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    Re: 5 frame nuc question.

    keep them in the same order and orientation as in the nuc. Keep them together with the empty frames on the side.
    Here's some instructions from Kelley's:...
  2. Thread: Bees on Maple

    by dmpower
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    Re: Bees on Maple

    beautiful photos
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    Re: Wholesale glass jars in the NorthEast US?

    I've ordered fro Fillmore Container in Lancaster PA
    I haven't done any price checking this year, but they ship glass and they had good customer service when I contacted them
    fillmorecontainer.com
  4. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Sounds great! It up for the drive
    Thanks
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    Re: Hello from Bloomington Indiana

    Many of the local beeks here in Bloomington head over the the club in Nashville. I think it's the 10 o'clock beeline beekeepers club. From their yahoo group page:
    We meet at 7:00pm on the second...
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    Re: Is this normal? (bees feeding)

    You may have attracted bees from other hives.
    When I give a hive a frame of honey, I don't open feed. I place it in the intended hive. I would be weary of attracting to many "other" bees to the...
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    Re: Central Indiana Raising Bees

    Welcome!
    I'm in South Central Indiana and my first nuc was received in April a few years ago. I managed to get some honey that year. Not a lot but enough for me to get excited about and brag that I...
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    Re: Freeze chunk honey

    I don't have a large operation, but all of my frames go in the freezer until I'm ready to extract and bottle. It is out of the freezer just long enough to thaw . . .so my chunk, and comb honeys have...
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    Re: Robbing a currently beeless hive

    You can close up the hive tonight and in the morning you can see if they have taken up residence. The new residents will be on the inside and potential robbers may be on the outside.
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    Re: sugar water crystallization

    Did you heat the water before adding the sugar? I bring mine to a boil, then add the sugar. I leave it on for a couple of minutes while the sugar dissolves.
    Once sugar has crystals in it, it is...
  11. Thread: feeding nucs

    by dmpower
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    Re: feeding nucs

    You can find these in any grocery or hardware store. Canners only use their lids once so there is a big market for replacement lids. You will find them with the canning jars. Just double check what...
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    Re: Hello, just joined.

    Welcome,
    Yes, there's lots to read but there are still lots of questions.
    Good luck
  13. Thread: Remove or not?

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    Re: Remove or not?

    You may be able to strap it into an empty frame. The bees will attach the edges to the frame and you won't lose anything
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    Re: Hello from Northwood, NH

    I knew Northwood sounded familiar and got my attention. I now remember that is the town I have relatives in.
    Again, welcome
    from South Central Indiana
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    Re: Hello from Northwood, NH

    Welcome to Beesource!
  16. Re: Swarm Newbie - At Critical Stage w/ Queen Piping: What do I do??

    If the hive swarmed last week this may be the queen they've been waiting for.
    " New queens are raised and the hive may swarm as soon as the queen cells are capped and before the new virgin queens...
  17. Re: package clipped queen is leaving by foot after escaping from her cage...?

    All of my hives are screened bottom boards and are open 12 months of the year. I only place the plastic in for a mite count. I have never had a package abscond and most of my splits have been...
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    Re: Added my second Deep, so now what?

    Your attitude about dandelions may well change next spring when you are waiting, waiting for them to bloom and be the first food of the season. I don't see them as weeds so much as wildflowers...
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    Re: Gloves Make The Difference!

    Can you tell me what color they are? I'm not sure if the ones I received are the norm or not. They are very, dark blue - beyond navy and I'm not sure that I want them that dark.
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    Re: Added my second Deep, so now what?

    The bees shouldn't bee too upset by your checker boarding. I just pulled apart 4 boxes of an over populated hive looking for the queen (2nd last frame in the bottom box) and had no reaction from the...
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    Re: Gloves Make The Difference!

    I ordered the thickster gloves, with a photo on the package of a light blue color glove. Unfortunately they arrived and I think they are "Raven" or some such color. They are very, very dark.
    What...
  22. Thread: Pollen

    by dmpower
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    Re: Pollen

    Boy, she really has it packed in there. Great shot
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    Re: Some shots of my Bees

    Love the back lighting on the first two. The two others aren't bee pics they are bee portraits!
    Well done!
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    Re: Many dead bees in package

    I'm not sure the insurance on shipping will cover a failure after they have been installed. I have made an insurance claim on queens that they lost in the mail and were dead when they arrived about 8...
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    Re: Why do the bees single me out?

    That's just because you are so sweet!

    Many people are more attractive to insects than others. When I was raising my family I was told that lactating women were not attractive to mosquitoes. I have...
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