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  1. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Seen this also this year....have been shaking water from frames. This is my 3rd year so didn't realize it was not normal. I also run upper entrance with plenty ventilation.
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    Re: First Time to Try OTS

    "For me, I would prefer to have a strong hive rather than nucs to start my queen cells."

    I believe this is key to healthy, large cells.
  3. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    Agree with the smoke. Last year when I was splitting to make nucs, I noticed it was nearly impossible to find her if I smoked the hive. Once I started looking with out the smoke it seemed much...
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    Here in central ME, I never expected a new hive, started from a nuc in May, to make a honey crop the first year...nor have I been able to so far. I figured I was doing well just to have them built up...
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    Nucs I sell will still be full of bees...just to clarify, but think it will be later this year.
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    Unless you live in the Northeast, and are raising queens from splits. I will split at least one week, maybe 2 weeks later than last year. That being said if the nucs are fed they should do well on...
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    Re: Deer Rifle thoughts please

    Most of the better threads were the "old ones"!:lookout:
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    Re: Deer Rifle thoughts please

    I use a .280 rem for deer...very similar to the 7x57 ballistics. Hard to beat those 7mm's, especially with hand loads. Funny this old thread got resurrected.
  9. Re: Ideas for different hive top design?

    I am finishing up 36 nucs this weekend. This year I have glued a 1" piece of popsicle stick in 2 places on the top of each nuc. Now when I set the migratory top on, there will be a 1/16 gap along the...
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    Re: Lots of chilled brood

    Bees are riverboat gamblers about building up.

    They miss summer more than us!
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    Kinda Ironic if you think about it...plowing snow to place queens from hawaii....sorry I know that is of no help.
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    Re: 2 or 3 frame deeps for mating

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    "We try to spread our nucs out as much as space will allow."

    This was my set-up last year...Did 2 mating rounds like this. Both times there was lower success with the nucs in the middle,...
  13. Re: Setting up a mating nuc then transitioning from mating nuc to?

    This way it's less hassle for me and the bees. They get mated in the size of hive body I want to overwinter them on, on the hive stand that they will overwinter. No moving hives, no changing hive...
  14. Re: Setting up a mating nuc then transitioning from mating nuc to?

    I am in the process of building a few of these myself. My plan is a frame of capped brood, frame of honey, a frame to be drawn, and a capped queen cell. One thing I did not consider, that my mentor...
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    Re: Advantech, again

    I bought Adavantech....just to clarify, but have seen the knock offs for a better price. Don't remember the name either! :scratch:
  16. Re: Newbeek: Hello out there from cold upstae NY

    Welcome!
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    Re: Advantech, again

    Just bought 2 sheets for nuc migratory covers. Based the decision on that previous thread. I plan on painting them as well. Keep us posted,
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    Re: 2 or 3 frame deeps for mating

    Thanks Dan....funny I almost messaged you directly. Have you noticed a difference in success rates from 2 vs 3?
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    2 or 3 frame deeps for mating

    Gonna try my hand at grafting this spring. I am in the process of building some ten frame deep boxes, and am undecided if I should make them 4, 2 frame compartments or 3, 3 frame compartments. The 2...
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    Re: Mark queen method?

    Just ordered one of these. How long have you had queens marked using the Sharpie? Just curious if the mark will fade like some other brands. I have used testors in the past, but the light blue i got...
  21. Re: I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?

    "Buying a new extractor is like buying a new car. As soon as it is out of the showroom it will go down in value "

    Let us know when you find a used Dadant or Maxant and a "cheap" price! I haven't!
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    30 of 35 doing well. Pretty happy considering others have taken some heavy losses. Long winter, and snowed a little more today! Spring should get here sometime before June!:
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    Re: Grafting Tips

    Gonna try my hand at grafting this summer...just for fun. Thanks for the tips!
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    Re: Trying OTS..Notched my First Frames

    :thumbsup:

    My thought the entire time (pulling the old queen), was curious how this was gonna play out.
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    Re: When to start Spring Feeding

    :thumbsup:....I added sugar blocks today!
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