17. Thread: Castes

    by Kcnc1
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    Re: Castes

    Caste usually refers to specific roles in a society, occupation and social interaction, and this matches with the drones (or males) who perform certain tasks only.


    There are two sexes, and...
  18. Thread: Castes

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    Re: Castes

    There are 3 castes. One queen ( usually), thousands of infertile female workers and about 15-20% of that number in male drones.
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    Re: Moving to Charlotte, NC area

    I am a backyard beekeeper and have no idea about the commercial questions. I live right outside Charlotte. This is only my second year, so definitely look for others from the area for advice. This...
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    Re: Hello From Raeford, North Carolina!

    Hello Mic,

    Welcome. I am in my second year and learning so much ( but never enough as there is always a new challenge). Great place to help you out.
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    Amen. You can’t field grounders by just reading...

    Amen. You can’t field grounders by just reading a book.
  22. Thread: Tupelo honey

    by Kcnc1
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    Re: Tupelo honey

    Nicole, I believe the tree is being cut down too often
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    Re: Post swarms--trying to develop a plan

    I am in the same position as the OP, second year and had at least one swarm and trying to prevent others. Search on here for a post by specialkayme called checker boarding assistance. One reply...
  24. Thread: Honey already?

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    Re: Honey already?

    Arson, do you have a lot of capped honey already? A super or more per hive?
  25. Thread: Honey already?

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    Honey already?

    I already have a supers worth of capped and at 50% of a second capped with the remaining pretty full of honey. The tulip polars haven’t even bloomed here yet.

    1 is it normal in the piedmont...
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