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    Re: How cold can they stand it?

    Thanks SO much, Dave. That makes sense.
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    How cold can they stand it?

    I live in an area that is about to receive -5 degrees but with up to 30 below with wind chill for the first time with bees.
    Last year the temps got down to about zero with wind chill and they did...
  3. Brushy Mountain 18 frame extractor review?

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/18-Frame-Power-Radial-Extractor-w_German-motor/productinfo/801G/

    Has anyone used this model before and if so, how does it work for you?
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    18/9 hand crank extractor worth it?

    Mann Lake has an 18/9 frame radial hand crank extractor for $699. Now, I know this is a big extractor to turn by hand, but it can be modified to add a motor if it is too cumbersome. My question is,...
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    Re: swarm or supercedure?

    Thanks everyone. Really helps. This forum is great.
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    swarm or supercedure?

    I have what look to be swarm cells developing half of the time on the bottom bars and half along the top and middle of the frames in one hive. I can't tell if the workers are trying to supercede or...
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    swarm cells on bottom chamber?

    Just curious if it's at all common to find swarm cells in the bottom brood chamber. I know it's considered common to find them in the second chamber just below the excluder. I ask though because...
  8. Thread: epipens?

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    epipens?

    I'm finishing my first year and was wondering what NON-allergic beekeepers think in general about keeping an epipen in the house in case of emergencies. I recently tried to get one and even with...
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    Re: the cold has arrived

    Temps between 10 and 20 degrees above zero still here in WV. Concerned about bees. Is insulation necessary at this temp range?
  10. Re: Should I add a wooden bottom board under the screened one for winter?

    Thanks. Have you done this before and not had problems with moisture being trapped in the hive?
  11. Should I add a wooden bottom board under the screened one for winter?

    I have seven hives with screened bottomo boards and I know some keep them like that during the winter but what I wonder is if I should put a woodern board under the screens during the winter so as to...
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