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    Re: Package cold weather install - Results

    Any chance that the feeders dripped onto the clusters in groups 1-3? That would do them in fast.
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    Re: Table Saw...Safe Practice?

    The problem with using the fence and miter is if you are cutting a piece off it will twist and get picked up by the blade. In this case you are not cutting the whole piece off, so it is safer, but...
  3. Re: Inner Cover with no Notch - Should I add one?

    I have them in mine, but I close them off with tape when I am feeding a jar of sugar water above them, with empty boxes on top to provide space for the jar. Just want to reduce chances of robbing. I...
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    Re: Cutting boxes down to 8 frame size

    Titebond III
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    Re: Cutting boxes down to 8 frame size

    I started doing it a few years ago, and they are fine so far. I'm pretty gentle with my equipment. Not sure if it really makes a difference, but I do make the joints on opposite corners. For mediums...
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    Cutting boxes down to 8 frame size

    I had been using the table saw to make cuts on my supers to reduce them to 14" width, but it always made me nervous. It was hard to keep the box steady against the fence, without twisting, and once...
  7. Thread: Re-queening

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    Re: Re-queening

    I would take the cover and inner cover off one hive, put the newspaper on top of it, then put the other hive on it in the same order as it is now. You can move stuff around later, but they will...
  8. Re: Food Grade Plastic Bucket for Self-Made Extractor

    The gray Brute trash cans are supposed to be food grade.
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    Re: N. Illinois flow

    Wow, ours is over. What are they getting?
  10. 5 days between hive moves should be plenty

    The good news is that a swarm went into one of my new swarm traps, that I made out of old political signs. I made 10 of them, then read that bees prefer wood (yes, I should have read that first, but...
  11. Thread: Bait hive

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    Re: Bait hive

    I made some trap boxes this winter out of old plastic political signs, which were free and light in weight. I put them over a wood framework to hold the frames, and painted the outside. Now I am...
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    Re: Building Comb Up Through Inner Cover

    Is the inner cover on with the rim up? I looked at someone's hive last weekend that had it the other way around, and the bees had started to fill the extra space above the frame tops. If you have it...
  13. Re: Running all mediums? How do you deal with deeps?

    I'm in the process of moving to all mediums, so have a deep on some hives. I just work the deeps out as I can - like leaving them at the bottom over winter, so they will be empty in the spring.
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    Re: Plenty of bees..no honey..??

    Yes, I have been finding that too in the last couple years. All you can do is feed - I'm not clear what is different than the 'old days'.
    It is interesting to note that one hive, with lots of bees,...
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    Cheap swarm trap

    I keep trying to come up with inexpensive ways to make swarm traps. My latest maybe crazy idea to to build a wooden framework the size of a deep that will hold an old frame of comb, then wrap it in a...
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    Beginner workshop agenda

    I signed up to teach a 2 hour beginner workshop on beekeeping. Anyone have an agenda/outline that I can use?
    Thanks,
    Howard
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    Where has all the honey gone?

    I left lots of honey on my hive this summer, so they would be ok for winter. Now it is all gone. Same thing happened last year.
    I live in SE PA, where the flow stops in July.
    It is a strong hive,...
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    Vt bakery needs good, local honey

    There is a well know bakery in Marshfield Vermont that, IMHO, needs to be using good local honey. When I gave him some grief about the honey he was using, he said he would like to use local honey,...
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    Re: Shallow Frame Question

    I have a mix of frames and bodies from different manufacturers and time periods, and it can mess up the bee space. All you can do is try to put similar frames in the same body.
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    Re: old wax foundation

    I do not think there is any problem.
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    Re: Newspaper combine-how long to chew thru

    1-2 days with one piece. I agree re: holes. I use the hive tool.
  22. Re: small cluster going into winter= freezing

    I did not do well this past winter either. I do not think it was the cold, but after talking with others in our club, it may have been the lack of numbers going into the winter, and the quality of...
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    Re: Split question

    Just one queen cell in the hive? That is unusual for swarming. Are you sure it is not a supersedure queen cell?
  24. Re: What order do I put frames of Honey & Drawn comb in Hives

    I would put 2 frames of honey on each side (so 4 frames total), and 6 comb in the middle. See if there is pollen in any of the empty combs, and use those. I think this is one of those questions that...
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    very small cluster in late winter

    Checking the hives yesterday since in the 50s, several of them were not flying, so I thought they were dead. But they did have very small clusters - softball size. So I made sure they have frames of...
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