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    Re: I'm pretty sure I killed my hive today :-(

    If you were to put up a 6 foot solid wood type fence around the hives would that change the flight path enough so you don't have to close them up?
  2. Thread: Frame Feeder?

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    Re: Frame Feeder?

    Thanks Ray
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    Frame Feeder?

    I switched to 1 and 2 gallon ML frame feeders this year.

    When I was done feeding in the spring I pulled them all for the summer.

    This fall most hives I had to pull two or three frames to get...
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    Re: Cell Builders and Brood Factories

    Thanks for the great picture. I take from the photo you overwinter your Brood Factories and don't break them down to 2 stories?
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    Any friends with an ATV or UTV?
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    I've tried it but I can't say it worked well for me. The biggest yard only has 6 hives, so it's a small operation. I found the bees very defensive after the hives were left open. I've resorted to...
  7. Re: Still have several Queen rearing books available.

    I too bought a copy and am enjoying it. It was a great deal!

    Thanks for the book Rick
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    Re: Cell building in MP nucs

    Take a look at Michael Palmer's Beesource post- A Strong Cell Builder Colony

    Hopefully that will answer your question
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    Re: How do I Move My Hives 170 Miles?

    I ratchet strap the hives together, screen the top and bottom entrances closed and roll them onto the trailer with a hand truck. I leave early in the morning and get them to their location around...
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    Re: Cold nights and dead bees every morning

    I recommend you take a good look at your hives. I just got back in from hives at 7200 feet. The temps up here have been low to mid 60s with lows near or below freezing. The bees were out flying...
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    Re: Cold nights and dead bees every morning

    Adam: What elevation and area in Colorado are you? I see a big difference in the temperatures at higher elevation right now. It's about a 15 to 20 degree (colder) difference between the higher...
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    Re: Extracting Honey at French Hill Apiaries

    Thanks Michael- the video was great to watch and see how a larger operation runs their extracting operation.
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    I had a very similar issue this past summer with a donor hive and a split I took from it. I sent comb samples to Beltsville Bee Lab to check for EFB and AFB. The hive had a high mite count. Both...
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    Re: Sugar syrup - 4:1 ratio?

    This year I've switched from 2:1 to 5:3.

    I find mixing the 5:3 just a little easier. I still boil some water 1st.
  15. Thread: Invasion!!

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    Re: Invasion!!

    How many Yellow Jackets did you see? I've only seen a few that will take down a occasional honeybee. Could the queenless hive been robbed by honey bees and the yellow jackets came in after the...
  16. Thread: Invasion!!

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    Re: Invasion!!

    Yellow Jackets
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    Re: Nails for assembling Langstroth beehives

    I use 2 inch gold screws along with glue. Seems to work very well
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Home Depot also carries the epoxy lined paint can
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    Re: will moth balls hurt bees?

    Go to YouTube and search for bee sugar roll. Look for a video that shows how to evaluate the colony for varroa. Pouring sugar down though the hive will not help the situation as powdered sugar does...
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    Re: will moth balls hurt bees?

    You can also do a sugar shake and put the bees back in the hive when your done.
  21. Thread: wood frames

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    Re: wood frames

    I buy mine- I don't have the time or equipment to start making frames.

    I do assemble mine. I purchased a pneumatic stapler last spring.

    I also built a frame jig that hold 10 frames in place...
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    Re: will moth balls hurt bees?

    How new are the nucs and did you have a brood break?

    Are the queens still laying?

    My last nucs were made up by August 1st if you made them up this month the queens may not be laying any longer....
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    Re: Robber Screen Entrance Question

    I let them in right at dark and then about 30 minutes later I put the screens back on.
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    Re: will moth balls hurt bees?

    Were the moth balls real close to the nucs?
    What was the varroa mite count in the 2 nucs?
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    Re: I'm using a 1/2 hp sump for syrup

    Ben: When your done with the setup, can you post a photo?
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