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    Replacement comb

    I'm installing a few hives next week, replacing some hives that did not over winter. I need to remove a few frames(2-4??) that have too much pollen in them and then get them some "new" room for...
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    Re: newbee swarmer??

    So there I have it, just like all aspects of beekeeping.....everyone is different in how things are done. Thanks, and I will check out the link.

    If I go the 10 deep route(1 deep hive body), do I...
  3. Thread: not feeding

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    Re: not feeding

    Thanks, that makes sense. juzzer
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    newbee swarmer??

    I am excited to try out setting swarm traps/bait hives. What do you suggest to use as a box. I would like to keep the price down(if possible) but still do it right to keep the best odds in my favor...
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    not feeding

    I placed a top feeder(the crawl up and in style) on a hive of mine about a week ago. I added coloring to it to follow their storing, for fun. I checked the hive tonight, the temperature outside was...
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    some capped honey frames in a new hive.

    I am arranging frames in the hive bodies that I will be installing soon. All the frames are drawn out. I have been cutting down the comb that was drawn out too far last year, which had limited the...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    here is probably a real dumb one, but should I put one near my own hives?

    I will check out youtube, but does anyone have a good link to post so I can read about the practices of how to start...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    I don't have an answer, but a question. Sorry. I really want to try this out as well. Is there a good resource/link you can suggest of how to begin trying to catch swarms. Especially of where to...
  9. Re: Pottery wheel modifications for an extractor.

    I think I am getting closer, but I am still creating questions to solve before I get the tape measure out. At this time I am focused on trying to make a larger "drum" that will hold 4-6 frames. The...
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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    So what, in my situation would be best to place next to the frames of comb that have areas of low(1/8") drawn comb? (a nice and even drawn frame, a "cut back" frame of drawn, bare plasticell?
    My...
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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    Darn, but thanks for the info. I should have done more research last year. Maybe I'll give it a whirl again this year. If it is wired, how do you get cut comb?

    What are your thoughts for using wax...
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    Supers for hive bodies

    First off, are the "common" sized honey supers considered mediums or shallows?

    I will be installing some bees tomorrow into a super(medium/shallow) of 10 drawn frames from last year. I assume that...
  13. Re: Pottery wheel modifications for an extractor.

    The most simple way I have thought of yet is to just make a 1 frame extractor. Since I have 14 wheels, I think 14 frames at once is better than my 4 frame hand cranker.....maybe! Variable speeds and...
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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    Trimming it down to the 1 1/4" sounds good. As for the low comb (1/8"-1/4"), will bees continue to draw that out to the consistent depth?
    Brooks, my experience with wax foundation was either it...
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    high and low comb on plasticell

    A few of my frames from last year were drawn out in a way I had never seen. Instead of drawing out in a top to bottom, left to right even amount process, it was a bit high and low. One end of the...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    I agree, I sure am thinking to hard, sometimes this hobby I have to tell myself to try it and "just see what happens." I am starting up 2 hives using supers(10 frames, 3 boxes) for hive bodies and...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    I feel like I still have a dilemma. I took a closer look at some of these pollen frames to assess what might be best to do. ALL of the frames, 40 total, have been drawn out(very nicely). I would say...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    That's a good idea. I "fixed" mine also(the wood was a bit warped) but I still have the question of why things are quickly sent out to make someone money(any company, not bashing Dadant), that in the...
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    Re: Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    Ha, now I am more eager to try it. Seems like quite an interest in the idea. Hopefully there are no negative side effects, or hear of them before I try it. I love the idea of rotating colors to see...
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    Re: Adding a second hive body

    It seems to be personal preference, so far. Some do the 7-8 frames of drawn and then add, some do the 7-8 frames of filled(honey, pollen, eggs) and then add. I was planning since all of the frames...
  21. Pottery wheel modifications for an extractor.

    As I was teaching my ceramics class, I started thinking about how/if it would be possible to use an electric pottery wheel in a way that I could extract honey. I have 13 wheels that spin both...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    I feel for you, I had a few frames from them that were "torqued" a bit like a parallagram when I assembled them.(due to crooked cut joints) I only assembled 10 like that and I was mad just about...
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    Adding a second hive body

    I have a hive that died over the winter and will be re-hiving it in a week. Both of the deeps I plan to use have drawn frames in them. For the life of me, I can't remember when I should add the...
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    Re: Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    :scratch: Okay.....could you tell me where???
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    Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    I searched for this as a previous topic, but to my surprise I didn't find it being asked yet. Out of learning, I am thinking about adding food coloring to my Spring syrup. I think it would be fun to...
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