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    Re: Bees congesting the entrance

    it is still cold at night. If it stays warm it'll come off. Thanks.
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    Re: Adoption in Iowa

    Welcome, and your wife sounds cool, and you do too because you listened to her.:) have fun!
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    Re: Bees congesting the entrance

    Hi Michael, that's the only thing I could come up with with my inexperience, but haven't seen any k-wing. I guess they are hot, but there is plenty of air circulation.
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    Re: Bees congesting the entrance

    Thanks Vance and phyber, the opening is 3 inches, and it sort of reminded me of bearding, but not really. It was different. I might make up a grease pattie anyway.
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    Bees congesting the entrance

    Happy Spring everyone, finally! I had purchased an early package the end of March and it is doing very well. I noticed that the bees are congesting the entrance; not really walking around the landing...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    A product of wrestling with pigs and beating dead horses? :lookout:
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Go to her Facebook page, I believe it's Miller Compound, something like that.:)
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Another one that I personally have learned from besides Michael Bush, Michael Palmer is Lauri Miller. Very innovative. AND lots of others on BS too. Including you Old Timer!
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    Re: New/wanna bee

    Hope you find that mentor. Welcome to BS.
  10. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I think having a Flow Hive section on BeeSource is a great idea in spite of the curmudgeons on here.:lookout:
  11. Re: How would a mated queen react to piping?

    I don't know of any female that would "act like a drone and keep her head down"! :lookout:
  12. Re: How would a mated queen react to piping?

    I would be interested in hearing this answer. Is it only unmated queens that pipe? Or do all queens pipe, whether mated or not. There can be mother - daughter queens in a hive.
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    Re: New Member from Rochester, NY USA

    Wow SO, you have been busy. You have come up with some good ideas. Are you going to add some screening on the outer cover in the ventilation areas? and I like the tray material, too. I saw Pat at the...
  14. Re: my 1st year experience., my bees died now what.

    Gus told us what he had and obviously did not know what to look for or what to expect in a nuc. Whether he bought it or was given it I believe what he told us and his pictures says it all.
    NOBODY...
  15. Re: my 1st year experience., my bees died now what.

    I don't agree with your statement about the supplier; Ten Bears is correct, I would expect a NUC, not a throw together hive, which is what Gus described and showed in his pics. He was take advantage...
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    Re: Adventures in Observation Hives

    That is way cool. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Microbial Activity and Pollen Myth

    Psfred:
    "The bees add honey and fungi to the pollen when they collect it -- that's part of the reason why it stays in their pollen baskets, in fact. The fungi start fermenting the pollen...
  18. Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

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    See post #1 on this thread.:)
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    No pollen yet in western catskills but are certainly looking. Still too much snore on the ground. Hopefully these next few rainy days will melt it.
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    ;)
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    I use wood frames with plastic foundation that I recoat with beeswax. This year I will try Dr. Marla Spivaks set up of 3 deep brood boxes from her booklet on Beekeeping in Northern Climates. After...
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    I agree with you Brian on the heat penetrating the same with wax and plastic; but what do you think of " communication holes" in foundation? I have never heard of them.
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    Thanks OT. The one beek has a preference for natural comb, sometimes we can be a little biased with something we really like :) not having used natural comb yet do the bees make their own passageways...
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    Thank you Michael and Cam. What do you think about the "communication holes" in foundation? Do you think they make movement easier for the bees especially wintering bees?
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    Hello everyone, maybe Spring is finally here in upstate NY? We actually had snow again yesterday, yuck.
    Two topics I would like to ask about; a few beeks were talking about overwintering hives. One...
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