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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    Starting to feed again in SC and about a month earlier than normal.
    5 days of 70 degree weather and the cabinets are down about 1/2 of its capacity and now a couple more weeks of 30 degree temps....
  2. Re: Conditions for early splits w/purchased queens

    Located also in central SC I usually use these guidelines for early splits..

    1. average out all my hives first. I find i usually have hives that come in threes (strong, average/or par or growing,...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    I have been using OAV for a couple of years now and this year bought the $500 tool to try and make things easier for me.
    Things I've found out, or realized -

    It's not a 'sure' kill - even with...
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    I get it from a guy in Lancaster who gets it...

    I get it from a guy in Lancaster who gets it directly from his work place.
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    HFCS feeding and ratios

    Hello.

    I've discovered a source for HFCS this past summer and have been feeding my hives as a mixture of approx 25% HFCS/H20 with a little mann lake pro health added. The bees have been doing...
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    OA and mite count question

    Hello all fellow beeks.

    I treated 17 hives last fall, in the September time frame with 3 rounds of OA. they were left to over winter, with plenty of honey stores and the occasional supplemental...
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    Re: 3/4 shim/spacer for feeding patties

    I use the left overs from 1x12 to make my shims with. sometimes they are larger, sometimes they are smaller. as I usually only have them on for a few weeks to a month or so, I don't really worry...
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    Re: Stacked Mating Nucs

    Lauri,

    Not wanting to sideline this discussion but am curious about your 'direction' of the deep boxes - specifically why you have made the deep box 'split' so that you can have 8 frames, instead...
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    Re: Gimme your best pitch.....

    sounds like great starter wood, or 'fat back' lighter. people pay good $$ for this kind of thing...

    :) :)
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    Re: pallet clamp or hive clamp

    hee hee hee...
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    Re: pallet clamp or hive clamp

    Shazamm !!!

    Thanks Radar. just what i was looking for.
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    pallet clamp or hive clamp

    Hello.

    I've been told that there is a piece of equipment, shaped liked a "U" that screws down onto pallets so that you can stack either 2 (2x2) or 4 (4x4) hives on a pallet and it keeps them from...
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    Re: Pollen In a cell builder

    Thanks MB for the reminder.

    I know I've read this in your book, and other posts around here. What I was wondering, specifically is - if pollen sub would work "in lieu" of pollen if you didn't...
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    Re: Pollen In a cell builder

    Hello,

    I've had better success, earlier in the year whenever there was a 'more abundant' amount of pollen to use whenever i grafted. My process was ..
    1. create starter box,
    2. graft and add to...
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    Re: Super between two drawn deeps?

    Keep in mind that if you split the brood and you have no queen above the empty super and plenty of eggs that sometimes this will cause the bees to create queen cells. I've seen it but can't really...
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    Re: US who sells Bulk bee pollen?

    Not to sidetrack the question - but is this something, or a product - that I could use to 'substitute' natural pollen (gently pressed into drawn comb) whenever grafting for queens? The "amount" of...
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    Re: Replenishment of starter/finisher box

    I checked on the queen cells earlier, and still have 9 really nice cups - all averaging about 1.5" or slightly larger and a 'runt' which is only about 3/4 of an inch and will probably be culled out. ...
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    Re: SHB: that didn't take long!

    I've found and believe that its the pollen and the brood smell is what attracts them and not the humidity. Leave the traps in.
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    Re: Replenishment of starter/finisher box

    Ok. ok..

    I'll make the change - or, have already done it I should correctly say. I moved the box this am and converted it into a 'finisher' box by moving all the frames from that box, into...
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    Re: Replenishment of starter/finisher box

    I put about 3lbs of been in the 5frame nuc starter up whenever I made it up, which doesn't include the 2 frames of capped brood that will/should be coming out within the next week. This should be...
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    Replenishment of starter/finisher box

    Hello -

    I'm planning something different this year as a test and hope/think it should work. It's a small scale project, but should work if I continue to provide the resources and should get...
  22. Re: doing what they do...and...are they in cohert's with each other ??

    I was able to capture the swarm on the 2nd try the following day, and found the queen 3 days later. They are building out those frames I gave them well, and she's already laying. Sadly, if the...
  23. Thread: Breeder Nuc

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    Re: Breeder Nuc

    I usually don't check for a week due to 'my' thoughts that she needs a couple of days to orient to the hive, start laying and sufficient brood visible to get a better understanding of her pattern. ...
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    Re: I HATE Foundationless!

    Started with foundation everywhere. I started check boarding my boxes with foundationless frames and frames with 1-2" starters. It does take more care in handling as mentioned above until they...
  25. doing what they do...and...are they in cohert's with each other ??

    Got home yesterday and as I have a hive close to the end of the road, I always give them a quick look to see how they are doing. It looked pretty active, like they might have been thinking of...
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