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    Re: weight of three mediums

    Would it be pretty much the same as a two deep setup ??
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    weight of three mediums

    Whats a good average weight of a three medium brood nest going into winter in my zone in Northeast PA .
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    Re: Goldenrod honey value

    From what I have heard the GR variety is a factor in the taste , I have a huge GR flow in the fall and when I heard some can be not very good I hoped mine was going to be the good one , it turned out...
  4. Re: Replacement for light bulbs as a honey box heat source?

    Rough service bulbs are still available for almost the same cost not sure if they will discontinue them along with the others or not .
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    Thanks for taking the time to do the video , the extractor looks real good !! I agree for a 9 frame radial extractor you can't beat the price , enjoy .
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I would love to see some pics and or a video , is there any way for any liquid to get into the void that you can't get to for cleaning .
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    Re: finding queens with three mediums

    I did two sugar rolls the first was a 5 frame nuc I purchased this spring , they have been very good bee's , calm easy to work and fast to build up , I found only one mite . The other was a strong...
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    Re: finding queens with three mediums

    Mike are you saying I could just check the frames for the test real good trying to make sure she's not on them without actually finding her .And go ahead and use those frames for the test .
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    Re: finding queens with three mediums

    Mike can I get enough bees for a sugar roll off one frame or should I do two , have you pretty much experienced the same with your medium setup .

    Daniel hives looking great lots of bees working...
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    finding queens with three mediums

    Now that I have all my colonies in three medium brood chambers I'm having trouble locating queens . Not only do I have 30 frames instead of 20 where she could be hiding but I'm finding fresh larvae...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    Has anyone else heard of this issue with the Italian made brushy mt . extractors , think I heard someone mention this a while back .Or does anyone have one that can confirm it or disprove it .
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I haven't seen it but was told the joint at the bottom were the side and bottom meet is a void where honey and debris can collect but small enough that you can't actually get to it to clean other...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    dputt88 , congraulations what are your thoughts so far , how's it look . I have been told that there is a area where the sides meet the bottom on this model that debris can accumulate and is hard to...
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    Re: 2 small extractors instead of 1 big one?

    Thanks for being up front, I know maxant makes good quality equipment with good quality parts and they will last a lifetime but it seems to me they should redesign the 3100 basket like a typical...
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    Re: 2 small extractors instead of 1 big one?

    David what brand is your 9 frame extractor and how do you like it .I'm still looking !!!
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    Re: Question about a split

    Thanks for the help guys , I lost power on Monday night from a really bad storm out of the west with reported 70 MPH wind . Alot of damage and trees down , been running the generator since Monday to...
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    Question about a split

    I have a parent hive from a split that didn't end up replacing the queen , its been 6 weeks and no queen and no brood or eggs but it still has alot of bee's . To speed things up I purchased a mated...
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    Re: Extraction equipment question

    600 micron bucket filter here also
  19. Thread: posting pics

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    Re: posting pics

    Thanks for the help guys , I'll give it a shot .
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    Re: congested bottom box

    MG the population is huge so much I thought maybe they would be to crowded and I should have put them in two separate hives not sure, its my first cut out .I guess I better leave them alone for...
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    posting pics

    Is there a step by step on posting pics anywhere .
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    Re: typical swarm control split

    OK if I put a frame of brood in this hive from another hive do I shake all the bee's off or will they except the bee's on the frame as being nurse bee's .
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    congested bottom box

    With cut outs and different procedures is it wrong to fill a bottom box with all brood and honey not leaving any room for the queen . Will she move up for more room to lay . In my last cutout we...
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    Re: typical swarm control split

    dj , this could be a possibility I didn't have alot of extra drawn comb to give them except for the frames from the parent hive and they were bringing in stores up to last week and we have had a good...
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    Re: beehive in the log !!

    Got the log home tonight , all went well , I put a piece of plywood on one end and a piece of fiberglass window screen on the other end , this stuff is great and very easy to work with went around...
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