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    Re: wintering bees indoors

    there is farming everywhere, I go out of my way to stay clear of farmland. I have some of my hives in large marshy area, and the others are on conservency land, 100's of acres of wild flowers!
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    Re: wintering bees indoors

    these guys are wintering in an 8x10 shed, I am talking about putting 13 hives in a 40x40 steel building with 20' ceilings. beeware10 how big was he building you tried this in?
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    Re: wintering bees indoors

    hmmmm that does not sound promising. Why can you not feed while wintering indoors??? They would be able to come out for cleansing flights when needed.
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    Re: Leave suppers on over winter?

    I would not do that, bees move up as winter goes on, if they move up to empty supers they starve
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    wintering bees indoors

    Has anyone ever wintered their hives in a building? I have a large heated shop and I am tired of replacing all my bees every spring, so I was thinking of moving them into my shop sometme in late...
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    Re: Uncapped Honey

    if the uncapped green honey was in your honey supers why would you store it until spring, when I extract if I have a frame with capped on one side and uncapped or mostly uncapped on the other I do...
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    Re: Bad bee stings

    I would get the full suit and wear jeans under it!
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    Re: Storing Drawn Frames

    Also, if you have an extra telescoping cover set it upside down on the floor, stack your empty supers on that and put 1/8 inch hardware cloth on top, staple in place and no mice can get in. Works...
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    Re: Storing Drawn Frames

    I always store my frames dry and empty, take your drawn and extracted frames place then in the yard near your hives, let the ladies clean them up for a day or two. Make sure to put card board or...
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    feeding bee's

    I have 15 colonies of bees to get fed for winter, what is the general concensus on feeding them straight corn syrup with a splash on Honey-B-Healthy added to it? What do the guys with 100+ hives...
  11. Re: Note to self: When doing a hive body reversal...

    here is another one for you dgrc, sandals and crocs, both VERY bad idea. Getting stung in the arch of the foot is very painful
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    Re: Fake Swarm???

    Dude! what the hell are you talking about?

    Melpy,

    I love your hive bodies! If you have a hive that is swarming that often there is most likely something going on in the hive that they don't...
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    Bee's swarmed today

    I have been having really bizzaar things going on with my bees this season. I got my 3lb packages late in May and I hived them up around the 20th, they did a supersedure of the queen right away, and...
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    Re: Anyone else seen this happen?

    with the weather so nice still and warm weather forecast, goldenrod still in bloom I put one honey super back on, and took the mite treatment off for now. I did a test lift on the hives and they are...
  15. Re: When to remove honey supers when full of bees

    I pulled all my honey supers this morning, but 8 billion pissed off bee's and Michael Bush's post above made me rethink, and I put on super back on each hive.
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    Anyone else seen this happen?

    I harvested my honey last week and put the wet frames back on for the girls to clean up. Today I pulled all my honey supers off in prep for winter and placed my mite treatments in the hives. Well...
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    Re: Ants on my inner cover

    I had no idea! I will definatly do that.

    Thanks for the info
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    Ants on my inner cover

    I have what would appear to be a colony of small ants that have taken up residence on the inner cover of one of my hives, anyone have an idea on getting rid of them short of replacing the inner...
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    hive height above ground

    Has anyone noticed if the height above the ground has any impact on mites or hive beetle populations. The harsh Wisconsin winter claimed all 5 of my hives this year so I am starting over AGAIN! so...
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    Re: Missing honey

    I feel your pain Lonestar. I went to check my bees this morning to find 3 out of 4 hives dead, opened them up and they had starved out! When I pulled my honey supers at end of August as I have for...
  21. Re: What kind of bee is this and should I worry about it.

    Foaming wasp/hornet spray, and get them after dark when everyone is at home!
  22. Re: What's the general consensus on insulating for winter?

    Black roofing paper? AKA Tar paper breathes?
  23. Re: What's the general consensus on insulating for winter?

    I would have to agree 100%, condensation=dead bees!
  24. Re: What's the general consensus on insulating for winter?

    Jim
    The tar paper is a good idea, I personally don't do anything extra to my hives. I keep open screens on bottom and a vent top at the top. Do what ever you feel will give your bee's an edge on...
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    Re: Getting ready for winter

    the biggest thing to remember is ventilation! Make sure that what ever you do to prep your bees for winter make sure that moisture is able to get out of the hive. I live in Wisconsin and I keep...
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