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by muss02
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Number of Frames in a 10 Frame Box
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Number of Frames in a 10 Frame Box

I have noticed that it is awfully difficult for me to put my hive back together at the end of my inspections. I am using 10 frame boxes and the 10th frame never quite fits right. I have to shove the other nine over as far as I can and I'm still using a bit more force than I would like to get the 10t...
by muss02
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: Large Cells
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Large Cells

I opened my hive earlier today and noticed that in two of my newly drawn out frames (foundationless) of honey there were normal sized cells as well as sections of comb that were significantly larger than the rest. I included a picture that I managed to take. Is this something to worry about? Should ...
by muss02
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: Managing Comb
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Managing Comb

This is all really great information thank you all for the advice. If I were to move frames up into an empty box, does it matter if it is a brood frame or honey frame?
by muss02
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: Managing Comb
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Managing Comb

My bees came from a nucleus colony that I got about a month ago. They have been building comb it's just been between frames in the upper and lower box. I thought about moving the frames around, but didn't know how much that would affect the bees. Being a new colony I have been trying not to distress...
by muss02
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: Managing Comb
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Managing Comb

I was in my first year hive about a week and a half ago and noticed that they had filled out 7 of the frames with about 2 frames of honey 4 frames of brood and 1 with some pollen. I didn't officially see the queen, but there was plenty of brood in different stages so I was pretty sure that she was i...
by muss02
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: What to Expect When You're Expecting Bees
Topic: Starting from Scratch
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Re: Starting from Scratch

That sounds very reassuring. I have contacted an ad on craigslist that claims treatment free nucs within 15 minutes of my house. I figure if I can get a nuc then that will give me a quicker start than starting with just a package. It sounds like I will just have to hope for good weather to make some...
by muss02
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: New in Indiana

That would be great if you know of any locations near my area (Solsberry/Bloomington, Indiana). I personally haven't seen any bees around where I live just Bumble Bees and Yellow Jackets. I figured that I would just throw up some bait hives and see what happened. I am also trying to get involved wit...
by muss02
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: What to Expect When You're Expecting Bees
Topic: Starting from Scratch
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Starting from Scratch

I’m both a newbie and a veteran when it comes to keeping bees, but I guess I can go into that in an introduction thread. As for this post I am basically starting from scratch which makes it a great chance to do things the right way by going treatment free. I have been reading/watching/listening to a...
by muss02
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 424

New in Indiana

I am both a novice and a somewhat experienced bee keeper, as I kept bees way back when I was a teenager. I did everything by the book with sugar water, medications, etc and I still had to buy more packages almost every year. It has been 10 - 15 years since I have touched a hive and all my equipment ...

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