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    Adding a new hive

    We started two years ago with two hives and bought two 3 pound packages to stock them. One of the hives was strong all year and successfully survived the winter while the second hive did not. Last...
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    One Old Hive, One New...

    Hello All,

    Last year was our first year with keeping bees and we learned a lot. We started two hives from packages in late April and had success with one hive and problems with the other. Long...
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    Re: When to put on a robber screen?

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the reply. I see you're in Shelby Twp. My two hives are in Romeo. Looking forward to a little relief from the heat tomorrow.

    Dan
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    When to put on a robber screen?

    Hello,

    I installed two different packages this spring. One had a dead queen on arrival and we had to get a new queen.

    We ended up with one strong hive and one weak. We stopped feeding the...
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    Re: Hot, dry summer - First Year Beek Question

    Thanks Peter and BeeButler for your input.

    Dan
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    Hot, dry summer - First Year Beek Question

    Hello,

    We installed two packages on April 19th, our first attempt at bee keeping, and so far so good. They have drawn out two full deeps. I have fed them sugar water from day one but stopped...
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    Re: Outyard agreement

    Responding as a retired company exec that's reviewed hundreds of contracts, not a beek, if your primary concern is ownership of the hive, spell that out in a simple document and move on. All other...
  8. Critique my plan to Split my first hive please!

    Hello,

    I am a first year beek and have two hives started from packages. One hive is moving along very quickly and I would like to do a split on that hive.

    The hive was started from a package...
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    Does temperature increase swarming??

    Hello,

    First year beek, installed two packages third week of April and so far so good. One hive is stronger than the other and we added the second deep three weeks ago and they are 60-70% drawn...
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    Re: Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    This spring we were offered to take care of six hives; his land, his hives, his bees. He wanted 10% of the honey. First/only time we encountered such a thing. Seemed generous, not sure it was...
  11. Re: OK, if I want my boxes to have the nice natural wood look, what is best for treat

    As a hobbyist with a few hives, I buy cypress bodies and use Cabot stain. Wife likes the natural wood look, there is no scraping and I re-coat every other year. To me, the least enjoyable part of...
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    Re: Wood working equipment

    Moon,

    I'm a woodworker as well as a novice beek. You can use a table saw to build boxes and Grizzly is a decent brand. I'm sure all of their stuff is from China but it is usually pretty good. I...
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    Extractor - Ease of Use and Reliability

    Hello,

    I am anticipating the purchase of an extractor, probably the Maxant 3100P, maybe the Dadant Ranger Radial. One thing for sure it will be an electric drive.

    I have four questions that I...
  14. Thread: Muliple hives

    by zohsix
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    Re: Muliple hives

    I don't mean to hijack the tread, just need clarification. When you say reduce the opening, do you reduce it by means of an standard entrance reducer, or reduce it further?

    Thanks.

    Dan
  15. Re: Another new guy question, Inner cover/feeder

    Thanks Adam,

    The base of the feeder holds two 1/2 gallon mason jars and it is raised as you described. I appreciate your answer.

    Chalk my concern up to "new guy over thinking everything".
    ...
  16. Another new guy question, Inner cover/feeder

    Hello,

    This is my first post so please be gentle.

    I am setting up two hives with one deep each, an inner cover, a mason jar feeder (like the one sold by Kelley), an empty deep and the outer...
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