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  1. Re: Hive Swarmed Last Night and then it Stormed.

    I expect you are going to get a variety of answers. Do not feel bad, it takes some experience to get a handle on how to prevent swarming and drawn comb, which almost nobody has at the beginning,...
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    Re: Bees for BVT in wintertime?

    I keep my bees in Hudson, WI which is a similar climate. I use small upper entrances and when I blow vigorously into the entrance in the winter a bee or two will come to object. Those bees get used...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Post #124 reminded me of a point that Mike Palmer makes in one of his videos about using brood builder colonies in a sustainable apiary. He says something to the effect of we never really tap the...
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    Re: Newbee in Wisconsin

    Welcome. Summer is coming!
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    Re: When to use a smoker

    It is always better to play safe and give them a waft of cool smoke. When they were in the package they were homeless and had nothing to defend. Now they are in the hive they have something worth...
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    Re: No Luck With Splits

    Scorpion, one problem you may be having is with feeding. I have had a lot of success in raising bees by splitting them using the methods of Mel Disselkoen, and then growing them on using Michael...
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    Re: solar wax melter recommendations

    A hot car can work.

    Do you have a wheelbarrow? I have used a black wheel barrow, and bungee corded a piece of clear plastic to the top of it with good results.
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    Re: Hi from Minnesota

    Welcome, it is a beautiful spring. :)
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    Re: Hello from Cornwall, England

    Welcome to Beesource. There is plenty to learn.
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    Re: A mystery in our OTS hives.

    I have seen the same thing. I notch cells for insurance , but find some perfectly good cells are made that I didn't notch. I now cut out all cells in each nuc except for 1 or 2 in order to avoid...
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    Re: Screened inner covers/ robbing?

    Cherry what did you put the screened inner covers on for?
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    Re: can we crowd sourced swarm map ?

    That is a great idea Harley, a visual progression of the march of the swarm season. Good thinking. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Hello from WI

    Hi Angie, no I got my first package mailed to me as I didn't know any better, and then I got 4 over the next couple of years from Jim Kloek (natures nectar) in Stillwater MN. Since then I have been...
  14. Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Hey Mick, I have a son at UMD so I have been up there a few times lately. How deep is your soil before you hit that dark grey rock?
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    Re: I Pay Homage To My Bushkill Vac

    Nice work. Is this shaping up to be a swarmier season than last year? What is your score so far?
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    Re: Hello from WI

    Welcome Angie. There are plenty of cheeseheads on here, and there is lots to learn.
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    Re: NYS Apiary Inspector 1

    Mark, I have no idea what WI pays, it just doesn't seem to be a living wage. I suppose for a college kid it might work - I just spotted the seasonal aspect. Sorry if I came off rude.
    Note to...
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    Re: color of a marked queen

    When did you install the package?
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    Re: Queen Bank for 12

    HI Earl, what did the queens arrive in? The JZBZ's trays or something else? Thanks for starting the thread, I have learned from this.
  20. Re: Splits getting too full of Nectar

    I suggest you do nothing and see what happens. I make splits with cells the same way in 5 frame boxes and the brood break is excellent mite control. Check a nuc periodically. What you will see is...
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    Re: why nucs so late?

    I think mid-may is about right. The supplier is likely making sure that the nuc is boiling and ready to be transferred into bigger equipment. It is better to get them later as a sure thing than...
  22. Re: Ever see an entire frame of drone brood next to a frame of worker brood?

    I take a sharp thin bladed knife and cut them out as they are sealed then feed the drones and the sequestered mites to the chickens. I don't want
  23. Re: honey or syrup when splitting a hive?

    No, the honey and pollen will be fine. Check them weekly until the dandelions or fruit come in.
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    Re: A Very Neat Insulated Nuc Box

    Spray adhesive a layer of burlap on the inside and hope they cover it with propolis?
  25. Re: Minnesota Method/New frames advice as old may be contaminated. / Not Mine I hope

    Here is some national research on the matter.

    http://beeinformed.org/?s=comb+replacement
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