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  1. Thread: Cut out lesson

    by jbraun
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    Re: Cut out lesson

    Persistence pays off again! Good job!
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    Re: package vrs nuc's

    After being on BS for over a year and reading what others have posted here's my take. Packages are usually from the south or California. Hence the queens are too. Nucs are frequently from a local...
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    I have a backpack sprayer that I use for my trees and shrubs. It holds 3 gallons. When I clean out the nozzle it sprays a stream out the end of the wand. The brand I have is Solo. Would something...
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    Re: Hello, from Missouri!

    Welcome Aunt Bee. I'm a gardener also, that's what started me in bee keeping too. Just a word of warning, try to site your hives at least 100' from your garden. In summer when the dearth hits my...
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    Re: New and anxious here in central Missouri

    Welcome Barry, You just missed a beginning beekeeping class in Columbia, well it's full. Boone Regional Beekeeping Association is putting it on Jan 24th. They have their next meeting in March. My...
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    rmaxwell, check out Lauri's post: Improved divided mating Nuc. Better for feeding when nights are cold Spring/Fall 9/13/2014 Sorry I don't know how to do links.
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    Re: Mouse in hive, now what?

    gman, I made my own mouse guards out of galvanized flashing. I cut 1 1/2" pieces as long as your entrance reducer board. Bend it 90 degrees with 2 boards with sharp edges(cheap metal brake). Snip...
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    I'm using standard deeps. I don't plan on needing space below the frames for queen cells. But as I mentioned I'll add 3/4" x 3/4" strips on the bottom boards just like I do on all of my bottom...
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    rmaxwell, I to am starting into queen castle building. Today I built the first 3 out of 10 deeps. I'm using 1/4" dividers so I cut my grooves at 8" for the middle and 4 1/4" for the two other...
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    Re: Brad gun and size brads for wedges

    Mountainman, I just checked my hives yesterday and I was going to add sugar blocks also. 3 out of 6 hives had only used 2# since last check 3 weeks ago, 3 remained the same. I was going to add...
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    Re: Warm spell syrup feed?

    I just looked at my records for last year. March 15th the Red Maples bloomed, April 2 the dandelions bloomed. I'm mid-Mo near Columbia so you are about a week ahead of me. After that the main flow...
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    Re: Adding Sugar Blocks

    I just got back from checking the hive weights. 3 out of 6 had dropped 2#-#. They are all up near 80#-90# for double deep hives. So, no sugar needed, probably not in Feb or Mar, but time will tell...
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    Adding Sugar Blocks

    Last year I added Sugar A la Mountain Camp, dry sugar on newspaper, at this same date. My problem was that all 4 of my hives then backfilled the broodnest. I was thinking of adding sugar bricks that...
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Ken, I've got a trap out in an old church in my town to do this spring. I'm going to wait until March before I set up the trap out. But that has to do with kids more than anything else.
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    Re: Oh my!!! We have bees🐝🌸🌺🐝🌺🌻😳😳😳Now what???

    You want to set up your new hive with a bottom board. On top of that you set your deep brood box. Then an inner cover. Then a telescoping cover. Look in the build it yourself section when you open...
  16. Thread: 2015 plans

    by jbraun
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    Re: 2015 plans

    My goals for 2015 are to begin queen rearing to help expand my hives.
    To start getting a fair amount of honey from my production hives.

    Happy new year!
  17. Re: Hello from the frozen wastland of northern Ohio.

    Welcome and Happy New Year. Ten acres is a great area to start with. I try to keep mine 100' away from houses and ponds. You can have aggressive bees during the dearth of summer and dragonflies...
  18. Thread: How do you feed

    by jbraun
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    Re: How do you feed

    I went out to see if I needed to feed my 7 hives yesterday. I took some sugar bricks with me to feed them. All of the hives weighed the same as the last time I checked them 12/2. The bricks came...
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    Re: Hardest part of winter to get through?

    I just got back from checking my hives. The temp was 52 F. I was very surprised to see that some of my hives had put on 3-5 lbs. That may be due to operator error though. I started to weigh my...
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    Re: make your own nicot setup?

    I'm also going to venture into queen rearing this year. I'm only up to 7 hive now. We'll see how many make it to spring. Any way I'd like to increase more before I start to graft. With all of the...
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    Re: Merry Christmas from Central Missouri

    Good luck to you next year. I wish you much honey and few stings next year. Enjoy the ride!
  22. Re: Late Season Blooming Plants of Potential Value to Honey Bees in Mid-Missouri

    I have S. lanceolatum in my yard. At least I think that's it. I'm not good at identification of native plants. It self seeded and now it's spread a LOT. Next year I'll limit it's spread because...
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    Re: ...walks into a bar...

    Now that the days are getting longer I'm glad you shed some more light on those jokes!
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    Re: Pollen in hives : how long?

    Eduardo, I only have 3 years hobbyist experience so I can't say from personal experience. Walt Wright has written about that subject though. If you go to the section under POV and then go to Walt...
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    Re: Hello. I have newbie questions.

    Welcome Tees727. Boone Regional Beekeepers Association in Columbia is probably your closest bee club. I just went to their site and saw they have their next meeting on Feb 15. You'll probably miss...
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