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    Re: Frames and comb

    I use half and half. Half small cell foundation using the wedge top and grove bottom and the other half groved top foundationless fram
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    Re: Never Treated Before- Asking Advice

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  3. Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    I agree with springtime startup and try a local bee meeting or facebook group. Ask a general question if you can go out and watch someone work there hives. You will get 100 different answers to the...
  4. Re: what size hardware cloth for screened bottom

    If you go smaller than #8 do the bees just close it up?
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    Knocked a Box over today

    Well today was a first. I knocked a deep box off onto the ground and well it gave me a quick way to do an inspection of the full box :eek: Just hope the queen didn't get smashed in the mess. It had...
  6. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    That is pretty much what I was thinking and I figured I would get it out there. I am a small gardening addict myself and I love honey so for me this was something I looking at for a while and then...
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    Re: bee sting- 1st bad reaction

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  8. Thread: New Bees

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    New Bees

    So how long do you think this rush of new beekeepers will last? Myself and what seems like thousands more are starting to keep bees which leads me to believe this would be short term burst of new...
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    Re: Possible Treatement free podcast.

    Solomon Parker just did his first treatment free pod cast today. Look him up on Facebook for a link, you not able to search it just yet.
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    Re: Moving hives

    I moved hives this year. I closed them up at daybreak and moved them to the new spot. I then placed some pine straw in the opening but only enough to block the open flight path but not to much to...
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    Re: Foundationless 10 frame box

    Correct. It has a v at the bottom of the top bar.

    I have checked the level twice, it is dead on now front and back side to side with a slight lean forward about 1/2in per ft. Its not so much...
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    Re: Foundationless 10 frame box

    Thank you for the reply, I didn't have any rubber bands but I did try today to tie them back with some cloth string. I do thank I will try the rubber bands next time as its a little hard to tie with...
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    Bad news good news

    I am trying foundationless in my supers and they have been on for a week and a half. Saturday went in and fixed some cross comb. I went back in today and fixed some more but its starting to look...
  14. Re: Noobs: Be careful not to boil your syrup!!!

    Do you "have" to feed right now or is there flowers and trees leafing out? Why feed if they have food that they can find? I know that probably opened a can of worms.
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    Foundationless 10 frame box

    Well, last week I placed a med box with foundationless frames on top of two different hives that were in deeps drawn out to the 10th frame on small cell. The boxes were "pretty" much level when I...
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    Re: First hive from Arkansas

    Welcome and hello from just up the road :)

    I wanted to try some of his bees but didn't think he had any left this year.
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    The move and inspection

    So I learned something today. I had to move two hives 75ft across the yard. This morning I closed them up at daybreak and moved them to the new location. I placed pine branches in front of the hives...
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    Re: Hello from Arkansas

    Sure did!
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    Re: Hello from Arkansas

    Well, I found a guy not far 2 hour or so from me. He has been TF for over 50 years and he sold me two working (1 month in the deep) hives yesterday. Amazing man and you can tell he loves his bees. I...
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    Re: Learned a few things really fast

    I did not know that! Learn something every day!
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    Re: Horizontal Hive Out of Scraps.

    Very cool!
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    Re: Learned a few things really fast

    They will be fine missing one day, your up north of me so I can't say how the flow is going but being new might be good to keep them topped off. The spool is fine, just make sure it can hold a few...
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    Hello from Arkansas

    Hello from central Arkansas. Little bit about me.

    Mid 30's, kids, wife, house in the country (kind of).

    I don't know why but sometime last Sept/Oct I started searching bees on youtube and...
  24. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I'm in.
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