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  1. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    As you place a frame back into its slor. Scrub the edge of the end bars against the frame you are placing it against. Think about it this way, if you place the frame all the way down on the frame...
  2. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    I won't argue please post em. I need to learn how to make my life easier.

    So no number.
  3. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Hmmm I put mine in forwards under the ventilated hat and veil, it helps keep the front tilted up.
  4. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Well, ok then The 300. Wait wasn't that a movie.
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Roland.... I don't mean to minimize your inventions or innovations. However, we all data collect, and hopefully all try to improve on the status quo. Some are better at it than others. I am still...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I actually started this one as a counterpoint to the "No Apologies". Evidentally it was taken as an afront to seasoned beekeepers, which it was decidedly not meant to do. What I was really trying...
  7. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Just bumping this up to see if some of the veterans will chime in with some more of the little things that make a big difference. Because right now it only looks like there are 24 not...
  8. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    If that is the case, then once you have the 9 in there (which will be in the original orientation and placements in relation to each other, use your hive tool in a twisting motion between the side of...
  9. The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    There are a billion little secrets the old timers use that make beekeeing easier. This thread is to give them a chance to share that secret knowledge. Its the things they do without even thinking...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Sure, No problems there, by that time I will be the 60 year old futzer myself.

    I said "new inventions" The old futzers, as you call them, are responsible for about a billion useful timesaving...
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    Beesource - What's it good for?

    For the beekeeping hobbyist, 100% of the basics you need to learn FROM READING can be found at Michael Bush’s website – for free. There is really nothing else that you need to learn before you...
  12. Re: Heeeelp!!! new give swarmed. wife caught them. now what?

    Closing them in might be a good idea as long as they have ventilation and stores. As Cyberload said, the screened bottom does not help with new installs. I would recommend closing the bottom up to...
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    Re: New packages don't seem to be eating

    How are your bees doing?
  14. Re: Heeeelp!!! new give swarmed. wife caught them. now what?

    It was likely the intrusiuon of a full inspection without any open brood. They will leave eggs behind, but open brood helpw hold them in. Since they are back and hopefully the eggs will begin to...
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    Re: I may regret this ...

    I don't see your reasoning. You split 19 or 20 days ago. The bees would have begun making cells on day 2 with larva that were already hatched. So at day 12 or so or so they would be emerging. (3...
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    Re: Hello from Florida!

    Watch again tomorrow. Sometimes it is cooler and they are busy building comb. If they are all full up and have nowhere to store. Hopefully they have not gone to greener pastures. But I would wait...
  17. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    These are then followed by:

    My bees are dancing back and forth on the landing board, looks like they are scrubbing it, is this normal.

    And a bunch of my bees are hanging from the landing board,...
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    Re: New packages don't seem to be eating

    At those temps. place a 1/2 sheet of newspaper on top of the top frames and pour some dry sugar on it for feed. But do it quick
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    Re: New packages don't seem to be eating

    It is my understanding that if the syrup is 50 degrees or less they will not take it. Also if there is a source of fresh necatar available (flow) then they are not as likely to take the syrup. But...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    You never know how they are until you know. I would never have attempted working unknown bees without protection until I was sure they were not agitated. (swarms excepted) Today, I went out in my...
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    Re: Opinions/Advice on Removal

    Hard for me to believe they are in the post, there will be a 3" square clear space at most, and that is if the post is not solid and the post base is not solid. I would think they have built under...
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    Re: SHB's aka Small Hive Beetles

    Queenless hives tend to accumulate lots of SHB. It may be a pheremone thing. This time of year the populations are low, July and August are our worst months. Ground has to be warm enough for the...
  23. Re: hive swarmed, caught queen and half the swarm: now what

    Well, since you don't want the nuc, just set them up in your yard near your hive. Then pull two out of every three capped brrod combs the nuc builds, shake the bees off and into the nuc, then put...
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    Re: CL ad. Who knew?

    Can you post a link to the video you send, or send it to me, it would be a good thing to show people.
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    Re: Beetle larvae

    You need to remove any frame that has the SHB larva on them, shake the bees off and then bag and freeze the frames. Otherwise the hive will succumb to them.

    JEB
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