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  1. Thread: bone-head split

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    Re: bone-head split

    if you left them both at least some eggs...then they will sort it out!
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    Re: Foundationless and Leveling

    maybe, but with foundationless I try to have the hive level from side to side
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    Re: 8-frame loose fit

    how wide is the box....13 3/4 is wide enough!
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    Re: How to make sugar syurp

    yep on 1 to 1 ratio hot tap water works great
  5. Re: Took this photo at my cousins hive, queen cell

    is he gonna split or let them swarm?
  6. Re: Foundationless frames for the foundationless of knowledge?

    tie it in with rubber bands and fishing line
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    Re: Do I paint this part of the bottom board?

    paint it!
  8. Re: Today i inspected my 2 hives and i need your thoughts on what i seeen

    forgive me...but I can not understand what you are trying to say?
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    Re: Newly assembled hive body not square.

    That will work just fine!
  10. Re: Today i inspected my 2 hives and i need your thoughts on what i seeen

    ???
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    Re: Off season project.

    beautiful
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    Re: Are my hives to close for packaged bees?

    I am not sure how it will affect package installation, but I have several hives only a foot apart and I don't see any problems
  13. Re: Today i inspected my 2 hives and i need your thoughts on what i seeen

    What do you mean by swaped the hives around? Did you put one hive where the other hive was sitting? If you did that, when the field bees returned to a different hive than they came from, I would...
  14. Re: 'A sting to the scrotum is painful but the nose is far worse,' says scientist...

    I hope to never be stung in either place....ouch...I can only imagine!
  15. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    agreed! I am a hunter, and my kids coon hunt so I have no problem with killing an animal for either food or pest control, But letting an animal die from exposure or lack of food and water is BAD!
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  16. Re: Will a swarm sometimes return to their original hive?

    This has been my observation also....when they go back in, look out because within a day or so they will get it right and leave!
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    Re: 1st walk away split in East Tennessee

    I don't think you are much early...I am pretty much due east of you and I am ready to split some now myself, But I am waiting about another weak to allow a lot of the brood to hatch so I will have...
  18. Re: How much loss is from varroa and how much from improper nutrient management?

    I do not think anyone is saying not to harvest honey.....but to harvest honey and at the same time leave the bees an ample supply of their own honey!

    In other words, if you leave the bees one...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Actually I think it speaks highly of MB to not be "called out" by a thread that seems to have been CREATED to start a fight!
  20. Re: How much loss is from varroa and how much from improper nutrient management?

    Personally, I think you may be onto something!
  21. Re: Will a swarm sometimes return to their original hive?

    happened twice to me last year....short answer is YES
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    Re: Secondary Swarm?

    Good Plan!
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    Re: Smoking the hive...or not

    a few puffs around the outside of the lid and a puff in the entrance and one puff after I open the top and they are gentle as lambs.....if they are not busy (on a flow) or if the weather is bad and I...
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    Re: Secondary Swarm?

    most likely the two second swarms were virgin queen swarms....I would just hive them and wait for all of the hives to work it out!

    Nature just gave you a great increase!
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    Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    all lived! 7 out of 7 building up nice for the flow!
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