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  1. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    I'm going to try something new this year. Taking...

    I'm going to try something new this year. Taking a bucket of dry sugar and spooning it into the open cells of comb. Once properly filled, spraying some water onto them just to be slightly damp. I'll...
  2. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    This makes me feel a lot better. I had in my mind...

    This makes me feel a lot better. I had in my mind that it would take a long time to fill up a hive but a month seems like plenty. I'm definitely requeening these guys next year. I dream of having...
  3. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Do you find they use them better if their super...

    Do you find they use them better if their super hard or if they're more crumbly? Or does it not matter?
  4. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Do you get issues with breaking comb trying to...

    Do you get issues with breaking comb trying to stuff the wet sugar in there?
  5. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Top bar hive, total volume about 40 liters,...

    Top bar hive, total volume about 40 liters, similar to a langstroth deep. About 5 frames of brood, and another 7 just empty comb. No easy way of feeding the required amount just from an inside feeder...
  6. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Bone dry nuc

    September's finished,and one of my new nucs from this summer has an enormous population of healthy looking bees and fresh eggs, but not a drop of honey in the hive. I'm sure the genetics of the queen...
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    Yup I'm actively getting rid of English ivy. The...

    Yup I'm actively getting rid of English ivy. The only flowering form is when it's mature on a tree anyway. Too bad clover can't compete in the shade
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    Shade ground cover nectar

    Hi all, I think it's a lot of fun to plant for bees and I like the maximize every niche in my yard. I have a large section of shady ground and I wanted to try to see if I could make it attractive...
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    I'm in Toms River and kept bees here for about 4...

    I'm in Toms River and kept bees here for about 4 years. I've never had an appreciable fall flow here in that time, hope it's just bad luck but I think it's likely just lack of goldenrod and aster in...
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    Mosquito spray companies

    Hey guys and gals. I've had a thought as I drive around my suburban town.i feel as if the signs for mosquito authority, mosquito Joe, mosquito shield and the like have exploded in the last couple of...
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    Minimum nuc size

    Hi all, I know this topic has come up in the forums a few times but im wondering if anyone has new thoughts on the issue. I've got 4 foot top bar hives which I am making two foot nucs out of. They've...
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    Do you find bees prefer to supercede towards the...

    Do you find bees prefer to supercede towards the tail end of the main years flow or is it equally likely throughout the year?
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    Yup, not sure what I was hoping I would see, an...

    Yup, not sure what I was hoping I would see, an empty capped cell? I guess if they were to break them down, it would likely have been before they were capped
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    Single swarm cell

    Hi everyone, weird observation I noticed today on my inspection of my overwintered top bar hive. It's a prosperous hive I have been managing to prevent swarming all spring and I came in yesterday to...
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    Hey Greg I was reading your other thread about...

    Hey Greg I was reading your other thread about taking your honey from your dead outs. Have you done that with log hive dead outs as it seems like a good way of having treatment free hives as swarm...
  16. Thread: 2019 Goals

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    I built 8 top bar hive swarm traps this winter,...

    I built 8 top bar hive swarm traps this winter, hope I can't least catch a couple. Anything empty I'm hoping on grafting Queens and making mating nucs to overwinter into. If I've got time then log...
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    Sticky: The one issue I could imagine with keeping...

    The one issue I could imagine with keeping hardware cloth on all year round is I wonder if it would decreasedproductivity as it's an obstacle that the bees would always have to pass around on their...
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    Yup rectangular seems the way to go. Which leaves...

    Yup rectangular seems the way to go. Which leaves burning out a log or rotten inner logs as less than ideal. I think part of the appeal of the log hives is the levels of insulation you can get on the...
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    Nice hives. How did you hollow out your logs?...

    Nice hives. How did you hollow out your logs? Have you ever thought of the process of ever having to move the hives with an active colony in them?
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    That's a great idea and probably a lot more...

    That's a great idea and probably a lot more practical than mine. Two questions, what internal volume are you using on these traps and what height are you setting them at?
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    Log hive design

    Hi all, I'm mainly a top bar hive keeper but as I'm looking for outyards to increase my numbers, I feel that top bars will be difficult to manage on an irregular basis. I happen to have a black...
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    Ahh so it probably would work best as a cell...

    Ahh so it probably would work best as a cell builder then right before a major flow. Let them build a bunch of Queens and have an enormous population all at once with hopefully a decreased chance of...
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    Queen cell requeening

    Hi there, I've found mixed answers to this question but nothing definitive (as everything in beekeeping). I was thinking about an easy and low risk way of requeening many hives at a time. I feel that...
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    Extra hole for honey production

    Hi there, one thing i think I've seen as a problem with top bar hives is that bees don't like going past the first few honeycombs, almost as if it forms a cap. I'm wondering if all the traffic at the...
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    Queenless production colony

    Hi everyone, long time lurker first time poster. I had a thought on what might create the ultimate honey producing hive, one in which open brood never had to be cared for. It would start by taking a...
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