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    That's interesting. In the two brood and food...

    That's interesting. In the two brood and food deeps, I let them build their own comb. I give them a vertical strip of foundation, maybe 1 1/2" wide and let them do the rest. But I have always used...
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    What you should do is...when you transfer yor...

    What you should do is...when you transfer yor frames from the nuc into the deep super, place the nuc frames gently in the middle of the new super. Then place empty frames on both sides of the girls....
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    They did come up with foundation to make things...

    They did come up with foundation to make things "easier" for the beekeeper. But shouldn't we be trying to change our way of thinking from..what's best for the beekeeper" to "what's best for the...
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    This looks really great! I understand what you...

    This looks really great! I understand what you are saying about having to use plastic b/c of humidity. but one can really see here how much the bees hate plastic. They will go and try everything...
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    a reply

    I too will post a reply once I have one. I ordered the Rauchboy II today, so I'll give it a try and perhaps she and I can compare because I was looking at the one from Bee-commerce as it was half...
  6. Thread: Rauchboy

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    Rauchboy

    Hello...I am very seriously thinking of buying a Rauchboy II (the larger one). I have read some good and some bad...mostly good. I was just wondering if someone on here who had one might give me...
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    Question about Cleansing Flights

    I was away last week while we finally got a day above 40 degrees here in northern New York, so I was not privy to seeing the girls taking their cleansing flights. However, I did see some dark poop...
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    Ready for Winter

    Hello all,

    I think my girls are ready for their first winter. I have wrapped the two hives with wrap from Betterbee and have cut a bit from the top so that there is still access to the notch...
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    Preparing for Winter

    Hello,

    I started my two hives back in spring and here they are about to go through their first winter...I really hope they're giing to make it. I am up in the Adirondacks so our winters can...
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    I am not saying one cannot have success with...

    I am not saying one cannot have success with plastic. I was merely stating my opinion that I really think the bees dislike plastic. I think that CCD in general has been caused by beekeeping...
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    all plastic is bad...it's unnatural and the bees...

    all plastic is bad...it's unnatural and the bees hate it...let them build their own comb
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    no plastic!

    They're not drawing it out because bees hate plastic! They detest it...I know this much..they have told me so ;) But seriously, get rid of it...you wil always have trouble with plastic...
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    thank you folks...i think you're right...it's...

    thank you folks...i think you're right...it's been cool and windy the past few days, and today was the first nice warm day...so..perhaps they are new workers graduating to foragers and going for a...
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    AM I being robbed??

    Upon walking near the hives today...about an hour ago, there was tremendous activity in front of one with lots an lots of girls buzzign around loudly...and now i have gone out and the activity has...
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    Installing my first Nucs

    Hello all...well I guess I offcially became a beekeeper thsi past saturday when I picked up my two nucs and introduced them to their new home. I didn't smoke them very much and I had a hard time...
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    ty for all of your information in the past. I...

    ty for all of your information in the past. I took your advice Bjorn and had a class with Chris back in February for two days...he is truly an amazing guy...makes you think about a lot of things. ...
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    I have been warned very very strongly against...

    I have been warned very very strongly against using plastic frames. I have been told they are unnatural to the bees and they hate them, so that is why I have only considered wood. Have you had luck...
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    rabbet jointed or dove tailed hive bodies

    I have seen these two different types of hive bodies but have not been able to find out any information on what the differences between them are. Does anyone have any insight they would not mind...
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    10 frame or 8 frame hives?

    I'm a young guy in my twenties and am not unaccustomed to lifting heavy objects....by saying this, I ask, what are the main differences (pros/cons) of using ten frame or eight frame hives? Aside...
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    Betterbee or Brushy Mt. Deep Hives

    I have heard that 8 frame hive bodies from Betterbee are too big and something must be done to close up the space...usually placing in a frame that will stay there permanently. Betterbee claims they...
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    I would like to get invloved with a local...

    I would like to get invloved with a local group...that's why I was asking if there was anyone with any information. I do not even know where to start looking for such a group...if anyone knows of...
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    STarting out in Upstate NEW YORK

    Hello All!

    I am new to the world of bee keeping and wanted to start last spring, but I had not ordered my bees in time -- so this spring is the one. I was just wondering about some...
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