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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Fall Re Queen Question
« Last post by Matt J on Today at 10:13:02 PM »
I always heard go by three brood cycles.... so 63 days. Others may have a better answer....
  I know where I live in central New England. Your date for doing this is on Queens cells. The 3rd week in June to the first week in July. If you do it with a mated Queen you can get another 7 to 10 days. What's you are looking for is 3 rounds of brood and then the fourth round to be winter bees. Hope this helps.


           BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:


Great info. Thanks. I grew up in CT. Sure don't miss the snow!


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I have about all the different arrangements you can think of in my yard.


That's probably how I'll end up. I can never be satisfied. All mediums this year. Deeps next year. By year 5 I'll probably be keeping bees in Top Bars and Warres.  Just kidding about the Warres. TBH does interest me though.




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Sorry did not mean to hijack the OP thread It's okay, Matt's not thin skinned.

How great is that!, to be 67 and working bees with your dad.


Ha!  Can't be thin skinned and work for the Fire Dept.  They break you of that REAL QUICK!


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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Honey storage
« Last post by rogerdarbonne on Today at 09:48:44 PM »
Thanks for the info. I hope that is what happens. I stared giving the  syrup. Hopefully that will help them.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Honey storage
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 09:42:53 PM »
I don't know TN very well but the hives don't appear to be in trouble.  What happens in my area is that some honey gets consumed in August raising brood for winter bees.  The flow doesn't go to a dearth but the hive doesn't gain weight.  Then God willing the goldenrod and aster breaks loose and the hives tank up like an oil barge.  That is what we all wish for.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Frame of Unfertilized Eggs
« Last post by sc-bee on Today at 09:08:33 PM »
Is there any reason why the queen would have laid eggs that are not growing?
Yes, the bees have not attended to them and they died.  The bigger question is why they haven't removed them.


Intresting... I have never seen a dead egg in a cell... or at least one I thought or knew was dead. Looks like they would dry up or be removed like you said.  Guess I will look harder
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Hello from Ontario, NY
« Last post by cao on Today at 08:37:14 PM »
Welcome.  :happy:
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Hello from Ontario, NY
« Last post by Rurification on Today at 08:35:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum!   Lots of great people here and we're all addicted to bees, too.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Loosing Pollen
« Last post by Fritz on Today at 08:20:48 PM »
I have screened bottom boards, with beetle trap pans under them. I have not noticed many beetles in the oil pans, but there are a lot of pollen balls. Would the screen bottoms cause me to be loosing a significant amount of pollen? Thanks
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Honey storage
« Last post by rogerdarbonne on Today at 05:17:48 PM »
Ok here goes. I checked both hives. Hive #1 I have every little honey stores. I have plenty brood in the 2 brood chambers along with pollen and nectar. Hive #2 I have 2 frames of honey in the honey super. I have plenty brood pollen and nectar in the 2 brood chambers on it
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