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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    Mark- Thanks very much for your responses. You have given me some interesting ideas for our modern day
    beekeeping problems. I'll keep you posted later on, with some pics and results. Thanks again.
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    Mark- Any varroa problems? Do you treat at all during the year? Thanks.
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    Post #5 Mark- Did you use deeps or mediums for your supers? What size thickness shim did you
    use above your excluder? Thanks Tom
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    Michael - Have you tried more than one super on top of the excluder?
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Post#244 - You got that right Michael!! 4yrs, TF, and the bees ARE still alive.
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    Re: city water and syrup

    Native Bee- If they are about to starve thro some chunk combed honey on top or make some
    creamed honey from straight honey as a fondant above or below a hive cover. Please try to stick
    with just...
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    Re: New packages and cold weather moving in

    They are 1/2 in plywood put inside 1/2 of a frame. They just hang on the outsides with 9 frs. in
    between. The bees when crowded will occupy both sides. Don't have beetle or moth problems.
    You can...
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    Re: New packages and cold weather moving in

    Debbie- Follower boards are an excellent choice all year around in the brood nest. They provide excellent insulation
    for both wintering and for summer cooling.
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    Paul- I agree that AHB strain is widely spread. The comm. boys are pulling plenty of it out of Texas!
    But you are right, they are survivors! Have you tried bringing in a calmer line of bees to...
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    Re: city water and syrup

    Try SUGAR FREE beekeeping, its healthy!!
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    You got that right Tim!!!!!
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    Re: Moving and returning Nucs

    EvaST- 2 Days.
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    Re: Wintering with honey (at north)

    Lehimainen- You are correct in your thinking. Bees make honey naturally, why not make sure they have enough
    of it for winter and if they are short sometimes feed the honey back to them. Dr. Miller...
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    I guess it pays to rear your best Queens from Survivor stock.
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    Re: Question for the queen making pros

    OTS is versatile. If you want honey, do like you said, remove old queen and notch one fr and let them make
    their own queen. While they are doing that during the flow, I'm guessing you will get...
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    Re: Question for the queen making pros

    Know the feeling. Wait until your hives are good and strong, one week before your avg.
    swarm season starts which might be close. Take the queen and two frames of brood out
    and put in nuc and move...
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    Re: Question for the queen making pros

    Brad- How many hives do you have? And what are you trying to do?
  18. Re: Lost My Swarm!!!!! Did i do something wrong??

    J.T. - skip the smoke next time, you didn't need it. Also try to have a least half the frames in your
    box drawn comb, you'll have better results.
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    Re: Question for the queen making pros

    Brad- OTS is only meant to raise a few queen cells to split the hive 3 or 4 ways. To raise a number of queens
    you need a method which uses starter and finishing hives.
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    Amen to that!!!
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    Bee52- Thanks for info. I agree, best way to beat SHB and Varroa is breed queens which have good traits.
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Thanks Lauri , for the pics. They are indeed VERY, VERY interesting!!!
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    Bee52 - Was the queen you bought from RWeaver a Buckfast queen? How did you like their queens?
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    Moon - another method or plan, let your 8 hives build up until mid-May. You should have 8fr of brood. Split the survivior
    queens off with 2fr of brood and let them build up, moving them away 2mi....
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Bernard, Small cell or large cell whatever you use, what is your approximate percentage of winter loss to varroa in Germany?
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