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    Re: Two hives blown over from the wind!

    Jackam, how did things turn out with #1?

    soarwitheagles, they are a polystyrene beehive by paradise honey. I give more info on them in this thread.
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    Re: Two hives blown over from the wind!

    Hope all turns out well for you. I live in a high wind area, recorded wind speeds of 92 mph (148 kph) just south of me this year.

    Strap them to the ground.
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    Re: More and more nervous...

    Monkey,

    I grew up in ND, but did not have bees there. Good luck.

    You will have high mite pressure and genetics from every part of the country.

    Your best bet is to find a local bk that...
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    Re: Hello from Wyoming

    I always lol when I see ppl talking about there high winds they had when they hit 50 mph (80 kph). That's a strong breeze and common. I don't think ppl believe me some times when I tell them we blow...
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    Re: virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    Interesting read. Situation sounds very familiar to me. In the spring I was easily able to see the difference do to the size difference of the attackers knowing that they where not from this colony....
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    Re: virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    Thanks everyone for clearing this up for me. In my mind it was a different strain of bee other then what was in this hive. I didn't realize that the hairs on the bee are yellow and that battle...
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    Re: virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    I don't understand how this bee would have been so well received into this colony?
    The video that I posted shows there is no aggression at all.
    She is much smaller then the robbers that I had...
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    Re: virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    The bees in this colony were raised on 4.9 cell. The robbers earlier this year were larger then these bees. Don't believe it to be drone as the ones I have seen are larger then these girls.

    This...
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    virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    So I treated a overwintered nuc so well this spring they swarmed on me on or about the 30/31 of May. In my inexperience I failed to time the removal of queen and her daughters in time so they left...
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    Re: Supply house sales - when do they happen?

    Black Friday sale in Nov.
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    Simple division split

    So yesterday I did a simple division split to try and get some queen cell.

    Flowers and flows are ok at this time. Weather is spotty.

    Queen is in one medium 10 box with full resources and a...
  12. Re: No honey in first year with 4 packages, and some drawn comb? REALLY??

    For those that are properly managing their hives and doing this.

    Any recommendations on texts or other links to further my learning?

    Thanks,

    Mr. Biggs
  13. Re: It's March Madness here in Florida. Add this apartment-removal to pile

    15:50 in the video does your little friend feed off of bees?
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    Re: Nuc management questions.

    Glad to hear of your success.

    March 5 had a couple of days of near or above 70f (21c). First pollen of the year Not sure what it is.
    Anybody have any thought on what it might be? Have not seen...
  15. Thread: Wyoming

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    Re: Wyoming

    Platte county, WY 4700' elevation temp 66 F

    March 5, 2016

    light colored pollen.
    Don't know what it is, but they are bringing in heavy loads of it.
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    Re: Nuc management questions.

    Being inexperienced in keeping bees, others with more knowledge please correct if my thoughts are wrong on this.

    Would it not have been better to combine the resources and bees of the small...
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    Re: Nuc management questions.

    Thanks again for the help and information.



    I'm unaware exactly but think they are a locally adapted Italian bee.


    It looks like I will need to add a scale to my beekeeping equipment this...
  18. Re: bought 10 frame hive with bees only had 7 frames

    Jason, I took a look at your blog photos.

    The fact that you have bees in a box after 2 years and they are easy to handle is a good sign.

    I have a few questions for you.

    How are your...
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    Re: Nuc management questions.

    Currently there is honey in all the top frames. the one I swapped out had about 8oz of capped honey left on it.


    I wonder how often I should be checking on these reserves?



    My concern with...
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    Re: Nuc management questions.

    This is really typical of winter in this location, I would expect more snow and days in the 70 (21 c) - 80 (27) with more snow and wind before the last frost date shows up.

    I do have a couple of...
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    Nuc management questions.

    So I have some questions on my nuc management in rearguards to winter survivability and spring build up.

    Skip to the end for the questions or a little background on my area and bees:

    I'm listed...
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    Re: beekeeping in windy locations

    What do you consider windy? I Had sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) to 60 mph (97 kph) gust near 70 mph (113 kph) yesterday. I currently strap the hive to the ground with a 12" (30 cm) trampoline...
  23. Re: Advantages and disadvantages of polystyrene hives

    http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s104/mrbiggs_photo/bee%20stuff/20150705_154701.jpg

    This is what it sat on last winter. I also use a 3rd strap that hooks into the other anchor, it's a 12" (30...
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    Re: Retiring a brood box, How to?

    spring shook swarm, feed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVbjkgranmQ
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    Re: Drone Foundation in Honey Supers

    For those that are using drone comb how did you go about getting it drawn out? Are you using an excluder?
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