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  1. Re: Hole Saw Sizes for bee escape and feeders

    For a boardman type feeder jar I use a 2 7/8 hole saw or an adjustable circle cutter. The adjustable one works OK for plywood not as well on regular pine.
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    Feeding NUCs / Swarming NUCs ?

    So I made some NUCs up back in the first week of April and a couple of them really struggled and I think it was because I didn't feed them enough.

    I then made up a couple more two weeks ago this...
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    Re: NUCs vs. Splitting hive

    OK All the hives that were re-queened are doing great as are the NUCs with the old queens. I plan on trying to raise some queens from the old queens since that have all over-wintered in my area...
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    Re: Broke-T Queens

    Hmmm she looks about normal on my phone.
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    Re: Wire crimper with helical gears

    Mine worked fine at first but the gears have developed a few groves in them from clamping down on then wire. If you happen to clamp down on the right in that groove it will slide instead of crimping....
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    Re: Broke-T Queens

    Supposed to get mine this week, hope they make it OK.

    More importantly I hope Johnny and all his are safe after the tornadoes passed through the area.
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    Re: NUCs vs. Splitting hive

    Thanks guys, i ended up getting the queens early and pulled queens from my strong hives with a couple of brood frames and placed in NUCs last Saturday.

    I waited till the next morning and then...
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    Re: Transferring NUCs to Deeps

    Wasn't clear in my description. The split deep has four frames on each side of the divider, on top of each split side sits a 4 frame deep NUC. So its basically a double deep 4 frame NUC that the...
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    Transferring NUCs to Deeps

    I have 3 NUCs I am planning on moving into deeps soon. One is a traditional 5 frame deep style in a double configuration. The other is a Michael Palmer style split deep with individual 4 frame top...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    Yes I am in the club, I'm one of the club reps with Richard, and Rick.

    I have been working overtime to get new wooden ware ready for splitting this spring. This time last year I was bringing bees...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    Hey Jack,

    When do you typically do splits in the spring?

    What are you thoughts about that with this years weather in mind?

    Mike Peace
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    Re: NUCs vs. Splitting hive

    Thanks for everyone's input. I think I'll make up eve split from the really strong hives when the new queens arrive and maybe some do some NUCs with swarm cell frames if I start seeing them before...
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    NUCs vs. Splitting hive

    I am trying to decide which way to go here, make up a few NUCS or split the strong ones in two.

    Last spring finished my second year keeping bees and the first year bringing hives out of winter...
  14. Thread: 2014

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    Re: 2014

    July 10-12 Carbondale, IL

    http://heartlandbees.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=...
  15. Thread: 2014

    by MissouriMule
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    Re: 2014

    I donno, maybe the 2014 HAS meeting? Since this IS the HAS thread.
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    Need advice on split/requeen

    I just finished introducing the last queen to one of 3 splits I made as NUCs to over-winter and was checking some other hives when I noticed one that seemed pretty in active.

    We just had 2 inches...
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    Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    BTW, was just told my extractor is supposed to ship late next week. So that makes it 6 weeks at least before it will ship and then another week before I get it most likely.

    What a waste of time,...
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    Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Don't bother with the knife and scratcher, I already have them.
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    Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Well I definitely don't remember seeing that when I placed the order, and I can't even look at the product page now its gone. Only the attached picture to tell the story but I don't doubt the page...
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    Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    How long did it take from the time you placed the order to receive the extractor?

    What time of year did you order?

    I ordered on the 26th or 27th of June, order was processed on the 28th. I...
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    Re: So I caught a swarm.

    I definitely could ave missed a queen cell, what seemed odd to be was that none of the hives seemed to be reduced in size from the previous inspection. All were still booming with bees.
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    So I caught a swarm.

    Yesterday afternoon I was heading back to the part of the property where my hives are located to pull a couple of brood frames from the strong hives in order to boost a couple of new packages I had...
  23. Re: Modify Mann Lake Top Feeder for less drowning bees?

    I used these last summer to goo effect. My only issues were at the bottom edge of the screen as Rod indicated and on some hives the underside was filled with burr comb. The underside of the plastic...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Maybe I was the wrong terminology in saying absconding, the previous week or so they appeared to be fine with good population and some stores and brood.

    It probably was as you suspect the moths...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    I am trying to winter NUCs for the first time this year, I made up 4 in the Palmer fashion culling frames of brood and stores to make up the colonies and then adding mated queens.

    I constructed...
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