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    Re: What to do with this tiny have..

    Yes on adding a Robbing screen.
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    Re: New enterance reducer

    I use the 4 inch reducer all year, but I also have screened bottom boards. My nucs have a 3/4 inch hole.
  3. Re: I survived my first year of bee keeping! But now I'm broke...

    I have a pile of used tin roofing from reroofing a barn. I lay a piece of this on the ground and set the hives on it. One 14 foot piece will hold about 5 hives. And I don't have grass/weed...
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    Re: Newbee, current flow in missouri.

    White clover in central Missouri
  5. Re: Cluster under bottom board after install- pic included

    What is a "plastic inspection tray"?
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    Re: Honey in one of my deeps half capped

    I have this problem every August when I take the honey off. If there is more uncapped honey area than my hand will cover, then I leave the frame on the hive till next time - which for me is usually...
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    Re: That Time of Year

    I remove frames that are mostly capped and extract. Frames with too much uncapped nectar or with brood, I leave in the brood box. Then next spring the nectar will either be eaten during the winter,...
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    We just unloaded 4 AZ hives off of the truck two days ago. They look nice.
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    Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    Lake trout - I remove the frames from freezer and set in supers in my garage to thaw. Then I stack the supers above the bulb the day before I want to extract.
    Charlie
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    Re: freezing honey frames for extracting later

    Lake trout - I put my capped honey frames into a freezer each time that I go into the hives. Then when I am ready to extract, I warm the frames to 80 degrees. My method of warming is to set an...
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    Re: Swarm, rain, swarm, rain, on and on

    Wcubed - well said
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    Re: Killing The Bees

    enjambres - well said !
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    Re: Do bees ever store water in the frames?

    I have watched my observation hive for two years and have never seen water in the cells.
    Charlie
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    Re: When can I add supers?

    Yes - do it now.
  15. Thread: Mold in syrup

    by cdevier
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    Re: Mold in syrup

    I have fed sugar water with the black mold several times - have not seen any bad results. The bees seem to like it fine.
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    Re: Way to "store" a queen over winter

    ruthiesbees - My porch may or may not be heated but has never been below 45 degrees. Averages 55 - 60 degrees. Yes, my bees have a 1 1/4 inch pvc pipe that opens o the outdoors. Winter temps in...
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    Re: Way to "store" a queen over winter

    I have the same problem. My solution - put the queen and her bees into my observation hive which will stay in my front porch all winter. I just did this two days ago. They will be fed sugar water...
  18. Thread: Hive Buzzing

    by cdevier
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    Re: Hive Buzzing

    I enjoy walking around my hives when they "buzz" like that. This evening ,as I walked within 15 feet of any hive, the smell of necter drying was strong. My wife and I stood in the front yard this...
  19. Re: Robbing - Cause and how to Prevent and Mitigate

    I also open fed, about 250 feet from my hives. I used a 5 gallon bucket from Orschelns Farm and Home. Not all plastic buckets will work. They have to be made with a "honeycomb" under the lid that...
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    Re: Goldenrod is starting to bloom in Kentucky

    Goldenrod started blooming at least two weeks ago here in mid Missouri. However, during my five years of beekeeping, I have never seen a bee on Goldenrod.
    Charlie
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    My season started a month late this spring. The bees have been playing catchup all summer. The weather got dry during first of August but then we got 6 1/2 inches of rain during the middle of...
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    Re: Slow year for honey

    Bee W - I have 12 hives but could only pull honey from 4 hives. We extracted 75 pounds of honey. The hives were all full of comb but most frames had too much uncapped to collect or else had...
  23. Re: Best start time for an OA vaporization series?

    It does not matter much when you treat. Just do it as soon as possible.
    Charlie
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    Re: Varroa treatment with honey supers on?

    Mr. Beeman - You have experience using FGMO for some time now; there must be a basic diffrence in the method you use and the one that I use. Could you post a quick review of your methods.

    I...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    I don't know if you are looking for an original replacement or a generic.
    I have ordered several things from;
    SURPLUS CENTER
    1-800-488-3407
    surpluscenter.com
    They also have a catalog....
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