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    it's probably better wet

    Putting a wet super on will pull them right up onto it. They will immediately clean it up and they will know that it's there. They will start working it right away, as opposed to putting a dry...
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    I don't use anything under mine. In fact, i don't...

    I don't use anything under mine. In fact, i don't put the board in during winter either. They seemed to do fine and build up early. *shrug*
  3. Thread: Fat Beeman nucs

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    I have them in MA

    I bought a nuc from Don last year, and they overwintered great, small cluster. I bought two queens from him this year and they are doing great as well. There should be no issue.
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    light weight, no issues

    I have one beemax hive. I have to say that I love the light weight and I haven't had any problems with any bees in them. One thing, make sure you put that rock back on your lid. . . .
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    Let the girls clean them out

    The best cleaners of wet supers are the honeybees themselves. You can place the empty supers over the innercovers of the colonies and they will be cleaned out in a few days.

    If you like to...
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    1) Yes 2) not quite, the mites have little...

    1) Yes
    2) not quite, the mites have little suction cup feet, the dust causes them to not be able to stick so they fall off
    3) Yes
    4) Yes
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    If you're talking about Japanese knotweed, it...

    If you're talking about Japanese knotweed, it usually blooms between August and September
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    MB - Betterbee uses 7/8 wood for their...

    MB -

    Betterbee uses 7/8 wood for their equipment so that might account for the larger width. Inner hive dimensions should be the same. . .

    you should call and ask them.
  9. Thread: Better bee

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    In defense of Betterbee customer service. . . ...

    In defense of Betterbee customer service. . .

    Anytime I have ordered and items are on backorder, I have received an email stating that some of the items are on back order and to email them if I...
  10. Hi Ron, From the website it looks like the...

    Hi Ron,

    From the website it looks like the screened bottom and solid bottom share the same footprint, so I'm not sure why it would matter which one you used. But, I've never actually seen them...
  11. Thread: spacers?

    by amymcg
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    The hand spacers work great, Besides the bees...

    The hand spacers work great, Besides the bees will propolize the frames in place after about two weeks so you won't need anything else to keep them in place.
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    I have the same one but in the ZIP UP model....

    I have the same one but in the ZIP UP model. You'll like that better I think. I can't imagine trying to yank all that crap over my head and swim around in it before finding the right holes for my...
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    There are some pros and cons: Pros: Mites...

    There are some pros and cons:

    Pros:

    Mites fall through big openings as well as smaller openings

    Hive Debris falls through, you won't have to clean your bottom board.

    Cons:
  14. Thread: Plastic Buckets

    by amymcg
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    go to the grocery stores that have bakeries

    go to the grocery stores that have bakeries
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    Frank Lagrant in Ware, MA ...

    Frank Lagrant in Ware, MA

    www.lagrantshoneybees.com
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    you can do either. Bottom open is good for...

    you can do either. Bottom open is good for ventilation which we need up here in the north. I closed mine last year, leaving them all open this year.
  17. Thread: Got Drones?

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    No drones here - - - > Eastern MA

    No drones here - - - > Eastern MA
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    Why don't you ask him to give you a call the day...

    Why don't you ask him to give you a call the day before he's going to spray. That would give you the opportunity to screen them in while he's spraying.
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    Just noticed some coming in across the street...

    Just noticed some coming in across the street this morning.
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    Instead of starting with a package, start with a...

    Instead of starting with a package, start with a 5 frame nuc. You will get honey unless there is a drought all year.
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    I haven't noticed a difference in sting. I've...

    I haven't noticed a difference in sting. I've noticed my Russians like to crawl up my pants and shirts, so now I wear duct tape and my bee jacket.
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    I have a friend that runs a program for troubled...

    I have a friend that runs a program for troubled youth. One of their buildings in Haverhill has a hive in the roof eaves. He said that honey is starting to run down the outside of the building.
    ...
  23. Thread: Clover

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    mobees, I just scattered mine and it was fine....

    mobees,

    I just scattered mine and it was fine. Came up with no problems.
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    It often gets -20 here where I live. We have no...

    It often gets -20 here where I live. We have no problem overwintering. Just keep the wind down around the hives and you will be fine.
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    I usually remove the frames that are full of...

    I usually remove the frames that are full of honey on the sides of the hive body and put new foundation or empty drawn comb in the center of the brood nest.
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