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    Re: What would you do???

    Got it...will leave the top box on full of honey over two brood boxes..
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    Re: What would you do???

    Thank you, Italian gals.
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    Re: What would you do???

    Yes Michael....strong hives....with two 8 frame brood boxes, currently with another 8 frame super above them. Would you prefer to winter them with another 8 frame super making it 2 brood and 2...
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    Re: What would you do???

    The two brood boxes have very little honey stored....full out brood on each frame. For some reason I for the past three years my bees have been putting up with me, I have not seen much if any honey...
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    Re: What would you do???

    Correct Brian. I was talking about three deeps, with the bottom two being brood. Do I understand you as saying that you would winter with four boxes? Two brood and two honey(just trying to be...
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    What would you do???

    First of all I use all 8 frame deeps. I have heard many like to winter their hives Mike Palmer & Michael Bush with one brood box and a super of honey/pollen above it.

    What would you do if you had...
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    Re: Swarm on ground

    Now that there is funny!!!

    But to answer your question, that is pretty aggressive, I would give them a few days to settle and check them. If still hot, requeen.
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    Def my fault...Tacoma. I had problems drying them out this year, as they kept leaking(never happened before), but thought I had it all dried out. Will not happen again.

    Jim
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    I used the mix method that does not include heating it up Mike. Here is a link to what I did....have done this in the past with great results, but from what I have seen, I sure blew it this time.
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    So......I killed the hive, not mice, but my mistake. Looks like the cluster heated up the fondant, as they rose that I had put in there in November, and there must have been too much moisture still...
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    Re: Squishless Top Feeder with Air Flow

    Nice work Pete. Looks better than mine. You are about 30 minutes south of me. Do you have a link for those Chinese Thermometers?

    Thx
    Jim
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    We had a week plus of highs at 10 degrees, so certainly could have been that.
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    I have the same, but don't know if they are fully propolized. First warm day will hopefully shed some light in more ways than one.
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    Incredible... Would not have thought so. Will be more careful.
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    Re: Have never seen this before....thoughts?

    While I was standing there, I did see a bee land and go in. I run some foundationless.

    OK....might be a week or more until we see 40 again, snowing now.

    Darn it, thought they were too high for...
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    Honey on the landing board

    So, I went out to my three hives today checking to see for activity in the 43 degree warm spell we are having. I noticed that one hive had what looked like water standing on the landing board away...
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    Re: What did I hear today....

    She is a great looking queen. Thx for sharing.
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    Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    I had bears tear up my hives, then installed an electric fence. They tried again, and even knocked the fence down, but did not get through. 9000 volts and bacon hung on it has kept them away. I...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Thank you will check!!!
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    Re: I've been adopted!

    Congrats Bonnie!!!! Any update??

    Jim
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Hey Guys.....no master Pro around here....any other suggestions? BTW, had to pay $24 for a small bottle of high temp stuff around here, and I mean small. Help appreciated.

    Jim
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    Re: Day 18 from Package Install-2nd inspection-Queen Cup or Supersedure Cell?

    Astro...after a better look, I think you are right....seeing more than one egg in a cell is usually a tip off. Sorry nhbuckeye for my earlier quick response. Better eyes than mine replied.
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    Re: Day 18 from Package Install-2nd inspection-Queen Cup or Supersedure Cell?

    I would not worry if you don't see the queen. I have a problem seeing her most times too. As long as you are seeing eggs.

    Jim
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    Re: What did I hear today....

    Not sure about yours....but for mine, I def saw the queen cups and hive ready to swarm. It depends on a number of factors the nurse bees determine. Very cool.
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    What did I hear today....

    Yup, you probably guessed it. Piping....was out managing a hive today, and I pulled a frame and I heard piping. Looked at the bottom of the frame, and there was a queen cell with a new queen piping...
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