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    Swarm prevention

    I’ve got one hive I’ve been able to prevent from swarming without performing a split and it’s grown into a monster, I’m going to be too busy to check it for the next two weeks and am looking for...
  2. Thread: Moving hives

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    Thanks, I went ahead and moved them this morning,...

    Thanks, I went ahead and moved them this morning, stuffed some grass in the entrance as extra insurance.
  3. Thread: Moving hives

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    Moving hives

    I have a smaller 12 bar hive I was thinking of putting inside of a now empty chicken coop to protect it from the wind, does the 3 mile 3 foot rule apply in the winter? Or does a long cold spell cause...
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    Re: OA Dribble in TBH?

    I usually treat with an oa dribble in August with brood, I used alcohol washes to test before and after this year and went from 2/300 to 1/300 with two dribbles a week apart. I only used this on one...
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    Best way to requeen/combine

    I have a twelve bar hive and a four bar mating nuc i would like to combine. How long before do i need to remove the queen from the twelve bar hive? Do i need to make a newspaper frame to seperate the...
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    Mite monitoring/managemnt

    I've checked all my hives with alcohol washes (half cup of bees from a comb with open brood) and found no more than 2 mites per 300. I treated last august twice with oxalic acid and split my one...
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    Pictures of the cells, and the hive. How long...

    Pictures of the cells, and the hive. How long should I give these cells before I check them again
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    Cut down split/swarm prevention

    I found multiple queen cups on the bottoms of the combs last Sunday on inspection. I found the old queen and moved 2 bars of brood and 2 bars of honey to a nuc hive. I checked back on the...
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    I ended up hanging the queen on an empty bar...

    I ended up hanging the queen on an empty bar between the bar of brood and honey.i checked back yesterday to remove the Queen cage ( she had been released) and found a nice straight new comb attached...
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    Comb arrangement package bees

    I'm picking up a 3lb package of bees this Saturday and plan on installing them in a new hive with some combs from my overwintered colony. I have 3 empty drawn combs to give them and also plan on...
  11. Thread: Spring feeding

    by Mvs2290
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    I just checked from the stores end of the hive,...

    I just checked from the stores end of the hive, about 60 here this am.There were three partially built empty combs on the end and then around five fully capped honey combs after that. I Stopped at...
  12. Thread: Spring feeding

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    Ok, thanks ruthie I will put on a two quarts...

    Ok, thanks ruthie I will put on a two quarts tomorrow just for insurance. What kind of temperature does it need to be to check the combs? I fed around three gallons of 2:1 in the fall, So it's...
  13. Thread: Spring feeding

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    Spring feeding

    Overwintering my first hive here near Huntington wv. Weather has been warm lately with highs in the 60s to 70s and night lows in the 40s to mid thirties. When would it be safe to start either 1:1...
  14. Thread: OAD Trial

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    Re: OAD Trial

    Does anyone here cage the queen before dribbling oxalic to create a broodless window, I was thinking about doing this in august to have time for winter bees to be raised.
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    Pesticide sprays

    This is my first year beekeeping I've started with a swarm and a topbar beehive that has a hinged bottom board and screen on the inside, I've been feeding sugar water 1:1 to encourage comb drawing.I...
  16. Thread: Nucs

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    Re: Nucs

    Speaking of nucs and top bar hives just wondered if anyone had tried installing a nuc like this https://kootenaybeenews.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/langnuc-into-tbh.pdf
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