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    SHB - Varroa issues

    I have three hives, two from packages and one from a swarm I caught earlier in the year. All through the spring all three hives were booming. I extracted honey last weekend I did not take any frames...
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    Lesson learned

    I took off two mediums of honey yesterday, due to the amount honey in burr comb between the two mediums, I left the empty medium on and put the inner cover back on hoping the bees would clean it up...
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    Re: Extractor advice for a friend

    I just purchased the Maxant 3100H-2 frame, it is very well made, 20 gauge stainless tank and is upgradeable to 6/9 frames. Used it for the first time today and extracted 16 medium frames ended up...
  4. Thread: Bee jacket

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    Bee jacket

    Has anyone ever tried the semi vented jacket from from pigeon mountain trading if so what did you think of it.
  5. Thread: Odd activity

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    Odd activity

    This may or may not be odd, i went to the hives today to do my weekly check up, when I got out of the truck the hum was extremely loud, i park about 20 yards from the hives. Looking at the hives the...
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    Honey Extractor

    Looking for Maxant 3100 2 or 9 frame, hand or power.
  7. Thread: Extractor

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    Re: Extractor

    Was hoping to find something sooner, I plan on ordering one by the end of the month. I hve looked and looked for a used one, you dont see many of these show up for sale.
  8. Thread: Extractor

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    Extractor

    I am looking for a two frame extractor, anyone know if Maxant will have a sell or free shipping in the near future. I have decided that Maxant is the one I want because it is easily upgraded and...
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    Bee escape question

    I plan on extracting honey tomorrow, I put the plastic bee escapes on the inner cover and put it below the supers I plan on extracting. I blocked off the ventalation opening in the inner cover to...
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    Bees hanging from bottom board

    I checked on the hives this afternoon, a saw bees hanging from the bottom board, I have never seen this. It was about 90 degrees and around 8:30pm when i took the below picture. I was there earlier...
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    Re: Unusual behavior

    Thanks wasnt sure what was going on
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    Unusual behavior

    Over the last several days I have gone by the hives to see whats going on, and have found a lot of bees on and around the entrance. I saw several post earlier where other had seen bees at the...
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    Re: Rite Cell question

    They can be broken off to allow room for the bees to travel from frame to frame. The ones I broke off, the bees filled back with comb.
  14. Thread: Moving hives

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    Moving hives

    I placed my hives in the edge of the wooded area on my lot when I installed the packages eariler this spring, they are in the shade most of the day. I am planning on moving them about twenty yards...
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    Looking for extractor

    I saw plans or information for the below DIY extractor online somewhere and copied the picture but did not bookmark the website. Anyone recognize the picture or know where I can find them...
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    Yesterdays inspection

    All looked good, had to remove a lot of bur comb from two of the hives, my son saw a new queen and pointed her out, I wasn't expecting to see a new queen. This is this hive I had the queen cells in...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Larva

    No it doesnt look that bad, i saw 20 to 30 larva on the bottom board. I have screened bottom boards and pulled that one just to check it and thats what I saw. Last night when I opened the hive did...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Larva

    I learned a valuable lesson this afternoon, my OCD kicked in and I made a DIY trap for each hive using the CD's and boric acid paste. Here is where I learned my lesson, just before dark I went to...
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    Small Hive Beetle Larva

    I checked the bottom boards in my hive this afternoon and one of them had a lot of small hive beetle larva squirming around on in. What is the best way to treat this hive to get rid of them. I have...
  20. Thread: Honey supers

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    Honey supers

    Hopefully I didn't add them to soon. I inspected the hives on Saturday, everything looked good and they. were boiling over with bees, both hives have two deep 8 frame boxes, 5 frames in one hive and...
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    Re: Need help with swarm

    We out to check on swarm hive today, just to make sure they were still in place, I saw a lot of bees coming in with pollen, I checked the feeders and they were using them but not taking in as much...
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    Re: Need help with swarm

    I put the swarm into a 10 frame deep this afternoon just about dark, i did not have a queen excluder, hopefully they will stay put. This is my first year with bees, they amaze me everytime I open a...
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    Re: Need help with swarm

    The only opening to the nuc is an entrance about the size of the small entrance on a entrance reducer, i am afraid they may overheat if I leave them to long. Due to work in the morning I may have to...
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    Need help with swarm

    I caught a swarm this afternoon using a Coats version swarm trap, it appeared to be slam packed maybe five pounds of bees. I placed a screen over the entrance to transport them home, the only frames...
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    Week 5 Inspection

    Opened up the hives for week five inspection, added 2nd deep last week, when I went into the bottom deep I still had one frame in each hive that was partially drawn and two that had no comb drawn on...
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