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  1. Thread: feeders

    by Mike S
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    Re: feeders

    I make some feeders and use them, I have tried the top hive feeders and drowned a lot of bees. If there is any kind of crack or opening around the lid their going to find their way in. Kelly's sales...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Im glad you like them better Soupcan, and by the way I love your username too. I dont mind a little extra work right now, its just a hobby and Im not commerical or anything. I get enjoyment out of...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Ive made some more candy boards that will cover the top of the hive. This way wherever the bees are below as they come up in their cluster the food will be right over top of them.

    I also installed...
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    Re: Just a few nice photos

    Good pics I enjoyed them, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Thanks for your post Slabaugh Apiaries, i have copied and saved your recipe for the future.

    I agree on using them for insurance, even if you think the hive has enough stores its not going to hurt...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    I have the material here now and think I'll make a couple and give them a try this winter. I run all weather inner covers right now, they have a 3/8 by 2" upper entrance in them now, I think Im going...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Do you leave a hole in the center for winter ventilation? Could a guy cut some 2" pvc pipe about 2" long and stand one in the center as you pour on the hardware screen, that would leave a 2" hole up...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    I might make a few this winter, you wouldnt happen to have a sketch or know where I could get one?
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    I put them in today right over top of the bees, right where their storing honey. They should come straight up on them. I have a few single deeps and spread the frames after pulling out an empty on...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Soupcan, very good observation - safety catch, I caught that my self on hind sight. That would be kerosene stored for emergency heat in case of a power failure in the winter. Not as bad as gasoline...
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    Making Candy Boards

    http://s774.photobucket.com/albums/yy25/twocreekfarm/Bee%20hive%20construction/Candy%20Boards/?albumview=slideshow
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    Re: Small hive beetle infestation

    Good pics, thanks for sharing. Did you burn the hives?
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    Re: Custom Long Hive

    Good looking job on your hive. I like your corner joints, looks like this one should last a while. I put one into operation this spring is also 48" with 33 med frames. Their doing great in it and I...
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    Re: Candy Board Recipe for Winter Feeding ?

    Thanks to all for the information. Yesterday I made 5 large frames and 6 med frames. I went with the straight sugar 25# to 2 quarts of water and added 1 tbls spoon of white vinegar to each qt of...
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    Re: Candy Board Recipe for Winter Feeding ?

    Thanks for your post NDbeek, good pics, Im going to try it out.
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    Re: Candy Board Recipe for Winter Feeding ?

    Thanks for your reply, Im going to try and make some in the frames.
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    Candy Board Recipe for Winter Feeding ?

    I was at a bee meeting one time and a man had some candy boards made. He took a regular hive deep frame, layed it flat on his kitchen table on wax paper and poured the frame full of the candy. He...
  18. Thread: Planting Clover

    by Mike S
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    Re: Planting Clover

    Read through this thread, lots of discussion on clover. i still havent got my patch of ground going yet.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236614
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    Re: Syrup Mixing Lessons Learned

    Entertaining thread I enjoyed your story. Happy Beekeeping ... Mike
  20. Thread: Planting Clover

    by Mike S
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    Re: Planting Clover

    I agree with beegirl also, anything to scratch up the ground a little, a small garden disk will work fine and your 61" of wet snow should do the job. You just need the seed about 1/4" in the ground...
  21. Thread: Planting Clover

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    Re: Planting Clover

    You could do it either way but it would probably be be best to at least run a disk thru it a few times. Its probably too late to come up this fall ( I'm not sure about your area) I know its too late...
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    Re: Bluesky Bee Supply

    I have purchased a few items from them too and I agree with the good service and excellent shipping, they shipped one of my orders the afternoon I ordered it and I received it the next day.
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    Re: How Do You Build A Entrance Feeder ?

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    Here you go
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    Re: Starting a beekeeping association?

    We use an e-mail system for newsletters to save on stamps, envelopes and paper expenses. Most people ( not all) have a computer now and access to the web, might have to mail a few so they don't get...
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    Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    No good stories to go with the pics, but a couple of stings I got this summer. Ive had worst this summer but didn't take photos, I was taking off a slatted rack loaded with bees and accidentally...
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