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    Re: The crudest incubator

    And a book shelf too.
  2. Re: Emergency Queen Cells from Mini Mating Nucs

    Only a month, you're ahead of schedule.
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    Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    Sorry to hear.

    Did your dribble escape the hive and start the robbing? Do you know who's hive was doing the robbing? They could be next on the mite hit list.

    Worth a double check on the...
  4. Re: Added a frame of eggs to a split hive, found queen cells and also eggs & larvae

    I have no better explanation than you have.
    I would check for superecedure cells in a week or so but I doubt there will be. Let me know what happens if you would.
  5. Re: Added a frame of eggs to a split hive, found queen cells and also eggs & larvae

    "Has anyone encountered this before?"

    Sure. 35 Days after split is not rare, atypical yes. Funny, we hit the same exact dates. That was the last to lay out of 3 made on the 31st.
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    Here's an old thread about how many LBs. Your probably closer but I'll stick to my point that comb is not cheap, neither is simple foundation....
  7. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Do not want to leave any impression that you will not eventually have to go full Grozzie and find the queen . You do have to get down to the upper brood layer and nurse bees to even start raising...
  8. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Not my idea, if I had a memory I would give credit. Heavy smoke does not just mean a lot of it. Definitely helped with a hive I really did not like going into.

    The original post advised slumgum if...
  9. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Yeah that is a good plan. Sorry the honeymoon period is over, you tell it well.
  10. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Saltybee, so I’m letting the nurse bees that come with the new frames plus the field force of the mean hive raise the new queens in the old spot? Is that a strong enough hive? Yes it is, but that...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    It's just a tool for the tool box. I have a couple of hammers, doesn' t mean I'm not going to look at another
    Foundationless works, foundation works better. Full comb, maybe at the right time.
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  12. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    Got the message. Then do not mess with the frames or opening the hive..
    What I would do in your situation. First make sure they are not being bothered by anything to make them ugly. no robbers or...
  13. Thread: invaders?

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    Re: invaders?

    Can't prove it one way or the other but I believe the drones hang around the hive before the actual mating flights. See the evidence of that best in nucs. Always found that a bit odd.
  14. Thread: invaders?

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    Re: invaders?

    All males dread the shinkage factor.
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    Re: Qeen cell in nuc

    1) I was thinking about still going ahead and putting the nuc into a 10-frame hive as planned and then as long as I saw the queen, I would put her in the 10 frame box and leave the frame with the...
  16. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    I was not entirely clear of your set up but it sounds like you are on the right track. JW is approaching from the find the queen angle, my take is you are looking at it from the steal the nurse bees...
  17. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    I have a bunch of 8 frame medium hives full of bees. Brood frames or just bees?
    No reason to not put mediums in a deep, just some hanging comb that is no problem.

    Vertical split with an excluder...
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    Re: Apple Cider Vinegar in Pollen Patties

    Belief that it increased acceptance and was healthier with the apple cider.
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    So true. So hard to remember.
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    $59 without the frame. Not sure what it means when they say "after the bees get used to it".
    would give late splits a jump on life.

    Curious about actual experience.
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    Re: Oak tree covered in bees?

    Never thought of aphids feeding on acorns though, leaves and young branches for sure.
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    Re: Oak tree covered in bees?

    Propolis

    seen it; no.
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    Re: laying worker, 3 weeks later - a dilemma

    Take any supers and plop it on another hive.
    Divie the other frames up one or two to a customer on the outside edges.

    Or; place a window screen and an empty ( some report chewed feet with just a...
  24. Re: Lost bees after transferring captured swarm

    Me too. Pine seems to work best, though best is so-so.
  25. Re: Lost bees after transferring captured swarm

    Were the bees from the old swarm or just bees from the next swarm?
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