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    Re: Need advice on extractor

    I have a four frame tangential extractor.( that's four frames from shallows up to deeps) With two people I was able to extract about a 10 frame box in about 10 min. (One decaping the frames while the...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    I usually do rotate them but last spring I didn't and I had to deal with swarms. They didn't move down.
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    Re: Lost a Couple Hives

    Sorry for your loss. I'm in a similar situation and have the same outlook.
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    I don't know why I read these message boards. I have already a thousand "experiments" that I want to try..... I guess what's one or two more. :)
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    Re: Foundation color

    This last spring I did a side by side test between black and yellow foundation. It was small test 2 hives each so there are definitely other factors could be involved. In the first week after...
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    Re: leaf blower

    I don't blow the bees out I shake them but there is a process that I use that will be of use to you. Pull all the suppers that your going to take off. Set them to the side get an emtpy box, I use a...
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    Re: My 8 Frame reflections, so far.

    I did a test this spring with packages. I had heard that bees will draw out a 5 frame nuc, then put them in a 10 frame box, faster than just starting them out in a 10 frame box. I had 2 nucs and 2...
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    Re: Building extractor need motor ideas

    Don't know how much effort you want to put into it but you could use the ac mortor with a gear system for your speed control. Maybe a bike sprocket with the cable shifting mechanism still attached. A...
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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    I'm into my third season, so take it for what its worth. My first 2 seasons I would put the second brood box on top and when they were ready they move up. Both seasons I have brood in both boxes...
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    Re: The Great Dandelion Conspiracy?

    The trend that I have noticed is they hit them in early spring. Mainly because that's the only thing blooming. Then as soon as the apricots pop, they leave them alone. When the apricots are done...
  11. Re: Can you split a new package with an extra queen?

    I have done this last year and this year. Last year I bought a 4 lb package and a extra queen and made 2 hives with it. Both on undrawn foundation and 10 frame box. One duragild and the other...
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    Re: Buy a hive or a package?

    Maybe I have lucked out but I haven't had the issues with packages that the people here have reported having.
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    Maybe I shouldn't have said non would pass thru, but there were only 5-10 bees that had pass thru and went into the super that was fully drawn with honey residue in the cells. About the excluder,...
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    Honesty I didn't have one other than that my sister had it on there when I transported the hive from her place.
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    When I first got it into beekeeping I inherited a couple of hives from my sister who got tired of doing bees and she used excluders all the time. Well the the first season one of the hive was strong...
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    "I personally think genetics plays a very small role in winter survival. Or a much smaller role than is assumed. "

    Genetics, to a point, has a lot to do with winter survival. A colony's ability to...
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    Re: Hello Fron SW Utah

    Welcome, its nice to have fellow people from Utah on here. I'm from Erda (Tooele county)
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    Re: DWV question

    Thank you all for your info.
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    DWV question

    I had a hive that froze out(my fault, mites number got to high and didn't treat in time) I know that it had DWV. There is a lot of pollen and a little stores left in the boxes. This spring I plan...
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

    You should do this every season in a new thread and every new season post the previous seasons reportings.
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

    Quick note on one of my hives that I did not treat it came from my sister who has treated it in years before I came into possesion. and second note, not sure if this would count into your reporting...
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

    2012-2013

    Fall 2 untreated

    Spring 2 untreated
  23. Re: Treatment free success or failure: what makes the difference?

    I have been thinking, a couple of things that would be interesting to know about the TF camp. One is how many hives did they have together or in close contact with each other. Because if, lets say...
  24. Re: Treatment free success or failure: what makes the difference?

    I think that there maybe truths in both aspects of TF or non TF.

    I think that there are also many factors involving loss....too many variables to be able to do it a couple of years of one way...
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    I would plant stuff in sections so you could have a floral source all the growning year. You can even double up on some things like fruit trees with a yellow clover or a plant that can take some...
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