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beepro
Today 01:33 AM
 Tricks and tips for queen rearing
The answer is a big "NO!" I already test this one before. But the workers will in a strong queen right hive when they don't want to swarm or supersede its queen. Sometimes I wonder do the bees... (553 views, 18 replies)
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beepro
Today 01:16 AM
 Extracting a full deep frame
For a small operation say 10 hives, you can probably get away with the tangential extractor. What I do is to turn it into a semi-automatic one by using an 18v cordless drill. I only have to flip... (301 views, 1 replies)
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rniles
Today 12:13 AM
 Grafting with reading glasses +3
Me too! 4.5x !! (254 views, 3 replies)
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beepro
Today 12:05 AM
 Banner spring for nectar
While the rest of the bee world is waiting, I'm enjoying my first golden honey harvest now. Hummy!!!!!! And the flow is still on....draggin on I'd say. (996 views, 18 replies)
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asd
Yesterday 11:58 PM
 Grafting, why so low
On my last grafting episode I shook all the brood nest(and believe me it was very overflowing) inside the swarm box and grafted 30 cups. At first 14 were started and after transferring into the... (632 views, 9 replies)
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rniles
Yesterday 11:56 PM
 Noisy Hive ... Mating Flights
Nice timing, I was experiencing this today (212 views, 3 replies)
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beepro
Yesterday 11:55 PM
 1st nuc
Welcome to Bee Source, bzavada! By now you should see the mated queen laying egg in the cells. This is how you can tell that she got accepted. Hope all went well for you! (193 views, 1 replies)
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jadebees
Yesterday 11:52 PM
 Is there a way to have a split become a producer hive the first year?
All your hives will have some honey. Even if 5 lbs. You can easily do this: take the small hive's honey, and combine with a better hive. Do it early enough in autumn to build some stores, plus feed... (221 views, 6 replies)
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beepro
Yesterday 11:39 PM
 Another tree ID request
Brad Bee is correct! It is a white crepe flowering. They're in season now as we have many here flowering also. (391 views, 7 replies)
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Jonesjungle
Yesterday 11:38 PM
 High humidity and too much unripe honey
Because of the heat we have here I keep a ventilation bar as my last bar before the follower board. It is a flat bar the same width as my top bars with 6 or 8 -1/2 in holes drilled through and screen... (169 views, 5 replies)
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Harley Craig
Yesterday 11:35 PM
 I guess I'll have to harvest some honey this weekend.
I'm not so sure you know how sad that is. (161 views, 9 replies)
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Harley Craig
Yesterday 11:25 PM
 What am I doing wrong? Bees won't move up.
I always just move 1 frame of brood up put it in the middle. they really hate not have comb on either side of that brood and will quickly begin to start drawing wax on either side. (134 views, 2 replies)
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schmism
Yesterday 11:24 PM
 Get propolis off fingers trick!
I prefer to peal off the 5 mil nitrile gloves and toss them. (276 views, 5 replies)
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beepro
Yesterday 11:24 PM
 First 2 Packages - 4 Weeks In
Whatever you do make sure that there is a queen in each hive. If not you will be dealing with the DLs (drone layers) later on. The sudden increased in drone numbers is no good without a laying... (282 views, 4 replies)
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beepro
Yesterday 11:15 PM
 Queen less Questions
Extract all your honey frames except 2 on the outside for the bees to use. Then put back the empty frames for them to reuse on the next round of honey production. It's good that they are honey... (166 views, 1 replies)
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Harley Craig
Yesterday 11:12 PM
 Bees HATE black!!
I wear camo they think I'm a tree (2,809 views, 18 replies)
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beepro
Yesterday 11:11 PM
 Cleome
Nice healthy plants. Are they in your garden now? I think the allergic reaction might be due to small transparent hairs on the plants. Try to avoid it by using a flame throwing torch. Or wear... (232 views, 2 replies)
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Harley Craig
Yesterday 10:59 PM
 Hive removal from tree
that's a handy place to have an entrance it's almost like they want you to trap them out Ha Ha, good luck, keep us posted (133 views, 1 replies)
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HarryVanderpool
Yesterday 10:30 PM
 Oh, no! Queen cups!
In package bees, it is not at all uncommon to find supercedure cells at some point. The reason , as we understand it, is that the hive's pheromones are out of balance. After verifying that the hive... (228 views, 4 replies)
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jms86233
Yesterday 10:29 PM
 Queen outside of Brood Box
Drones vary in color greatly from blonde to mostly black. As do bees I see Italian drone that are black and carried drones that are blonde. Hahahaha yes size mattered lol. I first noticed this my... (323 views, 8 replies)