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  1. Thread: Queen banking

    by Ddawg
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    Re: Queen banking

    I wasn't totally accurate on Michael's response, Here is the actual response to my question about banking older queens.


    "The main thing I've learned is you pull your queens all at the same time...
  2. Thread: Queen banking

    by Ddawg
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    Re: Queen banking

    I'm no expert on this, but last year I made up a small queenless nuc and simple frame to hold cages for queens that I pulled out of hives. I ended up re queening a few hives and the banked queens...
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    Re: Hive Configuration

    I have moved towards Deeps for hive bodies and mediums for honey suppers because I find it much easier to keep things separated for treatments. I always know that none of my drawn honey frames have...
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    Re: Nectar Management Question

    Nectar Management has always intrigued me. I played around with it early on but I always seemed to run short of two things; 1) drawn frames and 2) frames of honey to make the proper manipulations. I...
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    Re: Building vs. Buying

    I've built complete hives in the past (with the exception of frames). But without a cheap source of lumber, I find it easier and not much more expensive to buy precut equipment and assemble it. ...
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    Re: Powering a ProVap 110 in the Field

    Thanks for the reply's!

    David
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    Powering a ProVap 110 in the Field

    I'm considering buying one of these.
    I have and use the wand type vaporizer, but I'm ready to spend a little extra for the speed and convenience of the ProVap.
    For those of you who use one, what...
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    Re: New swarm in trap, How long before removing

    Thanks Shark!

    DD
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    New swarm in trap, How long before removing

    I live in a residential neighborhood and keep bees at my farm several miles away. There are no beekeepers anywhere around me that I know of. Last year I saw some honeybees on my holly bush, so I...
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    Re: Where did my bee's go?

    Sounds like they starved. How much stores were in the dead hive when you checked?
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    Re: Double Deeps or Deep and Medium

    I had the same question as you when I started 7 yrs ago. Everyone has there own opinions on this and there really isn't a right or wrong answer, its just what works best for you.
    I originally...
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    Re: It isn't even March yet!

    I opened one of my 5 frame overwintered nucs this week end and it was packed with eggs and larvae. I had to add another nuc deep box.
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    Re: Queen loss in winter, laying workers

    I had some drones flying in and out of one of my hives this past Sunday.
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    Can you bank an older queen?

    Just Curious..
    I've done ok with grafting, but I still need a lot of practice. This year I'm going to start learning and practicing banking new queens.
    But if I was just curious if I could pull...
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    Re: Low Life Sign Thief

    I purchased some real nice game cams on sale for 60 - 70 dollars at Dunhams.
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    Re: Sick Hive? Check out this picture

    I'm not sure how many bees is " a good number", but one of the toughest lessons I have learned in beekeeping is knowing when to throw in the towel.. Especially this late in the year.
  17. Re: Making a push cage- must it be hardware cloth?

    Does UPS deliver? I could only find large rolls at the big box stores, ended up buying a 10ft roll on amazon. I got it Prime with free two day shipping too.
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    Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Rome is 614 feet above sea level.

    I hope I didn't jinx my big 2nd honey flow making all these statements :o
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    Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    One of these days I need to start learning what blooms where in my local area. Historically I pull as many capped supers as I can in late May, Extract then put them back on the hive. By early to...
  20. Re: My hive destroyed in a major fire happening now.

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    If the driver of the truck has auto insurance, you can file a claim under the property damage section of his liability. Back when I was in the Insurance business, an...
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    Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Interesting, I'm over in Floyd County (50 miles NW of Atlanta) and I usually have a smaller flow in late may (what we just had) and a more significant flow around the end of June. Maybe its whats...
  22. Re: Partially capped honey in a frame from last year - what to do?

    I've never harvested honey that has been frozen, but there should be no problems feeding it back to the bees.
  23. Thread: Old queen cells

    by Ddawg
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    Re: Old queen cells

    If by 'Old Queen Cells' you mean empty queen cells that a queen has already emerged from or empty cups, the bees will take care of those.
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    Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper First Test

    I also wondered about this prior to testing, but there was not much noticeable difference of wax in my strainer than when I would use the hot knife.
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    Simple Harmony Farms uncapper First Test

    Like many One man operations, extracting day is quite the ordeal. The weakest link in the operation is definitely uncapping. When I heard about the Simple Harmony Farms uncapper I decided to risk...
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