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    Ian suggests use of a queen excluder. I'd be...

    Ian suggests use of a queen excluder. I'd be happy to do that, but would that not risk trapping the queen below to freeze during the winter months?
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    I've got my hives in a deep and two mediums. The...

    I've got my hives in a deep and two mediums. The top mediums were both freshly drawn this past year and used for honey. However, They've now filled these, and there's open space down below. I...
  3. Thread: Wax Moth

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    Thanks. I'll keep the PDB going for another...

    Thanks. I'll keep the PDB going for another month or two. I do have them stacked tightly, so hopefully, there won't be any mice wintering there either. Appreciate the input.
  4. Thread: Wax Moth

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    How far into the cold months do you need to keep...

    How far into the cold months do you need to keep PDB on top of drawn supers? I live in Virginia. We've already had a first light frost or two. Do wax moths survive long enough to pillage my...
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    Anyone know if a three deep frame observation...

    Anyone know if a three deep frame observation hive can survive four seasons? Fed, of course. I'm in Northern Virginia, and am helping set up a hive for an educational farm.
  6. Thread: Permacomb

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    I haven't tried PC, but have considered it. ...

    I haven't tried PC, but have considered it. However, I must say that those of you who love it don't make a terribly convincing case when you describe the wax coating business. Is that really...
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    Anyone try planting bee trees, such as tulip...

    Anyone try planting bee trees, such as tulip poplar, basswood or black locus? I have several acres that I don't want to keep mowing and have considered putting it under trees that would do the honey...
  8. Thread: Honey House

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    I'm a hobby beekeeper with five hives. Like many...

    I'm a hobby beekeeper with five hives. Like many folks in this position, I can't afford or justify a dedicated honey house. Preferring to keep my marriage, I refrain from intruding on my wife's...
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