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  1. Re: Nervous... First bees tomorrow. Hope they survive the ride home.

    if you have one of those small mesh laundry bags you can put that around the nuc if you are going to put it inside the cab. that is what I did and had no problems
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    Re: audible alarm by bees?

    Probably the new queen piping


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8fEPsAc6U
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    Re: Opinions on building a cedar hive.

    Go for it. lighter boxes. natural rot resistance. really pretty wood. Just predrill anything you use screws on
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    Re: I'm a horrible person

    where and why is there burr comb? are your frames pushed all the way together? don't leave any space between them and center the whole group in the middle. extra space equal on the sides.

    also.....
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    Re: I'm a horrible person

    Yep. keep foundationless frames straight up and down until they get more solidified. my combs don't reach the bottom rail but they do harden the wax over time so they are more forgiving.
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  6. Re: Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    putting it in the front door won't do much good if they just go around the back/side wherever and break in a window.

    moving the hive and getting them re-oriented and then moving it back when you...
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    Re: TBH Comb Handling Advice

    put 2 5 gal buckets next to your hive upside down and you can hang the bar between those to leave it upright and take photos.

    just scrape down the edge, they will get the idea and move

    keep...
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    Re: Top bar hive better for bees?

    Bees like a cavity that they can hang comb from. if you watch peoples videos of cutouts and stuff they will pretty much put a hive anywhere.
  9. Re: Melting drone comb with larva, will it stink up the wax?

    you could put it back in the hive above excluder and let them clean it out. then have them fill it with honey.

    not sure what you were expecting putting foundationless into a hive of...
  10. Re: Do bees draw some comb before the queen is released?

    why wait until monday?
  11. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    don't let facts get in the way of his story ;)
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    Re: New hive on day 11--going to plan b

    yea.. just don't do anything crazy like kill a perfectly good queen. Maybe find a magnifying glass to look for eggs with. i'm guessing you are fine.

    so if you saw capped brood today then you...
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    Re: New hive on day 11--going to plan b

    have someone more experienced come take a look with you. just because you didnt' see the queen doesn't mean she isn't there. some capped brood means she was there recently. being able to see...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Hard to feel bad for all of these posts about people getting nailed when they aren't wearing gear. Many people can work with bees without protection but it is usually the very experienced beekeeper...
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    Re: tbh honey extraction

    i've heard of people making sort of a cage to put it into an extractor.
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    Re: Hive tool at Walmart

    so far i've been happy with my Hyde paint tool.
    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/d5/d5e9b4e7-bc0d-4c10-a47d-98ac19d91ccf_400.jpg
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    Re: color of a marked queen

    sorry... had to.. :p
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3GwSbX-tpl8/U7R9mbaYu6I/AAAAAAAAAR8/xj7zuTTszY4/s640/blogger-image-1782337503.jpg
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    Re: Top entrance??

    i put one of those political signs on my hive roof and have it hang over
  19. Re: First hive inspection. Busy building both bridge comb and drawing foundation...

    Push the frames all to the middle there will be larger gaps on the outside but you will appreciate it when you are going through frames
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    Re: Ideas for different hive top design?

    plywood roof with 1x2's along the side to prevent warping.. 1/2-3/4" spacer with small front entrance notched in it. I have mine separate but you could nail them together for one piece. ...
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    Re: Well that was quick-Lost queen

    Agree with Deknow... mediums didn't cause your problem.

    you could also take a frame of deep brood and cut it out and rubber band it into a medium frame. if it has eggs then they can make a new...
  22. Re: BeeThinking on Shark Tank tonight at 9 PM ET

    pretty good presentation. but like they said. never really said what the $$ could be used for. If he said to increase tooling... speed up production. but still not a great return for them.
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    Re: Feeder Pail/Jar Question

    I put mine inside the hive. For a nuc you may want to use a smaller one at first (unless you are moving them right away into a larger box.

    putting it into the open feeds the whole neighborhood...
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    Re: Feeder Pail/Jar Question

    i like chicken waterer for my hive. i only got the 1qt since it is in my yard but they make a larger version. Just fill the trough area with rocks or floating beads and they don't drown. I was...
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    i put a rock or 2 on my migratory type cover.
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