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    Re: All hives empty in three weeks.

    Kimhj, from what you posted I can think of a few possibilities. You didn't mention your treatment plan so I suspect the first possibility was varroa. Robbing may have been the loss of your new...
  2. Thread: Weed killer?

    by Jim Braun
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    Re: Weed killer?

    This mix is good for killing the top growth ONLY. If you have perennials 'weeds' you will need to reapply as regrowth happens.
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    Re: Question about old hives

    I don't know how far you are from the farm or if you live in a city. Last year I moved all of my hive away from a great site that was 17 miles away. Owner was a former conservation agent and had 60+...
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    Re: Black Locus Bloom

    Here in mid-Missouri I live near I 70 about 70 miles from St Louis the Black Locust bloomed on 5/10/20. To put it in sequence, the Black Cherry bloom just prior to the Locust on 5/6/20. They also...
  5. Re: What to do about filled out brood frames that are very wide!

    I /we went into a new package install with first time beekeeper. She had left about an inch of space between the frames. The bees drew it out wide and it has brood in it now. Since there are only 3...
  6. Thread: Lost Queens

    by Jim Braun
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    Re: Lost Queens

    I sure am glad to see this thread. I thought it was just me. I started my splits on 3/26/20. My total colonies was way down so I thought I'd start early to bring my numbers up. The result was my...
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    Re: Summer Inspections

    Treating for varroa mites is like flossing, you only floss the teeth you want to keep! But seriously folks. I have a friend who kept bees from the 70's until the early 90's when varroa showed up....
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    Re: Please help with some bee math

    Welcome to BeeScource,

    If you go to thebeeyard.org they have a queen rearing calendar that you can look at. The new queen is capped on day 8. The old queen and swarm leave right as she is capped I...
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    Re: 18 month plan - is it realistic?

    If you are making your own nucs consider making 5 frames that are split-able to 2 frames. Your boxes are at 9 1/4" with a 1/4" x 3/8" dado to put the divider into. I added a 3/4" x 1/2" center strip...
  10. Thread: Move a hive

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    Re: Move a hive

    Locking them up does not make them re-orientate. What I have done that was effective is to take an extra top cover and lean it in front of the hive opening. This forces the foragers to move around...
  11. Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?

    Do you have bees at this time? If you have 2 you can use 1 of them to make more colonies. If you have 3 you have no problems even if you fail with 2 colonies. The bottleneck is queens. If you get...
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    Re: Beekeeping Suit and Veil

    I have a Dadant full suit that I like. Great zippers, tough plastic that doesn't catch. Fencing veil, you have to wear a ball cap. This year the suit goes for $128.95. The Jacket is $102.95 The...
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    Re: Question on Turning a Hive

    Welcome to BeeScource,

    What Akademee said. Wear your suit when you work.
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    Re: Location Feedback

    I like to use 8" x 16" concrete cinder blocks. then the stand you have made up. I make my stands out of 4" x 4 ". This puts the bottom of the hive at 12". You do have to level up the blocks every few...
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    Re: Possible Mites?

    Welcome Viran,

    That looks suspiciously like a tick to me.
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    Re: Placement Area

    A rule of thumb for me is never closer than 100' from your door. When the dearth hits mid summer the bees get very defensive. That said a friend from my bee club had a similar situation. After the...
  17. Re: Foundationless comb advice needed please.

    This frame is an example of why I now use fishing lines to keep the brood on the frames and not on the ground. Be careful with his frame and rotate it out as soon as possible. Just keep moving it to...
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    Re: Drone foundation for mites

    I took a drone full frame out that was foundationless. I just left it outside the hive and they all died. I put it in the back of my truck. I guess I'll just put it back in the colony as I wondered...
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    Re: Actual time requirements

    You said that you were not planning on doing any treatment unless necessary. You do know about drift and drone movement right? Check in your area and see how many other hives are near you. I moved my...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    Absinthe, JConnolly,

    I haven't made frames so you both are ahead of me on that. That said I'd like to run a few ideas by you. I just went into my shop and got an extra top bar. It looks like for...
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    Re: Actual time requirements

    mendozer,

    New beeks tend to go into hive way to often in the beginning. You might ask your neighbor to only go into the hive once a week. Is this a nuc or a package? If this is a package don't...
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    Re: Install + Day 9 newbie question

    PRobees,

    Yup, feed inside of hive. Unless you smash the queen you can only help them.

    BTW, if you put in more information about location it will help other responders.

    Good luck
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    Re: Foundation-less frames

    Absinthe,

    Are you going to be making your own frames? Is this why you started this thread? The reason I ask is that commercially made frames either have a grove or a strip that you break off....
  24. Re: How do we safely give old but clean honey to a new hive?

    If you put out a frame of honey put it at least 100' away from your hives or you may start robbing. If you want to give it only to your new hive scratch/uncap the honey and put it directly in the...
  25. Re: have folks found that resource hives only draw worker comb?

    Frank,
    If I put foundationless frames either on the end or second to the end of the brood nest it's almost always brood comb. There have to be about 7 or 8 brood frames. That is if it's far enough...
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