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    Clarification on Homemade HBH recipe

    This seems to be the most popular recipe posted by Alpha6 when I do a search. The confusing part to me is in the description he says you will have 4-4.45 gallons of feed ready to go. Is this a...
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    Wintering a Nuc

    I have a swarm I caught back in the Spring that Iíve struggled with. Went from losing Queen, to a laying working, and now with a strong Queen/Hive. 5 frames with lots of capped brood and soon to be...
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    Getting the most out of 1st Fall flow

    I currently have 2 double deeps with a deep super on each full of capped sugar syrup. Iím told that goldenrod in my area starts late September and into October. Iím sure until then, a good deal of...
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    Re: Is capped sugar syrup useful to a hive?

    When you say you save it, do you put the frames in the freezer or just store in a box somewhere?
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    Re: Is my hive about to swarm?

    The backfill is sugar syrup I had been feeding to get them to draw the supers out. The nest has capped brood in center of frames. I’m no longer feeding. Currently in a dearth in this area, but...
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    Is my hive about to swarm?

    I was unable to find my marked queen on 1 of my hives yesterday. Itís 2 deeps full of bees with a deep super almost completely filled. The bees were super calm as I went through and although there...
  7. Re: For those that treat; when do you start?

    What about my honey supers that I’m leaving for bees? As stated in a previous thread I have a lot of capped sugar syrup. Is is ok to treat with those on and later use those frames for my own honey...
  8. For those that treat; when do you start?

    Location Mississippi. Was planning on treating at some point and was curious when those of you in the South start? I have a vaporizer and the OA. How many consecutive weeks do you treat?
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    Re: Is capped sugar syrup useful to a hive?

    Thanks for some clearing up. I was getting the impression in some literature that it was a bad thing.
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    Is capped sugar syrup useful to a hive?

    For those that feed; when there is some back filling, is the sugar syrup beneficial to a hive for getting through winter? Yes, I know that true honey would be superior, but I hate to waste capped...
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    Re: First year Honey Management

    Thanks for input. Just when I think I got things together they throw me a curveball.
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    Re: First year Honey Management

    My hives are in Kosciusko
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    First year Honey Management

    I have 2 strong hives in double deeps, but when I went to Super, the girls just were not interested in moving up. After leaving for a few weeks, I decided to start feeding in order to at least get...
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    Queen missing from past swarm catch

    I caught a swarm a few weeks back and they were doing great. Went to check today and the queen is gone. Not sure if I accidentally squished her or if she swarmed. Good but of bees lstill here so...
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    Re: Caught my first swarm. **Update video

    Anyone know what I can do with this mini frame I use in my trap? Has some capped brood on it and doesn’t really fit in hive to hatch out. Is there an easy way to clean it up?
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    Re: Caught my first swarm. What next?

    Definitely. I’m gonna build some more Nucs and have a deep ready for this one.
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    Re: Caught my first swarm. What next?

    Yep. My trap is a 5 gal bucket and it was full of drawn comb. Kinda crazy. Screwed it all up for the most part when I pulled it out and didn’t have rubber bands to salvage. So I just put a frame...
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    Caught my first swarm. **Update video

    I just checked a swarm trap and I have a good bit of bees in there. Had to come back to the house to grab a Nuc box. I have some empty frames, but should I take a frame of brood or nectar/pollen...
  19. Re: Best way to proceed in adding deep honey super?

    Thanks. If I had drawn comb available would it be a good idea to add 2 deeps?
  20. Best way to proceed in adding deep honey super?

    I installed 2 Nucs a month ago and they have done great drawing out comb. The 2nd deeps are 7-10 days from needing their 1st Honey Supers. I am running all deeps my first year in hopes of getting...
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    Posted a YouTube video....

    https://youtu.be/9XJciSZl-oQ

    Just thought there might be some people that would want to watch or follow progress of a new keeper.
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    Re: When adding 2nd Brood box

    I’m running 10 frame deeps with Mann Lake Plastic Foundation. So I may do just what you mention.
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    When adding 2nd Brood box

    It seems, like most things in beekeeping, that there are many different tips tricks on adding 2nd brood box. I know I should wait till 80% drawn comb, but do any of yíall just add the box and thatís...
  24. Thread: Mississippi

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    Re: Mississippi

    Red Maple
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    Re: Homemade Supplement for nectar?

    I am unable to check my hives as frequently as some. I have some Mann Lake top feeders that hold 2.5 G.
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