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    Re: Adding Queen to split

    One way to do it is go back into the hive on day four post split. Look for any queens cells that are capped or appear much further along than any others. Destroy those and allow the younger queen...
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    Re: Adding Queen to split

    Good chance of it. Takes them about a day to start queen cells. As long as they have not started making a queen, your added queen should be accepted.
  3. Re: Why is a Langstroth # body the width that it is?

    I am sure that in Langstroth's day, a 10" wide board was actually 10" and one needed the extra 3/8", 3/16" on each side, to true it up.
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    Re: Stupid bee math, and size of a bait hive

    When I frequent a business, I look at the posting on the door. If they are asking me to please wear a mask, I will. If they demand that I do, I either take my business elsewhere or enter without,...
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    Re: If bees were paid the minimum wage

    Y'all are nuts. I pay my girls piece work, one penny per 1/4 teaspoon. Most do not live long enough to cash the check. Some never show up to collect it. Cuts down on expenses, but all those 1099's...
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    Re: Adding Queen to split

    No, but placing a mated queen in a split you made several days prior will probably result in a dead queen. Either put the queen in tomorow or wait at least a week and tear down any queen cells the...
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    Re: Moldy honey supers

    I think a dunk in a strong bleach solution and a good rinsing afterwards would take care of the mold. Drawn supers are too valuable to scrape down over a little mold.
  8. Re: Recently Installed Nuc into my 1st Long Lang.... No Drawn Comb after 2 Weeks!!!

    Welcome to Beesource Brittany. Are you feeding them? You say the flow has not started and it is a new nuc.
  9. Re: Hive Inspection - Questions about burr comb and bottom board (Screened)

    My hives are arranged in a square pattern, generally aligned magnetic east/west, north/south. Magnetic deviation is 10 degrees W. I have never noticed more burr comb in the north/south facing hives....
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    Re: Bees crawling inside of hive top feeder

    Dittos, Keep feeding until all the frames are drawn. If you let the feeder run dry, shake out the bees and fill it back up. Might not hurt to put on some pollen patty too. You should get 3 medium...
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    Re: Bees in saltwater pool.

    When you say saltwater, are you talking about the little chamber next to the pump and filter that you pour rock salt into? Or is this saltwater like the ocean? The system into which one pours rock...
  12. Re: Hive Inspection - Questions about burr comb and bottom board (Screened)

    :eek:
  13. Re: Any guesses? Swarm took 6 weeks to start laying?

    Most likely you accidentally transferred the queen from the other hive. Check that hive to see if there are queen cells started.
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    Re: Size of 8 Frame Langstroth

    Eight frame equipment varies in size from manufacturer to manufacturer. According to my cut sheet, an eight frame telescoping cover should measure 15-3/4" wide by 22" long. Yours is just slightly...
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    Re: Split hive never raised new queen

    You did not specify the dates, but a hive could take over a week to create a queen cell you could see with the eggs. You should probably put the original hive into a nuc to tighten them up a bit....
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    Re: Do Queens keep growing?

    My take, maybe someone else knows better, but a queen that is caged and not laying will slim down a bunch. Once she is out of the cage and in full production mode, she will regain her full size.
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    Re: Moisture Content

    Never ran into that problem before. How you handle it probably depends on how many frames you have. Just thinking out loud, but I might consider wrapping a few frames in a damp towel and place them...
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    Re: Ants and larvae

    Not really. Just scrape the board off periodically. Unlike the SHB larvae, wax moth larvae do not pupate in the ground so exposure to the sun will kill them. The big ones make good bait for bream...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    If you saw me working outside without a shirt on, you would swear you found him.:D
  20. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Virginia

    Gawd, I hope not! Only have four more nucs to sell to get back to the low 20's for a hive count. Summer splits will bring me back up close to 40. I'ma no wanna so many bees!
    The swarm traps are for...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hmm, tanging. Russ, wanna join me on a snipe hunt?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt
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    Re: Can anyone explain this?

    Trin, I have no evidence to corroborate this, but my belief is that the bees kicking the drones out in late spring is a sign that the swarming urge has passed. They will maintain a much smaller drone...
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    Yeah, I still have a hive that is either drone layer or laying worker. Have not see a queen so I suspect LW. Will be doing summer nucs soon and will give the swapped hive thing a try.
  24. Thread: Virginia

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    Re: Virginia

    Good for you. The trap I have at work still has not landed a swarm but has had good activity every day. What gives? Maybe the girls will surprise me Monday.
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    I do not know that to be true or not. Do you have anything to support it? Sounds like it would work, but instead of a bait hive, just move the target hive to the old location. If one were doing a...
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