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    Re: Drone laying Virgin Queens

    The reason I asked the question is I got a package April 5 out of Georgia and in 2 weeks it was obvious that she was only laying unfertilized eggs.
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    Re: Drone laying Virgin Queens

    Well after some research I found my answer in the book: "Mating Biology of Honey Bees" If a queen does not get matted she will start laying in 35 to 42 days. Of course these will be unfertilized...
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    Drone laying Virgin Queens

    How long does it take a virgin queen to start laying if she does not get mated? I know if she doesn't get mated she will be a drone laying queen.
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    Re: insulation box

    I make a box that I sell locally. Here is the site if you want to see what it looks like: www.thehivetopper.com

    If you want to make one yourself it is a medium super turned upside down. I like...
  5. Central Ohio Beginner Beekeeping Classes 2018

    Join the the Knox County Beekeepers Association for their Annual Beginners Beekeeping Classes.

    Beginning Beekeeping One February 10, 2018
    Beginning Beekeeping Two February 24, 2018
    Classes are...
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    Re: 2018 drawing super plan

    I like to have them in one deep and then add a second empty deep in the spring. When they start drawing the second deep and putting brood in it I put the queen in the bottom supper and add and...
  7. Re: Reminder for first winter beeks on the importance of hive ventilation.

    I have used a vent box filled with fine wood chips over the last 8 years and it works great for slowly ventilating air and moisture out of the hive. In fact I got tired of everyone in the club...
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    How long does a queen have to get mated?

    We have had a lot of early swarms this spring from a mild winter and early warm weather but now it has turned cold. How long does a virgin queen have to get mated until she is too old?
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    Re: Need 100-150+ packages..

    Respectfully David, I am not the one selling the packages but I am a consumer of packages and at least with these packages I have an average loss of about 10%. My typical overall apiary losses are...
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    Re: Need 100-150+ packages..

    Call Simpsons Bee Supply. They are getting a load from California in late April.
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    Re: Knox County Beekeeping Class CENTRAL OHIO

    Beginning Beekeeping TWO has been changed from March 11th to March 25th.
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    Knox County Beekeeping Class CENTRAL OHIO

    Join the the Knox County Beekeepers Association for their Annual Beginners Beekeeping Classes.

    Beginning Beekeeping One February 11, 2017
    Beginning Beekeeping Two March 11, 2017
    Classes are 9am...
  13. Re: Introducing a queen for first time - please help

    This is a tough one. And know one can answer it for certain. I would say if you give her a couple more days and then release her she might be ok. At this time of year I like 4 to 5 days before I...
  14. OHIO Beginner Beekeeping Classes (Knox County Beekeepers Association)

    The Knox County Beekeepers Association is having their annul beekeeping classes.

    Beginner Class February 13, 2016, 9 am to 3 pm

    Advanced Class March 19, 2016 9 am to 3 pm This class is an...
  15. Re: Honey that burns your throat and tongue for over an hour after trying it?

    I have had two experiences similar to this. One 6 years ago and one this year. With mine it is what I call hot honey and produced here in Ohio. It tastes sweet but when it hits the back of your...
  16. Re: Ohio Beekeeping Classes (Knox County Beekeepers)

    We still have room available for the Advanced Class March 14th, 2015

    Here is the agenda:
    9:00 to 9:05 Introduction Jeff Gabric
    Beekeeping: “Know the Rules and Learn the Art”
    9:05 to...
  17. Ohio Beekeeping Classes (Knox County Beekeepers)

    The Knox County Beekeepers Association is having their annul beekeeping classes.

    Beginner Class February 7, 2015 9am to 3 pm

    Advanced Class March 14, 2015 9am to 3 pm This class is an...
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    Re: Feeding 2:1 Sugar Mix

    There are 3 main reasons to feed. One is to keep your bees alive. One is to draw comb. One is to increase their stores for winter. At this time of the year, if their brood chamber comb in all...
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    Re: Leaving enough honey

    Back to your original question. Only leave your 3 medium brood boxes for winter. There is adequate space in 3 - 8 frame medium boxes to over winter a cluster of bees and their stores. Do Not leave...
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    Re: Cold Installation

    Thanks for all the advice. We received over 1300 packages last night at our local bees supply and the high today is going to be 46 degrees. Below is the advice I gave our local bee club members.
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    Cold Installation

    Has anyone had experience with package installation in the cold weather. Looks like weather in the mid 30's today and 22 degrees tonight and not warming above 50 until tomorrow afternoon. If...
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    Re: Who is Capping the Brood?

    Thanks guys, all good information and good reading links. Michael, I had not heard that they use the cocoons before but it makes sense.
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    Central Ohio Begginer and Advanced Classes

    Knox County Beekeepers Association is holding it annual Beginner and Advanced Classes.

    We have scheduled the Beginner Class for February 8th, and the Advanced Class for March 8th. Donít be afraid...
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    Who is Capping the Brood?

    Simple question: Are the workers capping the brood or are the lava spinning their own cap?
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    Mega Bee Patties

    I have a few nucs that seem ok on honey/sugar water stores but light on pollen. If Mega bee patties are fed know will they store them in their cells?
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