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    I agree with Michael, Usually after a hive...

    I agree with Michael,
    Usually after a hive swarms all the brood emerges before the new queen starts laying. If you don't see the virgin queen the hive appears queenless. But given time it is...
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    Huggy, Your bees are not very likely to finish...

    Huggy,
    Your bees are not very likely to finish filling that last medium and draw out and fill a deep this season.
    I recommend letting them finish fillling that third medium with honey then extract...
  3. Thread: Russion Bees

    by Dwight
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    Queenless?

    Barney,
    It sounds like the queen had an accident and your hive went queenless until the bees could raise a new queen and get her mated. During that time they probably grew week and the honey was...
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    Ten Frame Deeps

    Last year I tried two methods.
    In mid July I made up nucs in ten frame deeps. I put a couple frames of brood, a frame of honey/pollen and filled the rest of the box with empty frames and frames of...
  5. Thread: Critter Gitter

    by Dwight
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    Thanks for the feed back!

    Thanks for all the feed back folks!
    Denny, like you I am lucky the bear didn't do much damage. He tipped one hive over, consumed a couple frames of honey and brood and destroyed one frame. The...
  6. Thread: Critter Gitter

    by Dwight
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    Critter Gitter

    Has anyone tried the Critter Gitter offered by several of the Bee supply houses?
    A Bear got into one of my outyards and tore up one of my hives last weekend. I really don't have a lot of faith in...
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    If you are building equipment you should be...

    If you are building equipment you should be concerned about the inside dimensions as the thickness of wood from different manufacturers vary thus the outside dimensions vary.
    Boxes that are built...
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    Cheap Lumber

    There is a saw mill 1/2 mile from my house that saws only eastern white pine and hemlock. They bundle end pieces of pine on pallets and sell them. The pieces are in two foot and four foot lengths....
  9. Thread: Hive stands

    by Dwight
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    I build mine similar to the above description by...

    I build mine similar to the above description by Michael Palmer except I have a lot of scrap pieces of pressure treated lumber around and haven't had to buy any yet. This method is quick and easy...
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    Ditto

    CW,
    I made up some mid summer Russian nucs last summer also. I wintered mine in 10 frame deeps with very good results. They all came through the winter well and are all very strong this spring.
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    I cut a slot on sort of a backwards angle in a...

    I cut a slot on sort of a backwards angle in a piece of 4" X 4" wood just the right depth with my table saw. I'm sure it doesn't work as well as a break but it works ok and cost nothing.
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    Brushy Mountain

    I stopped by Brushy Mountain in February when I drove to Florida via 77. It is about 20 miles off 77. Unfortunatley when I was there they were closed. My timing was not too good.
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    Conrad Kramers Bees

    Welcome to the board Kruger,
    On route 520 just north of 528 on the outskirts of Orlando there is a commercial Beekeeper. He calls his business Conrad Kramers Bees. He is a decent guy and I think he...
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    Do Not Use Water

    Dee,
    I am a master electrician, please do not put any type of electric appliance in water!! Unless you have a death wish.
    I personally will not use an electrical device with a ratty taped up cord...
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    Spunky, Be VERY careful. This two cut system...

    Spunky,
    Be VERY careful. This two cut system these guys are talking about is very dangerous. The cost of a dado blade is well worth the safety it provides.
  16. Thread: Best Bee State?

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    If I could afford it I'd keep my bees in Hawaii,...

    If I could afford it I'd keep my bees in Hawaii,
    then I would have to go there often to tend my bees:))
    Warm weather year round!!
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    Indiana, In the north we are likely to end up...

    Indiana,
    In the north we are likely to end up with two deeps something like this in early spring (if we went into winter with plenty of honey and pollen).

    |HHHbbbbHHH|
    |HHbbbbbbHH|...
  18. Thread: weaver bees

    by Dwight
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    Welcome to the board and Happy Holidays Jeannie!...

    Welcome to the board and Happy Holidays Jeannie!
    Everyone has different experiences with and thus different opinions about different strains of bees. Bee behavior is not the same in all climates....
  19. If I felt I needed to "Hide" my bees, I wouldn't...

    If I felt I needed to "Hide" my bees, I wouldn't keep them. Hiding them would take all the enjoyment out of the hobby.
  20. Thread: shooting hives

    by Dwight
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    Somebody shot one of my hives with a shotgun...

    Somebody shot one of my hives with a shotgun years ago. There were no exit holes and no noticable damage to the combs.
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    Voted for 104

    Voted for 104
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    Here is a link to a Bee venom Therapy web site. ...

    Here is a link to a Bee venom Therapy web site.

    http://www.beewelltherapy.com/
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    Here is a link to a good book on the subject....

    Here is a link to a good book on the subject.
    http://www.champlainvalleyhoney.com/cart/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=16
  24. Thread: New Toy

    by Dwight
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    sierrabees, HA HA I'll have to try that. I"ll...

    sierrabees,
    HA HA I'll have to try that. I"ll also have to get my friends to come up with reasons that I need a Lathe, a Planer, a Jointer etc. LOL!!!
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    I'm planning on making some telescoping covers...

    I'm planning on making some telescoping covers myself. I am going to try a few with slightly pitched tops and just paint them well and see how they do.
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