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    I didn't find the queen as she's not marked and...

    I didn't find the queen as she's not marked and I'm not very good at spotting her yet. Lot's of eggs though. I have a queen excluder on the bottom being used as a queen includer, so I don't think I...
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    Only one egg per cell and the frame of capped...

    Only one egg per cell and the frame of capped brood had a good pattern and the egg pattern on each side of the frame facing that frame also looked good. Our last frost was about 4-5 days ago. I...
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    I checked my two hives for the second time this...

    I checked my two hives for the second time this weekend. They were 2 lb packages installed about 2 1/2 weeks ago. (I got 2 lb packages because that's what the beekeeping association was getting.)
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  4. Thread: Windbreak?

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm going to...

    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    I'm going to go ahead with the fence. I'll be using a top entrance along with a mouse protected bottom entrance. I think the drifting snow may actually help as...
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    Yes, we get some really nasty wind here. How...

    Yes, we get some really nasty wind here.

    How high do you think? Is three foot high enough? Six foot?

    Ryan

    [This message has been edited by DaYooper (edited June 04, 2004).]
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    My hives are placed in a mostly open area with...

    My hives are placed in a mostly open area with the nearest trees 50-75 yards away. I am thinking of installing a wooden pricvacy fence behind and to the sides of the hives to protect them from the...
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    Please delete. Double post. Ryan [This...

    Please delete. Double post.

    Ryan

    [This message has been edited by DaYooper (edited June 04, 2004).]
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    Thanks for the feedback people. BjornBee, I...

    Thanks for the feedback people.

    BjornBee,

    I don't have a current Dadant catalog and the photos of the jacket in Dadant's web site are not very clear. Can you tell me how the jacket is...
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    I'm going to be building some Miller style hive...

    I'm going to be building some Miller style hive top feeders. I've found 2 styles that interest me. One is the type with the slot in the center with a compartment on each side like the plans on this...
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    Has anyone ever used one Betterbee's hobbyist...

    Has anyone ever used one Betterbee's hobbyist pullovers?
    http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=602

    Quality? Fit? Value?

    Thanks,

    Ryan
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    nursebee, When the owner of Garden Web (Spike)...

    nursebee,

    When the owner of Garden Web (Spike) no longer wants you to participate he sends you to Disney. Usually it's because you were posting off topic stuff, flaming, etc., but I've heard of...
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    Mitch, Thanks for the contacts. I'll keep...

    Mitch,

    Thanks for the contacts. I'll keep them handy.

    Roger,

    Thanks for the information. I be there tonight if at all possible. I wasn't even aware that there was a beekeeping association...
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    Michael Bush, Thanks for the advice. I'll...

    Michael Bush,

    Thanks for the advice. I'll make a few calls and see what I can find. I'll look over my equipment this weekend and see what condition it's in.

    cdraves,

    I live in the eastern...
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    I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where...

    I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where we still have snow on the groud. I had a couple of hives about 10 years ago, but they didn't make it through the first winter. About a week ago I saw...
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