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Iddee - Pic was just intended to show the volume of bees on frame making it difficult to see the comb. The swarm cells I saw were hanging off the bottom bar and looked like all the photos in the books.
Thanks for the advice on moving the outside frames. Now that the volume of bees is reduced and I can see the comb I will shift the frames accordingly.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Confused about feeding!
« Last post by Matt J on May 24, 2016, 07:53:46 AM »
This whole feeding thing is really confusing.  When you get packages like I did, you are advised to feed to help them build comb faster.  The problem is, in my area, packages come during a nectar flow, which is when everyone says you're not supposed to feed.  Now, I have added my second box, and I want them to quickly draw it out, but I also don't want them to back fill the brood nest and swarm.  But it seems to me our nectar flow here in North/Central Alabama is coming to an end, so i don't want them to starve.  I have one hive right now that is going through 1:1 very vast.  Hopefully is is because they're building a ton of comb in that second box. 
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Excess Honey
« Last post by Willy on May 24, 2016, 07:18:48 AM »
I'm looking to buy honey in 44gal drums if anyone is interested. Immediate payment and depending on location I pay the freight.
PM me  for more info.

PS hope this type of post is allowed here, my appologies if it's not.

Willy
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Scouts?
« Last post by sc-bee on May 24, 2016, 05:33:30 AM »
Thanks. I have gotten them to go into the swarm box. Tomorrow night I plan on putting them into my hive.

If the swarm box has frames leave them a while. They might not like the juggling unless you are going to give them some brood. If not move....
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Scouts?
« Last post by Jason.roberson on May 24, 2016, 12:41:12 AM »
Thanks. I have gotten them to go into the swarm box. Tomorrow night I plan on putting them into my hive.


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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: hams?
« Last post by texanbelchers on May 24, 2016, 12:10:32 AM »
All my money has been going to various schools and colleges for kids.  Instead of radio I decided to get into beekeeping and photography so my wife could be involved more.  So far she takes pictures of me keeping bees ..... and eats the honey. :cheesy:
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But it's a tourist economy down here and the white skinned non native folks are sweeter and typically dumber than us locals and they get eaten alive.

I feel like I'm being prejudiced by this statement. ;)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Package bees 3/4 dead
« Last post by richter1978 on May 23, 2016, 11:55:35 PM »
Maybe put them in a nuc instead of the 10 framer. Or use a dummy board.
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DB.... I read the horror stories and I personally never bought one so not all of US have one LOL
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Package bees 3/4 dead
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on May 23, 2016, 11:50:39 PM »
Give em draw frames if you have any and a shake or 2 of nurse bees from another strong hive....queen will lay as much as the bees can cover so if you give her drawn frames and nurse bees she will go to town quick.
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