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    Re: Backfilling Problem

    Sounds like an awsome nectar flow!
    Expand the broodnest. If you have drawn comb slide one in the broodnest area. Take the frame from the outside out as these are generally all nectar/honey anyhow....
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    Re: Absconding package. Quite the Quandry.

    Thanks for all the sage wisdom. A slow release would have been prudent, hindsight. It was such a nice day I could understand her wanting to go outside, sheesh, I was.
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    Absconding package. Quite the Quandry.

    First time ever in eighteen years of beekeeping. So here's the haps... Sunny, 65f, not too breezy and just generally a beatuiful day in spring. This was a 3lb package that had been housed together...
  4. Re: overwintering 5 frame nucs in a hot house

    Adrian, 8492 8493
    each nuc slides and abuts the opening.

    Michael, I cranked up the heat so they would be able to break the cluster and get the feed. My hope is they will start to bulk up for the...
  5. Re: overwintering 5 frame nucs in a hot house

    Thanks. Glad to hear I'm on the right track.
    I may have to temper the temperature.
  6. overwintering 5 frame nucs in a hot house

    Hello. I have a small temperature controlled out-building that I am currently overwintering 5-frame nucs in. My goal is to have them build out to cover all five frames for potential sale in the...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    Dirt road, I have had similar observations. With Italians the reaction is not as intense as my Russians.
  8. Thread: Humbled.

    by Dacypher
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    Humbled.

    Such an awesome resource! Indeed I am honored to be able to glean knowledge from the collective.
    I am a fifteen year beekeeper and am learning so much more since finding this site.
    Thank you.
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