Its robbing time!
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  1. #1
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    Default Its robbing time!

    Couldn't help but brag. Flow in S. Arkansas is basically over so went into 2 of my 3 hives this weekend both to grab honey and last check for swarm. Both hives had less than 2 empty frames so added boxes to both. 3ed year Beek and over wintered all 3 of my hives and no swarms. My 3ed hive which I didnt go into this time I pinched a few weeks ago and requeen due to Africanized/extreme agression. Thread under general so I'm waiting for them to settle for another month or so.
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  3. #2
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    Scott county, Arkansas, Usa
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    Default Re: Its robbing time!

    Looking good. There's nothing better than your own honey.

    How far South are you? Our Sumac is opening up, which is our last big bloom, but it is raining now with unsettled weather for the near future.
    The Sumac seems to be about 3 weeks early. Our flow usually ends about the last week in June. I think it is over here as well.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

  4. #3
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    Almost on the Arkansas Lousiana line. Calling for heavy rain next 3 or 4 days but I'll take it. Unlike other parts of the state it's getting dry. 10 miles west they had over an inch last week. I got 1/10th. Got cows and horses so I need the grass. Will get a run on golden rod later but that's for Winter along with some sugar water if needed.

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    Dane County, WI, USA
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    Default Re: Its robbing time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlockhart29 View Post
    Couldn't help but brag. ....
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nice.
    What is the frame sizing?
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

  6. #5
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    The hive on wood stand is standard Warre box size with frames to match. 3 of the boxes are from the old Bee Thanking store on fact. I took Lang deep frames and cut down. The hive on blocks as well as my other have standard Warre circumference but are same depth as Lang deep. Since I make my own boxes and frames it was stupid to me to have to re shape the side bars as well as waste the cedar from the 1x12 board. Stuff is expensive! 53 years old and knees and back not real great. I like the way you can get around a Warre size box a lot better than a Lang and since I make my own stuff no problem. I do Nader and run foundationless as well as ox vap 'em. Looks like they are different widths in pic of frames but they are not. The center ones are just shorter from the true Warre boxes.

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