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    Re: Ants and my hives

    D.E. = diacamus earth
    It is used in swimming pool applications for filtering.
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    Re: Air Staple Gun for Foundation Frames

    Don't know how much difference it makes but I prefer using a narrow crown stapler to a regular or wide crown version. Seems to work better on frames and not causing splits in the wood.
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    Re: Post package install question.

    Supplier called me back and said to come pick up a new queen and will be doing that right after work today. All looks good. Thanks for the responses.
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    Post package install question.

    I picked up 5 packages on Sunday and installed them today and everything went great. However, in one of the packages the queen was dead.:cry: I thought about transfereing a frame or two of brood...
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    Re: Making box joints

    Maybe I am reading this wrong, but when making box joints you need to take the first piece of wood and reverse it when you cut your second piece. If you don't do that the joints only match they...
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    Corrugated plastic winter wrap idea?

    I know its a bit early to think about winter wraps but have been thinking about this for awhile now and figured it doesn't hurt to ask. I have thought about buying some black corrugated plastic and...
  7. filling supers how fast can it be done, how high can I stack?

    How quickly can bees fill a medium super with drawn out frames. This is my second year and one hive in particular seems to be filling supers rather quickly. On Saturday I added a second super to...
  8. Re: Cheap vs. Brand name Staples... Any difference?

    I work construction during the summer and use air tools quite often and from my experience as long as the staples are designed to work with your particular model there should not be too many...
  9. Thread: lost queen

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    Re: lost queen

    I'm not sure I would of given a new package of bees 2 deeps to start with. A single deep would of been plenty of room for them to start and then when they get 80% of the first deep drawn out then...
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    Bee Keeping and the WSJ

    The Wall Street Journal ran an article today on the growing number of backyard beeks. Thought some people might be interested.
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  11. Re: Follow-up question from my panic of a hive swarming

    There were no empty hives in the bee yard. So there were no empty hives for them to move into. It appears or I thought that a swarm of bees was attempting to move into a hive with bees in it. Just...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up two swarms today appeared to be from my own hives. Just South of Des Moines, Ia 50240
  13. Follow-up question from my panic of a hive swarming

    Everything seems to be back in order. Picked up the two swarms one small that is in a Nuc and the large one that is in a deep. Just before dusk I went back to check on things and make sure that...
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    Re: Help! Swarm appearing

    I brushed them off the outside there were over 5 pounds of bees on the outside of the box. Its only a little over 70 degrees here so heat is not a real issue, yet I did get them into deep box with...
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    Help! Swarm appearing

    I just went through my hives on Saturday and prior to that it had been about 2 weeks. It appears what I thought was my stongest hive is swarming. I just walked over to the bee yard to talk a look...
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    Re: Walk away split question

    Thanks for all the good information. The weather here has finally turned so thats the good news. Additionally, there were plenty of queen cells that looked like they had been ripped open. I'll...
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    Walk away split question

    On April 21st I created my first 2 walk away splits in a 5 frame nuc. I returned a few days later to check for capped queen cells and found several. I know its early in the walk away split but I...
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