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    Sticky: Interesting comment Robert, Our bees built up so...

    Interesting comment Robert,
    Our bees built up so early this year that we never ngf ever had a chance to feed them.
    1st check early feb. The hives were already stuffed with bees. Only 4 of 14 hives...
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    When you put her in a muc, you want her to kay,...

    When you put her in a muc, you want her to kay, just a little. She will not lay alot because she does not have enough nurses to care for very much.
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    Pre covid-19 I did alcohol washes. Since alcohol...

    Pre covid-19 I did alcohol washes. Since alcohol is not available, any suggestions other than powder sugar?
  4. One of the first questions I asked my mentor 3...

    One of the first questions I asked my mentor 3 years ago starting out, was, "How many hivesdo I need to have to be self suffucient, and not have to "buy" bees".
    After thought, his answer was 10-12....
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    You should have an inner cover seperating the...

    You should have an inner cover seperating the brood box from the bix covering the feeder.
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    Tried the green frames. Bees never seemed to want...

    Tried the green frames. Bees never seemed to want to draw them out. Staryed going foundationless last year. This year, I simpky cut out sections of capped drones, check a few formites and throw the...
  7. Since I started going foundationless last year, I...

    Since I started going foundationless last year, I have found that my hives requeen much more succesfully due to the presence of way more drones.
    Remember too, that removal of capped drone IS an...
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    Had a hive last year that sounds alot like this....

    Had a hive last year that sounds alot like this. What we found was an unmated queen that just "hung out" on the outer frames of the box. Hive felt queen right, but no eggs. I even shook the whole...
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    Everyone here seems to be enamored with catching...

    Everyone here seems to be enamored with catching swarms, mostly from their own hives. Doesn't anybody take pride in preventing swarms?
    Her in So. Carolina, our flow is so short, that a hive that...
  10. Dumb question.... i've gone to my profile, but...

    Dumb question.... i've gone to my profile, but NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UPDATE IT
  11. Where are you located, exactly? I'm in Hartsville.

    Where are you located, exactly? I'm in Hartsville.
  12. It's called a queen cup. Like a practice cell, or...

    It's called a queen cup. Like a practice cell, or preperation if they do need a queen cell. As long as the queen does not lay an egg in there, it means nothing.
  13. Walmart or dollartree $1 per 100

    Walmart or dollartree $1 per 100
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    Interesting thread for me. Mived from Grass...

    Interesting thread for me.
    Mived from Grass Valley a little over 5 yrs ago to South Carolina, where my bee keeping odyssey bagan. Evefytime I read an article by Randy Oliver, I have to chuckle cause...
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    The deformed wings suggests that tou SHOULD have...

    The deformed wings suggests that tou SHOULD have used the OA kast year.
  16. You could have anew queen, but the workers...

    You could have anew queen, but the workers already have decided she is lacking, and want to replace her.
    Remove laying queen into anuc box.see how she does there, while letting the hive requeen...
  17. When we started out 3 years ago, we simply bought...

    When we started out 3 years ago, we simply bought whatever was cheapest. Mann Lake, Dadant, Brushy Mtn. Each had slightly different dimensions, but they are compatible.
    After our initial purchases,...
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    Is this a single brood box? IU f si, you might...

    Is this a single brood box?
    IU f si, you might need to add a 2nd brood box, ir honey supers.
  19. We have several queens with that coloring. Some...

    We have several queens with that coloring. Some have come from black mothers, some from yellow. So they are in the mix of the ancestors of my bees. As was stated, just need to wait and see how the...
  20. Just finished a maqs treatment on our 14 hives....

    Just finished a maqs treatment on our 14 hives. We do a single strip at a time to lessen pressure on queens.
    Guess I'm cheap, but my daughter and I use the dribble method when we do oa.
    With 2...
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    Hope your 1 swarm is not from your own bees. I'd...

    Hope your 1 swarm is not from your own bees. I'd be much prouder not to have my bees swarm
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    Sticky: Spring nucs in S. Carolina

    My daughter and I just finished checking for queen releases in our spring nucs. This is our 1st year selling nucs. We have a very short main fliw here, ending in June, so we decided to try and fill a...
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    Simplest way to use those deep boxes is, simply...

    Simplest way to use those deep boxes is, simply use medium frames and let the bees draw comb on the bottom if those frames.
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    I would suggest you contact Randy Oliver. He's in...

    I would suggest you contact Randy Oliver. He's in Nevada City. Not sure exactly where you're at, but you'll kniw how far Nevada City is.
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    So carolins here. Most drones we've ever seen in...

    So carolins here. Most drones we've ever seen in our hives. Only 4th year, so that might not mean much.
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