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  1. Thread: Illinois

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    Central Illinois, around Pana, 62557. Shook my...

    Central Illinois, around Pana, 62557. Shook my first swarm capture today, May 4th, into a ten frame box and it filled it up! Got it home and on my stands!
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    Enjambres, one more! Ok so I’m doing weekly...

    Enjambres, one more!
    Ok so I’m doing weekly sticky boards and monthly sugar rolls.
    Now for “When” then?

    And I know there’s people here that sell the provap and I apologize and don’t mean harm...
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    Enjambres, ok so I’m toggling between supply...

    Enjambres, ok so I’m toggling between supply website and asking questions. Got the “bee squad” mite testing kit in my cart.
    On sticky boards, they’re sold individually as replacement boards or with...
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    2) enjambres, I have very often heard and read...

    2) enjambres, I have very often heard and read about taking advantage of the broodless period, created from making splits, to do mite treatments. How is this if I purchase or raise a queen, so I’m...
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    1) enjambres, “ Um, how about adding in some...

    1) enjambres, “ Um, how about adding in some monitoring plans to the mix? Otherwise you may wind up treating unnecessarily, which while not the end of the world when using OAV, still, even with a...
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    Apivar spring treatment then what?

    I should be receiving my apivar tomorrow and will get it in the hives immediately. The required minimum 42 days out will put me at May 2 and I plan on starting splits as soon as possible there...
  7. Thread: To Early To Feed

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    Pics of what I’ve been doing as far as feeding....

    Pics of what I’ve been doing as far as feeding. First pic with bricks was when I first started putting out the pollen sub. I put some brood builder out and some ultrabee. The bucket feeder is the...
  8. Thread: To Early To Feed

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    I’m an hour or so east of you and I’ve been...

    I’m an hour or so east of you and I’ve been putting out pollen substitute for a month or so just on days that it’s been around 50 degrees, basically if it’s warm enough for the bees to get out. One...
  9. Thread: Caffeine Lovers?

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    Seen something similar the other day in our...

    Seen something similar the other day in our garbage dumpster. Just happen to be coffee grounds on top and there were bees all over it.
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    cbay >Pretty much mirrors our plans. How many...

    cbay >Pretty much mirrors our plans.

    How many hives are you gonna split down from?
    And what are you gonna split them down into, 3 framers, 5, 4x4ís?
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    Yotebuster >I have 20 4x4 nucs going into winter....

    Yotebuster >I have 20 4x4 nucs going into winter. So far they are all alive and look good.

    Ok so did you actually split down everything you had and make as many 4x4 nucs that you could to...
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    >Any number of hives you are trying or expecting...

    >Any number of hives you are trying or expecting to reach this year?

    It would be nice to get to 40 production hives. Right now my plan is to establish apiaries with 40 full strength colonies each...
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    Nothing but expanding

    Currently have 5 hives that are overwintering good so far. Two of them I overwintered with three deeps and the other two with two deeps. Candy board on all five. Planning on starting syrup and pollen...
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    Where are you getting pre drawn frames. And my...

    Where are you getting pre drawn frames. And my personal opinion is to just install each package by itself. But I like to take everybodies opinion plus read and research, and then draw my own opinion....
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    Re: Queen marking cautions

    Thanks guys. I did let up on the queen marking pad too soon and that's the wet paint you see on her wings.
    I've been looking up trying find if it's a concern about covering up spiracles on their...
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    Queen marking cautions

    I marked my second queen ever today. I've been using a queen marking paint pen and the one handed queen catcher. The queen I marked today just went crazy when I released her. She was trying to...
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    Re: Yellow jackets and angry honey bees.

    I expect others might have more and better answers, but I've come to conclusion that robbing screens should be part of your standard beginning equipment so that you have them when you need them. This...
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    Re: Recent sting hurt like a mother!

    I'm liking gloveless myself. Rubbing alcohol takes propolis off just like that as well. I get stung occasionally but it's just about always from a bee on the opposite side of the frame sitting there...
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    Re: Sugar feed and honey

    Lesson learned!! Once supers are on then no more feeding.

    I'm curious how you determined that you lost a hive to SHB and how you handle them now. Not doubting it but somebody might be able to...
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    Re: anything wrong with feeding "open-air"?

    Well I know I've been thinking about putting pollen feeders out for the bees and maybe for me to sit and watch too, like watching a humming bird feeder. Watched pollen feeding and bee pro pollen...
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    Re: Where's superseded queen go

    Good I'm glad to hear that. I was hoping I could just let the bees be bees. Thanks.
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    Re: Where's superseded queen go

    Colony is from a package start this spring. Queen took off laying for about two weeks and then just completely stopped laying. They made a new queen once but I stole it for a different colony before...
  23. Central Illinois; flow drying up & added robbing screens

    Just saying, my weakest hive was being robbed. I've added a screen to all my hives but I have all the doors open on them still except the one that was confirmed being robbed. I closed that one down...
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    Where's superseded queen go

    I have a hive whose queen had quit laying. I gave them a brood frame and they now have a capped queen cell. The current queen is still present. Will the queens fight or will old queen just live among...
  25. Thread: Drones buzzing

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    Drones buzzing

    I have a hive that was just buzzing the heck out of me two weeks ago so I assumed they were mad so I buttoned them up and left them be for a week. I came back a week later and about the time I was...
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