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  1. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Where exactly do you place the plastic cell in the hive? If there is a super does it go into the super or if there is no super I assume it goes into the upper brood box. Is that correct? Great system.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    I wrap with construction bags from Home Depot. They are generally white with a great deal of printing on them. They are very tough and can hold construction debris. I keep them double folded and...
  3. Re: Have not even started and already discouraged...

    If you live in Lake County join the Lake County Beekeepers Association. I am certain they will be a wealth of information for you since you are just starting.
  4. Re: TF For 5 Seasons of More - Please Stand Up

    This is my 5th year and I have had very poor success . This winter I have wrapped my hives, used insulation and better ventilation and candy boards with the hope of some success. I have 12 hives and...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Comments about Hitler are not appreciated in any respect.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Are those boards covering the entrance nailed on or just resting against the hive. Very interesting.
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    Re: Agricultural exemption illinois

    In Illinois there are 2 issues to deal with. Frequently people confuse a zoning with a tax exemption. In essence there are no exemptions but there are specific local laws that govern zoning and...
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    You are correct.
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    I did a newspaper combination and then placed a feeder on top of the hives that holds 2 gallons. I did dribble some syrup in the hives as Michael palmer suggested.Each hive had 2 deeps and only one...
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    Michael
    Thanks.I went back and read your response and I plan to do that tomorrow.You comment regarding the queen is very interesting and quite frankly I believe one hive either is queenless or has a...
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    Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    I have 2 of my hives (each with 2 deeps)that are very weak. Has anyone ever combined 2 deeps from one hive with 2 deeps from another hive?
    I could shake some of the bees from the top deep of each...
  12. Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    I have a serious wasp problem this year as do many folks. I have not had a situation where they have robbed a hive but I have found nests on the underside of the outer cover. Since use screened...
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    Re: Observation Hive

    Michael
    The weather is supposed to be about 59F. I plan to pul the frames the evening before and give the presentation the next day and return frames that afternoon. Thanks for the insight as I go...
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    Observation Hive

    Next week end I was sake to make a presentation on beekeeping and would like to use my observation hive. The weather is getting around the mid 50's and I am concerned about disturbing the brood...
  15. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    Our weather is getting cold at night and they have stopped taking the syrup. I even had some frozen in the morning hours. I could wait for a few warmer days and add more but it will have the same...
  16. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    Michael
    I am using fondant for the first time. I am in the midwest and wonder if there would deb any harm using the fondant at this time rather than a month from now when the weather can make a...
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    Insulation Material

    I have some extra space around my sugar bricks and would like to fill it with a safe material. The bricks will sit directly on the frames and I use shallow supers (rather high) but I have them...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I am not expert in bee survival. But it appears that starvation and excessive moisture were the primary causes. This year I am trying to overcome these issue. I am certain there are numerous other...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Using your suggestions and others I have found a solution. Iam not able to accurately describe it but I am floating a solid insulating board on top of the blocks. When the blocks are used, the board...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Michael
    I have been feeding sugar syrup and will do so until the weather gets colder. The bricks are intended for the remainder of the winter as I did not use any bricks last year and had poor...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I like your system much better than mine. My problem si that I purchased sugar blocks that are 3" thick. They are excellent but present a whole series of other issues in context of size, so I can't...
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    Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I am using 3" thick sugar bricks and placing then in shallow supers and covering the shallow supers with an inner cover and then a cantilever cover, My question is....... there will be a considerable...
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    Re: beedun still can smell on frames

    I have used this Bee-Dunn without any problem. Just don't use as much and follow directions. I have reverted to using nothing as it is quicker and I don't mind the bees. I might add I don't have any...
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    Re: Small Yellow Jackets?

    We have had them all summer and they somehow even get into our home. I have never seen so many of these smaller yellow jackets before and they can easily be confused as bees by non beekeepers. I have...
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    Re: Large Beekeepers and Treatment Free

    You are correct. He does use some products for mite treatment but refers to them as organic. He also move bees to the south for the winter. I have learned there is a big difference between treatment...
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