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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    Im curious, when you say a deep was filled with honey, you mean that you have a 10 frame deep with capped honey weighing in at 100(ish) lbs?
    that would leave the other deep (on the bottom) for...
  2. Thread: sad day

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    Re: sad day

    They have decent flyers. They are comming back loaded with pollen still. not to mention there are several frames of packed pollen.
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    Re: sad day

    Update.

    I moved the double stack to a single 10 frame deep. I was surprised at the amount of capped brood and gave me good hopes that they will get perhaps one more round of brood done before...
  4. Re: Leaving a medium w/honey on two supers for the winter?

    I try to leave a full super of honey/ fall goldenrod necture on my hives.

    In the spring if there is something left I checkerboard the top super (of left over honey) with the now bare super below...
  5. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    I dont think its worth "giving up" on "your line" of bees. But adding addtional "proven" genetics to the hives you keep cant hurt.

    If you add the new "proven" queen, then raise new queens from...
  6. Thread: sad day

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    Re: sad day

    They consumed much of it to feed brood and draw some comb.

    As for why do i think they wont make it.

    Standard rule of thumb around central midwest is that a hive needs ~70lbs of stored honey...
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    Re: sad day

    Im saying i split the cut out 6 ways.... and each nuc got a chunk of comb with at least 2 drawn and capped queen cells that i removed from the cuttout. I counted at least 15 capped queen cells in...
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    Re: Feeding Questions

    you still feeding 1:1 or 2:1 now?
  9. Thread: sad day

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    sad day

    I had 2 nucs i had been working on through the summer to try to get built up before another predicted hard winter here in IL. I had fed them nearly 40 lbs of surup hopeing they would draw comb and...
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    Re: 2014 USDA farm bill

    Now with that above post made.

    The stack of paperwork I'm looking at isn't worth the $320 I could POTENTIALLY receive for my 4 losses over 3 years.
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    Re: 2014 USDA farm bill

    Tomorrow 8/1 is the last day to file for 2012 & 2013 losses! you have till nov 1 to file for 2014 (which was winter 2013-14)

    I was at my local FSA (farm service agency) eg USDA office to get...
  12. Re: Does the frame need to be completely capped before extracting

    The advise i have received in the past is that if its uncapped, and can not be shaken out of the frame when held face down and shook, then its ready to be extracted.

    You can always use a...
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    I have not extracted at night, although I have worked the bees at night. It is not a process which i would recommend.

    Attracting bugs with the lighting required at night would seem to be a...
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    Can't say the reasons are obvious no.

    We extract ours in our kitchen. A room already designed for food prep. We stage full supers on the screened in back porch and usually just carry frames...
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    Re: Queen was gone now hive is honeybound

    Move the honey to the top and give her some place to lay at the bottom.

    If your fall golden rod is strong in your area you could take half or more of the capped honey now and put the wet supers...
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    Re: Feeding nucs during dearth?

    I currently have 3 nucs i am feeding with fatbeeman style top feeders. They have a bunch of comb to draw and will need to build up enough bees so that in another 6 weeks they have a decent number...
  17. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    You must be new here.

    To summarize the strategy, 100% natural honey may wholesale for ~$3 /lb (i retail only mine for 7 so im guessing at wholesale price) so a ton fetches ~$6000. HFCS is...
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    C-town has plenty of beeks, surely someone can help you out.

    Personally i would bite the bullet and buy the maxant setup. assuming they are 10 frame supers and you get 3lbs per frame your...
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    Re: Custom extraction services

    I suppose i would rent out my extractor setup. and by rent out I mean you could bring your supers to me and I'll help you extract them. Id say a min number of frames is 8. If you had something...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I prefer nitrite gloves (new school latex gloves). All the dexerity of bare hands, some sting protection and for my propolis heavy hives, pull them off and throw them away and the sticky is gone.
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    Re: Removing old brood frames.

    Once the new frames in the center are fully drawn out, she should prefer those over the ones at the edge. Just give it time (month or more)
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    The website here is a great place for information. Although I will have to admit, it can be easy to get lost in some of the debates over "hot topic" issues. (foundation v foundationless, treatment...
  23. Re: I weighed my hives today....not at all what I expected

    It might not be an accurate weight of the hive, but it will be repeatable. if the weight goes from 150 to 200 you know that the hive put on 25% more weight
  24. Thread: Honey Bound

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    Re: Honey Bound

    Awesome! pull it freeze it and put it back in. kill those mites!
  25. Thread: Kelleys

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    Re: Kelleys

    well now i was about to put an order in with them. Ive delt with them in the past and have never had issues. Ive had to wait what seemed like weeks for Dadant orders and they come from like 100...
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