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  1. Re: Early spring cleansing flights! WOOOOO HOOOOO!

    Decent amount of flight here too in 40F. I know which hives are my strong ones ;-).
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    Re: Do Queens lay multiple eggs per cell?

    Yes its common. Happens more often than you'de think. Those who graft larvae will confirm. Typically new queens or queens starting to lay again after winter or something will not have full control...
  3. Re: Second inspection, should I remove feeders?

    sounds like they arn't interested in the syrup.
  4. Thread: Inner Covers

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    Re: Inner Covers

    It would definately work. I use them to temporary to cover hives during inspecting and harvest. The drawbacks over std wood long term is material is not wood, its breathable. Maybe cap the ends,...
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    Re: Swarm trap location spacing?

    A common location is in a tree.
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    Re: 8 frame...how to space?

    For Brood: No space, bring frames together tightly. If you leave space bad things will happen.

    For Honey: Space together tightly intitially, then once comb starts to be drawn, remove a frame and...
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    Re: Stupid barely related question....

    Yup stupid question.....maybe take a look in your browser history. ;-)
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    Re: Looking for advice for starting beeK

    Really...first year is easy. Just add boxes. 2nd year is more challenging.

    Capped brood does not have to be transported with bees, just keep it warm in a cooler with hot water bottles or...
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    Re: Catching a Swarm

    Brood comb will attract wax moths. Around here we can put brood comb in swarm traps in the spring no problem, Around end of may or June is when wax moths become a problem.
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    Re: Lost Hive: Looking For Comments/Thoughts

    my thoughts too The cluster didn't build up right in late summer and fall

    IF they ran out of stores you'de know. Other possibilities leading to small cluster are poor queen, mites, sickness.
  11. Re: Stalled, or other issue and how to fix it?

    I would check the gravity. See how much it fermented out. A yeast nutrient pack or a "smack" pack liquid starter is a good idea. Also meade/honey is on the acidic side which could also stop...
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    i have no idea. Wood plastic metal just about anything will work
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    Re: "Notching" comb after a split?

    The notch is so bees don't have to teadown tough brood comb or any comb for that matter. The notch is easy accces to drawn down cell. This is prefered by the bees as long as you choose the correct...
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    Re: Keeping Snow off of Buried Hives

    We don't recieve big snows that pile up here. But the entrances can ice over during melt freeze cycle. Like others have said long as you have a top vent there should be no issue.
  15. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Have they released the cost? What are you willing to spend? $4/frame

    What happens if brood is layed in these frames?
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    Re: Bait Hive in Vicinity of New Package

    Sure put out a trap, see what happens. The package is unlikely to move this year. I wouldn't worry about attracting robbers either. Do you know of many kept hives within a few miles of yours?
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    Re: Spring feeding

    I would only feed the hives that need it. ie are out or running low on stores
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    Re: 3M Hi-Strength 90 Adhesive

    Can you shoot a few staples thru the aluminum into the wood cover. Glue or adhesive seems like overkill to me.
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    Re: How many beekeepers come out even or better.

    I am in the green. Of course I use my own labor and contribute alot of time to the hobby. Make all of my own equipment, minus frames. And make all my nucs and increases. Never bought bees. ...
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    Re: Wind Chill - Cover or not?

    I never have, but then again we've never had these extreme temperatures. The next 2 days we will have the coldest temperatures in 20 years with new record lows. They are calling for -10 tonight,...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    It is not the clubs responsible to gaurentee sucess, itis the beekeeper. The club is meant to link beekeepers local together and provide an arena for sharing And teaching. We have mentors. Its...
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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    I try to come to the apairy "clean". Fresh shower with normal shampoo and deodorant, but no perfume or cologned. I then smoke myself a bit. I wouldnt get all worked up in the yard or garden then...
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    Re: Small cluster + Negative Temps = Indoors?

    How were you feeding?
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    Re: # 8 galvanized wire cloth in feeder

    I've had good luck with nylon window screen material. I line the inside of frame feeders with a u shaped piece of screen. Works very well, no drowning.
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    Re: MY HIVE FELL OVER

    I've never had a hive fall over. But a friend of mine did over winter in a wind storm(but not with 8 inches of snow and low windchill). He said the bees were clustered on the ground he scooped them...
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