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  1. Thread: Hive handles?

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    Re: Hive handles?

    When the lumber yards get in l load of plywood, etc, it is usually held together with steel straps and a "scrap" piece of wood to prevent marring the edges. This "scrap" piece of wood, if viewed on...
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    Re: Cloth vs Wood/Fiberboard Inner Cover

    I think I read somewhere ("Increase Essentials"?) that the cloth or silt liner wicks away moisture/condensation. I guess with a cloth inner, any condensation would not be as apt to form droplets and...
  3. Thread: Bugs or What?

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    Re: Bugs or What?

    chalkbrood?

    http://maarec.psu.edu/pest&disease/slide26.htm
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    Re: Is newspaper a bad idea?

    I like the idea, and I see the logic (less wing fanning to cool the hive equals more work someplace more profitable).

    I have been using baggies as well, and so far they seem the easiest to use. ...
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    Re: Is newspaper a bad idea?

    In my vast experience in beekeeping (6 weeks ;) I was under the impression that, depending on the local, a standard langstroth hive with a screened bottom and an open "notch" in the inner cover will...
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    Re: What now? SHB welcoming party!

    Thanks for the reply. As to the vorroa, I made another assumption about them (that I wouldn't need to bother treating until fall, if required. at least this year). I will probably use checkmite or...
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    Re: What now? SHB welcoming party!

    BTW, I am ASSUMING that what is in the hive is the SHB (from photos and literature). But here is another pic of the critter, just in case:
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    What now? SHB welcoming party!

    Installed my first bees from packages March 27. During first inspection a week or so later, I saw what appeared to be 1-2 SHB's in one (of three) hives, and since then have seen a few in all the...
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    Looking forward . . .

    Hello all from someone looking forward to receiving his first bees.

    I think (stress "think") I'm all set for the arrival of my bees this spring. Now I'm starting to think about what to do when...
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