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    Re: too much bearding?

    lots of bearding hear lately. High humidity more than heat pushes them out. its not a bad thing. There is some truth the hive beetle idea. When bearding increases I notice more beetle activity. ...
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    Re: bees and maple trees

    Its not a bad thing right??!!
  3. Re: Confirmed swarm in El Paso FREE BEES! COME GET EM!

    Its funny to hear what the general publicthink they know about bees.

    A swarm is a reproductive cluster of bees that is typically free hanging and has not established itself with comb. very very...
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    Re: Sick "Black" Bees

    Thanks for the info. Im just gonna let them go and see what happens. I was hoping to here from some folks who have had it in years past.

    I would be careful ordering medication over the...
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    Re: Winter reserves

    ask beepeekers around you. Depending on size of hive anywhere from 20-60 lbs of honey is normal for me.
  6. Re: Anyone know what the average weight of 2:1 syrup ripened in the hive weighs?

    if the moisture content of the sugar is zero then the stores will be rougly 1.18 times the sugar you do into the mix. You basically ignore the water, assumming it will evaporate to 18% moisture...
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    Re: Sick "Black" Bees

    Hey thanks for video. Whats your experience with black hairless virus. Will they get over it or is the hive doomed or if they will recover. I do have bead bees out but not a big pile.
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    Buy local bee local.....I need some electrolytes
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    Re: New Beekeepers - Need advice

    I would check for eggs, plenty of pics online to help you. Swarm this time of year is sorta odd but do happen. I've noticed weak nucs and/or without forage will build funky sections of comb, its...
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    from what i understand shipping queens this time of year is a gamble anyways. Been sooo hot.
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    Re: Bottom brood box - empty?

    I wouldn't move anything around. They are probably a bit on the week side or summer forage was not so great. They could have shut down brooding over summer or swarmed. I've found they typically...
  12. Thread: "wet" supers

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    Re: "wet" supers

    a pulled into a lady club members home to borrow the club extractor. I asked why she had the wet supers out in the yard, instead of putting them back on the hives. There were bees everywhere,...
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    Re: Weighing hives

    Here is some elementary mechanics for you guys. These are extreme samples but illustrate innacuracies of waying one side method. The most accurate approach is to weigh both sides.

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    Re: Still hanging around

    so glad we don't have bears.
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    Re: Best method for checking stores?

    Good advice above.

    I weigh hives. Small hives like nucs and single boxes are easy to access with a quick inspection, unless you have alot of them.....
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Will you continue to buy from Mann Lake in the future. :-)

    Thermostats and calrods are fairly keep, you'll be able to find replacements no problem. The money is in the stainless
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    i would open the hive and inspect. As for robbing the combs will be chewed and torn, its obvious.
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    The burnt honey sucks...I would make some meade.

    If warranty is out I would replace the components myself. Perhaps add inline a water level switch or thermal switch to prevent overheating from...
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    Re: Wintering A Nuc ?

    me neither.
  20. Re: Walter T. Kelley Purchased by Frandsen Corporation

    Exactly...they were once it...still are somewhat it here in Kentucky but they have lost their footprint on the rest of states.
  21. Re: Ever add an upper entrance after the fact?

    its easier and less damaging to add a wedge underneath the inner cover to accommodate bee space. In my experience they wern't too interested in upper entrances if there was a pre-existing entrance...
  22. Re: Walter T. Kelley Purchased by Frandsen Corporation

    The purchase is a good thing imo, the leadership side of the business has been a struggle since walter died in 1986. Competition has been tough, the internet and globalization of commerce. Mr....
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    Re: My 8 Frame reflections, so far.

    I never seen a reason to try 8's happy with 10 frames. The weight is no problem for me and is the main trendy draw for most folks.

    I've found bees natural want to work vertically in a lang style...
  24. Walter T. Kelley Purchased by Frandsen Corporation

    FYI if all didn't here. The company has not been ran well in the past years, I heard barely profitable until the State Apariast (Sean Burgess) wife became president. She resigned last year when...
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    Re: To screen or not to screen...

    I like screen bottoms bc you can inspect the droppings. Understand a bit about whats going on in the hive as far as mites, moth activity, pollen etc. Other than that I don't see many other...
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