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    Re: Honey moisture question

    If you have it around, Russian olive in May crystallizes in a week or two as well. Re liquify it and it will be solid in 2 weeks. It doesn't always have a flow, but when it does it can be big for 7...
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    Re: I have a good problem

    beeee, if you are using top entrances as an only or main entrance, they will follow the top entrance with their brood nest. They did for me when I had 8 frame and top entrances. With the top...
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    Re: Do colonies ever send out tiny swarms?

    I have had a few very small swarms that I was confident they came from a colony that was superseding. The old queen leaves with a few bees instead of being killed.
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    Re: Top entrances cost too much

    Hello Litsinger. Doing well. I always have the bottom entrance as a main entrance for a hive. If you let them determine that the top is their main entrance, my experience is that they will want the...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    I'm reminded about a guy who bought a pop up blocker on a pop up ad. That's not a good idea. For the record, it wasn't me.
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    gww, I understand your desire not to split or have piles of honey. I remember going from 9 gallons one year to 95 gallons. It was fun to pile up all that honey in 5 gallon buckets, but took a while...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Hi gww, it is good to hear the maple bloom is getting close to me up here. I was expecting by next weekend first pollen with the predicted weather. I am watching the maples closer this year since...
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    It took a few years to get a hive that pounded the honey in. I probably had a similar question as the original post. Then I figured it out it one year.
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    I wasn't thinking you were harsh since there's surely some bragging going on sometimes. When I see a picture of a big stack and wonder how many are empty. I hope that isn't a product of envy.
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Gww, everything is good. I have been quite busy for a few months, but have an easy day today, which means not such a rush. I haven't been on here for some time though. Good honey harvest per hive,...
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    Burley, I have built some tall stacks before to make sure I don't miss some flow, and waiting to see if they'd cap the honey. I am not sure why my bees seem to take their old sweet time capping honey...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    gww, I can relate to you needing to see for yourself about the moths. I tend to just think something won't happen in my case, until it happens. Robbing was my biggest eye opener early on.

    This...
  13. Re: Contradiction: 12 fluid oz per pound or about 12 lbs per gallon?

    You need to forget about volume and just weigh what you are selling to have the proper labeling. When a jar made specifically for honey has a given oz. specification it means the weight of honey it...
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    Re: Longest period of non-laying ?

    Don't know anything about your weather, if it could be the cause, but supersedures can cast a small swarm. Maybe it was that with a failing queen. Hopefully the top box queen won.
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    Re: Fall Extraction Blues

    I started the small room and dehumidifier this year and I also would say yes to that. I have a small back porch, 7 x 8, and put the supers I take off out there on a small tarp and run the...
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    Re: Poorly mated queen?

    I jumped around on the video and it looks like the brood nest has a solid honey dome above it. How often do you check the hive? Signs I see tell me it swarmed almost 3 weeks ago and the last little...
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    Re: Taking Supers off

    I always have a good number of bees in the honey boxes. Though my hives are using a lot more than a deep for brood, , if I reduced them to a single deep right now, I would see swarming in a week....
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    Re: Why would bees be doing this? See picture

    Could be just warm weather bearding, or if they are all drones, they could be officially kicked out.
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    Re: Moving hives

    I think the 3 mile/3 ft rule is a bit overdone. I moved a hive 75 ft around a building and they seemed to find it eventually ok. It was still the closest hive around and I saw some bees hoovering...
  20. Thread: Big Mistake

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    Re: Big Mistake

    I am suspecting that you fed the hive honey and caused robbing, which results in a lot of dead bees and I have seen brood stripped out of a hive during robbing. I wouldn't know if it's the robbers...
  21. Re: Queenless hive with supersedure cells - best approach at this point?

    Just thinking, If you have any flow or are feeding them yet, you could make them swarm again. Watch to see that they have expansion room. I don't feed if there's a flow and they have a could combs...
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    Re: Queenless question?

    There are 3 reasons a colony would make a queen, swarm, supersedure, and emergency. I ma not an expert but here are my simple summaries.

    For a swarm, they plan ahead and normally make drones...
  23. Re: Queenless hive with supersedure cells - best approach at this point?

    :applause: It's always nice and fun to see the new brood after a re queening episode.
  24. Re: New Bee Keeper, New Colony, New Equipment - What Could Go Wrong?!

    One more thing, don't ever introduce a queen to be safe. You probably will be throwing a queen away. You need to first determine if there is no queen in the colony. Queens can stop laying, and...
  25. Re: New Bee Keeper, New Colony, New Equipment - What Could Go Wrong?!

    I haven't been back to this thread till now, but I would say all the cells in your cutout hive are emergency cells and you didn't retrieve the queen from the cutout or it was killed. The queen cells...
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