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    Re: Can't find queen!!!!

    Another thing you can try to find her is to blow on the a clump of bees she might be there. I have a 4 frame nuc that I know there is a queen in and I can not find here I have looked twice now and...
  2. Summer Management for over wintering nucs?

    This is the first year I am going to try over wintering nucs. I have will have around 20 of them. My understanding from watching Michael Palmer's "The Sustainable Apiary". Is that I will need to...
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    Re: Surprise, HONEY!

    What taste minty??
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6/6/16 zip 54022 Swarm from my own hive and I got it back. Ya
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    Re: Sustainability in a small yard

    What is folding mating nuc frames???
  6. Thread: Colored sugar

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    Colored sugar

    I have acess to 3 55 gal drums of colored sugar should I take it? Is it okay for the bees? It is food coloring it looks like it bleaches out after it is wet.
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    You could go buy the 18" one at harbor freight or you could go and buy a piece of steel and grind a relief on it so you can overe bend it a little but make sure to leave the the bottom coroner alone?
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch-bending-brake-67240.html

    I bought this one to make my covers this year it is a good price and works well only thing is it nees a second bar or you can cut it...
  9. Thread: Mannlake

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    Re: Mannlake

    If you are looking to buy more than 50 I would take a look at www.hivebodies.com they have a great price on commercial boxes for a far price.
  10. Nuc size going into winter and after winter

    I was wondering what size the cluster should be when going into winter? What is a acceptiable size comeing out of winter to have success from the next year? I am looking at a 4 over 4...
  11. Thread: Brood Brake

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    Brood Brake

    How long of brood barke do you want for mite control?

    I was wondering if the time it takes to release the Queen is long enough or what time frame I am looking at. Looking to over winter bee in a...
  12. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Where do you find cheap sugar?
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