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  1. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    Not as a criticism to anyone; more thinking out loud. But in my area I have been able to overwinter bees in a 5x5 configuration and that's called a NUC and in a single 10 frame deep and that's a...
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    Re: 2 spring packages in April

    Muzkrat - I had the same question/thought last year. I bought three packages and installed them the second week of April. Hive 1 was a 5 frame deep with drawn comb; Hive 2 was a 5 over 5 deep...
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    Re: Bee Keeping and state laws

    IMO I would say the biggest difference would be the weather, we typically have little snow although you would not know it by the 5 inches in my backyard. Although I don't know what your regulations...
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    Re: First attempt at extracting.

    Use a bread knife and capping scratcher. Never had any issue.
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    Not Moving Honey Down

    Numbers: 5 Hives; 2 Nucs

    Two of my hives did not have enough capped honey for the winter when I reduced their size from a deep and two mediums to a deep and a single medium about 1 month ago. ...
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    Re: How many medium frames= 5 gallon pail?

    I pulled 28 fully drawn frames and got 8.5 gallons. So about 1.2 quarts per frame; 1 gallon came from just the capping.
  7. Thread: Package Delay

    by buddey99
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    Re: Package Delay

    Thanks for all the advice... Packages installed today prior to the rain starting.
  8. Thread: Package Delay

    by buddey99
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    Package Delay

    1) Long story but how long can I delay installing a package? 2) Would you install in the rain? Bees were shaken on Thursday and I get them Monday morning due to travel out of town.... Rain Monday...
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    Re: Anyone have a hive from BrushyMountain?

    I have 2 Brushy Mountian hives. The quality was good but SHB are an issue in my area. I had to modify the hive stand and bottom board to accept an oil tray. I use mostly Kelly's now. Both have...
  10. Re: Interested in beekeeping in middle TN area

    [QUOTE=SalsaMom;1206437]

    Anyone else in my area. [QUOTE]

    Lots if us. Come visit us at the Rutherford County Beekeepers association... 7:pm First Monday of every month at the AG center in...
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    Re: Making mason jar feeder holders

    I am sure that's what he meant.
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    Re: Making mason jar feeder holders

    I use 3/4th inch without issue for standard (not wide mouth) quart jars.
  13. Thread: Sealing wood

    by buddey99
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    Re: Sealing wood

    2nd year beekeeper...2 years is obviously not a long run. Why is it a pain? I am using it on 4 hives and it works great. Bee don't care, stain is protected, and water beads great.
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    Re: Feeding Guidelines

    What do you do when you notice a 1 month package is becoming honey bound (nectar in brood nest)? No queen cells, no drawn comb to add. Hive has very little brood, none that is uncapped.
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    Re: Second year questions

    Thank you all for you responses.
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    Second year questions

    1- Should I hive a 3#package in a 5 frame deep NUC or 10 frame deep? All I have is foundation. What are the advantages and disadvantages or each.

    2- What is better for an overwintered 5 frame...
  17. Re: Coating new hive boxes with fiberglass resin

    I stained my hives and used a fiberglass resin this past year, my first. Bees did not seem to mind the fiberglass, the SHB on the other hand ran off two of the three. The resin protected the wood...
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