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    Re: very old frame...

    6 years is not that old for a frame was it nailed together right or did I miss something.
    And if it was sealed to the lower frame check your bee space no more then 3/8 in
    Yes large hives are very...
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    Re: Goldenrod pollen on bees

    what's this white pollen?

    The eversweet chart reads that Japanese knot weed pollen is yellow but the Japanese knot weed in my Neighbors back yard is white. Maybe it is not in full bloom.
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    Re: Crazy or Cool beek?

    I think I would buy some bees just to see this place.
  4. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    It has been possible for me, try this.

    http://bushfarms.com/bees.htm
    or
    http://www.mdasplitter.com/
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    Re: Will a swarm, swarm?

    May be they did not like the box you put them in.
    But some of the nurse bees sated with the brood
    So when the swarm left with the queen.
    They made queen cells
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    Re: A mystery in our OTS hives.

    Just my two cents but is it possible for the mother
    Hive to of had two queens and when the first queen
    Was removed the second queen kept lying. Now when
    The nucs were made up 8 days later and...
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    Re: GDD and the fall flow

    Where can I look up growing degree days?
  8. Re: New nucs in deep box, can I add a medium above?

    AFB stands for American foul brood and frames should be burned.
    or did you mean Africanized honey bees?
  9. Thread: NO BEES

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    Re: NO BEES

    You took the top off was there brood?
    if not was it just robbing yesterday?
  10. Re: Queenless frame of bees, where to put them?

    I would not be so sure they are queenless.

    I would put them in the 5 frame nuc and see what happens.
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    Re: Lazy Bees Won't Make Comb

    What kind of frames are you using,
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    Re: different colors of wax?

    the nuc burr comb is wax moved from other places in the hive and not pure wax lots of propolis in it.
    The package has no extra wax to move around and this wax gets it yellow color from dandelions...
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    Re: 10 frame-9frames mix?

    You say thy have drawn comb.

    You will be fine use them for honey supers not where the queen will lay
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    Re: Lots of swarms

    Did someone see the bees swarm out of the hives.

    One year in the past I had my only hive overwinter in a medium.

    Split it three ways.

    That year I caught four swarms within 30 feet of that...
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    Re: My new bee hives

    So you built a saw mill ,
    what is your full time job ?
    Do you have plans for the saw mill?
    I have lots of trees
    I would love to make one.
  16. Re: Musings on one vs two brood boxes and use of excluders

    You can read it all hear on Beesource.

    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/walt-wright/
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    Re: To split or not?

    try this, but read all his articals walt is a good read.
    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/walt-wright/management-for-honey-production/
  18. Re: How to get my feral colony into a box?

    Try this,
    Drumming = Tapping or thumping on the sides of a hive to make the bees ascend into another hive placed over it or to drive them out of a tree or house. This will not get all of them out,...
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    Re: To Glue Frames or not

    I do glue my frames,

    But I also nail from the side.

    when prying a frame up it is the same direction as pulling a nail.

    If the side bares are glued down you end up with just the top bar in...
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    Re: Musings About a Top Bar Hive Apiary

    Tomas;

    Thank you for sharing.
    I have questions about your bees you say they are Africanized.
    I read somewhere that only a small portion of them have the really
    High aggression that they are...
  21. Re: Spring Planning NewBee needs lots of help (colony collaps )

    You have not said if you treat your bees or are treatment free. But from what you decribe you are on standard foundation and do not treat, have you read Mr Bush's book. This sounds like my start up,...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    I grow grapes 37 different varieties and use to run road races.
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    Re: SHB & bee escape use

    Last year I used bee escape and the bees just would not leave I think the flow was over and they did not have any where to go. A week later I was still waiting and my son suggested I use the top of...
  24. Re: Musings on one vs two brood boxes and use of excluders

    I only know about Walts checkerboarding and it works.

    read all of his articals.
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    Re: Video of Honey Super Assembly

    [QUOTE=sharpdog;1197777]My boys have been busy assmebling supers over the winter. I thought I would shoot a quick video. Hopefully the link works, this was my first attempt with You Tube.


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