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    Hives normally only produce about 3 emergency...

    Hives normally only produce about 3 emergency Queen cells. But it is possible for a hive to swarm too
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations
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    You should be able to see Queen cells being built...

    You should be able to see Queen cells being built within 24 hours and if you check in about a week you should be able to see a sealed Queen cell. if you don't see any Queen cells within a week go...
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    If you're on a budget oxalic acid drip method...

    If you're on a budget oxalic acid drip method works. I give them a treatment in November. And I give them three treatments one week apart in the summer after I pull my honey supers off. I've done...
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    You could just do a one frame split one frame of...

    You could just do a one frame split one frame of eggs and sealed brood and one frame of pollen and honey in a 5 frame nuke. Check back in 5 days for Queen cells. If no Queen cells add another frame...
  6. Thread: 4x4 nuc

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    4x4 nuc

    I have one 4x4 nuc that will be needing upgrade soon. Would it be best to place in a single or double
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    Re: Feb 1st? All is well?

    4 doubles 10 frame deeps, 1 single 10 frame deep, and 2 4 over 4 deep frame nucs all bring in pollen on thursday. fed each a quart of syrup. so far all 7 are a live.
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    feeding pollen patties

    it was really warm here in bedford virginia thursday, 75 degrees bees flying and bring in pollen. gave all 7 hives a quart of syrup. they seem to be bring in a lot of natural pollen. i am not sure if...
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    Re: Robbing - Need to Stop it Immediately

    I switch the weak hive to the attacking hive spot and the attacking hive to the weak hive spot. I smoked both hives then moved them. that worked for me, that was about 4 weeks ago. the weak hive was...
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    Re: Whole Sale Price for Brood Frames

    that's a good question. anybody?
  11. Re: the fate of larvae pulled from their cells in inspection?!

    there dead Jim!, worst than dead
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    Re: Real Cheap hive top Nuc feeder

    nipple jar feeders are cheap too. 3/16 tube, ball lid and some solder, hot glue or epoxy. easy to make
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    equalizing hives

    when do you start? is it too soon?
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    Re: where do I turn in my beehive tool?

    I had two hives last spring and made 4 new splits. mites got one hive. the two last splits got robbed out. so I had three but the weakest one died two weeks ago. back to two hives will be starting...
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    Re: Mouse in the house (hive)

    mice go in and out of the hive. I would set a couple of mouse traps around the entrance.
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    Re: Feeding Skim Milk to Nucs

    I don't have that problem with bacteria growth as I only give a one quart at a time(open feed) and I had only two hives last year, this might not would not work if you have a lot of hives . the two...
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    Re: Feeding Skim Milk to Nucs

    I added one egg to each quart of 1 to 1 syrup I used last year , the extra protein seem to help. think I will try 1 pint of skim milk and half an egg per quart this year
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    Re: Feeding Skim Milk to Nucs

    maybe soy milk and sugar syrup?
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    Re: 75 degrees today

    sorry to hear that. know what happen?
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    Re: 75 degrees today

    all hives bring in pollen yesterday. 75 yesterday and for two more days when back down to 55 to 60 highs
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    Re: 75 degrees today

    got 10 pounds of sugar blocks on each of the hives. I will have to wait for them to eat it away first before I can get down into the hives.
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    75 degrees today

    75 degrees today and the bees flying from my three hives. only one hive was bring in pollen and pretty aggressively at that, don't know why the other two wasn't :scratch: ?
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    Re: They didnít make it

    did you treat for mites?
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    Re: carniolan bees

    thanks Joshua, compared to the summer ,they just seem so small. about 20%
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    Re: carniolan bees

    in my three hives looks to be 3 maybe 4 frames of bees each. seems small to me.
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