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    Re: Buying a hive?

    I hope your not getting someone else's problem?
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    Re: Buying a hive?

    I just looked at CL Denver. You get two deeps and a medium for $350.00
    It's a strong colony!
  3. Thread: Hive Lift?

    by MTN-Bees
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    With my supers I built honey drip pans with skids and migratory type covers. It's basically a bottom board with no opening. I ratchet strap 4 or 5 together and slide the hand truck under drip pan. I...
  4. Re: Reduce hive size for winter for late season swarms?

    Have you looked at the double nuc boxes? Four frames on the bottom and four over it. The bottom is a divided double deep and the four frame nuc box sits on top of it. Betterbee sells them.
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    I bought nucs from Prairie Wind Bee Supply and they are great bees. I would highly recommend Ben at PWS.
  6. Re: There has to be a better way (moving hives)

    I'm using a small flatbed trailer with a ramp tailgate. I ratchet strap the hives together and use a hand truck to move them. I have the hives on migratory bottom boards. I have been moving them at...
  7. Thread: Robbing

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    Robbing

    I thought I had the situation resolved-not! I have 6 hives and 16 nuc colonies in 8- 4 over 4 double nucs. The nucs have taken a big hit. This started Labor Day Weekend and I closed up the nucs. I...
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    Re: how to get bees out of my garage?

    I have the same problem. I close the garage door and open the windows for 5 to 10 minutes and most get out. Make sure you close the window pretty quick or they start coming in. Now that were in a...
  9. Re: How much honey should I leave for my bees for winter?

    If you are using 2 deep brood boxes I would leave it for bees especially if you fed syrup in the spring. The bees will need a full hive of stores for the winter.
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    Re: Wintering Inner Cover or Shims

    Thank you for your responses.
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    Wintering Inner Cover or Shims

    I'm looking into either purchasing wintering inner covers or a 2 to 2 1/2 inch shim for our hives and nucs for overwintering and summer ventilation.

    I've been looking at the All Season Inner...
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    Re: List of Beekeeping Rules

    Take a look at Michael Bush's website. Michael has some great info their.
  13. Re: Storing Full Frames of Honey for Overwintering

    Thanks- Were going to get one cold day and night with this cold front and then it look like some warm weather again, so hopefully they will draw out another frame or two. I'm a little concerned about...
  14. Storing Full Frames of Honey for Overwintering

    I need to pull some frames of honey to allow the bees to draw out and fill an extra frame with syrup for overwintering.

    These will replace the frame feeders as I switched to 2 gallon Mann Lake...
  15. Re: Need to feed a little nuc. How best to do without inducing even more robbing?

    I have similar problems in my apiary. I make sure the strong hives are being fed well and don't run out of syrup. I take full frames out of the strong hives and set them aside and put a new frames...
  16. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    I averaged about 21 pounds per hive. I am grateful I got that. Some areas I got no honey and I'm feeding now.
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    It did- the one thing I'm going to try is the top enterance only which is a Parker Shim. The four frame nuc boxes have a a 3/4 auger hole as top entrances also. The four frame nuc boxes allow pretty...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    16 colonies in 8 double nuc boxes- I used 4 colonies as brood factories, 2- 3 story brood factories. I had a double queen tower hive to help draw foundation.
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Things went ok. A huge learning curve. A couple of things I noted. Start earlier to allow more time to draw comb. Feed heavy. Consider rearing your own queens as local queens can be hard to come by...
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    Re: Mites are doing very good this season.

    I've been seeing the same thing in my hives, many of which were new packages and nucs. Started treatments last week with Apiguard and MAQS. Used MAQS in the hives I need to requeen. I see OAV in the...
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    Re: Apiguard problem or Robbing or Both

    I will take that advice- thank you.

    I'm going to get robbing screens built
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    Re: Apiguard problem or Robbing or Both

    I just read the thread. I had a migratory cover move about a 1/2 in a thunderstorm Friday night letting bees get into the hive and feeder on a weak hive. Now I bet the robbers associate the thymol...
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    Re: Apiguard problem or Robbing or Both

    I was before starting the treatments.
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    Apiguard problem or Robbing or Both

    I treated hives and 4 over 4 nucs with a 1/2 dose of Apiguard on 9/3. Temps have been in the 60s.

    Everything seemed to be going well until yesterday. Now the bees seem to be on the outside...
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    Re: Robbing while treating for Varroa

    Thanks I have a roll of #8 hardware cloth. Thinks calmed down a lot after the thunderstorm. I will make sure the double deep hives have syrup and get the nucs screened up. I agree with the chemical...
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