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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Janne I was going to make some sugar bricks then going to suspend it from a top bar or two over the winter by wrapping it in some cheese cloth and stapling to the bar (like an improvised sling) or...
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    Re: what to do with apples from my apple tree?

    In my experience deer prefer their fruits and vegtables cubed as opposed to sliced. Here is a nice cuber you can get on Amazon for only $150: ...
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    Re: One source during a dearth

    Sure Harley I can send you some. This stuff is all over our back yard and I just thought it was some kind of invasive or something. There are probably about 10 good size trees of it. I cut down a...
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    Re: One source during a dearth

    Thanks Rusty I looked it up looks like it is called Winged Sumac! Bees love it thats for sure.

    Hi Manda!
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    One source during a dearth

    Wondering if anyone has any idea what this tree is. Most of them in my yard are short but some maybe 20 ft tall. The bees and other pollinators are all over it since it is the only thing around right...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    Alright Ed that makes sense thank you for the theory/explanation.
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    I keep seeing this one in my area on craigslist $1250 for one hive with bees (2 deeps one super) and if you don't want to work the bees seller will come work them for you for a honey split. Seems...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    How does full sun help against SHB I have always read people say that here but never saw an explanation of the mechanism. Would it be warmer inside the hive?
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    Thanks for the replies I thought it must be robbing I did see some fighting near the feeder now that I think back. The bees that were all flying around away from the feeder and harassing me would...
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    Open Feeding What Happened?

    I am new and just have one hive which was a package I installed back in April. I fed it for a week after install and it went well. Haven't fed any since then. Today I decided to put a jar of sugar...
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    Re: TBH to Langstroth split question

    Hey Striider I have no idea on the 3 vs 5 comb but if you split into a 5 frame Nuc box I have read that you should leave room for them to build so it seems like an ok route to go. I am considering...
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    Splitting Top Bar to a Lang next door

    I have a top bar hive with lots of bees would like to split into a Lang that I have sitting right next to it (about a foot apart) would this be a problem? I have already worked out how to hang the...
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    Re: Essential Oils Timing

    ok I will post in the other forum sorry about this and thanks for the input.
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    Essential Oils Timing

    Pretty new here and my son and I have some questions on essential oils. Is EO a treatment and in what cases is it not considered a treatment? When or under what circumstances would you consider...
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    Re: Top Bar Hive First Inspection Help

    Hey Michael thanks for the reply. I don't need to see the queen I guess being new it just seemed like something that folks look for but the worker brood put my mind at ease that she is in there doing...
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    Top Bar Hive First Inspection Help

    I am the author of this post concerned about my queen release earlier and that the bees didn't "seem" to want her:...
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    Re: New package - Direct Released the Queen

    Yeah that is what I did on Monday but I hung mine first and they didn't release. Hope your queen stays and all is good! Keep us posted.
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Yeah that would have been good if I only had thought of that. Well almost everything is a learning experience with this gig huh.
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    No I didn't check for eggs on Monday since the queen was still in her cage I just assumed there wouldn't be any yet. Maybe I should give it a look tomorrow and also look for the queen we released. I...
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Well I hope you are right about the queen's pheromones driving foraging and comb building if that is the case maybe I am over reacting. Here is the video of my son and I doing our first inspection on...
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Glad your hive is working out JW. Yes they have been bringing in pollen and have built 3 pretty good bars of comb with pollen stored in it. I heard that was a good thing but not sure how it relates...
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    Re: New Package Queen Not Released

    Thanks guys I direct released her yesterday afternoon. JW I wish I had thought to put the cage near the cluster to see what they would do but I am new to this and kind of panicked when I saw her...
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    New Package Queen Not Released

    I put in a new package on Thursday evening. I removed the cork over the candy in the queen cage and hung it from the 3rd top bar back from the top entrance. I think I made a mistake because I hung it...
  24. Re: Cluster still in package hours after hiving the rest

    Thanks fellers I will go see if I can get them in there.
  25. Cluster still in package hours after hiving the rest

    So I hived a package at 7pm about 2.5 hours ago into a top bar hive. The queen was fine hung her cage from one of the top bars and and dumped most of the bees in fine then closed the hive up except...
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