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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    still better than expected,,, sorry some lost all!
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    Very sorry buddy!
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    Sounds like for the most part everyone has done fairly well
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    I agree we had a very long stretch of very cold temps here in Kentucky also, talked to a few local guys and some had lost all and several over 40%. Its in the low 50s today and mine are all out...
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    Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    We had some record setting temps here this winter (-22) and as of today I am blessed to say I have zero dead outs or lost hives. I think my treatments and feeding brought me thus far!

    What is...
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    Re: Keeping moisture out of hives?

    I put a popcicle stick under one corner of the lid, works well!
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey

    My bees made several pounds tulip popular this year and then sour wood later. I liked the popular honey kinda red tinted and good flavor
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Where I live
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Spent the last few days up here near Jeanette, Murrysville and this place is frigid, dang bees better beeeee bundled up! lol

    Dinner at Lemont tomorrow night
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    Re: Central Virginia Local Nucs

    Jerome Blankenship Hurley Va. 276-254-5286 tell him Steve sent ya
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    I will be there!
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    I did not see any pollen except for the couple hand fulls of sub I put out and they took it up quickly.

    I ended up not making the trip to HF today to get a brad gun, had to tear out a Beaver dam...
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    My bees were out by the thousands today, they look strong for now!
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    I have had hive patties on mine and they have consumed several and I still plan to try a few of the cakes!
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    guessing I will be getting a few of ur queens when they become available!
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Yes I had swarms from my own last year not feral. I also still made honey and quite a bit of sourwood. I just don't have the time to go throught them weekly for cells and did the same thing last year...
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Thanks guys I am heading to HF today (2 hr drive) and will get just that.

    Waiting on it to warm up before I leave it is suppose to reach 54 here today and plan on installing a few of Lauris sugar...
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Thing is having the queens available at the right time, and you are correct culling the queen cells seem a chore and I work full time and raise a fairly large garden. Ive never done splits before! I...
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Have 3-4 that are lagging and did not produce those r the ones I want to requeen anyway and have had to keep a eye on all winter and they are all at the home yard. So if I split those 4 will need 8...
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Here at my home I have 15 surviving as of now. That's the ones im wanting to increase. Like to run around 40 here at most but have another 11 at another yard.
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Trying to reach 40 and also just out together 30 new supers for honey. Guess this feller over across the river may have to give me some split advice!
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    I bought a senco stapler and love it but have over 600 pcs foundation to install and wanna brad the wedges and totally leave out a hammer lol.
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    Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Heading to HB freight today and wondering what size brads to nail in wedges on the frames?
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    Re: 2015 Package Bees for sale

    Great bunch to do business with!
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    Re: Artic blast

    Just chilling watching the WILDCATS whoop up on the CARDINALS and everyone else.... LOL
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