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    Re: New screened inner cover

    I thought about that but I already have a couple boxes already to long (20 1/4"). So I am going to make a cover and bottom the same length and just have one hive all to long. I'll start a new hive in...
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    Re: New screened inner cover

    Ok so my inner cover has been on for a while now. As described in another thread I made some mis measurements and needed to make a second inner cover the proper length so that the telescoping cover...
  3. Re: Hey Newbees, who started this year, got a hive you want to brag on?

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    First year beek here. I am not harvesting honey yet like some but I am happy so far. I started with a 5 frame nuk in early May. I just added my 3rd 10 frame deep yesterday. I had to lift the...
  4. Thread: Late Swarm

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    Re: Late Swarm

    Congrats on the small swarm doing well. Hope the new swarm pick up goes well too.
  5. Re: Foundationless Frames in a Langstroth Hive in N.H.

    I started a hive this year but had the first box started with foundation and the second added box is foundationless. I just moved a couple frames from the bottom box to the empty box on top. The bees...
  6. Re: Learn wood working the best way... With mistakes!

    Thanks for all the words of wisdom and help. I may have to look into a jig setup eventually down the road. I am making this a 3 year project and after expanding from 1 to 4 hives in that time, of I...
  7. Re: Learn wood working the best way... With mistakes!

    Lol ok so along the lines of what marsh said. I am measuring 20" cause my tape measure's tap is 1/8" off. So you are correct 19 7/8 is the proper measurement.
  8. Learn wood working the best way... With mistakes!

    Oh boy!

    I learned a lot today. I went to add a new screened inner cover on today and found all sorts of problems.

    First off I purchased a 10 frame deep kit from a manufacture to start my bees...
  9. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    That was great!
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    Re: New screened inner cover

    It is raining hard today. So unless the sun comes out in a few hours I may have to wait till tomorrow to put on the new inner cover. We will see.
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    Re: New screened inner cover

    The triangle are about 1/4 of an inch or maybe about 5/16. I may just leave the front and back off and see how it goes. I'll play around till I see what works for my bees.

    With the super humid...
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    New screened inner cover

    Hello all! 1st year beek trying to raise up first 5 frame nuke in their new 10 frame deep hive.

    Lately while watching the bees I have noticed on the hot days they beard a lot and they take in a...
  13. Re: First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    Now I want to build one!!!! Thank!!! ;-)
  14. Thread: Late Swarm

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    Re: Late Swarm

    Best of luck! I had a softball size swarm land in my back yard last year about second week of August! Talk about a late swarm. And at that point I had only started reading about beekeeping. I had...
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    Re: building comb from bottom up?

    First year beek as well. I moved from 10 frames of wax foundation to 10 foundation-less frames added with an additional deep box. I made mine from scratch and are different than yours so results may...
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    Re: How long can the bees stand an ugly face?

    Haha 5 to 10 minutes!?! No wonder the bees were pissed. Now I was using a smoker and I noticed after a little bit there were lots of bees lining the tops of frames and were fanning their wings. Think...
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    Re: How long can the bees stand an ugly face?

    I did see plenty of signs of her being around. I found some freshly drawn comb with new little larva in plenty of the cells. So she is in there and laying about. So about 15 min maximum you think on...
  18. Re: Expanding while mixing foundation and foundation-less

    Ok another update today!

    It has been 24 days since adding the 10 new foundationless frames. I opened her up and took a good look at the new box on top. I was a little over confident and built...
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    How long can the bees stand an ugly face?

    Hello all!

    I have another question for the masses to see if I can get 10 responses minimum with 12 different opinions to wade through :)

    I was inspecting my new first year hive today. It has...
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    Re: Trying out foundationless

    I started my first purchased hive this year myself and I switched to foundationless. I started with 10 frames of wax foundation frames. I waited till 8 of the frames was drawn. Then I moved two brood...
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    Re: Ground swarm....

    Very cool capture. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Swarm hive, ready for another box?

    Take my words with a grain of salt because I just started myself. I started with a 5 frame NUC this year and if you had a healthy sized swarm it should be similar in be population and I added a...
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    Re: setting up a new bee yard

    I used pine mulch and it is working fine to keep weeds out but the extra critters around seem to be an issue. Probably time for plan b. Whatever that may be.
  24. Re: Expanding while mixing foundation and foundation-less

    I wanted to give a little update to document how mixing the frames has gone. On the 16th which was 7 days after adding the second deep hive box there was no comb built on the foundation-less frames....
  25. How quickly comb is drawn and should this pic concern me?

    Hello all! I have installed my first 5 frame NUC this year and am enjoying the heck out of it. Talking to the local master bee keeper that sold me the bees he suggested to wait till 8 out of 10...
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