Busy day today, forty cells emerging on a day I wanted to make splits

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    I had a b usy day today, forty cells were emerging on a day I wanted to make splits. Only two died before I could cage them. i intended to use only the mated marked queens for the splits. I am using Karnika/Aurea. They were good for me last year. A fourth of my holdings are Buckfast, but not todays lot. IMG_1910.jpg
     
  2. camero7

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    Haven't tried them but hear good things about them. Latshaw is a good breeder I believe. did you get your stock from Miksa?
     

  3. Americasbeekeeper

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    I did get them from Miksa. My wife was complaining I had too many supers stored. Now I need to buy more after making 50 splits. I have some makeshift covers and bottom boards just to get me through the weekend. That line of hives is doubled if I had another picture plus half in the back of the farm.
     
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    Looking good Gary I hope for good mating with them. No african bees in your area?
     
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    Nice to hear that. Hope it stays that way for you.
     
  7. Zookeep

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    I wish I had another 50 boxes right now I feel your pain, I have ever box on I have atm and still fall way short of whats needed but then again I dont remember flows like this, this time last year the girls were not bringing much in and now its like a spring flow.
     
  8. Americasbeekeeper

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    I moved several nucs to every 10 frame set I had ready, and added a super to all existing 10 frame hives. The books say you make bees or you make honey. These bees are not reading the books.
     
  9. Zookeep

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    new batch of queens myself, this 1 I just moved into a 10 frame box from a nuc, ya Gary I think they just know more then the guy that wrote the book and like reminding us of that lol see the bulging honey
     

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