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    Re: Making Extreme Spilts with 2 Frame Nucs

    I have tried 2 frames splits several times and yes it will work. The best time is after temperatures are very warm and chilled brood is not a big issue (I don't even attempt this until late...
  2. Thread: Kentucky

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    Re: Kentucky

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    Random blooms due to abnormal warmth
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    Re: making queens

    That was my understanding too...
  4. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    Nice looking bricks, what did you mold them in? I used muffin tins for bricks for my nucs. The little block fits perfectly where the feeder jar normally sets then put a telescopic cover over the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Wow I'm 300 miles north of you, we got to 65 today, I expect we will be seeing something coming in within the next week. Sure hope our extreme cold is over. Keep us updated, looking so forward to...
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    Re: Its 50 out and bees are everywhere. ...

    It was 65 here today in West KY according to the National Weather Service. Lots of cleansing flights, housekeeping and even a robbing in a dead out.

    No pollen coming in yet, looked closely at the...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    Yes thanks for the information, sounds like I will have to rethink that idea of the starter strips. I certainly can attest to them building on the roof or top of the box. Hived a swarm a couple...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    Steve good luck with the traps. I have caught some swarms over the years using empty nuc boxes with a piece of old brood comb laying on the bottom and lemon grass oil. Once used a copier paper box...
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    http://www.michiganbees.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Mini-Nucs_20150130.pdf

    Nice article
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    Re: BeeCam suggestions for 2016?

    Sounds like a neat idea, wonder if there is someway to build an enclosure for an old cellphone with wifi and put a solar panel on it in the beeyard. Sounds like a fun project to research and build....
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    Re: Poplar lumber

    Thanks Peter, appreciate the information.
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    Re: Poplar lumber

    Revisiting an old thread and asking a question about various woods. I have access to some old trees 30-50 years since cut, large nice trees on my families farm. I have a neighbor that has bought a...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Got up in the 50's today here in West Kentucky. 11 of the 12 hives looked like Mid Spring with the ladies taking cleansing flights, clean out the hive flights and hauling water. Good to see after...
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    Re: 'Sugar block bread' or 'Beez MRE'Z'?

    Thanks Lauri, great observation. I had wondered about this very question eaten or stored. Curious to see if they will start to buildup on this or do they need 1:1 syrup. Enjoy your pictures and...
  15. Thread: Feeder Jars

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    Re: Feeder Jars

    I got a collection from the school concession stand where we sold pickles and peppers for nachos. They were throwing them out and I put out the word I wanted them and got several. Small holes...
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    Re: Where to buy small amount of HFCS?

    Please double check this but I believe Karo Syrup from the grocery store is corn syrup. I know we use it in pecan pies and I believe I read it was corn syrup on the ingredients.

    ...After a...
  17. Re: How cold before you need to close up bottom of hive?

    Good point Luv2beekeep. We have not had significant snow fall which lasted for a long period of time here in West KY for a number of years, about a week is typically all our stays on even in the...
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    Re: hopkins queen raising

    I have used the cloake board method but only used a frame of eggs and emerging brood moved up from the lower box and utilized the on the spot method of mashing down the old dark cell walls with hive...
  19. Re: How cold before you need to close up bottom of hive?

    Ah...fond memories here of Bowling Green. I graduated WKU in 1984. Travel thru there often en-route to Russell Springs from here in West KY.
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    Re: Sugar Brick Feeding

    [QUOTE=Lauri;1367271]How do you know they've actually Eaten or consumed the first block?

    Good point, you don' know unless you get inside the hive which in this weather is not recommended. I...
  21. Re: How cold before you need to close up bottom of hive?

    I have wintered both ways over the years and have not seen a difference here in west KY. I usually winter them in two deeps but this year was short on equipment and am wintering in one deep, one...
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    Re: Sugar Brick Feeding

    Personally I would not let them run out of sugar brick this time of year. Winter is the harshest critical time where the cluster needs to keep the temperature above those outside. If the bees are...
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    I built some screened bottom boards from PT 2X4" a few years ago, the full 2X4" are pretty heavy. I also ripped some 2X4 to 2X2 and love these screened bottom boards, light weight, serve the same...
  24. Re: Possible Multicolor Plastic 2-way mini mating nuc

    I bought a double wooden mini mating nuc last fall and tried it out. They absconded so I want to develop my technique more this next year. Plastic looked cheap but as you point out size may be an...
  25. Re: Possible Multicolor Plastic 2-way mini mating nuc

    I've had my eye on some plastic boxes at Office Depot similar to these:

    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/452369/Really-Useful-Boxes-Plastic-Storage-Box/

    I have toyed with idea of making a...
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