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    Re: Hello from Berwick pa

    Welcome have a cabin in Columbia County
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    Re: New breed of bees

    Cool how many bees in a 3 pound package
  3. Thread: Bee hive

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    Re: Bee hive

    Go to Craigslist and look up swarm removal send a beekeeper from there a picture they will help u
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    Re: first complaint

    I would save that number as don't answer she is crazy
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    Re: Show & Tell Time

    Ooooo La la
  6. Re: When do you do summer treatment for varroa?

    I plan on treating with maps when ever Temps are below 85 for a week buy the heat today who nose when that will be
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    Re: Plastic foundation

    Brushy mtn is close I have used pierco and acorn acorn is more solid I roll both with a coat of beeswax
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    Re: Help with some nuc's

    Same position here I have some that are 3 or 4 high once they are 3 high and full you either pull more brood or put them in a double deep
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    Re: Managing Supers To Make Comb Thicker

    To answer ur ? They won't uncapp it to draw it out more the uncapped one next to it might just be drawn out to correct bee space against the frame that was already capped
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I have 3 yards one in the Lebanon Valley has slowed on the wax drawing other 2 are along Creek bottoms still drawing comb
    Made my last round of splits in middle June assuming I would not be able to...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I have 3 yards one in the Lebanon Valley has slowed on the wax drawing other 2 are along Creek bottoms still drawing comb
    Made my last round of splits in middle June assuming I would not be able to...
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    Re: Time to gather smoker fuel

    I have made tea with sumac a little tart for my toung
    I use straw or dried grass from my yard I like the dried grass with some meadow tea that grows next to my home yard on top for smell
  13. Re: crepe myrtles -- another "has anybody seen.....?"

    My neighbor had c p at my old house bees were all over them
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    Re: Yearly Hive Loss

    Most people are happy to only lose 30% last year I lost like 15% and was happy I'm hoping to have the same results this winter
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    Re: A dilemma...

    There's a guy that lives about a mile or so down the road from my one yard we drove past the other day my wife said there's the competition. I laughed and told her that's just food for the dearth...
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    Re: moving brood for splits

    Sounds good to me
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    Re: ObH plugging all Vents?

    I have a small ob hive and they have all the vents closed but the bottom rear one sealed shut
    Yesterday I noticed a little condensation on the glass thought that was a little wierd
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    Re: Super bee 1 K

    How many pounds are they rated for looks like it was carrying a full tote
  19. Re: $4 Screened bottom boards, super easy, super fast, super effective...

    OK other than that they look great
  20. Re: checking for V Mites one or many hives?

    I treat them all usually my larger colonies in double deeps or larger will have a higher mite population than my nuts to overwinter they all get a formic pad or 2 anyway
  21. Re: $4 Screened bottom boards, super easy, super fast, super effective...

    U put the entrances both on the same side I would at least reduce them to the 2 far edges if not I think u will have some drifting
  22. Re: Reasonable distance for new apiary site

    I try to find places along my travel routes I drive to work and other places I frequent during the week don't think I sh I uld have more than 30 hives a yard I don't consider a place closer than 2 3...
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    Re: Will this work?

    Are u asking if u should leave them locked up for a fEW days? I would move them at night then next morning remove screen and pile the front with sticks leaves dry grass ect so they have to crawl...
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    Re: Splits vs Grafting for increase?

    A little confused you are best off to split your hives 8nto nucs and add a grafted cell to each so the answer would be both at the same time
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    Re: When do frames break?

    These all sound like problems with wooden frames... does anyone here use plastic frames
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