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    Re: Dark orangeish red bees

    I will try and grab a photo, they seem to be foragers so they dont sit still very much. Its the abdomen that is black and dark orange / red. They are identical to the other Italians int he hive...
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    Dark orangeish red bees

    Anyone seen bees that are dark orange to almost red color? My Italian queen is producing a few darker colored orange even red bees.
  3. Re: Tips for inserting screened mite board into hive with solid bottom board?

    Yes its a sticky board with a screen on it
    Mann Lake: http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/DC-680.html


    I assume I can just push it into the entrance moving the bees that are...
  4. Tips for inserting screened mite board into hive with solid bottom board?

    Any tips for inserting screened mite board into hive with solid bottom board?
    Just shove it in and politely ask the bees to move out of my way?
    Im thinking its better to do this during the day as...
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    Re: Putting a Nuc into a Deep Lang

    I would transport the bees in their 4 frame nuc box. This may be a wood box to a cardboard box, ask your nuc provider.
    You want them sealed up while you transport them home.

    Have your 10...
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    Re: Is it time to add a second super? HELP!

    Ive heard you will want those outer frames drawn out to over winter, so its best when adding your second box to swap the outer frames in one spot.
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    Re: Wintering Help Needed

    Here is a good article on building a quilt box:

    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/how-to-make-a-moisture-quilt-for-a-langstroth-hive/
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    Re: Rite cell plastic foundation cell size?

    Mike Bush measured it as 5.4 mm

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnaturalcell.htm
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    Re: Warning / Safety Signs

    I have read of cases where property owners posting "Beware of Dog" signs have had these same sign postings used against them when their dog bit a trespasser. Apparently a good lawyer can make the...
  10. Re: Swapped out Brood frame but then found eggs

    Yes learned a lot, now we know what eggs look like, what our queen's laying pattern is. In the few small area they had partially drawn out she was laying a good pattern. Interesting that she was...
  11. Re: Beginner Questions - Alternatives To Sugar Water

    Couple of things from a new beek, but I would separate out what is good for you as a human from what is good for a bee. Bees have different nutrition needs and a different digestive system from you....
  12. Swapped out Brood frame but then found eggs

    So for what ever reason my bees are not drawing rite cell frames right. They are building lots of comb coming out perpendicular to the foundation. So we decided to swap out the undrawn ritecel...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Just checked on our NUC we installed in April, we started with four frames, they have only drawn two more frames. We have been feeding them since we installed the NUC. So we swapped the two outer...
  14. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    What if you put the inner cover on then the top feeder? The bees could still get to the feeder via the oval hole but they might comb it up less.
  15. Thread: Top feeder

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    Re: Top feeder

    With the Mann lake feeder has any one filled in some of the crevices underneath with foam? Obviously you want to keep the middle channel open but perhaps the edges and ends? Would that help with...
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    Would robbers stay in a hive overnight?

    So we suspected our hive was being robbed, we saw lots of bees frantically poking at small cracks in the hive trying to get into the top area where my feeder jar is located. We also saw a bunch of...
  17. Re: Need clues to find bees in poured concrete building

    An IR camera might find a hive/nest if present, however deepening on the thickness of the concrete it might not be able to detect the heat difference...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    We got a good amount of rain and it may have flooded the hive. I found the entrance reducer pushed into the hive and a number of dead bees :( I do have the hive tilted forward about 1/4 bubble...
  19. Thread: Dadant Nuc

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    Re: Dadant Nuc

    not sure about Dedant's but we were in the same position want to go mediums but nuc is on deep frames. After mulling over the various options we decided on using one deep box for the brood nest and...
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    Notch Inner Cover?

    My inner cover doesn't have a notch, it does have an oval hole in the middle.
    Right now we are using a jar feeder on top of the inner cover with an empty frame then the telescoping cover.

    Would...
  21. Re: Anyone build an upper enterance into a quilt box?

    WBVC do you happen to have any photos of your quilt boxes?
  22. Re: Anyone build an upper enterance into a quilt box?

    Thanks for the answer, that's a good explanation of things.
  23. Anyone build an upper enterance into a quilt box?

    Has anyone built an upper entrance into a quilt box? I was thinking of recessing the screening on a quilt box by 3/8" and cutting out an upper entrance.
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    Transfering a NUC weather question

    I am picking up a nuc this weekend, however we just had a blast of snow come through. This weekend the highs are supposed to be in the high 40s. Would you transfer the nuc or wait until mid week...
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    Re: Using deep frames in 2 medium boxes?

    When doing this, how do you transition off of the deep frames or are you stuck forever with 5 deep frames in your double mediums?
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