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    Re: Todays Honey Prices!

    I sell 1lb plastic jars with flip top lid for $10 and I cant keep up with the demand....
  2. Thread: Tulip Poplar?

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    Re: Tulip Poplar?

    I have several next to my garden, just started a few days ago. Black locust still going, clover coming on.
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    Re: Splitting hive and adding new queen?

    I’ll be doing what Vance G said exactly in a few weeks
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    Adding supers????

    I have supers that are full of honey, but mostly uncapped. Would you put a new super on top, or put the new one underneath? Just wondering if it would make any difference in how fast they would cap...
  5. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Caught one of my hives swarming on Saturday, May 6. Breckinridge County, KY 40144
    It had been raining for several days, as soon as it got sunny out, all heck broke loose!!!!
  6. Re: If your hive swarms, and you re-hive it, do you move it to another location?

    Thanks fellas!!!!!
  7. If your hive swarms, and you re-hive it, do you move it to another location?

    I was running my lab around this afternoon and decided to drive by my hives. Good thing I did because I caught one just as it started to swarm. Watched them for a few minutes and they finally...
  8. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Honeysuckle blooming
    Locust in full bloom
    clover starting to bloom
    tulip poplar blooming

    40144 Breckinridge County
  9. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Caught a decent swarm on 4-17 in bait hive about 100 yes behind my apiary. Pretty certain it did not come from one of my hives. Breckinridge County, zip 40144
  10. Thread: Dark queen??

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    Dark queen??

    She is way darker than my other queens! Very gentle hive and she lays a beautiful pattern. Looking at her wings though, she appears to be at least a couple years old? Definitely need to keep her...
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    Re: Kentucky pollen?

    Ill try to check mine today and see if they are bringing anything in. Didn't get a chance to look at them yesterday, was gone all day for sons archery shoot. I lost one hive back in December, the...
  12. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Breckinridge County, 40144
    6/8/2016 5:00 pm

    Large swarm found by a buddy of mine while bush hogging. About 5 feet off the ground in a oak tree.
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    Question about supering...

    When you have a super that is close to being finished, do you put another on top of it, OR put another in its place and move it above it? I'm getting close to this situation and have never had...
  14. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

    Huge swarm caught in a 10 frame deep bait hive on Tuesday, April 19th in Breckinridge County, KY. Zip 40144. Not sure what time of day they moved in.
  15. Re: KY Beeks: warm enough for splits or checkerboarding?

    I found two dandy looking queen cells on one of my strong hives Saturday. Went ahead and pulled it, along with a couple brood frames. Got a frame of honey, made the split. Drones walking around in...
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    Opinions please...

    I would guess we are about 3 weeks early in my neck of the woods as far as spring goes. I have a buddy that overwintered a colony that was from a swarm I gave him in June. It is loaded with bees,...
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Mine smell exactly like butterscotch! Makes me want to dive in and get a handful! I checked supers on Monday, I have about 20 or so full medium frames I'm going to extract this weekend. This will...
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    Re: What do you think, Orientaion or preswarm.

    I would agree with the above post.....
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    Re: Catching swarms the easy way.

    I've had 3 swarm traps out for a few weeks and haven't caught a thing!!!!!
    Happy for you though :)
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    Re: Do you inspect during a flow???

    One more question....

    Last year I picked up a nuc from Kelly's on April 18th. It built quite rapidly into 2 deeps and I placed a medium super of new foundation on it around early June. They drew...
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    Re: Do you inspect during a flow???

    Thanks for the sage advice!!!!!
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    Do you inspect during a flow???

    We are in a good flow right now, but also in prime swarm time. I'm wondering if you all inspect your hives every 7-10 days during a flow to keep on top of things, or do you just let them do their...
  23. Re: Anyone have the link to Walter T. Kelley's Foundationless Frames?

    You will be in my neck of the woods tomorrow! I work in Grayson County.
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    Re: Confused about queen piping I heard in my hive

    I have nearly the exact same thing going on in one of my strong hives that started as a nuc. Lots of bees, 6-8 capped queen cells both in the middle and bottom of the frames. Not a whole lot of...
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    Re: 1st Swarm of the Year

    Yes sir, I have 4 ready to go!!!!
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