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    Re: Im like an expectant father

    I go in and check mine 4 days after I install them just to see if the Queen has been released. If she is released then I take the cage out and close up the hive for another week and then go start...
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    Re: First sting ever

    Isn't it amazing how something as small as a stinger from a bee can hurt so doggone bad. I had shots from Doctors and nurses, in the arms, in the butt but none of them hurt as bad as that doggone bee...
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    Banking Queens tonight

    We banked 236 queens tonight. Already to do 100 splits this Saturday. More the next weekend and then requeen some hives. Bees look really good coming out of California. Hope the splits go well.
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    Re: Medium Super Frame in Hive Body

    If you live close enough to him and have three deep frames just go over tomorrow and remove the three mediums and replace with three deeps. The queen has not been released yet if you just installed...
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    Re: Lost two, one left.

    I think option one will be the easiest for you. Just make sure your survivor hive is a good 7 or 8 frames of bees strong or you may go into winter with just your nucs. Don't rob everything to gain...
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    Re: Front Range weather roller-coaster

    I have a potatoe scale that I have one hive setting on. I just checked it and it weighs 95 lbs. Just about right for this time of year for a two deep. I have mountain camped my hives though because...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds kind of like a funeral. But we do get close to these bees. I try to live by a little poem I heard once and it sounds like you are to. Here It is.

    When things go...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    I have never lived there, but have been to Soldotna to fish a couple of times on the Kenai river. It was beautiful. Lots of flowers. Daylight most of the day. I told my wife I wouldn't mind living...
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    Re: Built my first migratory pallet today.

    The most common plywood I've seen used is 3/4 " standard. As far as the configuration, I have only seen the split deck. I have not seen a solid one. I'm sure they are used by someone out there. I...
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    Re: Built my first migratory pallet today.

    I myself have not seen any migritory pallets that are not made out of 2 X 4's (Treated and untreated) and plywood. All have been 3/4" thick. As far as split or full deck, I'm not sure what you are...
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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    I think what he is trying to say is that there are new people who get on bee source and ask a question and only get one or two or no response and the question does not get answered. Or the new person...
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    Poll: Re: Supers: Paint the edges or not?

    I paint the top and bottom edges of mine. The titebond glue idea sounds good too. Make sure you let it dry good before placing one box on top of the other. That stuff is tuff once it sticks things...
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    Re: Built my first migratory pallet today.

    Also rim boards are made from 3/8 " cedar lath. These are all squared up before screwing together so that there is uniformity when stacking them.
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    Re: Built my first migratory pallet today.

    1. Thickness of plywood-- 3/4"
    2. How many Plys -- 5
    3. Full sheets vs. gaps-- gaps (Using spare lumber, seams are very tight together)
    4. Screws vs. Nails-- Every thing is stapled with 1...
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    Re: Built my first migratory pallet today.

    My rim where the box sets is 3/8" lath boards. 5" openings opposite of each other so I hope not to get to much drift.
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    Built my first migratory pallet today.

    I want to get my bees on migratory pallets so I can move them easier, so today I thought I would try and build one. I had some scrap lumber laying around and a buddy gave me the clips so I'm in to...
  17. Re: checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    I know. It is not very often that it is this warm at this time of year. I hope the fruit trees don't get stupid and start budding out. This if very abnormal for us. We are usually in the low teens...
  18. checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    It got to 61 degrees here in Rupert Idaho today. I know that this is very abnormal for this time of year. But my bees are looking really good. They were bringing in a lot of pollen today. I don't...
  19. Re: Needed! Beeking advice for high dessert NV

    Rosie,
    You need to be careful in trying to get the queen laying already. You have made it through Nov. Dec. and Jan. The toughest months are Feb. Mar. and Apr. That is when your bees will starve to...
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    Getting Private Messages

    I haven't checked my messages for a while and now that I tried it tells me I have to download a site that appears to not be safe. Have any of you used this. Also is there a way to get your messages...
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    beeditch,

    i have the plans done in a power point. PM me and I will see if I can get them to you
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    beeditch,

    I have no plans. I looked at a picture and went to the shop and started to build. I will get together a plan that you may want to use or you could use the one that Ski has posted. My...
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Bevy's that is nice. Sure is handy to have a place to keep things. Before I just had to stack them on top of each other. Here is another picture with some frames on it. Deeps on one side. Mediums on...
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    I actually saw a picture on the Little Creek Bee Ranch website. So it's not my idea. Just saw the pic and went in and started building. Made mine a little heavier duty. You can buy one for $120.00...
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Smoke pole. I guess it would be if I had 13 boxes to put 130 frames in. I don't. This is to hold my replacement frames for the 35 hives I already have. And if I didn't have room in my shop for a 4' X...
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