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    Re: How can I fix a queenless hive?

    Thank you for your suggestion. I moved a frame of eggs and young larvae into the hives to see what happens. Ill give it a few days and check back. Either way the queenless problem will be answered...
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    How can I fix a queenless hive?

    I have 2 hives that appear to be queenless. No new brood or eggs and no queen found after 3 inspections. I have a few very small started nucs. I bought 4 queens and placed them in 3 frame nucs with...
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    Re: How soon after mating flight

    Thanks for everyone's helpful information, it is truly appreciated
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    Re: How soon after mating flight

    They are in a 3 frame, deep mating NUC currently. I was wanting to move them into a 5 frame, deep NUC.
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    How soon after mating flight

    How soon after the mating flight of a new queen can you move the colony to larger quarters. The mating nuc is small and I would like to know how soon I can move the colony into a larger hive to grow....
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    Re: Nicot System-Queen Laying Stage

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. It will be a learning experience for sure.
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    Re: Nicot System-Queen Laying Stage

    Thank you for your reply. The help is greatly appreciated
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    Nicot System-Queen Laying Stage

    Hello Everyone,

    I am attempting to raise a few queens for the very first time and I am going to use the Nicot queen rearing system. My question is after the laying cage has been cleaned and...
  9. Re: How Long Will Queen Live in Shipping Container

    Thanks everyone for the great information. It is a HUGE help
  10. Re: Made 2 Splits with a New Queen in each-Question

    Thank you for your help. I truly appreciate your time and response.
  11. Made 2 Splits with a New Queen in each-Question

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    I am making two splits and will be placing a new Italian Queen in each. I am setting them up in 10 frame deeps with 4 frames of brood each. I will be wedging the queen cage boxes in the...
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    Sticky: Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Thank you for the information. Once the queen is installed and waiting to be released, should the hive entrance be closed or open for the initial 10 to 14 days?
  13. How Long Will Queen Live in Shipping Container

    Have ordered 2 queens to do a late summer split. My question is how long can the queen survive in the shipping box??? I don't want to start the split until I have the queens. The type of split I plan...
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    Re: New Beekeeper Swam Trap Question

    Awesome idea. Thank you for the information.
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    First Hive Inspection

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    I did my first hive inspection on Sunday Aug 30th, exactly 4 weeks since I started them from NUCS. Both hives are doing well with one being very robust. Both have brood,...
  16. Hypothetical Question On Starting an August NUC

    Hello everyone. I'm in my first season and have not gone through a winter yet. I have two hives I have just been focused on getting them as strong as possible and keeping them healthy for the up...
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    Re: New Beekeeper Swam Trap Question

    Thanks for all the great ideas and informational links. I'm looking forward to putting them into action next spring.
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    New Beekeeper Swam Trap Question

    I am in my first season just trying to keep my two hives alive and going. I have started to think head toward next spring. I would like to try my luck at catching a wild swarm or two. I have seen the...
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    Re: Keeping sugar syrup

    How long would 1 to 1 sugar water with Apple cider vinegar last at room temperature? I only have two hives but was wanting to make about 10 days to 2 weeks worth so I wouldn't have to make some...
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    Using the Drone Brood Frame

    I added the second hive body to my two hives today. I am trying the green drone brood frames as a way to help control mites. I placed the frame out the outside edge of the new hive body. My question...
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    Feeding High Fructose Corn Syrup

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    New beekeeper here. I was wondering if anyone has fed their bees high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar water mixture. I was thinking of trying it but wanted to get some pros & cons from...
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    What Kind of Bees Are These

    Hello,

    I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe 4th of July. I am new to beekeeping and just got my first 2 NUCS of bees. I have placed them in their new hives and I am hoping for the best. Can...
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    Foundationless Bee Hives

    I'm new to bee keeping and have found someone who has NUCS for sale. They raise them naturally without chemicals which really appeals to me. His NUCS are foudationless which also appeals to me as a...
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    Re: To Late to Start a Bee Hive?

    Thank you for your help. I have been sent an email to the Bee Barn to see if they have any NUCS. I live in central Kentucky and it would be great to get bees accustom to Kentucky weather. Have a...
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    Re: To Late to Start a Bee Hive?

    Thank you. I'm excited and want to get started. I appreciate to time and response
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