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    Re: Winter Questions

    -10 last week, we are getting up the mid 30's now, may have gotten to 40 yesterday. Was kind of caught off guard.
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    Re: Left over 2:1 syrup uses?

    Had the same issue last year and posted it on the forum. Got very similar responses. In the end laziness won. I had it down in the cold storage room in my basement which in the winter is...
  3. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    I am still trying to figure out what works best for me in Idaho as well. 2nd year and still no honey. I had heavily feed this fall to get them with enough stores to overwinter. I think they...
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    Re: Sugar syrup - 4:1 ratio?

    You will have to try it and let us know how it turns out. But you will probably need to use a candy board to feed it. More like a winter feed then a fall feed.

    I don't think that I would...
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    Re: what groundcover to plant

    I have a 1 acre horse pasture that went this summer without a horse. I mowed it a couple of times, but then just let it grow. There were some clovers, thistle and some "daisy" of unknown...
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    Re: Idaho & Wyoming Conventions

    I get an error on that link.
  7. Re: What to do with queenless hive this fall?

    Do a newspaper combine to the other hive.
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    Many people love them, but I hate them. I have a few deeps that I inherited, that have the nine frame brackets. I wouldn't have done that on my own. The frames are overfilled and odd...
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    Re: First swarm capture X2

    I went out to my apiary tonight to check on my new captures and found another swarm on the same spruce. I do mostly carnies and these look Italian.

    The call that I went to last night...
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    First swarm capture X2

    On the way home from work tonight, I got a call. I was asked if I was a beekeeper and if I caught swarms.

    He had found my name on the internet on the BeeSource Bee Removal list. I...
  11. Re: My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    I grew up on the family farm in Idaho. My grandfather homesteaded it.

    My father worked long hard hours and never could seem to get ahead. My brothers and I all worked long hard hours. ...
  12. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    I misplaced my hive tool tonight and that is exactly what I grabbed. I just happened to spot my hive tool, just before I went out, but left that in my box, just in case.
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    Re: Hive swarmed , now Queenless?

    Doesn't sound like you have a queen. Probably a laying worker.
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    Re: Where To get fall goldenrod/aster seed?

    I have been looking at Seedland, but have not purchased yet. So I can not tell you if they are any good.

    I was thinking about their Honeybee mix:
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    Re: Too Cold to install packages?

    I just wanted the bee bodies to build up and not interested in the unknown genetics. I run carnies, but bought Italians. Plan to replace the queens before winter.

    I am probably a...
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    Re: Too Cold to install packages?

    I waited yesterday until it got up to 48 F and sunny. Tried shaking them out on a queen excluder so I could keep the drones out.

    The weather was turning bad again, so I ended up not...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    That makes sense. Last year I did mark 2 or 3 virgins as I found them and wanted to keep track of them. They were gone in a day or two and I never saw them again. I ended up combining their...
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    Re: Combining hives that have queens

    I am with Vance, if you do not like the one queen I would get rid of her.

    But the answer to the question about two queens is yes, you can run two queens. I did it last year with...
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    Re: Too Cold to install packages?

    Popped the trunk. They are all buzzing. They were pretty quiet when I picked them up. Kind of kills me looking out the window at the rain and my other hives and I can not do anything.
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    Too Cold to install packages?

    I just picked up 3 packages. It is 40 degrees F out and raining now. Right now they are in the trunk of my car in the garage. I am thinking I should leave them there until tomorrow. ...
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    Re: Adkins Bee Removal

    Got it too and deleted it.
  22. Re: Picking up packages with public transit.........

    When I got my bees last year my wife and daughter were with me. We were in a Suburban so we shared the passenger compartment with the bees. Even though they were prepared to bring bees...
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    Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    I saw a video last year (my first year) where the guy took out half of the frames and just opened the package and placed it in. That seemed easy so I did it. checked on it the next day and...
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    Careful what you put in your hair

    This came up was one of my useless facts on my home page, so I had to search it out.

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1995/jun/21/tv-reporters-hair-gel-attracts-bee-swarm/
  25. Thread: Windows XP?

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    Re: Windows XP?

    Yes what jd said. I am a software developer. I still believe that XP was one of MS's best. If your computer is still running it, why change until the computer dies?

    If you are not a...
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