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    Having had a similar situation I was perplexed...

    Having had a similar situation I was perplexed also. Not knowing what to do I resorted to the good advice I had gleaned from this forum. Firstly, if you don't know what to do, do nothing. The bees...
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    I need to do a combine myself. I have a weak...

    I need to do a combine myself. I have a weak colony in an 8 frame medium which has a queen. My new package with the missing marked queen shows no signs of eggs for over two weeks now. This large...
  3. I lost a hive because I left newspaper between...

    I lost a hive because I left newspaper between the hive bodies when I put sugar in and trimmed it off outside. Didn't realize till to late that this would wick in the water from outside. When I read...
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    The kiln is quicker and it also brings the wood...

    The kiln is quicker and it also brings the wood to a lower moisture content that air dried ever could. The wood is then less absorbent and not as prone to extreme shrinking and swelling as seasons...
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    Hello, I'm a woodworker. Just made 23, 8frame,...

    Hello,

    I'm a woodworker. Just made 23, 8frame, medium boxes with frames out of air dried white pine cut in my back yard 3 seasons ago. Sitting next to the woodstove in the cellar dried the wood...
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    I intend to add 45degree strips on some of my...

    I intend to add 45degree strips on some of my medium frames to encourage them to draw foundationless. Would the frames be stronger drawn out if there were strips on the sides also? I plan to...
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    I had good luck last year w/ Draper. They shipped...

    I had good luck last year w/ Draper. They shipped USPS and the local post called when they came in. No problem. I also am looking to save money. Perhaps Rossman's will do fine.
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    It has been in the 40F degrees the last few days....

    It has been in the 40F degrees the last few days. I have one hive with a lot of flight activity. Many have perished in the door yard. Brown cleansing spots all over also. Just wondering if this is...
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    I have been mixing 5#sugar to 2 1/2 pints water....

    I have been mixing 5#sugar to 2 1/2 pints water. Should yield 2:1 sugar water ratio I hope.
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    Perhaps they were robbed?

    Perhaps they were robbed?
  11. Will altered robber screen work for top entries?

    Having a heck of a problem with robbing. Can't really move the hive cause ov bears etc so have put a robber screen on the top entry. They seem to be real slow learning to exit and enter from the...
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    Do you think this would be a problem with top...

    Do you think this would be a problem with top entry hives?

    I get your point about the season playing into the comb building. I had a captured swarm and added an extra box to house the top feeder....
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    Why don't the bees just build comb in the extra...

    Why don't the bees just build comb in the extra empty box? I guess they won't do that in the winter while they are too busy keeping warm.
  14. Thread: Help!!!

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    How might one feed this back?

    How might one feed this back?
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    So if I understand right it is best if I take...

    So if I understand right it is best if I take frames ready to go from another hive. For a 4 frame setup I should get 2 frames with honey and pollen and 2 with eggs and larva. Should all the frames be...
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    Try again. I have a queen coming Wednesday. I...

    Try again.

    I have a queen coming Wednesday. I would like to make a small NUC with this new queen and a few stolen frames. I will locate this NUC where I plan to place the OB hive I am making to...
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    Making observation hive

    Since I have wanted one of these for some time and now having ordered a queen for shipment tomorrow only to find the gal I intended to replace seems to be doing well, the ideal time has arrived. I...
  18. Thread: Bear Damage

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    I am not a hunter but feel bears should not be...

    I am not a hunter but feel bears should not be allowed in close proximity to populations. I live 5 miles from the Mass. border. They have a bear season, we do not. Our DEP guys take our problem bears...
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