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  1. Re: Hey Newbees, who started this year, got a hive you want to brag on?

    Ya I guess I'll brag a little, it's been more ups than downs. Three weeks ago had some new (full and heavy honey combs) tear apart, got three quarts out of them. Pissed them off for a couple days...
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    Re: from the U.P

    "Pasty's" who said pasty's, some one send me a dozen, haven't had a pasty for years and years and years. Mom's side of family is up around Chassell, Houghton and Hancock, haven't been up there sense...
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    Re: What type of activity is this?

    I'm a new beek this year, but I would say "open the door".
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    Re: Where are you on the tree of knowledge

    Well sense my last post on this thread a couple weeks ago, I'm still on the end of the limb just barely hanging on. :doh: :kn:
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    Re: Hot out today...

    Yep it's getting "hot" it's only feels like 105 or so here today, and it's only the middle of June.
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    Re: bearding advice

    Well I'm going to leave them alone for a couple more days, then go out Friday morning and check. Wife went out and cut lawn before I got home from work this morning, no problems what so ever, not one...
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    Re: bearding advice

    garyprunty > yes a package 1st week of April going strong, plenty of new brood hatching, didn't count combs the other day but I believe there's 16 that's only 9 weeks. Went to check last week and...
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    Re: bearding advice

    chris > this just started 2 days ago, no sign of any critters bothering them. It makes no sense to me. ...
  9. Re: Things went from good to questionable, to bad...predators and the hives

    Do what you have to do and tell no one. The city, county, state, or federal are not your friends, they're "bureaucrats" and have no concern for your well being. At this point in time as Americans we...
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    Re: bearding advice

    Don't know what I did, but I seemed to have gotten them pissed off at me. I went out again to raise the roof cover to give them more ventilation, was going to put a small piece of pipe wrap on the...
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    Re: bearding advice

    No entrance reducer, I have 3 side entrances but only 1 open one on the end, that's were they started to build. They went left to right and doing so made the entrance on the end backed up all the...
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    bearding advice

    3 month old hive, little testy the last 2 weeks. Went to check them this morning and closed it back up. The last 2 times I found the girls on top of the bars when I opened the roof. Went out a little...
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    Re: Bee packages arrived today !

    My first year, Got'em from B Weavers first week in April, on time and in vary good shape, will use them again, so far so good.
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    Re: UPS does it again

    B Weaver shipped mine, on time, very few dead, one clinger hung on all the way B Weaver :thumbsup: Ah, BTW 17 combs in less than two months, going like gang busters.
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    Re: Where are you on the tree of knowledge

    My first year, have been reading for a year, hived a packaged first week of April. Had 12, 13 combs yesterday with fowler board after 16th bar, they were pretty crowded so I gave them the whole hive....
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    Re: hOW MUCH SPACE

    Just went out and gave them the whole hive, I kind of figured being cramped that's why they were getting a little testy lately. If they keep this up I'm going to have to build another hive.
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    hOW MUCH SPACE

    New TBH, installed a package will be two months next week. Looked at them last week, seem to be doing fine, took a peek today through the window and it's packed. I didn't count but I would say all...
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    Re: Enterances

    Rader Sidetrack, never had a bee in my bonnet, just my chin. :D but thanks, grumpy's my nature. I posted on "101" cause I heard that's where all the "old knowledged" BK's hang out. :thumbsup::D
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    Re: Enterances

    Thanks for all the advise I've gotten. :waiting::lookout:
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    Re: Enterances

    Well, maybe not such a good idea. have had no problems with the girls at all. went to see if they were using The freshly unplugged hold, guard bee hit me on The chin, must of been just hatched...
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    Enterances

    Curious, have a TBH three side entrances. Hive is eight weeks old, ten or eleven combs. Everything seems to be find. They're bunched up on end entrance building right to left waiting in line, should...
  22. Re: Does anyone have any of these laying around? Would make great top bar hives

    :no::digging:
  23. Re: Install of Package Bees using "Hansen Method" Bees not leaving package

    bunkerchump, every thing will bee fine, as new beeks we worry to much.
  24. Re: Two packages to install after work. Couple quick questions.

    Might work for them, but wouldn't work for me. Can't believe the syrup.
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    Re: Swarm pic

    Sure would like to find one like that, no such luck.
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