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    Re: How soon can I introduce new queen

    BurleyBee, you should probably post a few pictures of what you think is wrong. Let some experienced folks take a look. No point in pinching a queen if you don't need to.
  2. Re: What to do with super full of winter feed and drone brood.

    Comb that has been subjected to Oxalic Acid is safe to use for honey. The OA is not absorbed into the wax the way Amitraz (Apivar) is. If you open feed the sugar and have supers on any of your hives,...
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    Hey shinbone, you got bees in those boxes, or did you stack up all your extra supers to make the rest of us jealous?
  4. Re: Removing and then returning queen to stop swarm....

    With the queen gone, and no virgin queens in the works, the hive will not swarm. I would keep the queen and her entourage in a nuc for about two weeks, then do a newspaper recombine. Make sure the...
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    Re: Langstroth 8-Frame space question

    The math says an 8 frame box should be 13-1/2" wide, not 13-3/4". But that is the standard.
  6. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    Sickdog, I see no downside to early swarm trap placement, do you?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    The cool beverges came later while watching the wife fire up the riding mower and cut the grass. And I smoked another cigar in the process.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    After a cloudy and generally yucky day yesterday, today was almost picture perfect. Finished swaping around my supers, shaking bees off the ones with brood, and got the last three queen excluders...
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    Re: Wax moth 'nests'.

    LJ, I thought I read somewhere that those little maggots could digest plastic too. They seem to do a pretty good job of eating my wood frames.
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    Re: Bee of the Day

    Steve, I did not see a link, but it would be great if one could subscribe and have the photo sent directly to their inbox everyday.
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    Re: Best Feeder (top, 8F)

    Mason jar feeders do not drip because surface tension and air pressure hold the syrup back. If the jar heats up, the pressure created by the expandind air or liquid forces the syrup through the holes...
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    Re: When to transfer a swarm box into a hive

    I am with Jack. Always wait until the bees have been pollen foraging for a week or two. Some swarms contain virgin queens and you want to make sure she has gotten mated and is laying before messing...
  13. Re: Brand New Soon to Be Beekeeper With Hive Question

    No inner cover with the hive top feeder, but when you take the feeder off and put the honey supers on, you will want some sort of inner cover. There are options other than the board most of us use...
  14. Thread: Split Timing

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    Re: Split Timing

    I pulled a walkaway split off of what has got to be my strongest hive last weekend, shook off the frames and added a queen excluder and another super. Checked on them yesterday and added a third...
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    Re: Requeen every July?

    Little Joe, the bees know better than we do when it is time to requeen. A hobbyist should go with the flow. Most queens are productive well into their third year, some even longer.
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    Re: removing nuisance bees from water source

    Got to thinking about Linda's other posts and realized that it probably was. Modified the post before I saw yours that confirmed it. Oh well. Would have worked in the old days...
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    Re: removing nuisance bees from water source

    Ala french drain. Get a one gallon flower pot. Dig hole. Put flower pot in hole below grade. Fill flower pot with gravel. Add pvc pipe extention and put into gravel. Cover flower pot with dirt and...
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    Bee of the Day

    This came across my desk and I thought I would share it. Some of the photos are quite good.
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    Re: 2 easy questions

    Welcome to Beesource fracmeister. I do not believe there are any standards with TBH bars as there are with Langstroth frames. Best would be to contact the kit manufacturer for replacements. Or, do...
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    Re: Beginner from Gerald, Missouri.

    Ha, gww is a he. I am sure he was not offended. I find myself suprised sometimes, thinking I am conversing with a guy, only to find out months later that the beekeeper was female. Of course, it truly...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    In VA, all forms of agriculture/farming appear to be exempt. PA is in lockdown yet I just got an order shipped from Mann-Lake's Wilkes-Barre location.
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    Re: Accidental Swarm Catch

    I will play devil's advocate and say that having comb attached to the the top is not an acceptable situation. It must be removed. Now, what to do with the comb? Chances are good the swarm queen has...
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    Re: Entrance feeder vs. top feeder

    Ed, my bees are producing real honey already here just south of you in Richmond. I only have feeders on my splits and weak hives.

    To your question though, add a tsp. or two of annis extract to a...
  24. Thread: Split Timing

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    Re: Split Timing

    Alan, if you have drones, split away. Give them lots of bees but do not overdo it on the brood frames. Chilled brood does not make for more bees. Just one or two frames with eggs and brood and...
  25. Re: Will the Wuhan coronavirus negatively affect the beekeeping industry?

    I would like to call it Covid-19, it's official name, or simply the corona virus.

    I think people that live near large package and nuc producers may see prices go down in their area as the travel...
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