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    Re: Going into a cold hive - suggestions?

    Will do. Thanks Mark
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    Re: Going into a cold hive - suggestions?

    Update - Had the day off today so I was able to go into the hives.

    Good news - all three queen cages were empty, and I saw the queen in two of the hives.

    Potential Bad news - didn't see the...
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    Re: Going into a cold hive - suggestions?

    I other words no need to add more stress to an already stressed hive. Thanks for the assurance. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Going into a cold hive - suggestions?

    What would be the potential problem of going in tomorrow? I'm thinking there wouldn't be much if any brood yet.
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    Going into a cold hive - suggestions?

    Due to circumstances beyond my control(work 8:30am to 8:30pm), I feel I must inspect 3 hives tomorrow morning around 7 am. Temps should be in the low 40s. The only other choice I have is to wait...
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    Re: Tobacco as smoker fuel?

    Cigar smoker here, and I usually smoke one before or during a hive inspection. Seems to help keep the girl's interest elsewhere. :)

    I heard that cigar leaf in a smoker will help with mites, but I...
  7. How many boxes using drawn comb, for a new package???

    Can I get away with starting a package using two or even three eight frame mediums with all frames drawn out, and plenty of honey in those frames.

    Or should I start with just one box, and add as...
  8. Re: Hello from the "coolest small town in the USA"

    Aaack! I saw that. Couldn't find anywhere in the profile to put my town.
  9. Hello from the "coolest small town in the USA"

    That's right! Lititz, PA was recently voted the coolest small town in the United States on the Budget Travel website.

    Hello! I'm Mark, and I am a second year beekeeper that needs your help, and...
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