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    Nucs winter weight 4 over 4

    I was weight my nucs this last week. I got a range from 35 to 40 pounds on them the couple I looked at had the 4 top frames full and the bottom there was around 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 frames full with a...
  2. Re: Fall Dry Sugar via Mountain Camp Method or 2:1?

    [QUOTE=Michael Palmer;1174117] I like the hive to weigh in at 155 lb. Any idea how much yours weighs?[QUOTE]

    Is the 155 lbs with all the equipment?
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    Re: Help! Big problem!

    If you have ten frames of bees on a cool day I would put the feed to them. They have a large population so if you are using feeder pails or a hive top feeder you should be able to get 4 gallons of...
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    Re: Help! Big problem!

    Where in WI are you? I would feed 2:1 as long as they have 8 frames of bees. You can put them right on top of the frames when you are feeding as much fee as you need. If they do not have 8 frames...
  5. Thread: Curing syrup

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    Re: Curing syrup

    It is a two story 4 frame nuc. When I looked at them before feeding there was about two frames of capped honey in the box. I am shooting for a total of 6 frames of capped feed or a little more. ...
  6. Thread: Curing syrup

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    Curing syrup

    How long does it take bees to curry and cap syrup? I feed them 2:1 last week.
    I thought they need about 4 frames of feed so I feed them 2.5 gallons which should give me about 4.5 frames. When I...
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    Re: 2-1 Sugar Syrup

    When I make 2:1 I use 1 gallon water to 16 pounds of sugar. Water is 8.34# to a gallon that is why I use 16# of sugar.
  8. Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    Very nice. Are you putting them on drawn comb or foundation?
  9. Thread: Buckfast Nucs

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    Re: Buckfast Nucs

    Michael
    Hos do they ship queen cells?
  10. Re: How much should I pay for 300 lbs. of honey

    I think in the $1.50 would be on the low end and 2.00 would be on the high end of what I would be willing to pay my friend if I had to do this. There is a guy on the craigslist that extract supers...
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    Re: Can't find queen!!!!

    Another thing you can try to find her is to blow on the a clump of bees she might be there. I have a 4 frame nuc that I know there is a queen in and I can not find here I have looked twice now and...
  12. Summer Management for over wintering nucs?

    This is the first year I am going to try over wintering nucs. I have will have around 20 of them. My understanding from watching Michael Palmer's "The Sustainable Apiary". Is that I will need to...
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    Re: Surprise, HONEY!

    What taste minty??
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6/6/16 zip 54022 Swarm from my own hive and I got it back. Ya
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    Re: Sustainability in a small yard

    What is folding mating nuc frames???
  16. Thread: Colored sugar

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    Colored sugar

    I have acess to 3 55 gal drums of colored sugar should I take it? Is it okay for the bees? It is food coloring it looks like it bleaches out after it is wet.
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    You could go buy the 18" one at harbor freight or you could go and buy a piece of steel and grind a relief on it so you can overe bend it a little but make sure to leave the the bottom coroner alone?
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch-bending-brake-67240.html

    I bought this one to make my covers this year it is a good price and works well only thing is it nees a second bar or you can cut it...
  19. Thread: Mannlake

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    Re: Mannlake

    If you are looking to buy more than 50 I would take a look at www.hivebodies.com they have a great price on commercial boxes for a far price.
  20. Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    I was wondering what size the cluster should be when going into winter? What is a acceptiable size comeing out of winter to have success from the next year? I am looking at a 4 over 4...
  21. Thread: Brood Brake

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    Brood Brake

    How long of brood barke do you want for mite control?

    I was wondering if the time it takes to release the Queen is long enough or what time frame I am looking at. Looking to over winter bee in a...
  22. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Where do you find cheap sugar?
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