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    Re: bees only heat the cluster?

    I wonder where the cluster is located :rolleyes:

    http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h356/DestructionManZ/20150122_100003.jpg
  2. Re: Dado sets. Comparison Freud SD208 and Oshlun SDS 0842

    A 1 3/4 HP motor should easily spin an 8" dado set with no problems. I use a 6" stack on my table saw to reduce wear on my saw and I can't really comment on any of my blades' longevity due to how...
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    Re: Bee Brush Alternatives?

    My cousin just brought me 3 grocery bags full of goose feathers. When I need to get all the bees off a frame nothing I have used works better than a goose feather, and I mean the bees that are...
  4. Re: Dado sets. Comparison Freud SD208 and Oshlun SDS 0842

    The blade sharpener I use has told me several times that freud quality has gone down over the past years in regards to sharpening their blades. I have no idea what the specifics could be on his...
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    Re: Woo Hoo! Hive is thriving in CO winter

    Good to hear, all mine are doing good too. The pattern where I am is that they make it through the winter but the dearth and the cold of early spring is when the starve outs happen. Lots of winter...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    Use a solar panel/wind turbine as your 'generator'. Get a charge controller, you need one and they're cheap. A battery is needed, your choice of what kind. And possibly an inverter if your...
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    Re: Woo Hoo! Hive is thriving in CO winter

    If we had beekeepers in Trinidad, Fort Collins and Cheyanne responding we would have the eastern slope of the front range covered for 300 miles. The nuc is having some visible dysentery problems. ...
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    Re: Woo Hoo! Hive is thriving in CO winter

    Mine all fly on the warm days, even on some cold days. I didn't rob any hives too much this year so they all went into winter heavy and haven't lost any yet. Our worst weather is typically January...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I have a hive that will have gone 5 years tf in April. By most beekeeper's definition it's a dink. It doesn't boom in the spring and it doesn't produce any surplus honey, yet it persists. I...
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    Re: Spring is here !

    The other day I had full sun on my hives with an air temp of 39 F. The bees were taking cleansing flights and if you watched closely, some of them would drop out of the air and die. Winter has just...
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    I second that sentiment.
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    Re: Spring is here !

    Well -21 here last night, winter is here but I'm anticipating spring. I probably couldn't even pull the cover off my winter lettuce right now :(
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    Re: Best size super

    Shallows over deeps is what I was told. I wish they told me that before I built mediums.
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

    Its happened to me too. Make a police report and use duck tape to seal the holes until it is warm enough to do an inspection and manipulate the frames.
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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    Five years in beekeeping and in quite a few instances the nails in my nailed hives are walking out. None of the stapled hives have staples that are drifting out. I do use glue on everything and...
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    Re: telescoping vs migratory

    I've only ever used migratory tops. A commercial guy tried to give me 100 telescoping tops/inner covers and I didn't take him up on it. It's much easier to remove tops or stack hives with migratory...
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    Re: more tf mite counts

    I thought the drop out of the holes at the bottom was cappings but they were too brown. I meant to scoop them up and look at them with a magnifying glass but forgot :( The 'bottom boards' are...
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    Re: more tf mite counts

    I moved two 2 story nucs to an enclosed area where I usually winter my nucs. Both weighed an easy 50# and both have 6 -1 1/4 inch screened holes in the bottom of them (for ventilation when I capture...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Looks good, don't forget new equipment cost (even though I make my own) and treatment costs. Its the small red entries that tend to un-noticably add up quickly.

    I've found my best estimates for...
  20. Re: Who wants to talk about unusually warm winter weather?

    The neighbor has been transferring 20k bushels of corn into our silo the past few weeks. With the warm weather we've had our bees have been foraging on spilled grain and chaff, giving a few of their...
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    Re: Medium on top of Deep Brood Chamber

    I ran out of 10 frame deep equipment and had to super a split with a 10 frame medium. It worked for the bees but not for me. It is definitely getting rotated out for a second deep in the spring.
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    Re: Post your beekeeping Facebook page

    Definitely a thumbs up for this thread. I have enjoyed looking at all the pages. There's people from Hawaii to Canada, from the north to the south, different countries, and we can network together...
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    Re: Post your beekeeping Facebook page

    The signature line is a good place to put it
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    Re: Should I be worried

    The first brutal cold snap here always knocks off the unprepared. I'm not worried, are you? :D

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    That was after 5" of...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is on all my labels. I dont heat and I strain.
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