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  1. Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    I am getting ready to update my section on the spread sheet. 4 hives 1 dead so far of apparent starvation. All bees were down in each cell. Weird part is there was probably a good 50 lbs of honey...
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    I like the idea of this spreadsheet and continuing it to get a vast amount of management information.
  3. Re: If they've made it this far into winter, can I count on them....

    This sounds like it is a nature / instinct problem.What can you do? seems to me like all you can do is feed sugar on top of the frames really and hope its in contact with some of the bees? ? ?
  4. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    Thanks for sharing! I think that it is awesome to have been involved with bees for such a long time. what a great thing.
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    Well I fed the two weaker hives with more sugar like was suggested and noticed today some had been throwing it out. I do not know why? Anyhow I wrapped my hives today in eastern kentucky with roofing...
  6. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    Do you think plastic frames are a better investment or wood frames with or without foundation
  7. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    Thanks for the advice. I will stick with 10 frame then. I am going to look into the budget hives from man lake. I just feel like if the price difference is so small it would be more convienent for me...
  8. foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    It appears that I can purchase 4 hive increase kits with two deeps and two supers for about $100 and some dollars more than building my own hives and buying the foundation. The biggest expense is the...
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    Re: Goals for 2014

    I had two supers on my first year hive. 1/4 was strong enough to produce surplus.
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    Re: Goals for 2014

    my goals are go from 4 hives to 8, maybe 10 if i can afford the extra two hives! teach myself to raise queens, and have a good honey crop off of my 4 overwintered hives. I also want to get the fogger...
  11. Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Thank you for your advice. I am not to worried, I see honey on the top frames, although I didn't pull them all the way out.
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    any input? Thanks
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    So I have no dead haves yet out of 4! good start for my first winter I believe. I have added surplus sugar to each of the four hives for emergency situations. out of four hives, two are already...
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    Re: nuc question

    thanks for the input. When would you begin making splits in eastern kentucky? I was guessing end of February, but have done no research to know for sure.
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    nuc question

    I can't remember if I have asked this before but here it is again. Will cardboard nucs hold up under a shelter long enough to let a split build up before placing them in their own hives? Also are...
  16. Re: Netflix Bee Documentary - "More Than Honey"

    Thanks for the post, I watched it thought it was pretty good.
  17. Poll: Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    WOW thats tough. really hoping mine pulls through!
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    nice idea and spreadsheet. I joined. Thanks.
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    Supplier Question

    Hello, I am wondering if the bee supply companies offer discounts for people who are interested in starting a commercial bee keeping operation. I am curious if package bees can be bought at a better...
  20. Thread: Questions

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    Re: Questions

    do you think I need robber screens? this was the first time i have noticed them. like i said the entrances are small now im sure the bees can defend it, i hope ! and as for the smell and describing...
  21. Thread: Questions

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    Questions

    First of all what is it that makes my beehives smell like a fresh baked cake all over the back yard? I love it, I am located In kentucky and figure it is something they are processing. Next does...
  22. Re: Looking for feedback on our new website

    In today's world, you really need a better format for viewing you site from a mobile device. Looks good though.
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    Wax cardboard nucs

    If placed on shelving in a lean to shed constructed with pallet walls and a tin roof would they overwinter with appropriate stores.
  24. Re: How to economically expand hive count

    Thanks for all the help guys you have given me some great ideas!
  25. How to economically expand hive count

    I plan on splitting my hives to make nucs. For the people on here
    With 10 to 12 hives do you build yours, or do you just buy the kits and spend a little more upfront? I would just like to know what...
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