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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I too have been checking on extractors and can tell you most are either 24 or 26 gauge metal and the maxant is 20 gauge making it a little heavier metal, I'm going for the maxant
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    Re: What to do about queenless hive?

    u can take a frame of eggs and larva and give them to the queenlees colony so they can make another queen cell, or you could combine them using the newspaper method
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    Are they going to swarm??

    1 week ago as I was working one of my hives I found 7 queen cells 3 on one frame and 4 on another, so I took the queen 2 frames of bees, brood, eggs and 3 frames of stores and moved it t a friends...
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    6 frames of brood in top hive body

    Just inspected a hive today that I haven't been into for almost 3 weeks all 8 frame H Bs the top hive had brood in every frame with 5 being full, and the outside ones had one side of brood and some...
  5. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    I use 7d roslin coated or cement coated, same thing you nail plywood subfloors and roofs
  6. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    from a retired carpenter, rule of thumb is nail should grip a minimum of 1" material after being driven hence a 3/4" board should be nailed with a nail no shorter than 1 3/4" thing to remember is...
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    Re: Queen Cells, What next???

    I don't know if you are doing anything wrong, bees just growing, snakes shed their skin, crabs lose their shells, and bees swarm, I too just had to make a slit and figured if it isn't strong enough...
  8. Re: Is it too late to make a split this year (SW Ohio)?

    Just made a split on Fri 7-11 had a hive with 6 queen cells in it, I took the queen and some frames and made a nuc, took a frame with 3 queen cells and made another nuc, and left the other 3 queen...
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    Re: Tell me all about white clover

    I can tell you how we work it here in Pa around where I live, when the deer stop coming to the clover we cut it, I use a zero turn set 6" hi, good luck
  10. Re: My queen is crowded, laying 5-6 eggs a cell, how do I fix this?

    I know how you feel, all you hear is, if they are drawing comb, feed them, I had the same thing, sorry I don't have any answers but I just got done combining my nuc with another colony today, mine...
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    " Whats Up" Queen Outside the Hive

    Was working outside today just behind my hives when I noticed a small cluster prob 20 to 25 young bees on the ground under one of the hives, when I went and started moving bees I saw one of my...
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    Re: Beginner with lots of questions

    I too am a newbie, and I agree with the studying part, I studied for a year reading, taking part with webinars and researching all I could think that I might have to deal with in my first year,...
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    Re: PSU online course

    haven't taken the course but do know that Maryanne Frazier at PSU is well known in the bee world, Ohio state has webinars also
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    Re: What does robbing look like?

    when robbing the robbing bees seem to be in hover mode with vertical distances from bottom board to telescopic cover, just saw my first about 2 wks ago, it stopped when I turned the entrance reducer...
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    Re: How close is too close?

    5' is plenty of room, I have 6 that are 23" apart and I have seen some with only a couple inches apart,
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    combinding hives

    I just picked up a nuc on Wed, it's been raining here in Pa and today I got to hive it, I was trying to get done between thunder storms so was hurried a bit, I pulled middle frame of the nuc and saw...
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    Re: New Queen Released

    yea, know what you mean, I started with a nuc, have 3 hives right now and will have 5 in a wk. I set up for 6 hives, and that's going to be it ! and you can build your wooden ware in about 1 hr for...
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    Re: where did the queens go

    thanks, and it cost me just a pittance of one $100 bill to get the guy to mail them to me, he never did it before, so I made it worth his while, he was great on the phone when I had called him when I...
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    Re: New Queen Released

    hey mike, would the guy you bought the queen from mind if you told us where you got it?
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    where did the queens go

    I purchased a nuc on may 14, then a 2 deep hive from the same apiary, so back ten days ago I noticed there were no eggs or larvae in the nuc, the other hive had plenty of sealed brood, with some...
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    Re: Built my first hives today!

    from a 40 yr carpenter (retired) who happens to be a son and grandson of carpenters, good for you, if you have a table saw get yourself a good blade and it will become quite enjoyable, good work and...
  22. Re: hi all from up in Pa, need info on local queens for late spring

    UPDATE bought 2 queens last week here in pa, they were ready on Tues, mailed out on Wed and I got them today, so bottom line is, requeened both colonies today, the double deep had 20 frames, all...
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    Re: drone comb not needed?

    freeze it first ,then scratch off capping's and return to hive to get them cleaning it out, cant do any harm, a lot of drones also sometimes is a sign of swarming to follow and they need the drones...
  24. Re: Is a cluster on a queen cage a good sign or a bad sign?

    remember they just out of a small wooden box where they were just hanging around the queen she prob not out yet, but getting close
  25. Re: Help! I screwed up my first cut-down split - Does it need to be corrected urgent

    If you had 3 deeps and 2 mediums by June 1 up in N.Y. as the song says, bee happy don't worry, I have nucs that were 3 frame on May 1 and they aren't really do very good onb 5 frames today.
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