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  1. Re: Can I retain drawn frames without using extractor?

    no bee clubs, no wife
    oh woe is me.....
    g
  2. Can I retain drawn frames without using extractor?

    Is it possible to harvest honey and still retain the drawn frames without an extractor? I need drawn frames for checkerboarding next year.

    thanks,

    g
  3. Re: Checkerboarding is my goal, how do I get there from here?

    Yesterday I switched a medium for the deep on top of the cut out.
    I'll move a nectar medium between the double deep on the other hive.
    I live in the country surrounded by corn, soybeans, alfalfa,...
  4. Re: Checkerboarding is my goal, how do I get there from here?

    I can add a frame from the cutout hive but haven't done so because I was worried that to do so would be to place that smal hive in jeopardy.
  5. Re: Checkerboarding is my goal, how do I get there from here?

    That was my example of less than stellar advice recieved that now has me behind the 8 ball. But I am a nubee and he's a expert so what was I to do? Well, after he pinched the first bunch I read a...
  6. Re: Checkerboarding is my goal, how do I get there from here?

    "On 6/14 inspection I found an open supercedure cell and the(resulting) queen."
    It's my understanding that it's likely to take 2 weeks before the new queen begins to lay, so I'm impatiently waiting....
  7. Re: Checkerboarding is my goal, how do I get there from here?

    Ok,checkerboarding/nectar management program that's relevant to this area. I know I'll likely need more "stores" than Walt does. What Walt has written makes a lot of sense to me even though I have...
  8. Checkerboarding is my goal, how do I get there from here?

    It' my first attempt at beekeeping and was given some less than stellar advice from a "mentor".

    I have an overwintered hive that's 2 deeps on the bottom, that is the brood area with a...
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    Re: Hogan style trapout

    Ben I know what you mean. It took 4 tubes of silicon caulk to get all the holes sealed on my trapout.

    g
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    Re: Hogan style trapout

    I had considered that possibility and figured it was a win/win situation. Just keep trapping new colonies.
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    Re: Hogan style trapout

    Thanks for the help.

    The transition is approximately 2ft from the old entrance to the nuc so that may be too much distance from the brood nest. At this point that arrangement can't be changed. ...
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    Hogan style trapout

    I'm doing a Hogan trap out on a house that has had bees in a wall for 40 years. My guess, by traffic flow, is that there are 10-15 frames of bees in the hive. The transition is in place as is the...
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    Re: Attaching comb to a frame

    I made 2-piece bottom hinged frames with zig-zagged foundation wire on both sides for my Kenyan tbh. But haven't had a chance to use them yet.
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