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    Re: Kentucky beeks: when do you extract?

    Im in Richmond and usually pull my honey off in the month of july. I run 2 deeps and medium supers. I will pull off all my supers, and usually 3 deep frames out of the top deep box. This leaves them...
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    Rolling Stones, Honey and Moss?

    We all know the old saying about how a rolling stone gathers no moss, but what about keeping honey from granulating? For instance, slowy rolling a drum of honey @ 10 RPM or similer? Has anyone done...
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    Cut out, smoke or no smoke??

    Getting ready to do a pretty large cut out. Not my first but by far the biggest. I usually use smoke, but am i better off not too? Why so? I haven't done enough cut-outs to test the difference...
  4. Re: Anyone in north/central Kentucky seeing swarms?

    Im in the Berea/Richmond area and have caught 2 so farm, one of witch rested itself on the bottom of a trap out i had set up lol. Like sharpbees said the next week or too should be pretty...
  5. Re: putting swarms on plain foundation=afterswarms?

    Last year i ran out of time, money and drawn comb all at the same time. Caught 3 swarms that week, and put them in single deeps, with foundation. Dumped from my catch bucket into the deep, slapped a...
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    Re: Swarms in Kentucky yet??

    Nothing in my area (Ricmond/Berea). Been busy getting ready tho and have 2 Trap Outs in place catching bees. One in a house and one in a tree
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    Re: Look at this Hive Stand

    UV light is terriblely hard on pvc and will become brittle in a couple years, if not sooner
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    Re: Best materials for smoker fuel

    Im a few years in and have been right where you are. I don't have any pine trees close by so that was ruled out, wasn't doing woodworking at the time so wood chips and sawdust, weren't a viable...
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    Re: 2- 13 year old untreated hives.

    Im sure that over the years the hive has superceded the old queen and probably thrown several swarms as well. The genetics are still there or at least partly there.I have payed close enough attention...
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    Re: 2- 13 year old untreated hives.

    Hopefully here pretty soon, they will be making some queen cells and get ready to swarm. If there are several cells i will probably start some new hives using them.. I also have a week hive, "queen...
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    Re: 2- 13 year old untreated hives.

    Thats what im thinking. When it warms up im going to pull some of the comb to measure cell size. What are some other things to look for that you would be interrested in??
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    Re: 2- 13 year old untreated hives.

    Astro, they are the nicest moodiest bees i have delt with. LOL Just depends on the weather more than anything. Most of time they are very very gentle, but when their in a bad mood they are pure...
  13. Hive manipulation...Shallow on bottom full of brood!

    Well last year in my frenzy of catching swarms, I ran out of deeps and housed a swarm in a shallow super...

    Skip forward a year, and it now has a deep above it full of honey and some brood,...
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    Re: 2- 13 year old untreated hives.

    Yes they have been inhabited for that entire time.

    No varroa may be misleading, lets just say that they are in balance of sorts like you said.
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    2- 13 year old untreated hives.

    Hello to all, I have been a bee keeper for 3 years now. My parents kept bees for several years untill my mother became ill in 2000. Then they just walked away from their 12 hives. 3 years ago my...
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    Re: How to fix a decaying hive?

    Thanks folks for the good info, im finishing up some to new frames and bodies tonight and should be ready for the weekend and some good wheather, decided not to split just phase out the old for the...
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    Re: ruff wood

    newbie chimming in but if you have hives already it seems wise to make everything compatible. I have a friend who makes top bar hives frome anything he can get for free, has no problems...From my...
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    Re: How to fix a decaying hive?

    Sounds good to me. Little simple math and some Mill time on my lunch breaks at work should have a couple whipped up soon....

    9 frames in a 10 frame super sounds totally intriging to...
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    Re: How to fix a decaying hive?

    Eyeball spaced or make a gauge? ( im used to working with metal) lol
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    Re: How to fix a decaying hive?

    Thanks for the replys! Im going to be building my own bodies with butt joints, rabbits and tightbond3. Buying new frames and foundation. I have decided to go all medium bodies. Thats a great idea...
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    How to fix a decaying hive?

    New beek here. I have 2 hives that were given to me the other day. Finally got time to get out and have a look at them today a little bit. First time opening up a hive and i was a little nervous:)...
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    Re: Young Newbie in Berea Kentucky

    where abouts? i work at PGW
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    Young Newbie in Berea Kentucky

    Hello to all! My name is jon and im from Berea Kentucky. Im 26 years old have recently taken an interest in be keeping. My mom and dad kept bees about 10 years ago and ofcourse that was the age i was...
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