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  1. Bee Forum
    When will my carnolians finally start producing honey? They sit on 13 deep lang frames I think they are already good size.
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I have seen on multiple occasions that we can only ask of bees so much at a time; that is to say that "we can only really ask our bees to make more bees, make more comb, or make more honey". I do believe that I have also seen that we can expect them to do two of those three well, but not all...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Recently, I saw a post about Long Box users switching back to traditional Langs because their bees store very little honey in them! I've been considering scrapping my plans for a long box and just using a normal Lang, but I am wondering if I am just scaring too easily. I'd like to keep this...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello all, I am new to beekeeping and have been doing a lot of research on hive management, swarm prevention, and honey production. I recently read an article about doing a cut down split. Basically you have a really strong hive, or two hives sitting right next to each other. 2 weeks before...
  5. Bee Forum
    Question for beekeepers in central AL. I live in Helena, AL (that's Shelby county, just south of Birmingham). I am a new beekeeper. I got 2 5-deep frame nucs at the end of June. Placed on supers in late July when 7 frames in brood mostly completed. As of end of August not drawn comb in one...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    I have been beekeeping for a while and decided I wanted to make extracting honey easier for me (and my wallet) and wanted to know if anyone found a really good deal an a 2-4 frame honey extractor.
  7. Bee Forum
    I always hear that a Queen Excluder equals a Honey Excluder. Could someone who believes/knows this to be true give a little more color on the subject? Wouldn't the honey "excluded" from the super end up in the hive body? In other words, do you believe that the total amount of honey in the hive...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    So....Countryboy just told me, "According to the USDA, in 2008, the average in Ohio was 53 pounds. Virginia's average was 42 pounds. In 2009, 50 and 39 pounds respectively. While location does play a factor, I'm a firm believer that management is extremely important. Keep in mind that there...
  9. Bee Forum
    Mr. Disselkoen has a lot of very good ideas for raising bees, getting them to make queen cells, and outbreeding varroa mites. But I was wondering how many of you have tried his method of removing your queen--making a small split--in the spring right before the nectar flow and letting the main...
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