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    Re: Can hive blow over

    Cement block on top
  2. Re: Honey expectations on a 5-10 hive apiary

    One place to start might be the NASS statistics. You can check reported per colony honey yields for your state going back many years:...
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    Re: Sugar water

    Something else to keep in mind: when established beekeepers buy packages, they are most often to replace winter dead-outs, which have drawn comb, and often, frames of honey. I haven't bought large...
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    Re: New SW Ohio

    As others have suggested, get connected with a local club:
    http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/associations/local-associations/

    Clubs often offer beginner's classes, and are great places to find...
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    Re: Why? No stores.

    What I see from time to time are plenty stores in late summer, then nothing by mid-fall. Sometimes a really strong hive will go through stores quickly if there's not a strong fall flow.
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    Re: More than honey Netflix

    I remember cringing when it started out with the fake Einstein quote. As jwscarson noted above, it's preachy, and plays loose with the facts, but worth watching just for the great cinematography.
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    Re: Feeding going into winter?

    Not likely a problem, in my experience.
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    Re: Nuc to 10 frame

    Do you have an extra 10-frame box? You could put the 8 nuc frames + a couple empty frames in the 10-frame box, then do a newspaper combine with the queenless hive.
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    Re: Degrees in beekeeping

    The Indiana State Beekeepers hold a meeting every summer at the Purdue Bee Lab, hosted by Dr. Greg Hunt. It's usually the 3rd Saturday in June, and features lots of hands-on activities in the hives....
  10. Re: How long does it take for bees to orientate to a new location

    I don't take them away. There are techniques to make splits & nucs without having to move them to a different location.
    For splits, I place them side-by-side in the original location, and returning...
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    Re: Apimondia Montreal 2019

    Was sorry to see the U.S. bid lose (Minneapolis). Apimondia hasn't been in the U.S. since 1967.
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    Re: Combine weak hives?

    I agree with your plan. Combine in the fall, split in the spring.
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    Re: Older crystallize honey

    That's a typo, right? You meant $2.25 a POUND, not $2.25 a gallon.
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    Re: Bottom Board for winter !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have screened bottom boards & leave them open all winter. We typically have at least a few weeks of sub-zero temps.
    I do provide a wind break so that I have "dead air" under the hives.
  15. Re: How did you prepare to start keeping bees?

    I read a few books (visit your local library), spent several months reading posts on a couple online forums, then took a full-day beginners class.

    You're just a short distance from Dave Burns &...
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    Re: Honey combs for brood ?

    There shouldn't be a any problem using 'honey' comb for brood (or vice versa). Interchangeability is one of the advantages of using all mediums.
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    Re: Requeening question from Clairmont

    Sometimes replacement queens don't start laying immediately. In my experience, a week to 10 days isn't out of the ordinary. I've seen some research which suggests that the length of time a queen has...
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    Re: New Beekeeper with a situation-help.

    Standing by is your worst option at this point. This late in the season I'd do a newspaper combine. If you can find a queen, you might try as Ruth suggested and overwinter them as a nuc.
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    Re: Sticky board count is 95 after 36 hours

    With a mite load that high you're gonna have to do something to knock them down before winter. I'd remove the super, treat, but keep feeding if they need it.
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    Re: Will my honey taste like this?

    Adding to what Michael Bush said: the honey they make this year may not taste at all like the honey from last year, even in the exact same location.
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    Re: Screened bottom boards ok for winter?

    I leave mine open year round. We usually get a few weeks of sub-zero temperatures,
  22. Re: Identifying what's what in the frames and combs?

    duplicate
  23. Re: Identifying what's what in the frames and combs?

    duplicate
  24. Re: Identifying what's what in the frames and combs?

    Some nice pictures here:
    https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/honey-bee-biology/honey-bee-parasites-pests-predators-and-diseases/
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    Re: Hello from Indiana

    Hello and Welcome!
    I live in Brown County, but work in Spencer.
    Have you connected with the local bee club - White River Beekeepers meet in Spencer:...
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