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    Re: moving/selling my first nuc

    Can I install them into his hive that late? Or will I be leaving my box there for his to install another day
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    moving/selling my first nuc

    im selling a nuc to a friend of the family and i want to know what i should do about moving it to his place. when i bought my first hive it was a full hive and we movined it at night. however when i...
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    Re: Switching from Russians to Italians?

    the losses were moisture related. not sure wh the hive got that way. i had vents. i sorta just want to change things up and the place i go to sells russians and italians.

    i was worried more about...
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    Switching from Russians to Italians?

    I have been keeping Russians for 4 years now (the entirety of my beekeeping career). This past winter was horrible for me, I lost 75% of my hives leaving me with only 1 surviving hive.

    Now that I...
  5. Thread: Swarm Troubles

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    Swarm Troubles

    2 days ago i answered a swarm call and brought them back to my bee yard. today i went out there and the swarm had moved from the hive i put them in and was residing just under the entrance of the...
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    Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    im in michigan and i only use screened bottom boards, though i close them up for winter. the only ventilation i had was the top entrance. last year i wrapped in pink foam but thats too expensive to...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    Review: Brushy Mountain 9 Frame Radial Extractor: http://youtu.be/4G4LF7BJ3R0

    Here is my video review of the brushy mountain 9 frame radial extractor.
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    The void is shallow so I dont see an issue with cleaning. I have already used and Cleaned it once.
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    yes there is a very small rim/void at the bottom. but when i wiped it down with a wet wash cloth its was very easy to clean. i see no issues with that rim. the entire extractor was very easy to...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    ill let you know next week then.
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    it will be here next week and im extracting ASAP. you can remove everything from the extractor so i dont see how you can get mold if you actually try to clean it. but ill keep you updated
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    well i bought a brushy mountain deluxe 9 frame extractor yesterday morning
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    i like it but its more than double than the ones im considering
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    OK so i have kicked the maxant, im not flipping frames, so now its is between brushy mountain 9 frame and Dadant ranger. i am considering the mann lake 9/18 too but its a bit more than i can afford...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    well i think i would be growing into this. im likely only harvesting 3 medium boxes this year and probably about 15 boxes next year. and down the road make it motorized. there just no way i can...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    ive been looking for used ones, havent found any....
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    @Jon B so what would i do with all of the honey from this year?
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    @umchuck name brands like maxant and dadant are 20 ga. so the brushy is comparable to those
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    need help choosing an extractor

    so i have narrowed it down to 3 extractors. but first let me tell you that i started beekeeping early last year. i started off by buying a new hive from another local beek. i didnt take honey last...
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    here are my stands. i really like them and they were really cheap. i go to home depot and scope out the culled lumber bin all the time. on many ocasions i will find a 16 foot weather treated 2x6...
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    my bees have swarmed

    yesterday i went out to refresh the lemongrass oil in my traps when i went over by one of my hives i heard a very loud buzzin from almost 50 feet away, i looked up and there in a spruce tree was a...
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    Re: What flowers make honey taste bad?

    if you ever break a branch of this you should smell it, some say it smells strongly of motor oil, i think it smells like peanut butter, lol. sorry to get off topic...
  23. Re: advice needed for medium sized plot for honey production

    well i have kinda decided not to go ahead with this. i wasnt afraid to spend some money on it, just didnt want to pay hundreds for it. i wasnt worried about spending time to care for it. and the...
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    Re: Excited to start year number two

    im also going into year two, just ordered a couple packages and i have been buying bee boxes and frames with extra money all winter long. though im a little nervous to split my only hive.
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    my bees are about 150 feet from he house but i wouldnt have a problem putting a hive on the side of the garage or on the back of the house
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