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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bees not using super
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 08:57:36 am »
If you are going to mix deeps and mediums you need to make the transition when the hive is young and has the urge to expand.  That means the second box should have been a medium not a deep.
What to do now?  My suggestion would be to split even though it is not the best time of the year.  Put the deeps on the bottom and a medium on top of each (no excluders).  Good luck.
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Well Membeer, Hum! I am glad you are in the flow of flows but last year when we were talking about this, my mouth was drooling over the sourwood and I did not get one OZ of the good stuff from you.  :shocked:  If I remember correctly all I got was a tongue stuck out at me for my effort.  lol
 :grin: :wink:
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Any gamblers here?
« Last post by Ben Framed on Today at 12:41:30 am »
Let me add, I would have thought my friend Cider would have already been jumping in with both feet by now? I wonder if he is licking his wounds administered by truth?   :shocked: :wink:
J/K Cider, I hope all is well for you and your loved ones there in England. 
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A major flow, beginning July??  I?ll bet it that sourwood, the world renowned honey, one of my favorite.  I am envious, but so happy for you Ms Member, so enjoy.  A dearth for certain in my area in July.  No complaints, just the fact.

Bob, the best I can say is the bees know what they are doing, especially 2 years in a row doing same thing: half filling cells,  I don?t know why but as mentioned probably related to dehydration as my Bud, down under texted.

Blessings
Yes sir, Mr. Van, the sourwood flow has just started!  I've got almost all of my supers on, and the bees are cranking through the frames!  I'll be harvesting in 2 weeks if not before.  I guess I just don't realize how lucky I am in my area; we really don't have a summer dearth because of the sourwood flow. 
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>Bob, the best I can say is the bees know what they are doing, especially 2 years in a row doing same thing:

I agree  with you Mr Van. Bob, what was the outcome lsat year regarding this same situation?  How did things unfold? It will be interesting to hear your answer.
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I don't know about where you are in GA, Bob, but right now I have a major flow on, and my bees have many frames of uncapped honey because they are bringing in nectar much faster than they can dehydrate it.  Are your bees drawing comb right now?     

A major flow, beginning July??  I?ll bet it that sourwood, the world renowned honey, one of my favorite.  I am envious, but so happy for you Ms Member, so enjoy.  A dearth for certain in my area in July.  No complaints, just the fact.

Bob, the best I can say is the bees know what they are doing, especially 2 years in a row doing same thing: half filling cells,  I don?t know why but as mentioned probably related to dehydration as my Bud, down under texted.

Blessings
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Nectar not being capped.
« Last post by Bob Wilson on July 03, 2020, 11:16:27 pm »
Very little drawn comb in the last two weeks. I am pretty sure we are in dearth for the summer. A lot of bees in the hives but not a lot of eggs and larva, as if the queens are cutting back on the population. Ah well. We shall see.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Any gamblers here?
« Last post by Ben Framed on July 03, 2020, 10:47:18 pm »
That is because it is the BBC. Can they get anything right? lol.   I watched a news clip last night and I am thinking it was Tucker Carlson. I do not remember him mentioning the woman having covid. He seemed to be more puzzled as why she would be in the United States in the first place.  Maybe the covid part was to be released the 11th and BBC let the cat out of the bag to quickly? lol
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / New Bees
« Last post by .30WCF on July 03, 2020, 10:14:29 pm »
I need a little help here.
I have a new queen in the nuc I split out of the other two hives. She?s not laying yet but she emerged from what I think was my strong queen?s eggs.


I want to leave them alone, but need to go back in tomorrow to inventory stores. I think the small nuc was not well balanced when I built it, and they probably need a frame of honey/nectar.

I have queen cells getting ready to hatch in the hive that was sick. The teal or seafoam green hive. 

I have uncapped, capped brood in the rainbow painted hive. No eggs anywhere. There are 6 queen cells on one frame alone. She was a good laying queen. Tomorrow I need to either pinch cells or split the hive.  She is still alive and well, just not laying.

Summer solstice has come and gone, and I?m afraid if I split them I?ll be feeding sugar all winter to all my hives.
Right now I have:

a deep with two mediums that are pretty heavy

A deep with one medium that?s pretty heavy

A five frame nuc that I need to transfer another frame of stores into with a new queen.

I can double nuc that purple box, but I don?t have another bottom board on hand to do a full split in a new box.


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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bees not using super
« Last post by NCNate on July 03, 2020, 08:54:35 pm »
One had an excluder and one didn't. The one without evidently swarmed a few days ago. No eggs (no place to put them) and the youngest larva was about 4 days old. That one also had a couple capped queen cells.
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