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    Re: One for the books.

    Just install a door and go back every so often to collect them up. Sounds like a good problem to have
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    Re: Just showing

    She was a queen that got mated late last year. Didn't really get to see her work last year but I'm happy with her. This is one of four frames like this. Front and back. They are TF, and so on. I'm...
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    Just showing

    Just thought I would show off my queens laying pattern. I'm a proud daddy.24234
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    Re: Cold snap coming NE, preparations?

    Ride it out.... shouldn't last to long. They will be fine as long as they still have some sort of food when they cluster.
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    Re: Huh? Bee flew in ear

    Happened to me last year but she flew out within a few minutes. Wish you best of luck. She'll realize it's the wrong wax eventually
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    Re: Slanted rack

    I hate auto correct sometimes.... thank you
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    Slanted rack

    I'm getting ready to build some slatted racks out of some budget grade honey supers and was wondering how much space do I need below the racks. What I'm going to do is nail some old top bars onto the...
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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    And I would try to do one hive with plastic foundation and one with wax. So that you can make your own opinion early in the game...
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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    Order bees now. Look around. I know bee clubs around my area allow you to take a class and and you are able to buy everything you need including bees at the class at a discounted price. Also... You...
  10. Thread: Suppliers

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    Re: Suppliers

    That's the game plan. Placed the order today. Thank you everyone for the help
  11. Re: Preparing to order my 8-frame medium hives ....

    I was trying to decide the same thing today. My mentor and I went with Mann lake. They got a sale going on with their inner cover and telescoping cover combo and their bottom bored. I think it ends...
  12. Thread: Suppliers

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    Re: Suppliers

    I'm talking about width. I'm sorry for the confusion.
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    Re: Suppliers

    Mann lake has on their site that the boxes are between 14 and 14 1/4 inch. From what I understand, dadants and most others are 13 and some change. Up to 1/2 difference from Mann lake boxes and...
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    Suppliers

    Im torn between two suppliers. I live a few hours away from Dadant. Might cost me $60 for a round trip in my truck. The problem is, I want to buy some 8 frame budget boxes and they don't carry them....
  15. Combined my first hives today and have a question about top entrances

    So today I combined my two hives. I had one go queenless and wasn't able to make a new queen. I took the queenless hive and dumped all the bees in front of a queen right hive. The marched right into...
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    Building a hive

    So I'm going into my 3rd year of bee keeping and plan on expanding. I'm trying to come up with a standard hive that I can assemble and keep my bees, my pocketbook, and myself happy. So I was...
  17. Thread: Robbing?

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    Robbing?

    I just set up two new hives about two weeks ago. Been feeding them with both feeders inside and outside of the hives. The issue is, a few of the bees are fighting around the feeders. Nothing major...
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    Re: quilt top an a screened bottom?

    sorry about that. misread it the first time. So i should have some type of board on the bottm
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    Re: quilt top an a screened bottom?

    so no screen at all.... just leave a big whole in the bottom of the hive.... never heard of that...
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    quilt top an a screened bottom?

    I have been trying to decide what kind of bottom board to use in Illinois. I know a lot of people use screened bottom boards while others use a solid. I was also going to use a quilt type box for my...
  21. Re: New beekeeper with a few ideas and wanting advice

    Thank you!!! but ill end up missing it.... Currently in Afghanistan and wont be back home till late December...
  22. Re: New beekeeper with a few ideas and wanting advice

    thank you for pointing out the shipping..... Did the math and it is cheaper for me to use Mann Lake for the free shipping over $100.
  23. Re: New beekeeper with a few ideas and wanting advice

    I think they cover about 8000 acres to be honest.
  24. New beekeeper with a few ideas and wanting advice

    Hi all. I bought two hives at the beginning of this spring they seem to be doing well. My friend and I were thinking about expanding and splitting them next year. I have been doing a lot of shopping...
  25. Re: We to this. Advise for Illinois bee keeping would be great

    I've already checked both those sites out. Lots of good info on them. And I do plan on taking a few of the classes. Can't wait
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