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    Re: How many hive bodies to buy

    Yeah, boxes x2 and frames x3 !!
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-inspection-camera-67979.html
  3. FYI: OA (Wood Bleach) on sale at Sherwin Williams Stores

    Picked up two, 12-oz containers at a local Sherwin Williams paint store after seeing online sale ad. Got to the store to find out it was a "Clearance" sale......$1 ea ! :banana:
  4. Re: Can I Move My Hives 150 Yards At One Time?

    I moved a hive about 80 yards in warm weather. Waited till dark, blocked the entrance with a rag and made the move. Once set up on the stand, I replaced the rag with green grass. Next day there was...
  5. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    Next door in SW Louisiana, I removed a colony from the bottom of a tree branch (fully exposed) after our last freeze this past March. Property owner said they had been there a year. Edges of comb was...
  6. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    Has anyone informed the bees of these new restrictions? Who will be responsible for ensuring that any ferel hives comply? Is the FAA going to issue an NPRM for approved flight paths and altitude...
  7. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Just tell'm you don't use this stuff, the bees do !
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    Yes. https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/1510984_10202824115540375_158073869_n.jpg?oh=28ba2eec9d0e9fff8fb57d8ac8bddf78&oe=54EC1E23

    Rough on the inside, like a hollow...
  9. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Welcome to America! http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20enterprise
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    Re: side entrance question

    I think several Top Bar hives are designed with an entrance that faces the comb. Seems to work fine. I've seen a couple abandoned Langstroth hives that had multiple entrances and even comb on the...
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    Re: Honey vs 2:1 sugar feed

    What you say is true, no doubt, but the original post was about temperature and it's effects on feeding. The cost of the feed is totally irrelevant to the question. There are those that would argue...
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    Re: Honey vs 2:1 sugar feed

    And your point is? Doesn't matter if it's $.03/lb or $300/lb if they won't or can't eat.
  13. Thread: Fair Price?

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    Re: Fair Price?

    Why only 18 frames with this setup? Maybe it's "Common Core" math ?
  14. Re: Raising queens/ is it practical for a hobbyist?

    Practical for one may not be for another. As KQ6AR said, you could always make a nuc or two for backup. Taking care of the nuc will require a little time and effort (not a bunch), but must be done....
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I took the box they were working on and pulled every other frame up to a new box and filled all the slots with the partial foundation frames. Some of those frames were NOT fully drawn, so they kept...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I'd guess about 20% filled in the middle and still being drawn at the edges. They just kept drawing instead of moving over to the foundation. I think the key is to only insert the partial foundation...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    The problem with mine was that they continued drawing the comb they were working on, making them extra, extra fat. That trapped the frame with foundation so when I pull those, I'll have to flip the...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I started cutting my foundation into thirds this summer, after reading your post here and on FB. This is my first year of (a small) honey crop so most stayed on the hives to gage how much they...
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    Re: Working on Fall Goldenrods

    Blooming here, but have yet to see the first bee work them. Love bugs (Plecia nearctica) are all over them though. :(
  20. Re: Is it true that bees only bring in Pollen when they have a queen?

    Clear as mud ! :lpf:
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    I haven't had much luck with cutouts past the end of August. Yes, it stays warm here for a while yet, but I have yet to have any build up this late in the year (we don't get much of a fall flow at...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    Only time will tell if they make it, however I removed a good sized colony from the bottom of a large oak branch this spring. They made it through last winter, fully exposed. Our winters are not very...
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    Re: Requeening opinion??

    You say queenless for 6 weeks, yet population is impressive? Something doesn't add up.......
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    Re: Learning curve for robber screen

    I'm learning to do this every time I feel like I need to "fix" something for my bees. It works better when I don't! Lol!
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    Re: Bees in a pipe How to remove

    Boy, that's gunna be a huge gate! dsegrest had the best idea....Set up like Cleo's trap (with old comb if you have it),drill a hole behind them and smoke or other repellent to run them out into the...
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