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  1. Thread: Ohio

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/10/16 Xenia, Ohio 45385

    2# swarm 2 feet off the ground on a shrub
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    Re: All 3 Hives Overwintered - Now What?

    1. Dont remove the sugar or honey just yet. In Ohio, my rule of thumb is you are not out of the woods until you see Dandelions and Apple Blossoms (mid-April). You will be amazed at how fast they can...
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    Re: Keep the smoker burning

    I make fireplace starters for my wife out of cardboard egg cartons, stuffed with dryer lint and sawdust/wood shavings, drizzle with melted beeswax to hold it all together. Cut the carton into 12...
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    Re: Preferred woods for nuc building

    Here is a picture showing the 3 modifications I make to D.Coates's plans:

    1. Two nails glued into a cross in the opening (keeps out birds)
    2. Two hanger straps screwed down to hold on lid and to...
  5. Re: bought 10 frame hive with bees only had 7 frames

    I think these sort of problems are fun. Lots of ways to skin the cat. Your idea will work. So likely will other suggestions. There is nothing inherently unhealthy with this comb, so you can take...
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    Re: Preferred woods for nuc building

    Bowing may be noticeable on a 8' span, but not on 8" of play wood. I have 3/8" plywood D.Coates nucs that are 4 years old and no worse for wear. Exterior paint is a wonderful thing. The only thing...
  7. Thread: Ohio

    by awebber96
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    Re: Ohio

    Some light yellow pollen coming in today. Is there anything blooming yet in SW Ohio?
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    Re: Value of used equipment.

    Not a good deal, IMO. Especially not if all the tools are extras for you. I bought a similar package to get started years ago..for $100...from someone who was tried of dead outs. And if it's like...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Lawyer here. Non-compete clauses are enforced differently in different states. In Ohio, they are readily enforced by the courts--including ones that require the breaching party to pay the others'...
  10. Re: New Beek this spring. Starting with 5 frame nucs. Treatment ?

    Go watch some Youtube Videos and read a few articles on how to test for mite loads with a powder sugar roll. That will give you a handle on being able to gauge your mite load. Your concern over...
  11. Re: New Beek this spring. Starting with 5 frame nucs. Treatment ?

    Your question is a bit vague. First, you don't say what you're treating FOR. I will assume you refer to varroa mites. Second, do you mean, what treatment should you start with as soon as you get...
  12. Thread: Zombee fly

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    Re: Zombee fly

    Just caught a national article on the "Zombee" apocalypse:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/zombie-bees/458952/

    Though this is a weird, gross way for a bee to die, it doesn't...
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    Re: Bloom date sub forum

    I've thought this a good idea for a while as well. I love the bloom date posts, but being in SW Ohio, I don't really care that, say, mesquite is blooming in Texas.

    But I think a 50 state...
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    Re: Planting around hive

    In my experience, bees ignore flowers in a 10-20' radius around the hive. If for decoration, go nuts. If for nectar, you may want to think twice.
  15. Thread: New SW Ohio

    by awebber96
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    Re: New SW Ohio

    Welcome from Dayton! 12 hives is quite a way to start; off the deep end you go....

    Definately try to get involved in a local bee club, and you may want to try to lock down some hands-on help from...
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    Re: Coates Nucs..how long do they last?

    Mine are all still looking good after 3 years. I coated mine with 2 coats exterior paint. I had a problem with lid warping, so now I use strips of plumbing/hvac steel strapping to lock the lids on...
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    Re: An opinion on a fair trade.

    Have him come and take the old queen and make himself a nuc. You could charge him a fair price for the nuc in your area. Or trade him for a nuc from one of his best hives. You could also ask him to...
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    Re: Super newbie in western OHIO

    Welcome from Dayton.
  19. Re: Whats the advantage of registering yur hives?

    The PA law says:

    2110. Free access
    The department, the chief apiary inspector and any apiary inspector shall have free access, ingress and egress to and from any apiary, premises, building or...
  20. Re: Whats the advantage of registering yur hives?

    Wow, the anti-government conspiracy theorists sure came out fast on this one. Are we not a nation of laws? If you don't like it, write your legislator. Otherwise follow the law.

    It seems to...
  21. Re: Dying to Know What my Bees are Foraging (Ohio)

    In Dayton, locust is done. Clover is booming: white, red,and yellow. Basswood just around the corner...
  22. Re: Spinoff of # hives. How many hives to be totally self sufficient?

    If you want 20 production hives going into each year's flow, I'd recommend trying to have 5-10 nucs/small hives to overwinter with your 20 "big" hives. If you have 30% winter losses, you will still...
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    Re: when to add a second super

    If they have drawn out a whole box of foundation and stashed nectar, add another. Remember, bees need extra room to store honey while they work on concentrating/evaporating it down to honey. Give...
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    Re: two hive placement

    I am quite confused about this whole setup you have/envision. But here's the bottom line, if you have your hives facing a high-traffic area I would re-think it. If it's something where people may...
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    Re: Does Comb = Mated Queen?

    Secondary swarms typically have virgin queens--eg you might have a queen, but she's not bred yet. But, this early in the season it's probably pretty likely that there is a laying queen. Either way,...
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