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    Re: How Much OAV With Honey Supers On?

    3.5 Grams a 6 5/8 medium is roughly 2/3 of a deep.
  2. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Just for the record It is not a handle, or moniker. It is my actual name. And it is one word. Not that it is important. Just thought you would like to know.
  3. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    They are a fact of life here! The bad thing is I admire the bear, they are my spirit guide. So I often find myself torn between protecting the bees I so adore and regret of denying my brother the...
  4. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Lets see, Pennsylvania has 24,000 bear according to the latest Game commission report. The state encompasses 46,055 square miles that equates to .52 bear per square mile. The average range of an...
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    Re: Move to foundationless?

    Foundationless Benefit. The bees draw foundationless more readily. Drawback They have to do it every year limiting your production.

    Foundation benefits. One can extract the comb many times and...
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    Re: Laying pattern

    "She starts in the center and moves outward. Just different aged brood as she moves toward the outer frame." So when the oldest brood in the center emerges the queen refills the cells leaving the...
  7. Thread: Woodpeckers

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    Re: Woodpeckers

    I have never had a problem with woodpeckers. they tend to be looking for morsels smaller than bees.
  8. Re: Finally saw my first eggs today in 3 months of keeping

    I love it when I am trying to show a student the eggs in one of their frames. First the angle at which I can clearly see them, They can't. then when they finally do see then the reaction is the...
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    Re: Hello from Sutton, Alaska

    Welcome!
  10. Re: Freshly extracted honey looks crystallized in frames??

    Their are several flowers that produce honey that crystalizes quickly. Weather patterns can also change sugar content in some nectars. Making honey from flowers that ordinarily do not crystalize do...
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    Re: Walk away splits, brood breaks, and OAV

    If you can see mites on a new queen then you have a mite problem. I have treated nucs with virgin queen in them I use 1/2 gram for a 5 frame deep nuc. I have never had a queen problem from doing...
  12. Re: Inspecting brood boxes when honey supers are on

    X2 the bees seem to do best when left alone with a good flow going!
  13. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    I can bet it was a T post and typical electric wire. With an inexpensive charger. Even at that I am a bit surprised because right now bear have fairly short thin fur.
    I like to call them...
  14. Thread: Cattle fence

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Cattle fence

    Well That all depends, On how the fence is built. A 5ive wire fence of barbed or high tensile wire strung tightly with a fence charger that will deliver a minimum of 10,000 Volts throughout will...
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    Re: Re-Queened now I have queen cells

    Not always that is why I wrote "Try to locate her. If you can find her."
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    Re: moving brood for splits

    I find making the splits then transporting to be an easier proposition.
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    Re: Yearly Hive Loss

    To Actually answer your question without a lot of fanfare in an election year I will do a Sachoney did. 12% on 5 apiaries! 10 year average. I have found no average years. They tend to be cyclical.
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    Re: Queen crawling around on my veil

    Queen sometimes do things for no reason. I once pulled a honey super and the queen excluder stuck to the bottom of the super I had barley lifted it when I saw the queen come from the bottom run up...
  19. Thread: Drone cups

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    Re: Drone cups

    Drone cells are just cells. they are usually found on foundationless frames, in the corners of foundation frames, in bur or bridge comb. There is no such thing as a drone cup. however the bees will...
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    Re: Midnight bee cluster

    As you work with bees more you will make many new discoveries about bearding. Many want to associate bearding with swarming. The reality is they have little to do with each other. Yes overcrowded...
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    Re: Hello from Malaysia

    Welcome
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    Re: Making July queens

    As long as you have drones and do not expect a freeze in the next 21 days anytime is a good time to make a new queen. I graft most of mine this time of year. I am convinced a post solstice queen is...
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    Re: Re-Queened now I have queen cells

    That is not always the case! I can tell you that from personal experience. I have a lot of students that jump the gun on similar situations. On more than a few occasions I have helped them go...
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    Re: Carpenter Bee's going in and out my hives

    YA don't even need a tennis racket. a baseball cap will do the job. The fun part is trying to stomp them before they get their wits back. LOL
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    Re: New BeeKeeper from Kentucky

    Welcome!
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