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Pretty sure my queen is gone.....no signs of laying and a couple queen cells constructed., but no other eggs in the hive. Buddy is coming over with a frame of eggs and brood......hopefully save the colony.....
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Yes I am resource rich and bee poor.....looks like the queen is old and failing....we found her and put her and a few frames of bees in a separate hive. New frame with eggs and brood went into the original.....trying to encourage a new queen....
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I Forgot My Phone: http://youtu.be/OINa46HeWg8

Damn.,...exactly what I want to avoid.....its one thing to use it for a quick camera, but I see this all the time.....
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So....12 years a slave...am I the only one who not only really enjoyed it, but took away from it that unless you are at the very top of society, we are all slaves. Minus the physical brutality.
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I haven't seen the film yet. Your takeaway sounds depressing.
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Anyone remember Barret Brown?


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OK so I no opinions are going to fly....but here we go. I have a hive that is strong and producing both brood and honey. Constructed as a deep, medium, excluder, medium, and just added another medium.

I have remaining equipment from a winter loss hive (deep, medium, medium) along with bottom and top....

Thinking of moving the existing hive into a deep, deep, excluder, medium, medium arrangement. The nectar flow is starting and the question is: should I do this now? My second hive (possibly a split) would ideally consist of all mediums, so ultimately no wasted equipment and would allow for rotating the brood boxes in the future.

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I am, but that's what I find most convenient for me. There's also the option of going all mediums, which some people do (overwintering in 3). That gives you the utmost flexibility in frame swapping, and makes the individual boxes lighter to manage.

Since you've already placed a second super on, it sounds like you're approaching 40+ pounds of honey for that super (approximately 5 pounds/medium frame). If you're not relying on your honey for income, then consider sacrificing a bumper honey flow for strong hives. If they swarm on you, you're out bees and a queen, and still left with one hive, possibly in the midst of your flow. Pre-empting a swarm (a constant game!) can net you two hives, and more honey in the long run.
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Checked on my remaining hive today.....they are doing very well. Excluded the queen from heading up into the honey supers and looking forward to 80 lbs of honey with stores left for the winter.....come on nectar flow.
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Typical Christian hypocrisy
 
Do good corporation go to heaven?
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yeah but you can't choose your doctor.....or be swindled by what is and isn't covered, or get the joy of finally paying off a student debt loan when you are 35.....
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