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    Re: How Cold Before SHB Die?

    I did all but 2 of the don't's. Guess I will know better next year. The big thing for me is sun. I don't have any place to put them where they get more than 2 or 3 hours of good sun. I might move...
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    Re: How Cold Before SHB Die?

    Not knowing any better I bought frames with top and bottom grove. I have Lexan as part of my inner cover and when I took the out cover off one of the hives today I saw 3 or 4 SHB running for cover....
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    Re: How Cold Before SHB Die?

    That sucks. Do they lay eggs during the winter?

    Greg
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    How Cold Before SHB Die?

    As it says how cold does it need to get before SHB die's?

    Greg
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    Re: Beginner questions on frames

    Bought all my stuff from Kelly last fall. I did not buy the kits, I wanted a different config than what they offered in a kit. Plus what was said before you get somethings you might not want or use....
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Thanks, will be looking into this. I have wanted a camera all summer but power was and issue. I was going to use a deep cycle battery with a voltage regulator and a solar panel, but I think this will...
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    I'm curious about your bee cam. Is it wireless and if so how far away from the wifi?
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Have not seen 3/8" locally. I have a bunch of 1/2" so I'll try it.
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    What size hole should they be? Is 1/2" hardware cloth small enough?

    Thanks
    Greg
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    Yes he said honey weight but still seems light. I know what all my wooden ware weighs, I even weighed a few frames full of honey and they were 7-8 pounds each.
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    Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    Had a club meeting last night and I asked what a 2 deep hive needs to way. I was told 60 pounds by someone and know else knew. That seem very very light to me. I put them on the scale yesterday and...
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    Re: Gallon Glass Jar With Standard Mason Lid?

    Just use the wide mouth and recut the hole in the holder.

    Greg
  13. Re: Over the phone threat on life over bee removal. lol

    Only with a court order.

    Greg
  14. Re: Over the phone threat on life over bee removal. lol

    I for one think the police have better things to do than take a report for something they can't do anything about. Although nothing wrong with being cautious but reporting is a waste of every ones...
  15. Thread: Pollen Stores

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    Re: Pollen Stores

    Thanks for the replies. I have not looked at them for a couple of weeks but I will in a day or two. Right now they are hauling it in like crazy.

    500 sq inches is a lot. That would be 3 or 4 full...
  16. Thread: Pollen Stores

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    Pollen Stores

    Do bee's store pollen for winter use? If so how much do they need? I have searched for the answer but have not found anything so I'm assuming they don't store any.

    Thanks
    Greg
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    how many Bee's do you need?

    OK, winter is approaching, both hives were started from packages on June 15th and I'm concerned if I have enough bee's in the hives. I know that nucs get wintered over and I'm guessing I have more...
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    Re: What time of day to feed?

    Thanks Mike
    I use jar feeders on top and use and empty hive bodies to conceal them. These were new package bee's installed on June 15th. Last week when I inspected they were building comb but did...
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    What time of day to feed?

    Just wondering if it really makes any difference what time of day you feed your bee's? I see some here like to feed in the evening, any reason for that?

    Thanks
    Greg
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    Small colony smaller amounts of syrup. When I first got my package going in mid June they took about a pint a week. Same colony now which is much larger and a dearth on its more than a quart a day.
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    You don't need anything special for a temp probe. All it needs to be is a K type, and if you have a 1/4"NPT port you can use this one High Pressure Adjustable Regulator with Type 1 Connection Listed...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    For under $50 this is a great little unit.
    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=106

    Greg
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I would not hesitate to use and electronic controller. These days they are very reliable. This one is fancy and has alarm outputs too. I'm sure some others do too, I just didn't look through all of...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Took all of 2 minutes to find something that will control with precision. Has proportional band and everything.

    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    This is not rocket science and no need to reinvent the wheel. All that's being talked about is a safety to shut it down when something goes wrong. It should have that anyway and its hard to believe...
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