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  1. Thread: 8 frame or 10

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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    The worst winter we have had in recent memory was last winter. My 8 frame hives made out of 5/8" plywood all made it through the winter and built up well. None of my nucs died out either. Two ten...
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    Re: Strange swarm on 8/28/14

    I have never seen a swarm this time of year and I picked one up off the side of a guy's garage 4 days ago about the size of a basket ball. I used a Clorox box as a temp hive and weighed it when I...
  3. Thread: 8 frame or 10

    by rwurster
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    All the equipment I have been making the last year are 8 frame deeps. I'm going to migrate all my 10 frame equipment into 8 frame deeps and 8 frame mediums. The bees seem to draw out all 8 frames...
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    Re: Counterfeit money

    The people who counterfeit the 1s and 5s tend to go long stretches before getting caught. Unloading 1s and 5s would be a bit of work lol
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    Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    I've done several cut outs where the mother colony had swarmed multiple times and the last queen cells were dinks or the last queens didn't make it. It happens. At least in your apiary you can...
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    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    I used to log everything but now its mostly what needs to be done to which hive, honey yields, blooms, flows, emergence of other critters/plants etc. Logging is invaluable to me when I've moved...
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    Re: vaporizing nucs

    Yeah you need to go nuts with the scooper to overdose a hive with OA. Not to say it can't happen but a 5 framer is an easy eyeball estimate.
  8. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    "Start smoking over there." said to my son
    "If every bee was like a drone I would hug each one coming out of the hive. As it stands now, I want to punch each one leaving the hive in the face."
  9. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    I use an old radio flyer wagon to carry two car batteries wired in parallel to each other which in turn is wired to a 100 watt solar panel (charge controller) and vaporizer(s). Mobility was my...
  10. Re: Are carpenter ants a nuisance or big trouble?

    I've done several cutouts from fallen trees where there were more carpenter ants than there were bees. They seem to live in harmony in the tree. Finding them in a hive would worry me about the...
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    Re: How many Hives???

    Around here you get 1 week of late bud/early flowering before the alfalfa is cut. It can bring in 4 -5 one week flows a year. I wouldn't count on it though.
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    Re: Denver area honey color in 2014

    I tend to get light colored honey in town, dark honey from the plains, and in-between from the mountains. I sell the lighter honey from town as premium also. Tons of rain here this year also. My 8...
  13. Thread: Bee dancer

    by rwurster
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    Re: Bee dancer

    When someone told her to buy 'pasties' for her dance she heard 'carnies' lol:banana:
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    Re: Pictures of different honeybees

    Thanks for the pic.
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    Re: Most useful gadgets

    Veil, smoker, j hook hive tool, goose feather, and rocks for marking hives i need to check on the next trip to the apiary.
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    I agree with you 100% Harry. Although my apiary is small and my outyard is smaller, no one comes into my yards without first contacting me and then is invited by me. I have 'no trespassing' signs...
  17. Re: Using Reefers to treat comb for wax moth and hive beetles

    I did a few cutouts on a property that had 20 old reefer trailers with dayton split rims on them :O (i used to repair them). I bet the owner of the property would sell me one cheap. Probably blow...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    Turkey and goose season, I get bags full of bee brushes.
  19. Re: Laying worker hive - combine with queen-right hive?

    I just combined a LW nuc from the last stage of a trapout to a queenright nuc, no newspaper, no excluder. There were only a handfull of bees in the LW nuc and the queenright nuc was about to split...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I occasionally hit a hive with OA if they have a mite load and are suffering from it. You can vaporize with honey supers on (I don't). If it has to be done I do it about this time of year if honey...
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    Re: Met a great beekeeper!

    His youtube vids are pretty cool, seen him do some stuff with a skill saw I would never attempt. Not to mention his other unorthadox beekeeping methods. John Pluta gets 2 thumbs up...
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    Nice job, I really like the design.
  23. Thread: Honey taste?

    by rwurster
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    Re: Honey taste?

    I personally don't like sweets including honey. Ive sold out of honey every year I've had it. I do taste it but it's way too sweet for my liking. I usually pull honey before the goldenrod and...
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    Re: Morgan Freeman, Beekeeper

    Just throwing this out there but if MF was the color of a baboon's butt it wouldn't matter, he would still be cool
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    You're right, I'm not impressed, but then again you're not Morgan Freeman :banana:
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