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    Re: 3D printed beekeeping tools

    Now you can print the flow frames.........
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    Re: Cell Builder

    :scratch:

    Queens emerge at 16 days after the egg is laid. (for the most part)

    COnventional wisdom says a drone may reach sexual maturity at about 35 days after the egg is laid. This means that...
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    Re: How far can the comb go?

    Last one I did that was in a cavity as you are describing went way further up than I could reach. You have to remember that sometimes they will build at the firestop and build down. So they could...
  4. Re: Transfer from a medium box hive to a deep frame long hive

    If you have any drawn deep frames place the mediums between two fully drawn deeps and they will simply add to the bottom of the frame, making it a deep. You can also place the mediums between two...
  5. Re: Flow™ Hive management question

    Often is what happens here is that new members show up espousing new better beekeeping methods while telling those that are offering sage advice are accused of being old stuck in their way...
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    Re: Mean Bees More Productive?

    Most times larger full hives just seem more defensive. This is due to the sheer number of bees. The more bees in the hive. The more foragers and guards there are. So you end up with a larger...
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    Re: Mean Bees More Productive?

    I often wonder if those "more productive" bees are just better robbers!
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    Re: "Notching" comb after a split?

    see www.MDAsplitter.com

    or more accurately:
    http://www.mdasplitter.com/docs/IMN%20BOOKLET.pdf
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    Re: Lost my hive

    with that mite load, it was probably not Mites then. If they were dwindling since august it is actually more likely some other issue was at play. I doubt it was the rain. if the rain simply killed...
  10. Re: feeding new bees honey from a dead out hive?

    Conventional wisdom says harvest the honey for yourself and feed the bees syrup. Personally, I feed honey back to my bees all the time. From cutouts that I do. But I have had some major die offs...
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    Re: Lost my hive

    Couple of points. I doubt it was a swarm. More likely varroa. normally over winter the bees move up in a hive (warmer at the top). Also over winter the queen may completly shut down laying until...
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inherited 50 hives

    Bearding in the summertime (florida, temps in the high 80s or 90s)

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    Bearding is pretty common when it is hot. The bees do collect water and evaporate it in their hives to add cooling when...
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    Grafting from started queen cells

    This is a question I have that has possibly been answered before. After tearing down queen cells from my cell builder in process it occurs to me that possibly one could graft the already started...
  14. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    But I am thinking on the terms of using a full sized hived mounted with a large observation window in one end, basically. Pretty much make the end facing the house(inside) almost all plexi, leaving...
  15. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    While I can see some potential problems with this system over time, I think it will really appeal to new hobby beekeepers. When you look at the bee supply magazines and the adds for new equipment. ...
  16. Re: Missouri Environmental Public Health crack down

    Okay, I’ll play the devil’s advocate:

    Say I produce 20 drums of honey. Now I am cheap and don’t buy new food grade drums, but a guy on craigslist is selling burn barrels for cheap. Yeah they...
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    Re: telescoping vs migratory

    Actually telescoping covers work better for this. You flip the tele upside down and the first box you pull off, set it at 45 degrees rotation from the top. That way you don't crush bees and it...
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    Re: telescoping vs migratory

    Migratory covers also allow the hives to be stacked right against each other for transporting, hence migratory.
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    Our standard label (shown reversed on the muth jar to show back of label) ( the 1/2 pint jar is creamed honey)

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    A special Label where we bottled some of our honey for sale where all...
  20. Re: Two general questions for seasoned beekeepers (for fun)

    Best advice: Buy at least 3 hive tools

    Second best: Never, never put your smoker on the floorboard of your truck (failed to heed this advice)

    Worst advice: Don't treat.
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    Re: Bear- Repellent

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    Wife called me at 2:30 this afternoon. Bear was in our top bar hive. She ran it off. I went to tractor supply bought a 15 mile fence , 650' of portable wire, 12 plastic posts,...
  22. Re: Will bee roll test work with window screen rather than #8 Hardware cloth?

    Ace hardware usually carries it. At our local Ace, they will cut a section off for you so you do not have to buy a whole roll. look for 1/8" hardware cloth
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    It is my understanding that yellow jacket colonies die out each fall. As fall approaches, they produce many queens who will fly out and mate. Then these queens leave their parent colony and burrow...
  24. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    Put some screen over the underside (the side that would be laying against the frames) of the hole you cut. That way the bees stay on the inside and can still get to the jar lid as it lays against...
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    Re: Homemade Extractor

    Yep, tht is an improvement on mine Frank...

    http://doorgarden.com/extractor/
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