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    Re: Customer Dissatisfaction

    Clearly I'm fishing for swordfish in a kiddie pool....forget it.
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    Re: Customer Dissatisfaction

    Clearly not one of you even read the question, because not one of you mentioned making a purchase specifically at this retail location or the manager that stays there during business hours. If I...
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    Customer Dissatisfaction

    I don't know how many of you have had the unpleasant experience of trying to get an order done correctly from Brushy Mtn.'s New Columbia retail location, but I've had nothing but bad experiences,...
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    Re: where to place that empty deep?

    What harm will it do to leave that empty deep on the bottom? that way there's no empty box between the deep and shallow, preventing their moving up during clustering, and even if they put nothing in...
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    where to place that empty deep?

    Had a hive get robbed out and all that's left is one deep of brood/food and a partial shallow....the other deep was ransacked and it is now 10 frames of nothing....got it secured again, and am going...
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    Poll: Re: Ulster type observation hives?!?

    You ever do that? That is what i was contemplating myself...any tips?
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    Poll: Re: Best Quality Woodenware

    B and B Honey Farm, Houston, Mn. 3 grades, and their commercial grade is great

    How does everyone evaluate woodenware? weight, durability, imperfections, form & fit?
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    Poll: Re: Best Quality Woodenware

    Michael: You're the only person I know that ever purchased, then provided feedback on woodenware from Millers. That is good to know.....didn't want to buy any woodenware without someone else's...
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    Poll: Re: Best Quality Woodenware

    Walter T Kelley has 3 grades of woodenware. I have not tried their cheapest. I have 8 hives from them ranging from cypress to their commercial hives. I personally believe that no one makes any better...
  10. Re: How long can a queen last in a cage alone, without harm?

    I am transferring queens to local hives periodically, that only requires them to be alone for 30-45 minutes tops.....it is much easier to cage them up alone for quick moves. I posed this question...
  11. How long can a queen last in a cage alone, without harm?

    If anyone has ever caged a queen for a period of time with NO attendants therein, how long did she spend out of a hive, before you gave her a new home? And, did you notice anything negative after...
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    Re: top entrance under honey supers

    Although I'm not looking forward to changing that oil pan.....I'm sure it's going to smell bad in the Summer heat!! :(
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    Re: top entrance under honey supers

    Good info......thank you for sharing the experience.....I am going to be utilizing Freeman BBs for the first time this season....we just finished painting them.
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    Re: top entrance under honey supers

    Do you feel the need to limit your stack height now, because of SHB? If so what amount of super height has been most practical in your opinion?
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    Re: Newspaper Merges

    I will follow your directive Michael, thank you!!
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    Re: top entrance under honey supers

    I had openings every second box..no sweat if the colony is strong...they'll keep it safe.....besides, it'll provide greater ventilation which will give your bees help while getting the water content...
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    Re: Newspaper Merges

    OK, I like that idea, less trash......are you still making any perforations in the paper since there is so little opening?? Description of hives being merged: two hives...one with 5+ frames of...
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    Re: Newspaper Merges

    OK, about how long, approximately, before the merging is completed?
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    Newspaper Merges

    I am trying to get definitive step-by-step newspaper merge instruction that is proven successful...some say one sheet, some two, some say slits, some holes, some say over the middle, others off to...
  20. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    Agreed....I didn't really think that there would be a difference, but in hindsight of events passed, I think you're on to something with the, "natural-nectar",comb-drawing connection...good catch...
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    having exactly the same symptoms....a while ago...I stopped feeding for about 10 days and once they consumed the syrup in the old brood cells, she went back to work laying. For some reason, mine are...
  22. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    No not wrong....what you need is to join a beekeeping club and become slave labor for an experienced beek....pay attention and ask questions a little at a time....and get your own hives to practice...
  23. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    John....you're already at the "are your hives ready for Winter" chapter and my hives are only halfway through the book.....one add'l bit of info...the hives, except for the "little-swarm" nuc, are...
  24. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    The resident queen killed that queen in the photo of the cell...went in to check for emergence Sunday AM, and the side was breached and cell empty...wonder why they changed their minds? That hive is...
  25. Re: Is my first deep honey bound? If so, what now?

    Thanks for the assist DD.....how 'bout that queen cell? It's the very first one either of my hives have created...I hope she's a super egg-layer!!
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