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  1. Re: OH- New beekeeping issue (2 hives, 1 really weak)

    I am relatively new and ran into a similar situation this spring. There was only one attendant left alive in the queen cage in one of the two packages I ordered arrived at the end the of April - the...
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Computer Programmer. Part of the club.
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    Re: It pays to scavenge

    Yeah construction site dumpsters, factory pallets, etc. are what I use for making my equipment. I pull nails but I understand that tungsten tipped blades won't be affected by any nails that you...
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    Re: Bee Hive Project.

    Along these lines I have been experimenting with solar powered ventilation for summer (for high heat days) and a heating system (not too much heat -as they will be too active) that kicks on when it...
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    Yes 1 out of 1 still alive. Still got a good bit of winter to go though.
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    What are these critters?

    Have a top bar hive with a screened bottom, then a bottom cover I can unlatch to let the hive get some air.

    It has been closed for awhile due to the cool weather. So today I opened the bottom and...
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    Re: TBH screened bottom

    I have a screen on the bottom of my top bar, but I also put in a hinged bottom. So I don't leave it open all the time. When it was super hot, I opened the bottom for added ventilation. They were...
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    Re: Cost of beekeeping currently

    I am a newbie, but don't have much invested. There is a factory that I pass up on the way home and they have old lumber out back from packing crates, etc. Lots of planks and so forth. So I stop by...
  9. Thread: one month

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    Re: one month

    OK posted pics to picaso - should be public there.
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    one month

    Got the bee's a little later than I had wanted. But it was my fault - procrastinating of course. Anyway at one month they seem to be progressing. 4 frames pretty much filled and working on a fifth -...
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    first inspection

    Made first inspection of top bar hive today. Bee's were installed on June 5th. They are building comb on frames 1-4. Seem healthy from what I can tell, saw a few ants in the bottom of the hive so...
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