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    Re: How to clean scum off top of settled honey?

    excellent tip.... i can use that one! thanks
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    Re: Full suit or jacket.

    i usually wear a veil, t shirt and jeans.... if they are cranky i have a ventilated jacket i got from mannlake not cheap ($140) but awesome jacket...
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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    One thing I would like to know is if cedar is ok.... I have a ton of it from when i cleared part of my property.... Will the bees mind the smell? Would it affect the honey?
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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    Making Beek stuff is more fun anyway!
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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    if it is free it will work perfect.... I make mine out of what ever free scraps I can I have pine, oak, maple,apple, and birch hive bodies all free:banana:
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    Re: drone brood in the third box?

    Correct ope brood nest... I do not care if the Queen lays anywhere but I am concerned about a laying worker.....
  7. Thread: Nitril gloves

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    Re: Nitril gloves

    i agree no gloves are the best but i HATE finger stings so I stick with nitrile...... best alternative for me....usually no veil but still wear the gloves
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    drone brood in the third box?

    I was doing a full inspection yesterday and found about 3 frames with about a 4 inch patch of drone brood on each in the 3rd out of 4 boxes??? plenty of eggs and worker brood down below and saw the...
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    Re: Nitril gloves

    5 mil i believe they are quite thin and like $7 at harbor freight you can get up to 9 mil i believe but 5 suits me fine
  10. Thread: Nitril gloves

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    Re: Nitril gloves

    All i use is nitrile gloves,inespensive and effective, it seems like the bees do not like to crawl on the nitrile as i usually never see bees on my hands
  11. Thread: How long?

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    Re: How long?

    yaaaaa... about 85% capped
  12. Thread: How long?

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    How long?

    So I just harvested my first frames of honey ever!! My question is how long can i sit in the frames before i harvest it? It is current ly in an empty super in my mud room????
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    how much to leave?

    I live in southeast Ct and am looking for suggestions on how much honey to leave on for winter....
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    $155 5 frame nuc
  15. Thread: Earwigs....

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    Earwigs....

    I was in my hives today and noticed some earwigs on the top of the inner cover..... Anything to worry about?
  16. Thread: New from Ct.

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    Re: New from Ct.

    first year beek from ct... whats up?
  17. Thread: first sting...

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    Re: first sting...

    Yep.... The little darling crawled right up my pant leg and got me on the knee!
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    first sting...

    First year beekeeping and today I received my first sting.... the anticipation was much worse than the sting! Whew, glad that's over!
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    Re: building comb from bottom up?

    i would but deep on bottom medium on top....
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    building comb from bottom up?

    first year beek here... i got 2 nucs in june... added a medium 8 frame super to each.... wanted to go foundation-less so filed each super with kelly foundation-less frames.... one hive has done...
  21. Thread: Queenless???

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    Re: Queenless???

    thanks for the advise.... she is mated and has a beautiful brood pattern...
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    Queenless???

    So I just installed my first ever Nuc's this morning...I picked them up last night from a local breeder, he packaged the Nuc's yesterday afternoon... one I saw the queen and the other i could not...
  23. Thread: Medium nucs

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    Re: Medium nucs

    I was watching a lecture given by Mike Palmer and he was using deeps but the same idea. A 10 frame deep with a center board and 4 frames on each side and he had added a 4 frame mini deep on top of...
  24. Thread: Medium nucs

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    Medium nucs

    I am going to try and focus on making nucs to overwinter this year. As I sit and look at my table saw I wonder if a 5 frame medium is adequate. I know that a 8 frame medium is equal to a 5 frame deep...
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    Re: deep to medium super?

    Thanks Mike. GREAT Idea!
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