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    Re: Best type of feeders..

    I run a few hundred Mann lake cap and ladder feeders. It does help but it's not perfect.
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    Re: Best type of feeders..

    All feeders have their purpose. I like frame feeders. Keeps the syrup close to the bees and they can feed without breaking the cluster. It help in spring when they are on brood. There is drowning...
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    Re: Bee's exiting the hive in winter?????

    Normal. Just their time. You are noticing it because of all the snow on the ground. My largest yard has about 50 hives. Snow is covered in 100's of dead bees
  4. Thread: 4 frame nuc

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    Re: 4 frame nuc

    Mine are double 4 frames side by side. My dimensions are 8 1/8" X 19 7/8"
  5. Re: FYI: Had a Neighbor Visit the Bee Yard Last Night

    They say they are starting to make their way back to New England. No sightings in decades but biologists state they are in Quebec.
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    I own 25 acres of forest. I burn about 10-15 cords of wood a year. This year I have burned 13+ cords. I only have 1 cord of seasoned wood left. In the pasture I have about 20 cord in log length...
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    -19 this morning. Getting ridiculous.
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    Satisfied with Strachan. I get mine from Betterbee and pick them up they same day they get them.
  9. Thread: 5 Frame Nucs

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    Re: 5 Frame Nucs

    Good job. I make mine 9 inches wide too. You will find when they are packed with bees it gets really tight. I started making them 9 1/4
  10. Thread: Hello all!

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    Re: Hello all!

    Hi Aaron, welcome aboard
  11. Re: I won't be in town when my bee package arrives

    Package dates are like due dates for babies. They are ready when they are ready. Odds are the date will change. I you are away for that long switch to another date or cancel the order.
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    Re: Hive box problem

    Not to worry. Wood naturally swells and shrinks. It's fairly common. I find as weight is added to the box in the form of bees and honey, it will settle.
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    I'm only at 4% losses so far. Need the next 6 weeks to be kind. I'm planning a very large expansion this year on hope to graft off of these survivors.
  14. Re: Shop tools for wood working & Building Tips/Tricks

    I build and sell hives. These are the tools I won't do without.

    Table saw
    Circular saw
    Air compressor
    Pneumatic stapler
    Cordless drill
    Sliding miter saw
    Quality dado set
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    Starting to plan for 3 deeps for wintering. I have about half my hives in this set up right now. Bees are still in the middle box with a full fox of honey above them. I like not having to worry...
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    Broke numerous record lows this winter. We have been averaging double digit below zero every night. Daytime hugs have been 20 or less since Christmas. We have been getting 1-2 feet of snow a week...
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    3M Hi-Strength 90 Adhesive

    Like a lot of us here we build our own equipment, I'm no different. I have had a woodenware business for the past couple years and always try new things and buy new tools to make my operation more...
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    Re: foundationless frames

    Ditto. I use a pnuematic with 5/8" staples and 60 psi.
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    Re: Kregg Rip Cut circular saw guide?

    I have a table saw and just about every other type of saw. I picked up the Kreg jig for my circular saw for cutting plywood. I love it! Its very accurate and for $35...how could I go wrong!
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    Re: Adding brood to new package

    I believe most supercedure problems with package queens is a result from broodless. A brood frame will help stabilize the hive quicker.
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    Re: Hello from snowy NH

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Hello again from very cold connecticut

    Welcome back!
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    Re: Hi from Massachusetts

    Welcome to beesource. I live in the western part of the state. I manage 30-50 hives. If you are ever in the area look me up.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Calm down and read my post. I never made the statement of "no honey the first year". I stated I will not be harvesting honey. I will be using frames of honey to make increases and store any...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    When I buy packages I use them to get my numbers up. This year I am increasing colony numbers and not harvesting any honey. I will make divisions and raise as many queens as I can. I use the...
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