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    Re: Changing entrance to hive

    My advice is to do a cut-out and put them into a proper hive. This allows inspection and management and will result in healthier and more productive bees. Also in many places it is illegal to have...
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    Re: Split Questions

    Size alone does not indicate swarming. Go into your hives and look for indications of swarming; brood nest becoming honey-bound, and most importantly queen cells. If they are not yet in swarming...
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    Re: Inspection duration

    No longer than necessary.
  4. Re: Confusion over location of my bees in boxes

    if there's no flow on and they have lots of bees and no stores you'd better feed. Is there a flow? Is there nectar coming in? Is there any nectar in any of the frames? Bees usually prefer nectar...
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    Re: Hated to do it....

    what about the rotting meat (dead bees) and soon to be fermenting honey? This doesn't sound like a solution to me. just setting them up for a lot of damage in the future.
  6. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    I always thought it was to keep the bees from propolysing the whole length of the bar. making it a lot easier to get out.
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    a frame of capped brood would help them with population, a frame of eggs and capped brood could perhaps give them something to make a new queen out of.
  8. Re: Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    I like a little translucence for back lighting. it makes it easier to spot eggs.
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    Re: Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    I wonder if you could end up with red, green, and blue bees? :lpf:
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    Re: Painting hives in Alabama

    That'll work too, but, if you paint, primer first. It makes a huge difference
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    Re: Bee Transportation

    Bees are in refrigeration terms "an active load". this means that they generate heat, so to cool them to a given temperature you need enough cooling to make up for what heat is coming in through the...
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    Re: Over Wintered Laying Worker...Remedy?

    Can you do a newspaper combine with a drone layer, or, will the drone layers just kill your good queen?
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Grocery stores with a bulk section (mine is a Winco) often carry them. Also many doughnut shops generate a supply which they sell cheap ( their fillings come in them ).
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    Re: Pollen information for your area

    I suspect that this is more for wind borne pollinating plants, than for the pollen that bees collect. It probably misses a lot of what bees would be interested in.
  15. Re: What are the dimensions of Rite-cell foundation

    the kerf of a 10" saw blade is 1/16".
  16. Thread: New Bee haver

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    Re: New Bee haver

    just so you know, the term "Bee Haver" is a mild pejorative in some circles. It is used to denote one who HAS bees, but, does not spend the time, effort, or money to properly care for or KEEP them.
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    Different hives will often lock in on different sources. It could be that the bonus hive isn't finding farther sources just better ones, or, perhaps it is finding a poorer source that is not being...
  18. Re: User Accounts With No Activity Get Deleted

    I mostly just do quick replys. I don't usually go into the forum. will I be safe?
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    Re: Working the yard

    that will keep your own bees on the defensive and in their hives, but, you'll still want to work them as quickly as possible before someone else's bees find you hives open.
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    Re: Seeking California drought advice.

    I'm a suburban backyard beekeeper and the American river is within my flight range. What has me worried is that we already have ordinances cutting watering of yards down to 1 day a week and I fear...
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    Seeking California drought advice.

    I live in the central valley of California. We are having the worst drought in recorded history. What advice is there for beekeeping under these conditions? What should I watch for? What problems...
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    Re: Android Bee Hive Tracker

    do you have a page to show its intended uses? I.E. explanations of what each field is for, how best to use, listing of all the features including ones we might not notice right away.
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    Re: Top Bar Hives Now Legal in New Zealand

    I would simply have assumed that a top bar IS a type of frame, it's definitely moveable and inspectable.
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    Re: Save the drones?

    On a more practical note, if there were a way to keep drones until early spring for mating queens from early splits before the bees were making their own drones. . . .
  25. Re: City Ordinance - Input on if bees are legal or not

    emphasis added

    The bees are free to leave at any time, and therefore are not "kept in subjugation" therefore they are not 'wild' by this definition. However I am NOT a lawyer.
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