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    Re: November COLD

    Ian,
    I am very interested in your wintering process. Do you have any videos of the building set-up? Maybe some pictures of you moving them into the building? Along with some information of the type...
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    What is this?

    821082118212821382118214Any ideas what this is?
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=742816262400699&set=pcb.742816919067300&type=1&theater
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    Re: who has wrapped hives ?

    hi guys.
    how about sharing some information.
    * the type of material used in the wrap.
    * were you purchased the material from?
    * pictures would also be useful.

    I have been using 15lbs tar paper...
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    Re: Honey prices

    Clarksville, iowa... I get $5 pints, $10 quarts, 2.50 half pints. if they buy a 5 gallon bucket, then it $180. that seems to be about average for my area.

    I also do not harvest fall honey. I...
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    Re: When to feed for overwintering

    start now.
  6. Re: The perfect Hive/Nuc going into Winter?

    Hi Matt.
    I live about 200 miles straight west of you. We share the same climate. THis year I will be wintering about 18 nucs that are made out of 1/2 inch plywood. I think I will put them in a dark...
  7. Re: Does anyone else prop their outer cover open

    I slide the top box back 3/8 of an inch on each strong hive to provide more air flow in the summer.
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    Re: Multi purpose Deeps

    stick board insert... cut to size and it allows for 5 frames in a 10 frame deep,
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    Re: mixture of sugar syrup

    I use an ourdoors turkey cooker powered by propane. I make up a 5 gallon bucket at a time.
    here is what i do for 1 to 1. 3 gallons of water to 25 lbs of sugar. this will more then fill a 5 gallon...
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    Re: Decent year

    North-east iowa here. The drought has brought the corn to a screaming hault. Alot of farmers around me have decided to turn it into silage... Can hardly wait to see what happens to the corn prices...
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    Re: Formic acid vs Oxilic acid

    hi all.
    if you decide to treat or not is your own call, The link below has some valuable information in it about treating with formic acid.
    http://www.mitegone.com/index.asp
  12. Re: What are you doing today to be ready for next spring?

    how many hives can one guy handle on his own??? I want to be around 50 going into winter 2012. if everything works out i would like to double that in 2013. so how does a person decide enough is...
  13. Re: What are you doing today to be ready for next spring?

    myself, i am planning on harvesting honey on 7/30 then put an empty super onto of each hive and let them fill it in for winter food for the hive.
    on the same week i harvest honey i will apply my...
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    Re: Picture says it all.

    no, they have different mothers. the two darker colored ones are grafted from a russian mix queen. the lighter one is from a queen that i grafted last year that survived the winter in iowa with a...
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    Picture says it all.

    The pictures shown here are examples of the first round of queens i grafted in may.
    One of the pictures shows the brood pattern.
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  16. Re: is my feed to thick? i want to draw comb off my plastic cell foundationl

    my summer time feed is 3 gallons of water to 25 lbs of sugar... and this is a thin mix. in winter, it is 3 gallons to 50 lbs of sugar..
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    Re: Extractor spec's

    hi sir, would it be possible to post pictures of your honey house? i would like to see examples of one that i could use as a basis for my own at some point in the future.

    Thanks
    John C
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    Re: Bear Attack..... Reusable???

    all i can say is WOW.
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    picture of my 1st grafts for 2012

    Hi all.
    the attached picture is of grafts i did two days ago. I grafted 34 eggs and it looks like 27 have made it this far.
    I am keeping my fingers crossed on these.
    let me know what you think.
    ...
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    Re: Entrance to hive on side of frames

    :lpf:
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    Re: Crop Dusting Question . . .

    lets see, what was going on in my area around the 1st week of august.
    1: field corn pollinating?
    2: soy beans flowering?
    3: soy beans getting crop dusted?

    Whatever it was, the forager...
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    Re: Crop Dusting Question . . .

    I have the same type of question. about the first of august they started crop dusting soy bean fields. at the same time, i notice an increadible drop in foraging beess in all 20 hives.
    It took...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Another suggestion on controlling cost.
    Big industries use 1/2 inch plywood as a divider for shipping. Example would be JD and Cat finished/machined castings are shipped from a contract machine shop...
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    Re: My syrup turned rock hard

    Hi sir.
    I am not sure what happened to your syrup.
    here is my process.
    1: heat 1 gallon of water to a boil. Approxamately 4 lbs
    2: add 4 lbs of sugar to boiling water and stir until water is...
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    Re: Making my own boxes

    i use 1 by 12 to make my bee hives with as well. i use rabbited joints.
    the material that i rip off to get the correct hieght is used to construct the inner covers. and a portion of the screen...
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