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    Re: Moving established hive

    This is my first year as a beek but I don't think that is how I'd do it. I've helped my mentor move a few hives and we never separate the hive bodies. I'd use the fume board to clear the supers and...
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    Re: hello from Mount Prospect Illinois

    Welcome, I was in the same position in regards to thinking about keeping bees. I found a mentor to work with this year. After helping him with his hives and learning how to work with the bees and...
  3. Re: Bee Hive Ventilator - who has one or uses them? I'm considering building one to

    Here is the link to the ventilated inner covers that I made. I think that they worked well. http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/all_season_inner.pdf
  4. Thread: Slow curing

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    Re: Slow curing

    I'm up in northwest Indiana and they are also taking their time capping the nectar. It was 94% humidity this morning at 6am.
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    Re: pics of new frames

    I remove the burr comb. If the cells appear to be wet, they have nectar/syrup in them.
  6. Re: How do you move around 50 hives with a shoe string budget?

    My bee mentor moves his hives around on used trailers. He buys used boat trailers and other old trailers that people want to get rid of. He then makes the decking with plywood and 1x4s. Load up 12 to...
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    Re: Girls on the front porch!

    Yes, some of my girls were also out fanning today. And we also have severe storms coming through. Lots of red on the radar.
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    Re: Hello from Hobart, IN

    Welcome Kenny, I'm also new to beekeeping. I'm just a little south of you in the Hebron area. I'm starting out with 2 hives split from a local beekeeper. I hope that your bees are doing well. Chris
  9. Re: Wind, wind go away...........come back when duck season is on!!

    Windy here again today with gusts up to 35mph. High temp is supposed to be 54 and the low tonight 39. Chance of frost west of Chicago tonight.
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    Re: Moved my bee hive and...

    As a new bee keeper, my mentor told me this. If you are going to move your bees, move them 3 feet or less or 3 miles. I know it after the fact but something to remember.
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame: and....go!

    Have you seen this cover made for a 8 frame? http://greenbeehives.com/r28frtetop.html
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    Learning the ropes in NW Indiana

    Hello, we've thought about having bee hive for a few years. This is the year! I'm working with a mentor and will start out with 2 hives. I've done some reading and studying and have decided to go...
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