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    Re: Tried MB fall harvest but issues, ideas?

    a lot of your problem is a result of not using a excluder. about all you can do now is pull the bottom empty supers out. with out an excluder the bees appear to have made a big crop but the bottom is...
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    Re: Could winter bees already be here?

    I don't think bees have an farmers almanac to get ready for winter. they get their winter fat from slowing down and not working themselves to death. shorter,cold days triggers them to go into winter...
  3. Re: Does losts of Pollen being hauled in mean Brood and Queenright?

    It just means that there is lots of pollen available. this time of year the hives are at peak population so they may appear to gather more. has nothing to do with the queen or health of hive.
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    Re: ComplianceEducators.com

    mark I got one a year ago and dismissed it as a scam. never heard any more.
  5. Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    I think you might get a queen mated ok in your area. would not work up here. maybe the paint fell off. that would be my guess. they cant raise a queen in one week so you must be looking at your old...
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    Re: Slatted Racks?

    loris
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    Re: Slatted Racks?

    mike ya I remember norm. that was when paul cappy was his hired man. whoda thought? we talked a few years ago at a pa state meeting. todd hardie used to work for me. I think I just showed my age. lol
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    Re: Slatted Racks?

    years ago there was a commercial beekeeper named norm sharp that used them. one year a load of bees headed to new England broke down in hot weather. he said if he had not had the slatted racks he...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    speaking of ace two yrs ago he knew nothing about bees. now he knows twice as much and giving advice. over 9000 posts must make him an expert. lol
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    Re: Tax Numbers and accouting

    If I give anyone the nys tax form st-125 it releases them from any tax responsibility and puts the burden on the buyer.
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    Re: Tax Numbers and accouting

    In nys we don't pay sales tax on anything bee related. when we buy a truck with agr plates no sales tax is paid at the dmv. for anything needed for beekeeping a state form st-125 is given to the...
  12. Thread: Invasion!!

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    Re: Invasion!!

    yellow jackets cannot kill a good hive of bees. the frame you showed had queen cells showing the hive was queenless and trying to raise a new one. you had other problems.
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    Re: Cowen uncapper eats frames

    we tried frame savers years ago with our same model cowan. the bottom of the frame saver used to catch causing a bigger problem than you have now. double check your pins in the rods are correct in...
  14. Re: To Feed or Not to feed ...that is the Question!

    your theory about feeding bees making them lazy applies more to people on welfare rather than bees. If there is honey to be gathered they will work regardless of being fed. our honey flow is mostly...
  15. Re: Will bees reach second honey super in winter?

    what waynesgarden may not consider is that as you go north it gets colder. one reason the dadant jumbo hives were not popular was they wintered poor. the big wall the bees could not go thru. some...
  16. Re: Will bees reach second honey super in winter?

    thru the extra space provided between top and bottom bars.
  17. Re: Will bees reach second honey super in winter?

    with med supers the bees should winter better as they can move sideways easier. lots of bees and honey should work well for ya.
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    Re: Bottom Board Position

    down so the bees can drag out dead bees easier.
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    Re: Moving Bees (Vermont to Atlanta)

    the best advice I can give is disregard all advice made by acebird.
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    Re: Frame saver extracting.

    2 finishing nails driven in side by side works for us.
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    Re: 9 frames or 10 frames

    your veteran beekeeper was 1/2 right. use 9 frames but the extra space is divided to each outside wall. this way the combs have the correct beespace.when working the hive start at an outside frame....
  22. Re: Why are there still so many drones in one hive?

    as a commercial beekeeper if I take the cover off and see a lot of drones they just swarmed or the queen went bad.
  23. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    sounds like you learned something about basic beekeeping. not sure why you opened them without a smoker to start with.
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    Re: weight of three mediums

    an empty med weighs 15# and 9 full frames will hold 30# of honey. we take hives 2 med high to sc and look for a min of 80# gross. for winter up here I would guess 100# gross min. 10# extra is good...
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    Re: Hive portal Queen excluder

    If you have to do this your doing something wrong. should be in a bigger hive etc.
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