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    Re: Top feeders with Top Entrances?

    Scratch that, just went back there today to notice some robbing on one of my nucs. We'll have to see if reducing the entrance helps at all.
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    Re: Top feeders with Top Entrances?

    With the few nucs I feed that have top entrances I have a top w/a hole cut in it for a jar and hardware cloth on the underside. The jar sits on the hardware cloth and I can easily remove the jar and...
  3. Re: Beekeeping Photobomb (How NOT to market your honey)

    I'm not sure I've ever laughed while reading this forum but today I definitely did!
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    Re: screened bottom boards in winter...

    My SBBs have a slot where I can slide in a piece of plywood to close it off but I mostly leave them open throughout the year. In my experience the bees still generate heat just fine even when I get...
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    Re: 3d printing comb

    I was originally going to say I had a lot of ideas for 3D printing bee things but never found them worth the time/money. I could definitely see this one working out, wonder how well it'd hold up over...
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    Advice w/Potential swarming colony

    I've been watching one of my production colonies for a series of weeks and each week I've done what I could to keep them from swarming (mostly opening up the brood nest). That was successful for...
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Yes he's referring to the comb guide. You can find it on his site here
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfoundationless.htm
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    My first year (nuc) I did not get any honey but I did split it into two full sized (double deep) hives that survived their first winter. Results are impossible to predict as they depend on a lot of...
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    Re: starting new small cell hives

    I have bees on PF120 but they were already regressed. I have yet to regress bees straight from a package using PF120 hence the question. I have about 10 drawn extra PF frames I was hoping to give my...
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    Re: starting new small cell hives

    Thanks Mike, I actually searched for this and found a post where you say this exact thing. Unfortunately I hadn't gotten back here in time to post it so I didn't have to waste your time.
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    Re: starting new small cell hives

    How well do package bees (being larger size) draw out PF 120s? Do they have issues because of their size before the first round of brood?
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    Re: Pollen in shoreline CT

    Guess I'm not the only one keeping that Vineyard going. I hadn't seen any hives in Clinton yet but I figured there were a few around. Interested to know how many of us there are and where those...
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    Re: Pollen in shoreline CT

    willbillc where are you in Clinton? I'm on the southern end of Cow Hill Rd.

    BeeCurious how many hives are you up to now?
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    Pollen in shoreline CT

    Checked today as we saw temps in the low 50s and I watched a few bees bringing in pollen. A few days ago under similar conditions we had nothing. Good sight to see, truly can't wait for spring.
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    Re: How close to mow?

    I mow right up to mine but my bees and your bees aren't the same. Also, I use my best judgement when mowing near them and as a beek we have a good idea of when the bees will be in a good mood.

    If...
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    Re: Why not horizontal?

    There are those that keep framed horizontal hives and even add vertical supers. Michael Bush has some info here
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beeshorizontalhives.htm
  17. Re: Farmland turnover and new land management practices - how is beekeeping affected?

    Sadly I think I have to agree, though my family has found a few good government programs that have really helped us over the years.
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    Thank you Carlinmo. I was debating a "middle" entrance just like that. Perhaps slatted. Do you mind posting a close up of that entrance so I can get a better idea of it?
  19. Thread: Dear Winter

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    Re: Dear Winter

    This is hilarious because my wife is having a girl's night and her friend is practicing this same speech so she can beak up with her friend tomorrow.
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    Re: Where's spring?!

    One of my hives the cluster seems to have really moved up top. The other hive actually has a lot more bees but they're staying down near the honey more.

    I can honestly say I've never been looking...
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    Where's spring?!

    Finally got around to checking a few hives in the backyard, firefighting boots were the only way to get through the 18" that still hasn't melted. These two were light in early winter and I thought...
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    Sorry I misread it. I though you meant your overhanging sides would stop rain from going in from the sides. I meant our coastal winds driving rain/condensation in the front.

    SBBs would alleviate...
  23. Re: advice needed for medium sized plot for honey production

    This is your home apiary and not an outyard? You could also just work more white (dutch) clover into your yard which also helps your lawn.
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    Since nobody directly answered it (or I'm just blind and illiterate) am I safe to assume nobody has had issues w/driving rains causing problems w/top entrances?

    The feeding I'm not terribly...
  25. Re: Michael Bush at the Kalamazoo bee club today

    Didn't think of it that way Honey-4-All, my impression was maybe Michael's name brought a lot more people in. I don't typically go to the events around here but if Bush or Palmer were around I'd...
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