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    Re: Robbing! Advice needed

    Put an anti robbing screen in front of the robbed hive. I have had 2 small hive survive being robbed of all their stores- in one the bees clumped in a corner away from any stores and the other a...
  2. Re: Question about dovetails using a Porter Cable jig

    I make them that way as well using an old Stanley jig. I like the way they look. So far the oldest are 2 years old and holding
  3. Thread: caught a swarm

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    caught a swarm

    I caught a swarm from one of my hives- does it matter how close to the originating hive I place it(in a hive body). Another hive swarmed then went back in the hive, that makes 2 0f 5 swarming today!
  4. Thread: Wimpy Little Nuc

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    Re: Wimpy Little Nuc

    My small nuc survived as well- 4 deep frames in an otherwise empty 10 frame deep super. They were a a small late season split made because I thought I lost a queen. They even survived at least 1...
  5. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I am in!
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    Re: help abput species of honeybee

    They look like mine - which are mostly Italian.
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    Re: Bee Happy in the Caribbean

    Are the wild bees in the DR africanized?
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    Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    My first year top-bar had almost no stores 3 weeks ago the adjacent Langsroth hives had some but not a lot.
    I guess they used all their resources making comb and bees. I fed them by putting a...
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    Re: baiting a hive out of a house exterior

    I am working on something similar. I think I am learning all the how-not-to techniques.
    Entries They will find alternate entries,and burrow/chew through steel wool.
    The exit shape and composition...
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    queen is hatching now

    Can anyone out there tell me how long a process it is? I watched over 20 min and she only made about a millimeter of progress. I was tempted to help.
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    Re: New Swarm today in GA

    I found one today, put it in an empty nuc and didn't take even 1 photo!
  12. Thread: When to split?

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    Re: When to split?

    I took a chance and did it 2 days ago- I will see if it turns out. both hives had drones and one had open queen cells.
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    Re: Top bar lid suggestions

    one more thing.. flush to the bars or not?
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    Top bar lid suggestions

    I built a top bar hive 15" wide by 48. I have a simple plywood lid on it 1/2 inch shorter than the hive. I intend to set in a very sunny location in georgia. Do I need to make a more complex top for...
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    Re: Whats your goals for this coming year?

    1- at least 3/4 hives survive
    2- kill the nasty queen re-queen with brood from the hive with the occasional greenish bees
    3- avoid loss from swarming
    4- get the top bar hive going
    5- no beetles...
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    Re: Need some ideas for hive platform(s)

    Recently someone here showed a hive stand made to keep ants out. Search Ant proof stand and you might find it. my description from memory-Metal pipe with one end in the ground and the other with...
  17. Thread: mason jar lids

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    Re: mason jar lids

    I obsessively clean any jar I like the shape and size of and re-use them. In addition, I have just come into hundreds of old mason jars for which will buy those brushy mountain lids. My few customers...
  18. Re: Removing Telescoping cover when no inner cover was used!!!

    My guess-Screw(dont be stingy with the screws) a board to the side of the hive close to the cover then use that board and your hive tool to pry the cover upwards.
  19. Thread: empty deep

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    Re: empty deep

    I had the same thing in a depleted(from robbing and dearth) but reasonably healthy hive so I reversed it. Is that a mistake I should fix?
  20. Re: Sept 2012, Who's still selling Queens this time of year?

    I got one 3 weeks ago from Gardner's Apiaries(?AKA Spell Bee Company) 912 367 9352. She was a quickly delivered replacement for one that lasted about a week. This one is doing well at 3 weeks.
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