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    Re: All mediums or single deep question

    Cool. Ill watch and add supers as needed.
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    All mediums or single deep question

    Im going to transition to all mediums eventually but for now, my hives in Texas use a single deep hive body and I put on a medium super as needed for additional brood and honey. My bees are a year...
  3. Re: I want to attempt to attract/catch a swarm....

    I have not heard much in the way of Africanized bees here. Im on the gulf coast.

    I do not have a nuc box, so I will use a medium super on a screened bottom board and set it up off the ground 8...
  4. I want to attempt to attract/catch a swarm....

    Its too late to order bees locally without shipping and I want to attempt to attract some. I have an empty medium super, with undrawn frames/foundation and I can get some lemongrass oil. Is this...
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    Re: When should I check my hive? Temps?

    cool.
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    You got me figured out.
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    Re: Cheapest place to buy hive parts?

    Another question...is a medium super and frames the same across companies? WIll my dadant frames fit in mann lake stuff?
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    Cheapest place to buy hive parts?

    Need some odds and ends...frames, supers, covers, bottom boards, etc. I LOVE dadant, but their shipping is incredibly high. What are some other sites that are reputable that are good? Im on WT...
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    Re: When should I check my hive? Temps?

    One hive has 4 frames of honey in the super and the over has maybe 8 frames. When should I start feeding syrup?
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    Re: Caught a swarm...all are dead.

    Yeah, we always try to save things...bees, plants, animals, whatever. It often ends in disappointment, but thats the way it goes. It wasnt just a single hive that died..it was a THOUSAND BEES!
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    Re: When should I check my hive? Temps?

    What about 'not messing with them' over the winter?
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    Re: Caught a swarm...all are dead.

    They came from a tree that broke out of the top. I found them one day in a ball on the ground. So I put some of their comb in frames and put it the empty hive body. They all marched in. They had...
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    When should I check my hive? Temps?

    Back in december, I made sure the hive was all set up for winter, had a super of honey and I left it alone. I have not done a single thing with it since then. But the temps are warming up and I was...
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    Caught a swarm...all are dead.

    Earlier in the year a tree fell and it was forecast to freeze. I put them in a box as per all the instructions here and fed them. Last week, I noticed a swarm. So I caught it only to find out that...
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    Looks like either dadant or maxant extractor will work, but im trying to decide if the lower maintenance of the direct drive is worth it. The belt drive has wear items on it and sooner or later they...
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    if by exhausted, you mean 'checked craigslist', then yes. I found one...for 4000 dollars. But I havn't found anything else.
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    OK...1400P Maxant vs. Dadant M00440???? Maxant is about 200 cheaper even with shipping to texas. But the dadant holds more right? Why should I go with Maxant over Dadant or vice versa? Materials...
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    Screw it. I'll get the 20 frame extractor. My future may have a lot more hives and that'll be one less thing to buy.

    Wanna sell the plane? :)
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    Right, thats what I was trying to get at earlier in the thread, but no one seemed to be overly concerned about that. How long does it take to uncap with an uncapping planer?
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    Thats like saying 'considering an F-350 puts you above the commuter category'.

    How does having a larger capacity extractor have anything to do with the type of category you fall into. Maybe I...
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    I'm an idiot. I searched on conical. Didn't see it and gave up. Lol.

    Still wondering if the 12 frame would be better than the 20 frame for physc size reasons. Can't see how the capacity difference...
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    Does anyone know if the Dadant M00411 and the M00440 have conical bottoms inside?
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    Feeders for lots of hives?

    What is the preferred method for feeding bees for folks that have a LOT of hives? I like teh hive top feeders, but they are pricey and I cannot imagine someone buying one for every single hive. ...
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    Just found a 20 Frame Dadant extractor on craigslist! WIN!

    Called the guy up and he said he was taking offers and he had several offers for 4000 dollars. FAIL.

    WTH? Does Dadant sell a 20...
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    Re: What else do I need to extract honey?

    Meh. Not wanting to wait around. It's not terribly priced. I haven't seen anything in the ads over the past few months. Maybe I'll get lucky.
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