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  1. Thread: Feeders

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    Feeders

    I'm sick of feeders that drown my bees is there a good top feeder that really works
  2. Thread: MannLake order

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    Re: MannLake order

    Mannlake seems to work good for me
  3. Thread: To many Eggs

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    To many Eggs

    My first try with the Mann Lake Queen Rearing Kit after leaving the queen in it for 2 days she layed more the 1 egg in most cells up to 3 in some. now what:scratch: Thanks
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    Re: Cell Building Hive

    The Ben Harden Method seems like a good way to go. But could you give me a time line, like when you set up the Breeder Hive versus when you set up the Cell Building Hive:s
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    Cell Building Hive

    Now that Iíve got the Queen Rearing Kit figured out or at least in a zone where I feel Iím ready to have a go at it. Another problem has popped up. It is about the cell building hive. Iíve read so...
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    Mann Lake Queen rearing Kit

    I purchased a queenrearing kit from Mann Lake, and I have a few questions. First any comments or tips would be helpful. Then, when they say to use all the brown cups, if I need only ten queens do I...
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    Queen Rearing Kits

    What are the pros and cons of using a Queen Rearing Kits like Mann Lakes or something similier.
  8. Thread: Baby Nuc

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    What kind are your nuc from where and made how ...

    What kind are your nuc from where and made how

    They are Homemade 3 frame Mini Mating Nucs with 8X4 frames. a cut sheets of foundation into the frames
  9. Thread: Baby Nuc

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    Baby Nuc

    I'm starting Queen rearing using new baby nucs. is there a good fast way to get foundation for them.
  10. Thread: How many

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    How many

    I'm buying nucs again this and I've got a question. Should I use only one Deep for the first season? Or sghould I start out with two Deeps?
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    Double or Single

    I'm buying nucs again this year. But before I do I'd like to know how most of you start your nucs. do you keep then in a single deep, or do you put them in a double deep?
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    A quick Thanks

    Thanks to all who answered. I did see a queen, and I don't think its a young one, so that makes it one gone bad. and yes the season is just begining.
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    What are they worth

    After winter I have one hive, about a softball size cluster, the queen is present, but she is laying more then one egg in a cell. how much effert are they worth? was a good hive last year.
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    Intresting Book

    I downloaded that book, but I don't remember the web site where I found it. But is a very intresting book.
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    Some are real old, I got them from an old...

    Some are real old, I got them from an old beekeeper. but over the past 5 years I've been buying and replacing a lot of them. I'm a real cheapy, do I have to throw away the plactic foundation too.
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    Melting Wax of Frames

    I want to start rotating and melting my broodframes. what do I need to know. Also how does one melt the wax without also melting the foundation:s
    Thanks for any help.
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    Poll: Still early

    Up here in SD it is still to early to really get a true picture, but so far it looks really good.
  18. Thread: Baby Nuc

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    Baby Nuc

    Does anyone have plans for a Baby Nuc. Thanks for any help.
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    Adding Brood Chamber or Honey Super

    Due to unseasonal cold weather, new nucs, and because I split them, most of my Hives are in a single deep. the main flow is only a few weeks away. My question is, would it be best to add Brood...
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    When??

    :confused: I'm wondering the same thing, when is the best time to take them out, our night temps still drop to around 25 F I grabed your C temps and will convert them and see how they compare. maybe...
  21. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    OK

    I'll try that. thank you
  22. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Checkerboarding

    I'd like to try Walt's checkerboarding, but I don't have any shallow supers. is there a way one can use only deeps. Thank you
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    Crossed Fingers

    I looked into my Hives this last week and they all seem to be alive. some of the weak ones I fed sugar before I put them into the storage shed, but they to seem to be weak but alive. but I won't...
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    Prevent Swarming

    What is the best way to know when a Hive is ready to Swarm? Are there surefire signs to look for without opening the hive. Thank you
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    When to add second Brood Super

    :confused: I would to know if there is a rule of thumb on then to add the secound Brood Super, or remove it if the hive becomes weak.Thanks
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