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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Brilliant Charlie! And a good thing you know your way around the woodwork shop! I have tried so many things but still lost 70% of my bees to red ants. Now I feel better equipped going to war!
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    Re: glueing/stapling frames

    Thanks very much for the responses! Off I go to the hardware store... Titebond III it is!
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    Re: glueing/stapling frames

    Good day everyone! Please forgive me if I should have created a new thread but while there is reference to glue here, it seems to be taken for granted what we all know what are talking about. Could...
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    Re: getting ready for my first split

    Now why didn't I think of this before? I'd love to hear what other people think but intuitively it seems right on!
  5. Re: How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    Thanks for the question and responses! This has been a most sobering/useful thread!
  6. Thread: Supering

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    Supering

    Hello I need help!Although I've read a lot about supering and tried it, it hasn't worked so well. I'm uncertain and want to make sure I do the right thing. I have a single brood chamber that has been...
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    Re: Newspaper for combining hives

    Leave then bee!
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    Re: Wax foundation falling, how to fix?

    OK I'm pretty clear! Thanks for your patience and taking the time (and yes it is Varroa!). Bear with me in asking a question I should have previouly: What if its HONEY supers you want? Doesn't all...
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    Re: Wax foundation falling, how to fix?

    Thanks Mike and Solomon.
    From reading I realise you both are expert beekeepers and I've been reading up on your book Mike and love your pproach. I get the point you both are making and I know...
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    Re: Wax foundation falling, how to fix?

    Mike, Why would bees be desperate for drone?
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    Re: Bee inspection chart

    As RWeakley said you should probably try www.hivetracks.com which is really good. Did you try to save the file to Google drive or drop box and send the link? That should work and persons may be...
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    Re: Foundation Question

    Maybe I should add that an "experienced" beekeeper advised me that as long as I'm not intent on harvesting for honey I should "feed, feed, feed"to build up the brood and expand my small/young...
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    Re: Foundation Question

    Mike, this is a little off topic, but you say (in the piece on beessctheories) that arttificial feeding is not desirable. I would love to know why. Oh and thanks for all the valuable pieces you have.
  14. Thread: Cut out

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    Re: Cut out

    I know this may be obvious but why wait a whole month to check on a quenelles hive making a new king? I'm sure I hears 2 weeks somewhere. Appreciate the response. I learning!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    This seems really good, although I'm not as handy with tools as you clearly are, I will refer it to a more tool oriented friend. Thanks for the contribution. Oh just out of curiousity, arent your...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    OK I understand! I will try this solutoin. Thanks again!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Sounds good! Two things..
    Do you think plastic containers would work? I have zillons of those.
    Also, I'm wondering if I should use some glue to prevent the can from dropping down
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Hey I did find a picture! Here goes...
    https://picasaweb.google.com/117977926053497900212/BeeDeaneHiveStands?authkey=Gv1sRgCJufkZyJ6NLm8QE#
    Hope you can open it, if not please let me know
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Thanks this is creative! The problem is *unless I dont get it fully) I cant get the foot of my stands in these bases as they are already firmly cemeted in the ground. Like I have promised Charlie I...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I dont think I'm going to risk betting you. Its not exactly in my back yard so will do so as soon as...
    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Brilliant Charlie! So I'm going to tap you for suggestions for my persistent red ants (yes they must be mine since they have taken so many of my hives!!). I already have VERY sturdy stands cemented...
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    Re: Drones in supers

    Thanks Michael. For what its worth I will keep the thread updated on developments. I'm learning!!!
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    Re: Drones in supers

    Thanks you so very much for taking the time to write this detailed response Peter. It sounds like reasonable. I will act on it
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    Re: Drones in supers

    Thanks for the response Vance. I do have perfectly sealed brood - dark brown, in the upper brood chamber. The ones that give concern are creamish...almost white, and domed up like you say and I...
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    Drones in supers

    Hello all! I should probably know but I may have a problem so I'm asking for help. The honey flow has started where I am and they bees are certainly finding food. The problem is that quite a few of...
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