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  1. Thread: Top entrance

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    Re: Top entrance

    I don't. I give them full access to the top of frames. Now I also make my own boxes and will cut out an extra three-eigths on the frame rests giving them bee space on top instead of underneath. ...
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    Re: Feeding 2:1 Sugar Mix

    Thanks to all,
    The hive I'm feeding was started on May 9th with 3 frames brood and a couple hundred bees and a new queen. Since that time they have drawn out 2 medium boxes minus two frames. I...
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    Feeding 2:1 Sugar Mix

    At what point do you change from 1:1 to 2:1 to prepare the bees for winter.
    I know some feed 3:5. What are the benefits?

    Just trying to get them through until spring.

    KW
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    Re: Has the queen gone.

    I agree with Cloverdale. There may not be enough time to raise a queen and much of any brood before winter. I'd have to buy a queen and install her and have at least a couple rounds of brood for...
  5. Re: 10 days of Honey Super - No activity, Take it off?

    Give them a top entrance in the super. All bees going back and forth to the brood nest will necessarily go through the super. They're bound to see it then.
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    SHB Larvae and My Missing Hive Population

    Started a package in the last week of March in a top bar hive. 3 weeks later figured out that the queen was missing. So ordered another queen and installed her. The remaining couple thousand bees...
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    Re: Question about beekeeper etiquette

    WBVC is right. The original agreement is between the owner and the previous beekeeper. Once his equipment has been removed then you can move yours in to get the job done. As it stands this is like...
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    Re: Smoking makes the roar louder

    Michael,
    I get that roar with the first puff going on top of the frames. I usually will give them one or two puffs in the entrance and then remove the block, top, feeder can, and empty medium...
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    Re: Smoking makes the roar louder

    Alrighty then... I'll just keep listening to the roar of the crowd.
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    Smoking makes the roar louder

    I am a first year keeper with 2 hives. I have noticed that when tending the bees for inspection, when using smoke, they tend to get noticeably much louder than before the smoke. They have not...
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    Re: Inverted plastic pet feeders?

    I have a 1 gallon paint can inverted on each ov my new hives this year feeding 1:1 sugar water while they draw out the comb.
    This will require one extra piece of plywood the exact size of your box. ...
  12. Thread: Split HELP!!!

    by kwright
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    Re: Split HELP!!!

    Well, MB, at least I'm in good company!!
    I'm heading out to "unleash the hounds" and let the girls do what they do best.
    Lesson understood for this 1st year beek!
    Not saying I'm smart enough to...
  13. Thread: Split HELP!!!

    by kwright
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    Re: Split HELP!!!

    drlonzo,
    They are in a spot that gets the sun first thing in the morning and by 1:30 they are in the shade for the remainder of the day. i placed popcycle sticks between the two boxes so the would...
  14. Thread: Split HELP!!!

    by kwright
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    Split HELP!!!

    Recently I purchased an extra queen thinking the hive was queenless. Low and behold by the time the queen arrived there was ample signs of brood and honey stores and pollen. So . . . I took 2...
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    Re: warped follower board

    Thanks for the assist cnt.
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    Re: warped follower board

    I'm thinking that cutting board material might be a good material for a follower board. It won't warp with moisture and can be cut rather easily to fit into the hive. Bees shouldnt be eating the...
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    Re: Need some feeder advice

    Thanks all for your responses.
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    Re: Need some feeder advice

    Thanks for the responses.
    I can put an entrance wherever it needs to be as I built the horizontal hive, But should the bee entrance be above or below the feeder? Or is there a right or wrong way...
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    Re: Need some feeder advice

    Thanks KPeacock and Bergonda for your responses. That clean gallon paint can ma be an option. The holes will have to be tiny I guess. I'll check out one of my mason jar feeder caps for a size. If...
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    Need some feeder advice

    I have built a horizontal medium frame foundationless hive for a new hive set-up the equivalent of 3 mediums.
    I'm planning on using Michael Bush's recomendation for a top entrance versus drilling...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Breakdown Report

    MDAX
    Thanks for your last paragraph. I had always thought that for cutouts I would need a full suit and your notice is helpful. I've just been notified that my bee order for next spring was...
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    Starter Strip Question

    OK let's get this right out in the open, I'm new so don't El Cabong me for the question.

    I've read many posts that talk about dropped comb when the weather warms up. I've read that beekeepers...
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    Re: Furniture Grade Plywood TBH

    Thanks for all the feedback. You all have made very valid points. I do not want to have to rebuild if I don't have to. You know, my daughter has been asking for a bookshelf for a while. I think...
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    Furniture Grade Plywood TBH

    I got a bargain on a piece of furniture/cabinet grade plywood and have enough for my two initial hives. I'm thinking that since there were multiple layers, it would hold together. Has anyone used...
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    Re: When is sugar the cheapest?

    Thanks Mike. I appreciate the heads up. -kw
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