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  1. Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    S Gibosn , would your missing neighbor mind if you were to go down and place a water source in his yard? All I have for my bees is a rubber bowl used for feeding livestock. It holds about 10 gallons...
  2. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    Escort works pretty good on many brush species and wont harm your grass . Tordon 22K is a restricted use chemical ( atleast in the state of Colorado ) and requires a license to spray .
  3. Re: Jar feeder hole in inner cover for ventilation?

    I just lay a small piece of #8 screen over my feeder holes so I get the ventilation but keep the bees out of the tops. I run a quiltbox year around on my hives ( full in the wintertime and empty in...
  4. Re: Hive space for medium horizontal hive question

    I have 2 horizontal medium langs . They hold 35 frames each with a bit of room on the end . My frames are 1 1/4 inches wide . I will not be adding supers , instead choosing to watch more closely and...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri , when you put your blocks on the hive , how long do they usually last you? My Russians eat those things like they were ,,,,well ,,, candy
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    Re: Beekeeper creates coat of living bees

    an interesting little detail .............
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    Re: Need newly emerged bees

    whats your plan to keep the brood warm?
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    Re: russian bees for a new beekeeper

    I have one colony of Russians and 3 colonies of Carnis. My Russian colony built faster , put up more stores and was just a very slight bit more aggressive . My Russians also depleted most all their...
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    Re: How much suger syrup ?

    When I got mine , and the weather was nice they would go through a quart a day per package . How long you will have to feed is going to depend on your specific conditions . Once the flow starts they...
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    Re: How To Build the Ideal Beeyard?

    I would also consider putting it somewhere with a natural windbreak if available . Cold winter winds can hurt the hives .
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    Re: What I learned today

    what I did for a quilt box was to cut a piece of 1/2 " plywood to match the hive dimensions ( 19 7/8 X 14 ) then drilled 6 2/34 inch holes in the plywood for ventilation holes and 1 2 3/4 inch...
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    What I learned today

    Well today was my first overwinter inspection . I had been putting it off , waiting for warmer weather and a shot of courage :) What I found was that although my Russian hive was my most active and...
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    Re: What kind of sugar

    you should also consider adding some cider vinegar or ascorbic acid to your mix to adjust the pH .
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    Re: reversing boxes

    So if you don't manipulate the boxes , how often , or do you even open up the bottom boxes ? or the brood nest? Does this leave you with a scenario that you can just manipulate those frames that you...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    I guess it does not really make any difference that I run a 3 medium brood chamber instead of a double deep would it? I would guess the bees don't really care the configuration they just move to...
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    reversing boxes

    How many of you reverse your boxes each year ? By that I mean to put the top box on the bottom . Does this help to keep the brood chamber full ? I have been told the queen doesnt like to move down to...
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    Saturday is going to be a good day.....

    Because I get to go and listen to Michael Bush speak to our club . I am looking forward to it !!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Quilt Box - Top Entrance Failure

    This just seems like another good reason to use sugar " blocks " if feeding is necessary. They are easy to make ( no cooking required ) very fast to install ( helpful in freezing weather) and because...
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    Question on M Palmer double nuc set-ups

    I am going to try to copy Mike Palmers 2 story double nuc set-ups this year . While I am positive I wont be any where near as successful I hope to start learning the ins and outs of a sustainable...
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    Re: Experiments You want to try this year?

    This winter I have made some 5 frame double nucs to try and grow my apiary . I have never made a split so it should be fun . I want to raise my own queens for them from my existing hives . hopefully...
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    So what is the procedure now......

    I took 4 colonies into my first winter last fall and it looks like I will be bringing 3 colonies out of winter this spring. My question though is how do I do that? At the present time I am feeding...
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    Re: Nuc entrance locations.

    That's a good question , I have issues very similar except my issue is facing the sun or not . Look forward to reading your responses.
  23. Re: does a used queen cage attract bees in a swarm trap?

    A swarm swarms with their queen . I would think scent from an old cage would be a deterrent .
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    Re: Nucs and package bee size?

    the size you need is really going to be determined more by how big of a colony do you need to make it through the winter . Best way to determine that is see what other beeks in your area are...
  25. Re: Opened the tops to check sugar supplies....

    This is an anxious time of year isn't it?
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