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    Re: Removing broken comb from the hive

    Make enough room (temprarily remove some frames to another box), and reach in and pick it up. It won't bite you. Any gooey mess left behind the bees will clean up. If it's too much honey left on...
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    Re: first year honey?

    Way too early to tell, and even if you think you have a surplus, there's the MN winter coming up in just a few months.

    I'm in northern NY and up here hives need to weigh more than 120 lbs,...
  3. Re: Is a simulated swarm just a pre-swarm split?

    You can also re-use those double screen boards you had during the winter. Look up info on using "Snelgrove Boards", which is what they are.

    Bees stay one the same stand until the new queen is...
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    Re: How to Split without moving hives?

    You might try using a Snelgove board (aka a double screen board). All the bees stay on the same base until the new queen is up and running, then you can just lift off the upper (new queen) colony and...
  5. Re: Newb help with entrance reducer/ convo with Tim Ives

    I'm not sure how to interpret what Tim Ives is saying, but he's showing an entrance that is mostly propolized shut, by the bees.

    I think the full width entrance is more an artifact of the box...
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    Re: It's Time to Spray

    BT
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    Re: Warre Modifications

    The idea that bees in a tree cavity always work from the top down is incorrect. I know of three. long-term feral hives in trees within a few miles of my house. One has a top entrance, the other an...
  8. Re: First hive(s) inspection - 8 days since installing packages

    I keep a 2" shim on top of the upper-most box of my hive at this time of year. If I have to scrape off burr comb which has nectar in it I set the comb in one of those little plastic trays that...
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    Re: Beginner Needs Help

    Isn't it annoying when your bees haven't read the beekeeping instruction books that suggest this is good way to feed? You should get them some high speed internet access so they can log on here at BS...
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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    I use Pierco plastic frames (black for brood areas, white for honey) and my bees seem to think they're just fine. I have no trouble with them. I also use plastic foundation (Pierco) and also...
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    Re: Newbie question

    One reason you were asked to come and pick up the nucs after dark was so that you'd get all the bees associated with the nuc. During daylight hours the foraging bees are out flying away from the nuc...
  12. Re: Time interval for re-queening a queenless hive before it goes laying-worker?

    Thanks, Harley. That seems to be where we're headed.

    Enj.
  13. Re: Time interval for re-queening a queenless hive before it goes laying-worker?

    But what if the queenless state happened when the package was just installed, before there was any brood?

    (Sorry to piggyback on your question Shinbone, but this is an issue a friend's hive is...
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    Re: Mite crash before Main Flow

    MAQS can be used even with the supers on. Treatment takes only seven days. Have lots of ventilation, partiularly for the first three days. Also, make sure the temps will be OK. I prefer daytime...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    My husband mows closely around my hive stands with a ginormous SCAG front deck rider. He is careful to always direct the clippings away from the hives, and does the closest-in, front-of-the-hive pass...
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    Re: Help identifying plants/pollen?

    The first is staghorn sumac and, yes, that's a useful nectar and pollen shrub/tree. It is dioecious, meaniing some plants are male and some are female. Your picture is of a mature (from last season)...
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    Re: Medium or deep over brood ?

    When you decided they needed more room had they drawn out 80% of the frames in the first box? If not perhaps the extra space is a bit premature.

    You're in CA, so it may be different from where I...
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    Re: Foundationless Mix

    The idea of alternating every other frame with a foundationless or a drawn one is not always correct. In the case of a nuc, don't blindly break up the five frames of the brood area to do this.
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    Re: grrr

    I'd do a roll, but not an alcohol one. I prerfer to use powdered sugar iinstead for the testing.

    However, I would NOt wait until fall. Get an idea what you're up against right now, and figure out...
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    Re: Wild bees smaller than domesticated?

    Read here on Beesource (in the Resources section) the writings of Dee Lusby.

    You should also know this is a controversial, not universally accepted idea. Results of scientific tests on the...
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    Re: Wall Street Journal---CCD Report

    Jim's example was one of the things I picked up from last year's survey.

    I started out being squeamish about treating for mites (same as the majority of hobbyists, I expect.) The difference may be...
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    Re: How many bee hives do you have?

    I have four. Started with three in 2013; still have all of them. Plan to divide two and make two more this summer. My self-imposed limit is six. I will be babysitting a friend's hive this summer...
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    Re: I'm a horrible person

    You're not a real beekeeper until you've picked off pathetic, dumped-out, wriggling, doomed, pupae from collapsed comb that has fallen on to your sneakers when you made a bone-headed move.
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    Re: Wall Street Journal---CCD Report

    Cam, thanks for the link. I see it's some kind of government program. No time to wait for the d/L.

    But as to who are the people who are reporting, and what is their agenda? Well, I guess you...
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    Re: New Beek-Mite treatment question

    Get a screened bottomed board with a plastic insert for each hive (I like the ones w/o a printed black grid.). You can easily set them in place, where the stay all the tiime. When your husband...
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