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  1. Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    standard frame dimensions....

    http://www.beesource.com/files/dadantfr.pdf
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    Re: Honeybee Democracy

    Found this thread and then checked the libray, our county system had several copies, one of which I now have in my hands. I read the prologue and am quite interested in how the book turns out. I'll...
  3. Re: 1/4" Hardware cloth cause robbing problems?

    I would also add that layering two sheets of 1/4" cloth creates its own problems. You can try to offset the layers to create a 1/8" opening but the bees can squeeze through each layer individually...
  4. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    You can prevent them from building comb in the space in THAT feeder by inserting a piece of 1x4x14ish in the space where they crawl up to the feed. They will still have space between your inserted...
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    Re: swarm making wax

    Not necessarily, it just means they have a surplus of nutrition in their system and have nowhere to store it. Remember, feeding bees encourages comb building and a swarm has recently engorged on...
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    Re: Another multiple cell question

    Look at pic 12 of 21 from your second link (day 8 inspection). Top left corner has a semi-circle of bees surrounding (and facing) 3 others. I believe the queen is partially obscured by one of the...
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    Re: Lost in the inspection

    About cumbersome gloves.....

    I was at the mechanics last winter and noticed he was wearing a rubber glove with long sleeves. I asked him about them and he said they help keep the various chemicals...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Medium Swarm on 5-10-2010 Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121.
    Medium Swarm on 5-14-2010 West Valley City, Utah 84119.
    Large Swarm on 5-18-2010 Herriman, Utah 84096.
    Medium Swarm on 5-19-2010 Salt Lake...
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    I have 4 hives IN the garden. The bees don't...

    I have 4 hives IN the garden. The bees don't seem to mind the tiller or my weeding around the entrances. Perhaps your bees were already upset at something else when you showed up and this is an...
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    I wondered this myself last Saturday sooo, in the...

    I wondered this myself last Saturday sooo, in the interest of 'science', watched closely as I mowed over the occasional dandylion patch. The first active bee I saw will not be seen again. The next...
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    Poll: I haven't seen a rack so my question is based on...

    I haven't seen a rack so my question is based on my interpretation of the plans on beesource. Isn't there about a 1-5/8" space between the bottom of the rack slats and the bottom board? Or am I...
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    Poll: What keeps the bees from building comb below the...

    What keeps the bees from building comb below the rack slats into the space below?
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    riverrat, I think you've given me an idea on how...

    riverrat, I think you've given me an idea on how to mark my hives....
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    I noticed a few weeks ago that my bees were...

    I noticed a few weeks ago that my bees were investigating the raspberries prior to their bloom. I kept an eye on them and when the first blossoms began to appear, the bees were all over it. I think...
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    A super question.

    1 Hive - 2 deep brood boxes, ready for honey super. If I place a medium box with nothing but foundationless frames on, will they make a mess? (I don't have drawn frames to alternate with the...
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    I've read the many passionate posts each claiming...

    I've read the many passionate posts each claiming one method superior to another and decided to play around a bit: I'm new to this and figure it's the quickest way to sort 'my way' from the many...
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    Is robbing a problem only within the immediate...

    Is robbing a problem only within the immediate area of an apiary? I only have one hive, however, I know of at least 4 others scattered within 1 mile. The closest one to mine is at the neighbors...
  18. When I was 12, I had a boy scout leader that got...

    When I was 12, I had a boy scout leader that got a hive for one season so that our group could earn the beekeeping merit badge. One season was enough for him but we earned our badge. I was...
  19. Thread: Dead Bees

    by ealldredge
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    A new (broodless) colony should experience a...

    A new (broodless) colony should experience a natural population decline over the time it takes them to create the brood nest and raise the next generation. I've read estimates as high as 20-30%...
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    What I mean by 'cold days' is simply that with...

    What I mean by 'cold days' is simply that with spring weather, we may have a cold front move in for a few days keeping the highs in 40s and 50s which keeps most of the bees inside. With a new...
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    Thanks for the feedback. May I ask why you were...

    Thanks for the feedback. May I ask why you were going to stop feeding even if they hadn't stop taking it? Mine appear to be bringing in pollen at a good rate but inexperience doesn't allow me to...
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    Sticky: May 4, 2008. Large swarm from fellow neighbor...

    May 4, 2008. Large swarm from fellow neighbor keeper. We watched it fly away and come back. It left for good 2 days later.
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    How long to feed a new package?

    I installed my 1st package 3 weeks ago meaning I'm still winging it. I've read many contradictory opinions about feeding (do, don't, only when needed, etc..) As a newbee, I don't have a clue when...
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