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    Re: Mated Queen who can tell

    a little off topic but in my experience plastic queen excluders seem to do more damage to the bees than the metal ones. I am not sure if it is the rough edges of plastic compared to the rounded edges...
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    Re: Ouch! That a sucker punch to the kidney!

    I have been told that very rarely does cold kill bees but moisture gets them every time. I run my entrances the same as I do in the warmer months, wide open. I also have smaller top entrances. This...
  3. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    I use deeps for brood and mediums for honey supers. Brood boxes are no where near as heavy as honey supers so the deeps are no issue that way. Easier to use deeps for brood due to commonality and...
  4. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Comb Honey

    When selling cut comb, are you selling by the lb. or by the piece? I had always thought it would be by the piece but you can have a wide variety of weights on same size piece which got me to...
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    Re: RJ removed,cells left dry

    I would question if they were truly queenless
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    Re: starter strips for foundationless frames

    I buy the wedge top bars and turn them sideways and fasten them with pnuematic staples.
  7. Thread: Burlap

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    Re: Burlap

    I had been getting mine from the bridge construction companies around here. Apparently they are required to use it to cover the cement to let it cure slower.
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    Re: Queen breeder box placement

    Whatever you do to make each entrance "unique" will work I think. I used different shapes and each shape was a different color. I was feeling artistic:D!
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    Re: Queen breeder box placement

    I would spread them out and draw different shapes (in paint) around the entrances. This should improve your success.
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    Re: Getting queen into cell cup cage

    Practicing picking up drones first and then go get her and put her in. I also am fond of using the queen clips for picking queens up. They are found in most all the catalogs now.
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    Re: On the Spot Queen Rearing

    This has been brought up before on here the last several years. It seems that alot of people like the idea of it and try it but not many seem to stick with it. I personally have no experience with...
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    Re: SHB in NE Ohio???

    Our club got some in the packages we ordered 2 years ago. To the best of my knowledge no one has seen them in there hives since. I know in the hives that I have inspected for others that were from...
  13. Re: First scraping and reuse of plastic foundation... pf-120's

    All good reasons LOL! I just assumed it was the chemical/disease variety of concerns and you know what happens when you assume!
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    What is the purpose of scraping the frames then?
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    Re: Mite Countsare and killing bees

    I started doing an alcohol wash 4 years ago on all of my hives and treating the ones I felt I had to treat. I do this once a year in very early July and treat also in July with no honey supers on. ...
  16. Re: First scraping and reuse of plastic foundation... pf-120's

    Too me if you are not removing all of the remnants including the bottoms of cocoons you might as well not scrape off. Any diseases or spores will still be there. I think I would just let them go.
  17. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    took too long I will vaporize, then pull it out and reseal and move on to the next hive. if you are doing 10 or 20 hives you can't wait 15 mins per hive
  18. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    I treated (vaporized) in July 3 times 7 to 10 days apart. I left the unit in the hive while it was sealed but I won't next time NO SUPERS ON
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    Re: Marked Queens

    I would say you have a new queen. I have never seen a mark completely removed even when not left to dry long enough. There always seems to be circle left on the outer edges
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    Re: Division board or hive top feeder

    Clay, it has been my experience that if your hive is healthy you will have very little to no drowning (100) bees. If your hive has more drowning than that there is something else wrong. I use no...
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    Re: Division board or hive top feeder

    Well I can see that I am one of the few who like division board feeders. They are cheap and easy to use. I do not use any ladders or wire in my feeders and have NO trouble with drowning of any...
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    Re: Black Plasticell????

    To the best of my knowledge Plasticell does not come in black. Are you sure you are not referring to Ritecell or Pierco?
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    Re: Micro-crystaline wax dipped boxes

    What type of results could one expect in hot dipping existing painted boxes? I.E. an old painted box that you scrape and instead of repainting you would hot dip it.
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    Re: Change in Hive Configuration

    I ran 1deep and 1 med. For several years without any issues at all for overwintering. My uncle has done this for 30 or 40 years without any issues at all. I switched to 2 deeps for convience of all...
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    Re: which plastic foundation???

    I use Dadant's Plasticell in medium frames. It works very well for me.
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