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  1. Lots of the answers sound theoretical. The others...

    Lots of the answers sound theoretical. The others sound locally true ("all beeekeeping is local"). So much depends on your goals and methods. I don't think it is possible to say a beekeeper needs x...
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    For what it's worth, JW, I like to put the Nuc on...

    For what it's worth, JW, I like to put the Nuc on one side of the box and put 1 new frame right outside the lart brood frame (roughly the center of the box). They seem to draw more efficiently as...
  3. I think I read that 60% of walk away queens are...

    I think I read that 60% of walk away queens are below average (larvae too old, not optimal conditions...), based on viable and numerous sperm in the spermatheca. I her that "not good" rate goes up...
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    Over thinking. If you already have comb the top...

    Over thinking. If you already have comb the top bar does not matter. They use the neighbor comb as a template and will ignor all triangles and wedges. Just osbn or drop a frame between 2 straight...
  5. Swarm cells with egg, larvae, pupae in them or...

    Swarm cells with egg, larvae, pupae in them or queen cups that are empty? If your mentor sold / gave you a nuc with queen cells you are gonna need a new mentor.... I guess mistakes can happen but if...
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    If it works for Ian it aughta work for us. I'd be...

    If it works for Ian it aughta work for us. I'd be interested to know how many people have had problems with a small colony on top of large for a boost with just 1 qx. Certainly on a flow they seem...
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    I think 1) op was looking for our suggestions...

    I think 1) op was looking for our suggestions which are opinions and I appreciate the opinions. And 2) I think it comes down to size of operation. If you only have 2 colonies then by all means boost...
  8. Lingo: I am hopeful that we can get Walt Wright's...

    Lingo: I am hopeful that we can get Walt Wright's term for Checkerboarding to stick; meaning alternating drawn comb with capped honey. Maybe we need to coin a term like "alternating" when we refer to...
  9. In terms of too late for osbn to be effective at...

    In terms of too late for osbn to be effective at reducing swarm impulse: I had a colony with eggs in queen cells would have swarmed on April 29th, which is too early for us this cold spring. I mushed...
  10. Being foundationless we use osbn by default. The...

    Being foundationless we use osbn by default. The first frame added in the season invariably gets drawn to drone comb. As an experiment I put a super on (with honey as feed in early spring as they...
  11. My brother in law kept bees in a small village in...

    My brother in law kept bees in a small village in upstate NY that did not allow beekeeping (ordinance passed by a former mayor who was allergic). He was last house in the village and kept the bees...
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    I like the boxes and frames to be all the same...

    I like the boxes and frames to be all the same size. It's easker to know what equipment I'll need to take to the yard and it's easier to move frames around to get comb drawn, honey out of brood nest,...
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    Unfortunately truth is blurred now days. Of...

    Unfortunately truth is blurred now days. Of course in politics, marketing, media, and trickle down from there. I am appalled that trump apologists would say he is telling the truth and WaPo and CNN...
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    For expansion I would consider 4 or 5 frame nuc...

    For expansion I would consider 4 or 5 frame nuc best for mating. Make 2-3 frame split into it and add cell. If you don't have a dummy board just fill the box with empty frames (no comb or...
  15. In my opinion it is fine to leave them long...

    In my opinion it is fine to leave them long enough that you are sure she's not mated or she is lost (bird food?). Unless you have a cell to place. It is possible that she gets mated enough to start...
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    JW already clarified: bees don't swarm and...

    JW already clarified: bees don't swarm and supersede at the same time. Imagine: the queen is failing so they want to supercede her. Any bees gonna take off with her to start over?
    So you have less...
  17. I don't know how cool your cool and rainy has...

    I don't know how cool your cool and rainy has been but consider splitting later. Early splits use up the brood and nurse potential for about a month. If you split later that potential has already...
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    If you have resources to make splits use those...

    If you have resources to make splits use those queens while they are free.... When the virgins destroy cells, it's not that the best one wins but that the first one wins. If you make more splits then...
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    When were those nucs installed, did you see the...

    When were those nucs installed, did you see the queen when you installed them? Its a fine line between a nuc that's too weak to sell and one that will swarm if not given more comb. If you had them a...
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    I agree with jw, I would not have sold that...

    I agree with jw, I would not have sold that frame.... For now, put that frame against the hive wall and have them draw comb from the far side, assuming it's nice and straight. When it is warm enough...
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    Fields, thanks! Oops! With all the schools closed...

    Fields, thanks! Oops! With all the schools closed now where do I go to learn how to read? A second box 2 weeks after nuc install is probably right on target! My bad, sorry.
  22. Jim, I'm sure she will clarify and you may be...

    Jim, I'm sure she will clarify and you may be right.... I understood her to say the sugar cans went in the fridge, not the packages of bees....
  23. Well try the swarm trap and keep a lookout for...

    Well try the swarm trap and keep a lookout for swarms. I want to experiment with tbh but have not finished building it. I made it the same length top bar as my Langstroths so I could make a split...
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    I would suggest to what Greg said: it seems they...

    I would suggest to what Greg said: it seems they can build up noticeably faster in spring on narrow frames because fewer bees can take care of more brood. So even if the colony is not small they can...
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    That looks like a 1.6 joule charger. Should be...

    That looks like a 1.6 joule charger. Should be good for bear. Looks like a good set up at a good price. Not sure how long it lasts. Especially the battery. With any solar system, Check regularly and...
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