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  1. Re: Mixing,adding and moving bees...what are the guidelines

    Cage her and do a slow release.
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    Re: Extraction Methods: Simple Draining

    I tried that my first year.
    In a clear plastic tub, placed in the sun to warm the honey.

    In a week, there was a tablespoon or two that dribbled out.

    The practice is of no practical value.
    ...
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  4. Re: Mixing,adding and moving bees...what are the guidelines

    That's the intent.

    When I to a newspaper combine, I poke several holes in the paper to give the bees ans edge to start chewing through from.

    As mentioned above I will likely experiment when I...
  5. Re: Mixing,adding and moving bees...what are the guidelines

    I pull a brood frames from one hive, and put them in another, or shake bees off of a brood frame when making a nuc to increase the population of nurse bees and have never had a problem because of...
  6. Thread: double nuc

    by Beregondo
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    Re: double nuc

    I overwintered several side-by-side nucs in upstate New York, and In my opinion, they did better than the full size hives.
    For me, the losses were similar.. every once in a while, I'd lose one,...
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    Re: Early bridge comb advice

    I'm not a top bar guy.. no experience with that shape of box.

    But it seems to me, that if you cut the bridge comb off by cutting the comb it is attached to off above where the bridge comb begins,...
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    Re: My MacGyver Extractor

    OK,
    So after 5 years, how'd it hold up?
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    Re: homemade extractor in progress

    Can't think of a better reason than that! :)
  10. Re: QUestion about pollen patty pushing top cover up

    It depends on the bees, and the conditions (tho if it's cold, its not likely) -- to quote Pooh Bear the Wise,
    "You never can tell with bees."

    But even if they do, it is a simple two second task...
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    Re: Greetings from the Mile High City

    On behalf of legs everywhere, thanks for your service.
    Nothing like timely delivery when things get sticky.
  12. Re: QUestion about pollen patty pushing top cover up

    Setting an 8 x 16" concrete block on the lid will probably compress it enough to close the lid.
    They're less than a buck and a half at the big box stores, which means it may be an immediately...
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    Re: Greetings from the Mile High City

    Welcome.

    Does your nick have anything to do with pitching flight decks?
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    Re: Supply List for Assembling Frames?

    Titebond II glue
    1 1/4" nails for the top bars
    3/4" nails for bottom bars
    T-50 staples if you are attaching wedges to wedge top bars to hold frames in>

    I find the the Stanley staple gun works...
  15. Thread: Nuc Trouble

    by Beregondo
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    Re: Nuc Trouble

    That's a good plan, ikswokjag.

    shamrockkennels
    If the gap at the corner of the lid is b/c it is warped there, a concrete block set diagonally on top of the lid (while it is on the nuc) set it so...
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    Re: Would this work.

    Is your goal to start a second hive, or are you concerned that your two boxes are full and will swarm?

    If you want a second hive, I'd pull a deep frame with brood in it from the top deep, and put...
  17. Re: Entrance restriction in a full strength hive

    If your bees are not having to wait at the entrance to go inand out, you're not slowing them down.

    If they are, give them more space to go in and out.

    you can use a block of wood pushed against...
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    Re: Am I ready to split the hive

    In a nuc box, put a frame of pollen and honey.
    Next a frame of eggs and open brood.
    Then, a frame of sealed brood or mixed open/sealed brood, then a frame of sealed brood.
    In the last space, put a...
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    Re: Returning a queen to her original hive

    If you move that nuc box back to the same yard it came from, and put it near its mother hive, there are some advantages:

    With no laying queen in your orinal hive, there is no brood for the...
  20. Re: Moving from mating nuc to full nuc? 1/2 frames

    You mean besides that the top bar of a typical half length mating frame isn't long enough to reach the frame rests in a full length nuc?


    The bees would draw comb from the inner cover or lid of...
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    Re: where to put new hive

    I've put them touching each other before.
    Don't worry about them being too close together, except for.your.own convenience considerations
    (Room to remove and replace tescoping tops, a place to set...
  22. Re: Long time reader first time poster from Christchurch New Zealand

    Welcome, Christian of Christchurch!
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    Re: homemade extractor in progress

    Why wood instead of coated strut stock.for.the cross braces?

    I've been considering how to build an extractor along thes lines.
  24. Re: Can you go treatment free after treating?

    Of course you can.

    I would do an alcohol wash in August, early September and October before first frost.

    I'd treat with Oxalic Acid Vapor if the wash showed 3% or more mite load on any alvohol...
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    Re: Removing mold

    Put a bunch of bees in the box.
    They do a great job of cleaning mold from combs.
    Bet they do a good job on box interiors, too.

    Have fun.
    Enjoy your bees.
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