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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    I think any hive can be productive with the right management.
  2. Thread: Three Deeps

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    Re: Three Deeps

    Where abouts? And did you keep bees up here?
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    Re: D Coates nuc boxes

    Plywood just shy of 1/2"... 15/32" I think.
    Very easy to make.
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    Re: not dead until they are warm and dead

    Forgot to throw in that sperm viability is directly effected by temperature extremes both high and low. The details of the study I just read a few days back are hazy. They simulated shipping queens...
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    Re: not dead until they are warm and dead

    Climate certainly has a lot to do with it -5*F here tonight. ;)
    Even so. Would the cluster shown in the video be viable anywhere in the US at this time of year?
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    Re: not dead until they are warm and dead

    We hear this all the time. But is there any evidence to support that bees like that are going to survive? The warm and dead thing I get... But what are the odds of them actually surviving and...
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    Re: AFB or just dead brood?

    Beltsville:
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=7472
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    Re: D Coates nuc boxes

    I like mine and the bees seem happy as well. Have some. Built up to 5 over 5 over 5 combs and they're wintering well.
  9. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    All of mine are alive and well. I am ready for spring. Once I get the rest of the boxes built. And frames assembled.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    But you could have had a "free" western red cedar upgrade if you were timely with your purchase. ;)
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I have two pictures. One if of $700 worth of bee equipment. The other picture is about $350 worth.

    Can you pick each one out?

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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Maybe the excitement has fizzled now that they have to do something other than over pay for hives?
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I just got a text from the person who insisted on buying a $700, 8-frame double deep (Flow(tm)) hive. The eagle has landed... I am surprised all of the ardent defenders haven't posted a bunch of...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Godspeed, Walt.
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    Re: treatment free member listing

    Please list if you are selling queens.
  16. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    Nothing different than anyone else would do, I don't think. Two frames of brood and a shake or two of bees. Introduce queens under cage later that day. Did this in July the 11th, feed them......
  17. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    It's a "nuc". ;) 15 frames. The 10 framers have similarly sized clusters just not quite so big.

    They are in five frame 1/2 plywood Coates nucs with supers.
  18. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    Plenty of bees?
    These are in 1/2" plywood don't seem to be skipping a beat. Probably a basketball sized cluster considering all the bees down on the frames still. ...
  19. Thread: Lost Them!!!

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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    And that late with OAV in a hive that is raising it's winter bees... Plus not following the correct application timing...
  20. Thread: Lost Them!!!

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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    Ordy28, if you were a betting man and had the information described in the OP what would you put your money on as the probable cause?
  21. Re: It's Feb 1 and the bees are making wax already.

    Spring? Do you even have a winter? :D
  22. Re: It's Feb 1 and the bees are making wax already.

    It's because they're brooding and they have to cap the cells with something. There were clear flakes on monitoring boards in early January here last year. Didn't bother with looking this year.
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    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    Harley Craig made a post earlier this winter that made me feel like a dolt for having made it so complicated.
    4# bag of sugar, 1/3rd cup water, mix and put it in whatever form you want and let it...
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    Tell me that isn't a Gummo reference, Harley... :ot:
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    Re: Titebond II - what happened?

    I have noticed that. Do you know if this effects the quality of the joint in any way? This is just for bee boxes, so it's not like I care if it's a little chalky around the fingers. They sure seem...
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