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  1. Thread: Support Rods?

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    Re: Support Rods?

    I've started to use foundationless this spring so not much to go on.
    What I did (found it here) was to glue bamboo squres (sp) from top to bottom, in the deep frames, evenly spaced two per. Only...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    The larva looks nice and white. EFB? I'll have to read up on that....
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    Would it be best to
    1) add two frames of eggs and capped brood and leave the queen.
    2) pinch the queen and let them raise a new queen from two frames of egg/capped brood.
    3) add two frames of...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    I sure they are not drone cells, no 9mm on any frames.
    I'm 99% sure they have not swarmed, I've been doing weekly inspections for almost two months and have not seen any swarm cells, plus the queen...
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    Re: Need advise - dwindeling hive

    They are scattered on the top third of one frame, both sides. In that third it's not solid, pretty spotty.
    The cappings seem to be flat, sorry don't know what kix cereal looks like - wife has been...
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    Need advise - dwindeling hive

    Four weeks ago this hive was doing pretty good. Two weeks ago I noticed it wasn't growing as the other two hives, last week it seemed their were fewer bees.
    Today I went thru it again. Saw the...
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    I started with 2 nucs on April 1, '13. One nuc I had to split and it still swarmed, I'm sure it was due to my ignorance.
    The second nuc I got 9 3/4 gallons of honey from it. All 3 are doing...
  8. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

    by r hayden
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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    I trimmed the supers and frames down to mediums over the weekend. I only have deeps and meds now.
    I'm with you Shinbone, If the queens keep moving up into the meds. , as they are now, I might be...
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    Re: waxing plastic foundation

    I use a double boiler in the kitchen when my wife is not home, when she is I wait till she's gone! Spread out a lot of newspaper!
    Using a small foam roller works best for me, it's about two to three...
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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    morebeer.com, free second day FedEx delivery if order is over $75.00 or $100.00. Can't remember witch, but doesn't matter, my orders are always over the min! They ship from CA and PA.
    They also...
  11. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    I think I'll just KISS it - keep it simple stupid!
    Already have deeps and meds. A third size will just probably cause problems for me in the future.
    I'm going to cut down the frames and supers to...
  12. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    I guess now I know why they were given to me!
    Maybe I'll put one out as a swarm trap and then use the 3 as brood chambers.
    Thanks
  13. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

    by r hayden
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    7 5/8 supers

    Hi all.
    I was given three 7 5/8" supers and thirty corresponding 7 1/4" frames, no foundation. All of the supers I already have are one inch shorter, mediums.
    When I start to use the larger...
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    Re: first overwinter and feeding thoughts -

    About 10 days ago I removed two frames of drawn comb (positions 4 and 6) from each super and replaced them with foundationless frames. Of those six frames (I have 3 hives) 4 are about 70% drawn out...
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    Re: Bees and pondwater

    I've got a chicken waterer hanging about 15 yards from the hives and a creek about 125 yards away. Not saying they are not using the creek but they are all over the chicken waterer. Filled with...
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    Sticky mist while extracting

    Hi all,
    This winter I refurbished an old Standard Churn Co. 4 frame extractor. This past weekend I pulled about 12 frames of partially capped/uncapped frames, leaving 5 frames of capped sugar syrup...
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    Re: How to get extra drawn frames

    For better or worse, here's what I've done. Sunday I went thru the supers (way to windy to check the brood box) and took out five frames from each with the least amount of capped/uncapped sugar...
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    Re: How to get extra drawn frames

    DY thanks for the detailed info and the time you spent replying!

    Here's a "what if". What if I removed all the capped sugar honey from a (or each) hive and replaced them with foundation. So each...
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    Re: Crush and Strain: Will this work?

    Double what laketrout says! I did the c & s last year (my 1st year) and got about 9 3/4 gallons of great honey. Now I'm going to start scrambling to get them to draw out foundation in order to...
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    Re: How to get extra drawn frames

    I have enough mediums as you suggest, will probably pick up a few more soon. Yes, PF106's are all plastic, had very good success with nucs drawing them out last year that were originally on wax...
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    Re: How to get extra drawn frames

    Thanks Matt,
    My issue is that my hives (3) are all single deeps with a med. super on each.
    I do have a spare deep/supers that I was going to us for a split.
    If I put the extra deep on an existing...
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    Re: How to get extra drawn frames

    Vance, David, thanks for the info. Looks like a lot more reading for me!
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    How to get extra drawn frames

    Inspected my hives a few days ago and all had 5 to 6 frames of capped/uncapped sugar syrup in the supers.

    I'd like to try Walt's nectar management but I don't have any drawn frames.
    What's the...
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    Re: Something Bloomed Last Night

    I'm about 2 hrs south of you. For the past week or so they've be brining in a little "butter". Yesterday it picked up quite a bit. Today 9 out of 10 are loaded down. Many are crash landing,...
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    Re: Overwintering and surplus concerns ?

    Me again, should have thought of this earlier.
    I'm planning on steeling frames of eggs/brood from each hive to make a 4th hive. That alone will help a little in swarm prevention. If I have...
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