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    Re: Is it too early to checkerboard? Zone 7B

    You are rite about the secret. Nobody wants to say
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    Re: what do certain blooms mean to you

    Lets hear some more it doesn't have to be set in stone. May be just something you noticed put it up and see if others notice the same thing. This post is not for laws just observations.
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    Re: what do certain blooms mean to you

    Squarepeg lets see what ya got
    Mike that's what Im talkin bout
    Everybody put their own down
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    what do certain blooms mean to you

    What i am asking is when you see something blooming what does that mean in your bee yard. Its hard to say a date but blooms seam more reliable. I think this will help a lot of people.
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    Re: Building a brood box

    The 10 won't work unless you are getting an actual 10 inch board. Most stuff is not 10 inch. The scrap from a 12 works for tops bottoms and shims.
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    score one for the slanted front porch

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    Just thought i would throw this out there
  7. Thread: diagnose this

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    Re: diagnose this

    Its official no bad bugs. I knew the bees got smashed bit there was a line of open empty cell i thought mite be a beetle trail. I guess the other bees just tried to get to the smashed ones to clean...
  8. Thread: diagnose this

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    diagnose this

    its time for the diagnosis game what do you see.
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    Its an outside frame i think they got smashed and started to rot but the line of open cells makes me think beetle or moth.
  9. Re: Should I transfer a weak winter hive to a NUC or leave it alone?

    I have one not looking good as well. I am going to leave it. I look forward to hearing from the more experienced. My this.king was they have what they need and know where it is so i didn't want to...
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    Re: What frames to purchase?

    It depends on what type of foundation you want to use. If you are sure you want to go foundationless you can get foundationless frames but if you want to try foundationless just get one of the...
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    Re: Swarming and "the top of the hive"

    I wonder what would happen if you extracted the honey just above the brood nest?
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    Re: Swarm prevention idea???

    When you talk about bottom suppering you are talking about putting the super under the brood what about putting the new super under the other super but above the brood i know it would mess up the...
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    bees in danger of being robbed

    i think my bees are in danger of being robbed. The reason i think this is i have a brand new maxant extractor on the way. What to do what to do. Its going to take a big robber screen.
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    Well i just ordered a maxant 9 frame hand crank. I would like to give a big thanks to maxant they are some good people. Super nice and informative. I can't wait to get spinning.
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    Re: Prices of nucs - shockingly wide variation

    Ha ha look on ebay if i remember i saw a nuke for like 600 with shipping i thine a 3lb package for like 380 with shipping. I would sell every bee i owned for half that
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    Its probably not a big difference I am just fishing for advice on what extractor to get. I will probably go with the maxant there's just something about the small size that bothers me for some...
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    I understand the physics of it i was wondering about the air pressure pushing the comb to the side at a higher speed
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    [QUOTE=wanderyr;1048754]I wouldn't let the diameter of the extractor influence the decision. You're correct that a larger-diameter model can spin slower. However, the reason for that is that you...
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    foundation less frame extractor?

    i am fixing to get extractor and i have foundationless frames how does the maxant do with them? I am wondering if i would be better off getting an extractor with a bigger diameter so it spins...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    I have a ridgid love it i also have a small direct drive saw used it for years did not know what i was missing till i got my rigid. I would go with rigid or craftsman. The 300 is a bad price to set...
  21. Thread: Tanging the Bees

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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    When i saw it work which was only one time the swarm was settled to high to get at so he waited till they took flight and started banging and they dropped in the middle of a pasture and balled Im...
  22. Thread: Tanging the Bees

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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    The oldtimer i know that used to do it said the bees thought it was thunder and landed asap and formed a cluster. He said he has done it many times he would see a swarm going across a field and honk...
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    Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    What about a spot for screened bottom board closed or open
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    small hive beetle and temperature

    at what temp do the small hive beetle stop? They have been pretty bad this last month. I was just wondering when i can stop keeping check on them.
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    Re: Identify this plant please

    The bees will love it when the flowers start opening
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