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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    We are in finally getting a good rain shower as I type this , rained for maybe 30 mins pretty hard hope its enough to keep the flow going .
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    Re: Time to gather smoker fuel

    Ho can you tell if its the poison variety or not , the pic in post #14 looks like the same as ours but always assumed it was poison .
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Isn't it dry where you guys are , looks like we could move into a early dearth here with very little rain at all , clover is up but not sure if there getting much from it .
  4. Re: Found a great crimping tool for wiring frames

    I thought the main reason for wire is to support heavy honey laden comb in the extractor , I never had any trouble with un wired comb for crush and strain until one found its way into the extractor !...
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    Re: Transporting a Hot Smoker

    The smoker box reminds me of the old insulated milk box people had out on there porch , not that I personally remember those days !!
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    Re: Cost of Medium Hive Body

    1X8X 6 only about a inch of waste , easy to sort .
  7. Thread: Making a nuc

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    Re: Making a nuke

    I agree with MTN ,with your location in Montana or Wisconsin I'd worry about keeping it strong for the winter and building up at least 3 mediums or two deeps minimum , they have a long cold winter to...
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    Re: Too Late to start a hive?

    Jeff do you have bears in your area if so you will have to figure on a good bear fence or you will loose your hives , also see if there are any bee clubs in your area , I'd figure on next year , you...
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    Re: Number of Baits Per Electric Bear Fence

    I always do all four sides and bacon lasts for ever , also I cut regular bacon in half of its original length and use a clothspin to hold it on the wire .
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    Re: Adding Supers

    Saw a article on top and bottom supering it claimed there wasn't much difference either way, one guy actually wanted the honey dome overhead to act as a queen excluder , I'm more interested in giving...
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    Re: Adding Supers

    From what I have seen bee's seem to build up fine in the normal 2 deep or 3 medium configuration pretty close to the same space .I don't think adding a second deep during a dearth will accomplish...
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    Re: Adding Supers

    I use all medium box's and 3 for the broodnest , and yes I agree if its placed right on top of the broodnest she might come up and lay there buts that is the idea if she is crowded below , this is a...
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    Re: Adding Supers

    With all the swarming I have had this year I'm wondering if putting them right on top of the broodnest would help free up room for the queen to lay and stop swarming to some degree . I did this...
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    Adding Supers

    How many here add supers on top of the last super right on top and how many take off the top supers and add the new super on top of the broodnest .
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    Re: Hit by a Bear

    He will be back for the rest very soon !! once they find a food souce they don't leave untill it runs out .The problem with the 7mm is its not on duty 24/7 .
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    Re: Hit by a Bear

    Here is the whole story on the pa bear fence and where to get the posts http://www.kencove.com/fence/76_Bear+Fence_resource.php
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    Re: Hit by a Bear

    Cattle panels have worked out good for me , they are 5 ft hi by 16 ft long , hang them on 1 1/4 ' fibreglass posts and electrify the whole panel , put them 4'' off the ground and it will keep out...
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    Re: 9 frame radial power extractor

    When Mann lake has there sale there 18 frame goes down to the 9 frame price , very nice extractor for around 895.00 variable speed etc. I couldn't find a used one for much less , not sure if price's...
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    Re: Queen Excluder and Immrie Shim

    Frank do you use a queen excluder alot .
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    Queen Excluder and Immrie Shim

    With the crappy weather I didn't get my reversals started until April 17th and now the queen is laying back up in the top box already with a pretty good flow going . I'm running out of supers again...
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    Re: Plan B - backup swarm control measures

    Neat pics Shinbone looks like you enjoy your bee's and work hard to take care of them , I am curious if you treat in your area and if you have alot of mites , how did they overwinter for you .You...
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    Re: Plan B - backup swarm control measures

    Shinbone , what about that cold Colorado wind hitting them all winter long with no type of windbreak and being in the open , did they come through the winter ok , or do you move them down in the...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Finally looks like the warm weather is here , April sure has been a roller coaster with windy cold rainy weather , we had warmer days in March !! I was afraid with the warm weather early on that the...
  24. Thread: Gloves

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    Re: Gloves

    Duwammer let us know how you like the vented goatskin gloves ,for me nitrile glove make my hands sweat and are very uncomfortable .
  25. Thread: Salt

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    Re: Salt

    I agree I put rock salt down 3 or 4 times every year for three years now and if I forget a treatment the grass is right back growing under my fence , it doesn't seem to last very long , so it gets...
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