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  1. Installing a nuc into medium supers

    I'm a new beekeeper and have ordered a nuc for the spring. The nuc I have ordered comes with deep frames, but I am planning on using medium supers for everything.

    How do I install the bees?

    I...
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    Re: using all meduim frames

    I guess my post wasn't clear... I realize that there are nuc boxes available, but I am looking for a couple nucs of bees, but most sellers sell deep nucs.

    Obviously if I were building (or...
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    Re: using all meduim frames

    I have seen some homemade medium nucs that are 'double height', but again most established bee keepers seem to use the traditional deep/shallow set-up.

    I don't know anything about the legailty of...
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    Poll: Re: Best Quality Woodenware

    1 vote for homemade :)
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    Re: Bear Fence

    We have a fence of the same design as riverbee mentioned. We started our first wire 4" off the ground, then alternated hot, grounded, hot, grounded... all the way up every 6 inches. This helps...
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    Re: using all meduim frames

    I'm preparing for hives in the spring, and my vote is all mediums. Only problem is many times nucs use deep frames :(. Still trying to figure out how to make that transition as smooth as possible.
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    Re: Hello from Pueblo Colorado USA

    You can see Pikes Peak! So can I but we are about 4 hours apart! :) Gotta LOVE Colorado! :)
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    Re: West of Denver

    Thanks for the tips Ben! We do have bears, but also have an electric fence. :) We ARE in a heavy pine area, and you are correct that there is not much additional forage on the forest floor. There...
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    Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    Is that using an electric winch? It's hard to tell. I'm getting ideas...
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    Re: Protecting woodenware

    Do you 'paint' it on or let it soak in? It seems like you would get more penetration into the grain if it could be soaked.
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    Re: What to do with 30 year old honey

    And it makes her sweeter too... :)
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    Re: West of Denver

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes!

    Michael - I've already been reading a lot of your posts and your website, and have taken a lot of it to heart. Wind isn't bad here, but since we literally...
  13. Re: Check out this photo of a hive I have to pick up

    Good luck! :)
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    Re: West of Denver

    Thanks Alpha6, I will remember that, (and try not to be a pest!).
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    West of Denver

    Hello everyone!

    My wife and I have decided to jump into bees. We are excited to get a couple hives going in the spring, but in the mean time, we are trying to absorb as much information as...
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