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  1. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    Thanks i appreciate the responses , i am just a small one man operation trying to keep my head above water working my ass off trying to make a few bucks at beekeeping, never ending lessons to be...
  2. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    Thanks i do swarm management which has been very successful this year so far, that is not the issue for me it is more about the trespassing on land i either lease or have the farmers permission to...
  3. Thread: Poachers

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    Poachers

    Hey i have a small operation 100-150 hives , we have had a big increase in beekeepers in where i live due some individuals thinking everyone needs to have a hive in their backyard. So here is the...
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    Re: oxalic acid vapor with supers

    Do the crystals formed by vaporization stay in the hive forever, if you were to vaporize a hive with a super on could you harvest from that super the following season.
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    Early Goldenrod

    I live in MA and am seeing fields of goldenrod that i don`t see until mid to late september,is this what others are seeing? What does this mean for the fall flow? What makes this happen is it the...
  6. Re: Mann Lake medium frames and Mann Lake wax foundation

    Had the same problem just put toether 300 of them, i just ran the bottom bar over the table saw and made the groove just a bit deeper , took no time at all,
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    Re: Virgins and cell builders

    Thanks- in general can virgins pass through the excluder, i`ll try to find them ,these hives are packed with bees covering alot of the top box plus they are abit aggressive. just doule checking but...
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    Virgins and cell builders

    i am using the cloake board method and have 2 very crowded cell builders going each one has produced one round of 30 cells each, from my own mistakes i now have virgins in each is there any tricks to...
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    here is what i found with my limited 2 year...

    here is what i found with my limited 2 year experience
    1 make sure there heavy!!
    2 i use the feed bag as inner cover with a 1'' insulation board on top and underneath
    3 3/4 or 1" hole oppiste end...
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    this is is my 2nd year overwintering nucs i use...

    this is is my 2nd year overwintering nucs i use the 5 frame double nuc last year i lost about 30% this year a little less but the big difference is the strength of the colonies this year they are...
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    part 2

    ok so i took they capped cells out of the cloake board set up there was 21 of the 30 i grafted. i set up a cell incubator by taking another hive putting some open brood above the excluder and put the...
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    Cloake Board Users

    I have 30 cells going right now in a cloake board set up, they are capped over now and would like to graft another 30 in a couple of days, can i just add more nurse bees and start the process over...
  13. Thread: poison ivy

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    Lots of pelletized lime sprinkled on the...

    Lots of pelletized lime sprinkled on the soil....works for me.
  14. Thread: Nuc protection

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    Nuc protection

    I have a swarm that i put in a nuc box last fall which i fed until it became to cold....and they have made it through so far. With this recent cold blast i was worried about them so i moved them...
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    Went out the other day to check on my hives lost...

    Went out the other day to check on my hives lost one out of 9 , 4 nucs and 5 two story hives. the one i lost is 2 years old and has never really done much, it had a pretty good case of varroa this...
  16. Thread: cappings

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    Just finished my first exctraction the other day...

    Just finished my first exctraction the other day and have drained the cappings, what to do now with them? can i just melt them down and use the wax, still seems like there is honey mixed in there ...
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    Thanks good to know

    Thanks good to know
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    have pulled a super that is packed and ready, but...

    have pulled a super that is packed and ready, but have to make an unplanned trip away and was wondering about freezing the super until i get home should only be away about a week .
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    I am planning on using the triangle bee escape ,...

    I am planning on using the triangle bee escape , i have 2 supers on now one is packed so would like to take it off if i rotate the supers put the full one on top and put escape board underneath, do...
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