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  1. Re: Will bees pull out wax in NE Tennessee in August if I feed them?

    Try putting on an empty shallow (no frames) or even pull a few frames and leave a void. They'll draw comb! :)
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    Re: Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    Oh, it’s thawed. The heat gun thought was to uncap..
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    Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    I just discovered a deadout super that I left in one of the freezers.
    Until the Goldenrod hits, is there any reason I shouldn't hit it with a heat gun and then place it on top of the hive for a few...
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    Re: Second deep super full of honey

    Thanks for the input.

    rwlaw - If I pull the frames, they'll surely fill the new ones with goldenrod. By doing so, it will keep em busy and then fall right into Gumpy's scenerio.

    Sounds like...
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    Second deep super full of honey

    I split a strong hive and all went well. Installed a second deep super on July 19. The bees never seemed to accept it for brood and kept filling it with honey stores. Well, it's full now and I just...
  6. Thread: Straining honey

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    Re: Straining honey

    Pure Genius!

    Works like a charm. Thank you!
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Still in the bee business?
  8. Re: What to do with last winter's 5 deadout hives honey frames?

    Plastic. I scored most with a knife. Not all.
  9. What to do with last winter's 5 deadout hives honey frames?

    Last Winter I lost 5 hives. I re-used the bottom deep Supers this year and these new colonies are doing great.
    The trouble is, I have five awful heavy deep supers that had the honey that the bees...
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    Guide me through this split please

    Because of a hospitalization, I was a tad late checking in on my 4 packaged hives. The day before I went in (May 27) they had room. When I was finally able to get out and do something (June 5,) they...
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    I do this as well, but I also wonder about moisture. The heat from the cluster rises along with the humidity. It collects and forms on the sugar and through a magical process, becomes sweet. The bees...
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    Re: Dividing a 3# package between two nucs

    I do this every time I install packages. It's always succeeded, but honestly, I've never thought of waiting four weeks and splitting a hive instead. That seems much better - the weather is warmer and...
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    I've been using an iPhone for years instead of fume boards. Works like a charm.

    Last year I tried an iPad, but that was too much, caused the whole hive to swarm (and the hive next to it!) and I...
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    Re: Collecting swarms at night!

    It swarmed.
  15. Thread: Put honey back

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    Re: Put honey back

    Is there any reason to break the wax seal of the combs when placing frames back to feed?
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    Re: Winterizing hive.

    I had to move a hive today and I was shocked that the top deep was heavy (as expected) but the bottom deep was much lighter.

    Guess I know where they'll be putting all the food....
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I think the guy was right to grab the swarm for a few reasons.

    1 - we have no idea why they swarmed (inexperienced beek not giving them the room they needed?)

    2 - He's trying to build his...
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I was thinking about this today as I was driving and then come to see my thoughts in print already.

    Watching the videos posted was an eye-opener.
    Perhaps the OP should learn a bit about bee...
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    And how are you doing as of August?
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    Re: Overnight Bearding?

    Normal.
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    Re: New Keeper, unfriendly bees

    Those hives seemed back to normal today. In 5 years I haven't experienced that sorta thing.
    It was probably a combo of no smoke (ego/laziness) and the weather.

    There's been some great info in...
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    Re: New Keeper, unfriendly bees

    No, but I was THINKING of mowing! My bees are mind readers!
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    Re: New Keeper, unfriendly bees

    That was 24 hours prior to the moody day. They must really hold a grudge! :D



    I was reading about HBH from an article that the originators wrote and they said that it calms the bees. Was just a...
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    Re: New Keeper, unfriendly bees

    I have a stand with three hives on it. Nothing out of the ordinary - until today. I was chased, kamikaze'd, and stung several times today (and I wasn't even messing with the bees!) It seemed that any...
  25. Thread: Michigan

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    Re: Michigan

    Finally!

    Flint MI 48507 7/3
    Looked like about 2 or 3 pounds of bees.
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