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  1. Thread: ? swarm

    by alange
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    Re: ? swarm

    I just went in to see if I could find any evidence of mites, that I did not see before. There was alot more activity than the other day. I was wondering if maybe the hive was so weak, my other bees...
  2. Thread: ? swarm

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    Re: ? swarm

    What tips you that way?
  3. Thread: ? swarm

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    Re: ? swarm

    Well it is two weeks later and i have learned a valuble lesson. (thx for your previous replies) The bees did indeed swarm, but not from the hive I inspected. Silly me, i assumed that the hive they...
  4. Thread: ? swarm

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    ? swarm

    Last sunday, I noticed alot of activity around the entrance of one of my hives. It had cooled off here and in the prior weeks, I been preparing for winter, removing an empty super and feeding my...
  5. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Plastic frames

    I purchased some plastic frames for my honey super after being told that my bees would not mind them, since my current wood frames have plastic foundation.
    I wonder if this may not be true, as the...
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    Re: not sure what is going on

    thx
    i was thinking about doing it but the brood made me second guess that urge.
    a
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    I used the Penn State course last year and overall found it helpful. The interactive nature was nice.
    I mostly signed up for the access to the staff, hoping to use them as a mentor and was a little...
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    not sure what is going on

    Hi there
    I was checking out my hives and noticed some things that were unexpected and am hoping for any input.

    My hives are from 2 nucs, and have been going strong. Added on a medium honey super...
  9. Thread: white in comb

    by alange
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    white in comb

    hi
    beautiful day in the pacific northwest, so i opened up the box and cleaned out the sugar remaining from the mountain camp feeding method. +brood in the box by the cluster, yay.
    the bottom box...
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    Re: Pressure treated hive stand

    What is bearding?
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    Crystals in sugar water

    I've been feeding 2:1 for the fall and had some precipitate. I use the internal ziploc feeding method. When I was refilling I noticed that the bees were still Munching on the remaining crystals. I...
  12. Re: Do I smoke the hive when I open to remove Queen cage?

    when i just started checking out this site and did not know enough to ask more, i read a post that mentioned someone never smoking and just using sugar water in a spray bottle to calm the bees. The...
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    Re: Bear fence article

    Thanks. That is what he needed. What do you do for a door? How do you get in and out?

    Really appreciate your help
    Andi
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    Re: Bear fence article

    Thx
    My man is wondering if you know of a source for how to build this from beginning to end.
    Andi
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    Re: Bear fence article

    what is the size of the space that is recommended to enclose with a bear fence? Just figured out that i will need to plan for this as part of my setup. I figure larger is better, but am hoping for...
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