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    Re: Wehn to add Pollen Patties

    Luv2Beekeep, sounds like you're weather is similar to ours. Okay, this is coming from a second year beekeeper so I'm not very knowledgeable. I added pollen patties today sometimes cutting the patty...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    This is an awesome nuc plan :thumbsup:. Very simple. Haven't made any yet but I'm definitely going to eventually. While I was searching around the web I found the plans for this nuc(I believe D...
  3. Re: Mysterious deaths of my two hives... do you know what happened??

    First of all I'd like you to know I'm not very knowledgeable about beekeeping but I'll do my best to state my opinions. The black/brown stuff on the top of the frames looks like bee poop, maybe they...
  4. Re: My Carnis are bringing in yellow and red pollen

    You're bees are already bringing in pollen?! Lucky you ;). It'll be quite awhile until we have flowers blossoming up here in Montana.
  5. Re: How Many Hives Should A New Beekeeper Start With?

    I went with two my first year and don't regret it. So I'd say go with two, that way you can tell if one isn't doing well. :)
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    Re: Winter Behavior - Bees on Inner Cover

    I noticed this behavior yesterday when I added some more sugar candy. It was in the mid to high forties if I remember correctly. I'm kind of thinking from some of the above replies that it doesn't...
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    Why did they swarm?

    My bees swarmed today. I'm not sure why they did it because they had plenty of room. I checked them last sunday and they hadn't filled all of the top hive body up but I added a honey super so I...
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    Re: New Bee in Montana

    He's a commercial beekeeper. He keeps his bees in Montana until around fall and then he ships them to California for the winter. In early spring he gets them back and makes nucs, he also sells...
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    Re: New Bee in Montana

    No, I got mine from Simpson Honey Farm in Miles city, it was a lot closer than Western Bee and they seem to be great bees. I didn't seem to have any trouble with Varroa. I was pretty sure I had it...
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    Re: New Bee in Montana

    Welcome! I live in Eastern Montana and have two Langstroth hives. I'm still in my first year. So far so good. :) I haven't checked them for a little while but so far they've gone through a couple -30...
  11. Thread: Candy: HELP!

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    Re: Candy: HELP!

    We made candy a while ago and it worked great. We cut WAY down on water though and didn't heat it up as much. Here's what we used.

    2 1/2 lbs of suger to one cup of water. Then we heated it to...
  12. Thread: Candy: HELP!

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    Re: Candy: HELP!

    Won't it carmalyze if you don't put enough water in? That's what happened a few times because we couldn't get it hot enough so it just boiled all the water out and carmalyzed. The pot was pretty...
  13. Thread: Candy: HELP!

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    Candy: HELP!

    Okay, we've tried and tried to make bee candy but we can NEVER get it above 250 F. We used a turkey fryer and some other stuff but we can't get it hot enough. After the fourth attempt it's getting...
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    Re: Bees and chickens

    My sister has around a hundred chickens and they've never bothered my hives. I'll see chickens walking right by my hives and not even looking at the bees. I'm guessing now and then a chicken might...
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    Re: Bees twenty feet up a tree

    No, that's not when they were taken, the camera is just messed up. :rolleyes:

    Bee Kid
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    Re: Bees twenty feet up a tree

    Yes, I agree with you guys, I think they're too high although the people who want to try getting them have friends that might be able to loan them equipment to get that high. Although I would most...
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    Bees twenty feet up a tree

    A friend in Illinois emailed me and asked about this hive. Should they just forget about it or somehow try to get it, it looks too high to me and I don't know how someone could get up that high...
  18. Re: Beek falls in pond...Not how I would like to make the news...

    Yes, although they were wearing bunker gear. I do agree, they make it look like the bees are more dangerous than they actually are.

    BK
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    Re: Hive Tracks has been upgraded (u-gin)

    Okay, I have another suggestion that would be really nice. How about a winter wrap in hive builder? So far I really like the program. Keep up the good work. :thumbsup:

    BK
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    Re: Hive Tracks has been upgraded (u-gin)

    Thanks for the information. I still have a question; when making a hive it has 'frame count' What is that? I tried putting 20(because I have two hive bodies) but it said it had to be ten or under...
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    Re: Hive Tracks has been upgraded (u-gin)

    Hi Mark,
    I've about quit using by Beetight acount, but I'd like to somehow export that data into Hive Tracks. Is that possible? If so how.
    Thanks for all the hard work you've put into this program....
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Mark,
    I am getting aggravated with my Beetight account, it switches the languages all the time so it takes me double or triple as long to put down a few inspections, is there any way to export my...
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    Re: Simple Record Keeping in Hive Tracks

    When going to create a new hive what is the "Frame Count?" I'm guessing it's how many frames are in the hive right? How long do you think it will bee beefore I can transfer my inspections from...
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Not to bother you but I noticed one thing on the test demo. I was going to add a solid bottom board below the screen bottom board but when I added it it was above the screen bottom board, so I...
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Thanks for the info, I will be awaiting the upgrade so I can transfer my inspections from Beetight to Hive Tracks.
    Thanks.

    Bee Kid
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