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    Re: Swarm prep or queen replacement?

    It sounds like one cell emerged and that queen killed the other cells that were there in the hive. Is it possible that when you moved over that frame of eggs/larva/brood that the queen from that hive...
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    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    They line up and fan to help guide the queen back to the box. They will be the box that does not have the queen.

    If you split all the boxes off and set on their own bottom boards or on a pair of...
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    Re: Dumb questions about splits

    Here is one way you can do it without finding the queen.
    On a morning where the weather has warmed up some, take a spare empty box and bottom board and set next to the hive you want to split. Go...
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    Re: Stupid barely related question....

    Michael Palmer setting up mating nucs on a rainy day in May.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA3yiNoAh4o
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    Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

    Spock's Funeral SCENE - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan MOVIE (1982) - HD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtQUePN5y40
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    Re: Plastic Hive body's?

    I noticed on the link given that one of the features is that they are... insect resistant?!!!
    :}
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    RIP Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni58341093/?ref_=hm_lno_lk3

    Leonard Nimoy, the eloquent, baritone-voiced actor and director who will forever be remembered as the Starship Enterprise's supremely logical...
  8. Re: Question about buying "RAW" Honey and "Real Bee Pollen" ..

    I don't heat my extracted honey at all and let it run through a deep fryer strainer screen. It comes out clear, not cloudy and no visible particles in it. It would be considered unheated raw filtered...
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    Re: foundationless frames in langstroth

    I put craft sticks in the bottom bar groove, it gets the bees to attach it more often. You can also slice off the bottom inch of the comb and drop it straight down and glue it to the bottom bar with...
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    Re: Stand question

    My stands with hives have survived 30-40mph sustained winds and 50-70mph gusts. The 2 pipe legs are driven 2+ feet into the ground and the rails are attached to the T cross bars on the legs. My rails...
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    Re: Stand question

    I use rail stands like you are thinking of, but I only use 2 legs, but my legs are pipe. I used 1 1/2" pipe driven into ground with 2" pipe sections welded into a "T" to slip over the 2" legs. Then...
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    Re: Steam wax rendering

    I've done it in a very similar fashion using a Wagner Wallpaper Steamer. Wax comes out very nice and clean.
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    Re: Glass-bulb queen catcher

    A couple of good Michael Palmer videos that show how to catch and hold and mark queens...

    Queens have handles...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EMhmfvHKFg

    Marking queens......
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    Re: Back to square 1

    Yes, and give name out to local school district, and fire department, and local utilities company. The school district and the utilities company was the best for me, they kept my name on their desk...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    A+ for you Todd.
    Many of us have been set back to square one just like you have. But, it's not really square one is it? You have experience now that you did not have at first, and you have the...
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    Re: Help with my jenter kit please

    The cups need to be placed into an over crowded cell builder with no young larva or eggs in it. If the cell builder has young larva or eggs, they my ignore your cell bar of cups and raise queens of...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Now that's just wrong! A head of grey is a crown of wisdom, and Michael has much wisdom in bee keeping, which I and many others soak in as much as we can from him. Happy Birthday Michael!
  18. Re: Spring feeding; different sugar water solutions?

    I also do as Michael Bush, 5 pints of sugar to a one gallon container, I figure it's about 5:3, all year around when needed.

    I also agree with SRatcliff, I need to keep watch on the broodnest to...
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    Re: Double Nuc Question

    I do not think the screened bottom board will be a problem. I've run 8 frame deeps with screened bottom boards and had them sitting tightly side by side each other, and never had a problem with it. ...
  20. Re: I'm building another log hive...a big one

    What a great idea! Looking good so far.
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    Re: Pollen Backfilling the Brood Nest

    You can just add supers as needed, and let the queen lay where she wants. They do store pollen below, when it's coming in heavy, so they have it when pollen flows slow down later on. They store...
  22. Re: I will be away, from my hives, for a week, I plan on

    That sounds like a decent plan. You might be getting some pollen coming in pretty soon, I've been getting it here for a couple weeks, but now, WOW! Lots of pollen coming in, probably 85% of the...
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    Re: Importance of Shade

    You call 90 degrees hot? That's full sun all day temperatures.
    I get to 110 a time or two in the summer, and over 100 all the time. Late day shade is nice, but not critical for me.
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    Re: Brood exclusion?

    With bar management. Keep bars of pollen and youngest eggs and brood to the entrance, move bars of honey to the rear. The other way would be to make a bar that is a queen excluder, as already...
  25. Re: First Spring Inspection -- Splitting next Weekend

    Yes Jon Wolff, thank you, and sorry if I sounded over defensive. I agree with both of your first posts, it sounds like a very good way to go about cleaning up the remaining mess and doing the split....
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