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    brood break and mites management

    I just went through a hive to pull the queen as a walk away split to help create a brood break in the main hive. At the start of summer, about 2 months ago we noticed the hive's population dropped. ...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018 beekeeping quest

    Rich, have you tried putting a vent on the top box? It has helped mine a lot. I made them from 2x4s cut into 3/4" strips. The additional highth doesn't seem to cause an issue. Sorry to hear about...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    Not sure why someone would say you have to remove it weekly. I have two transition boxes that are almost all mediums with the bottoms drawn to deeps and have been all year. Once the remaining deeps...
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    Re: Hive smell

    There are therapies that involve inhailing the hive air. In some places, people pay to sleep on a cot that is built above a hive. The hive vents into the small room.
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    Re: OAV and honey supers

    I'd take them off. Leaving them on with a barrier will require airing out the brood area before putting the supers back on. Simply pulling a barrier out of the way without ensuring the gas has...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    Food for future thought, I run all mediums to eliminate problems associated with different sized equipment. After some trials, I'm settling on two mediums for the brood area. I hear there are beeks...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    If you are still on a flow and the honey super is full, have they started backfilling the brood box? Queen cell usually refers to a capped cup. Was it an actual queen cell or just a cup? If a cup,...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Please share the findings as you learn of them.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Ouch, that is hot. These are all newly drawn out as well and were shallow. I haven't been able to talk hubby into selling comb honey. *bangs head*

    Did a walk away split today and expanded three...
  10. Re: temporary and inexpensive solutions for coloring hive bodies?

    If you go buy the paint departments it is usually easy to find mistints. It is a great way to get a variety of colors. I use different colors for the brood boxes and landing boards and mix and...
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    Re: Trumps approval of pesticides

    The use of massive mono culture techniques and the seed choices are a large part of the need for pesticides. Example: the natives have a corn that is as productive or more productive than Monsanto...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Harvested a few more boxes today. We seem to be averaging 23# per box. On the low side, but I'll take it. How much are you all averaging per box?
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    Re: Supercedure cells in first year package

    Many things can cause it. She may just not be a good queen. Try getting a nuc from a local next time. p.s. I suggest adding your general location.
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Ditto on the dragonfly issue. The success rate is varied depending on many factors. Once I get into late summer, I forget getting queens back from mating flights. 15% sounds good for the middle of...
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    Many people replace their queens annually. It is a personal choice. Personally, I would not have do it quite the same way, but to each their own. There are several brood break methods that don't...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Good to hear that you are getting some harvest this year. If you decide to, which I think you will, you can bounce back. Are you going to do any post main flow splits?
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Most of NW Florida is zone 8b, but Palmer is correct. I am so close to the Gulf of Mexico to my south and have an additional body of water slightly north of me that I am in a different zone than the...
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    Re: bees bearding

    The thing that concerns me about popsicle sticks is that they leave a long opening for shb to enter. I reduced my entrances and shb numbers dropped. I'm now using a 1x2 frame with a entrance hole...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    That is the best situation. The feral should help provide good genetics and a lack of locals helps keep you from having imported issues.
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    Re: dark brood caps

    That is what I hoped would be said.
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    Re: forced brood break

    psm When do you usually time it?

    What are the chances that the girls will draw out queen cells in the brood box when the queen is moved to the supers?
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    Re: Bottling question

    The honey gate takes a bit of finesse. You have to open it just enough to get a moderate flow and then close it as the bottle fills. There may be a drip on the outside of the filled bottle/jar, but...
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    forced brood break

    I hope my bees take a brood break this summer, but if not, is there a good way to convince them to do so? Is this something that can be bred for? I like the idea of a brood break for varroa...
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    Re: Bee Breed Identification

    The colors tend to be slightly different. However, unless you buy artificially inseminated queens and never allow for open breeding, you will most likely have mutts.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    I have a homeowner about 45 minutes from me that can probably take up to ten hives. The guy next door to him has a hive, which concerns me. I may put robber cages on the hive and offer him one to...
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