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    Re: fume board honey harvest

    When you use the fume boards, do they work in the mourning when it's cooler, maybe not as many bees to get out of supers, or are they best in the heat of the day ?
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    an old refrigerator, a thermostat set at 100 deg., 2 100 watt light bulbs in a power strip. Honey will liquefy in a couple days. Don't know what will happen when I run of 100 watt bulbs, since...
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    Re: fume board honey harvest

    I was thinking the fischers, that smells like cherry or what might your homemade be? was debating on the deep on the ground,probably would have empty drawn comb.
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    fume board honey harvest

    It's now time to pull off full supers, been dreading this job, have a question if anyone does this? Being full supers usually don't contain a lot of bees I was wondering if I were to put an empty...
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    what to do with so many bees at harvest

    I have several hives that are 2 deeps with 1 to 3 full supers on them. There are so many bees that the entire hive is full, in the supers, on top of the inner cover, and bearding out front. I would...
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    Re: Extra Queens available now.

    Do you have any more queen avail. or will you have?
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    Re: Not another swarm...

    In the past week or so, I had a lot of bees out front, decided to add another deep in between, so far haven't swarmed, hope this will work, plan to leave 3rd deep on all winter if needed, and might...
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    taking bees south

    Just throwing out a few ideas, I have a friend in florida with enough land and would be willing to let me bring bees down to overwinter. Questions are, is there anything special you do to hives to...
  9. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Unless someone is going to put bees on the golf course, or next to the mall. I don't really understand the point of 1/8 mile from 13 houses, or whatever it is. Bees will forage for what? 3-5 miles,...
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    Re: too many bees ????

    I guess the most important question here is do I need another deep, say in between the other 2, or are they outside because heat and will not be thinking of swarming?
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    too many bees ????

    I noticed today that some of my hives have a lot bees all over the front side of hive, and even some below the entrance. I have 2 hive bodies with queen excluder and anywhere between 1 and 4 supers....
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    oa vaporizer and purchasing oa

    Thinking of buying a oa vaporizer to treat with this fall. I have 2 questions I read you can buy oa from ebay or ace hardware, checking on both places, on ebay a 12 oz. pail is selling for $7-8 on...
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    supers in a cooler ?

    I am thinking of taking off a few supers off at my next inspection, but don't have time right now to do the extracting, question is I have access to a walk in cooler that is 38-40 deg. could I keep...
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    Re: is this normal

    are they very crowded? sounds like they were going to swarm.
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    releasing queen into nuc

    If you make up a nuc, let it set for 2 days, then introduce a queen, can she be direct released or should you leave the queen cage capped a couple days before pulling out the cork?. There is no candy...
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    Re: Split question

    If you have a new queen coming, take 2 or 3 frames of capped brood along with bees on those frames and put in a new box, they will accept the new queen better if they have no queen for a couple days....
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    Re: Queen Flew away while attempting a split

    carry a plastic queen catcher with you, just in case you ever come upon a hive ready to swarm and new queens are hatching out, or in your case to catch her before she flies away.
  18. Re: Hiving a new package to a nuc, or full box ?

    full deep drawn frames, you will be able to start a split before you know it
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    Re: best way to feed?

    Thanks salytbee, I thought about just pouring little sugar down between frames, but thought it might go clear down to bottom board and they wouldn't get it anyway, but I see your point on getting...
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    Re: plywood hive bodies

    sounds like a great deal to me, nice looking boxes, is the green box a top bar hive or what is that long thing?
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    best way to feed?

    Checked a 2 deep hive today that I thought had died out awhile ago, still has bees in it and I actually took off top cover and looked down in and didn't even see them. by tipping the hive is very...
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    beehive noise level

    Checked my hives yesterday by putting my ear up to the box and tapping, most hives are almost silent until the tap and I hear them rev up. One hive that I did not get around to pulling honey off of,...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    When you guys are dipping supers in the eco wood treatment, is there any wax added or just straight eco wood, and is the eco wood treatment used at full strength or diluted somewhat? what are some...
  24. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    Adrian, not real sure, it almost seemed like it would get so warm in the shed, fooling them into thinking it's time to go foraging, they might have left and couldn't make it back. Maybe I should have...
  25. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    I have a small 24x24 building that used to be an office, has windows on all 4 sides, I took 2 sides and raised the sliding window, screwed a 1x6 with 3 holes in each board and ran [I think it's 1 1/2...
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