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    Re: My hives have some issues and I am lost

    I again am not really smart enough to give good advice but give my impression.
    I would wait 30 days from capped queen cells before I got worried. I might wait a little longer even before making any...
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    Re: My hives have some issues and I am lost

    I am not smart enough to help you but do think that if you would put how long ago you made the split, we could see the time line and that may help with possible answers .
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Missouri

    Yesterday. Bramble, sticker bush, normal thorn bush, I used to know the common name.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55973&stc=1
    I saw bees working this, blackberrys...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    A swarm I did not get to in time.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55941&stc=1
    Except my swarm traps, I run all mediums. I don't find the need to use any kind of wire....
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    Abs....
    I got this from looking at options on michael bush's web site. I make my own frames and just rip each side of the top bar at 45 degrees with table saw before assembly. I have them in ten...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    This is all I use. I am all medium.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55917&stc=1
    cheers
    gww
  7. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Hop clover.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55847&stc=1
    I got a ton of it and have never seen a bee on it. I have see references where bees do like black medic and...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    I don't have as much experience as you now on hiving swarms. I do carry lemon grass oil in my pocket at all times during the summer and on new stuff that has never had bees in it, I put one...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Well I caught two swarms. One in a trap and a tiny one in a tree. The one in the trap ended up being a hive and apparently bees entered it last year....
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    Re: Missouri

    The trap I posted with a swarm in it, the bees entered the trap last year and is probably ready to launch a swarm any day now. So not this years swarm.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    clover

    I was hiving a swarm and did the same. The home owner was acting like I was some kinda expert. I told him you are not really supposed to be waving your arms around in panic cause it might...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ
    How many splits are you planning to make this year. Ha ha.
    Cheers
    gww
  13. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Tiny swarm that landed two days ago. I found out about it today.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55709&stc=1...
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    Re: Missouri

    This probably does not fit this thread purpose but here goes anyway.
    I checked a trap that I don't get to often.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55677&stc=1
    It is...
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    Re: Missouri

    First really active flying day for a bit. Saw my first red clover. The whole field is not blooming though. The bees are working the bush honey suckle hard. Watching the hive entrance, I don't see...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    david
    Yes on the foundationless frames.
    Cheers
    gww

    ps I use medium foundationless frames in deep sized traps.
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    Re: Foundationless comb advice needed please.

    larry
    The bees will attach honey combs on the bottom but normally don't the brood comb. You can trick them by putting a small piece of wax at the bottom of brood comb but I don't find I need to. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    David
    Depends on what you call water way. Mom and dad have a little creek that always has water though it doesn't always run. I did catch one by a lake last year. I have not had consistent luck...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    psfred
    I would say I am more lucky so far then a good bee keeper. I feel totally lost at all times. I do believe that each person has to find what does work where they are and change if something...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    psfred

    I do not doubt that this is true in some areas and maybe even worse. It is not true in every case though. This has not been my experience.

    Maybe I should change my above statement to...
  21. Thread: Covid 19 Bread

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    Re: Covid 19 Bread

    Clover....
    Thank you very much for the offer. I am good. However, were I next door to you, what you baked would be worth a try.:)
    Cheers
    gww
  22. Thread: Covid 19 Bread

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    Re: Covid 19 Bread

    clover...

    Me being picky, the tea seems a bit off but for the rest, Mmmmmm, licking my lips. Too bad I am not closer cause you are supposed to give some friendship bread away and I would hope to...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Russ
    My colonies may be far enough along but I am a fair weather bee keeper and the weather has been a bit cool for that. I will probably let the colonies make it or die as individuals though I may...
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    Re: Missouri

    Honey suckle bush.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55389&stc=1
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55391&stc=1
    The one plant I am pretty sure...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Well, Maybe finally I am going to have a bad year, depending on how you count.

    I got in about half the hives including the two that really bug worry me. The one with the big larva and no capped...
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