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    Update

    Well it's in the high 40's here today so I decided to take the top off and check...
    and it was a good thing I did. The bees were all at the top trying to get the last
    little bit. I gave them dry...
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    Moving Hives when it's Cold Outside

    I would like to move two hives 75 yards. Once it gets cold enough where they are not flying for a week can they be safely moved with out worrying about reorientation? should I wait longer? Thanks
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    Adding Boxes with New Frames

    I had a small swarm move into a 5 frame box with drawn out frames 7 weeks ago I moved them in to a 8 frame deep after two weeks and gave them 3 new frames to fill out and feeding 1:1. They have just...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Small Swarm caught today Marcy NY 13403
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    Re: Feeding Late Summer Swarm

    Good tip on the robbing... Yes I do have 1 other hive. I went out and checked and there was some fighting going on. The entrance was reduced to 6 inches already so I added the small entrance reducer....
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    Re: Feeding Late Summer Swarm

    Hi Rick, I'm going to try rotating and freezing the drone frames.
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    Re: Feeding Late Summer Swarm

    Another question....

    If I was to move them into my basement with a tube going outside would they continue to draw out frames all winter if I feed them sugar water? It's always 60 to 65 degrees in...
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    Feeding Late Summer Swarm

    I was lucky to have a SMALL swarm move in to one of my 5 frame Nuc Boxes three weeks ago. They are fixing up the old frames nicely and the brood nest has lots of developing larvae. I just moved them...
  9. Re: Brushy Mt., Dadant, Betterbee jackets...anyone have two or more of these?

    For what's it's worth I just use a square tie down veil with a large brim cotton hat I already own. Sometimes just a ball cap if I'm not doing a full inspection.
    Then I wear a light colored long...
  10. Thread: sick puppy ( me)

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    Re: sick puppy ( me)

    :scratch:.... I'd like some of that. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm moved in one of my swarm boxes! 5 frame plywood nuc box 8' off the ground. (5 old drawn out frames and LG oil)

    July 9, 2010. zip 13069
  12. Thread: Drone Frame

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    Drone Frame

    Hi everyone, I decided to order two of the green Drone frames to rotate and was wondering if I should wait until spring to start using them? Tomorrow I'm going to add a second deep with drawn out...
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    Must have killed the Queen?

    This is my first year Beekeeping. :scratch:
    Yesterday when I checked my hive I could not find any eggs.
    13 days ago I inspected my Hive and had eggs.
    I never have been able to find the queen......
  14. Thread: Cold Draft?

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    Re: Cold Draft?

    Thanks, Yea I was getting ahead of myself.... removed one of the boxes and reduced the entrance. I think I'm gonna let them go a couple of weeks before opening the hive again.
  15. Thread: Cold Draft?

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    Cold Draft?

    Eleven days ago I picked up a Nuc and put them in a new 8 frame Deep and started feeding them syrup.
    Yesterday when I checked them they had 5 1/2 frames filled out so I decided to add (2) new 8...
  16. Thread: Screen?

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    Re: Screen?

    I tried to make the pictures smaller... I think this is smaller than 640 X 480 ??? just turned :scratch:

    I'm not sure what #8 wire is going to do? Is this some type of screen?

    Thanks
  17. Thread: Screen?

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    Screen?

    I'm getting ready to install a Nuc in my first hive and I'm wondering if
    I should cover the ventilation hole with screen to keep the bees out of the
    medium box that is going to cover the feeder?...
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    Re: Medium Super, 8 frame

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the responses. Well after even more hours of searching / reading here and bush farms web site (great link SteveG) I've decided to go with 8-frame deeps and mediums...
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    Medium Super, 8 frame

    I'm trying to decide what equipment to buy for my first hive.
    Can I use Medium Honey Supers, 8 frame for the entire hive?

    Is this a bad idea? What would the disadvantages be?

    After reading...
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