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  1. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Hard to believe beekeepers have differing opinions. LOL.

    Anyway I went back over today and feel a lot better about things. I know it has only been 2 1/2 days since I added the sugar but it was...
  2. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Well after reading all varying opinions I went back over yesterday since temps were near 40 degrees. I didn't look much into the hives because it was pretty windy out. It actually got up to almost...
  3. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    That's what I thought and that is why I left the full super on my first year. However the hive felt to me like it was empty. I was lifting the brick off the top of the hive and it was slightly frozen...
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    Re: Artic blast

    The only thing I did before the cold snap was add a piece of insulation board on my top cover. Went out today and checked them for the first time since early December. Last week we had lowes well...
  5. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Thanks, I'll try the news paper and dry sugar. Days like today when it gets around 30 degrees will they go onto the inner cover for food or does it need to get warmer then that. I liked the idea of a...
  6. Re: How young did you get your kids involved?

    My son is almost 5 and my daughter is 9 1/2. I bought a suit last year on Ebay that fits my daughter and my son can wear too. It's baggy on him but the wrists and ankles are tight. They took turns...
  7. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Thanks for all the advice so far. The demonstration this week the guy did make a shim, however it was on top of the inner cover and the bees came up through the opening to eat. He used this method...
  8. Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    First year beek, started with a 3# package (carnies,started pretty late in the spring) but I had drawn comb given to me so they took off right away. By late fall I had two full 8 frame deeps and I...
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    Re: Purple Martins and Swimming Pools

    Many martin landlords have bees. I am sure they grab a few bees but like you mentioned their paths don't typically cross at the altitudes the martins feed at. I did have some photos published in one...
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    Another member here near the Indiana Ohio birder watched bees brining in pollen just a couple weeks ago. There is still some out there somewhere.
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    Re: Hive insulation... quick and easy.

    Seems to me like that could cause more problems then it helps. I have had gas grills in the past and they seem to last longer when left uncovered then they do covered. The moisture will still get in...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    Some animals migrate based on feeding behaviors and some migrate based on other factors. I have never read anything that would suggest hummingbirds base their decision to migrate due to food. I have...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    "Isn't it past the time that anyone in your area should be feeding hummingbirds. In KY they say quit feeding hummingbirds in late August."


    There is a myth that if you fed the hummingbirds...
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    Re: Mold on top cover

    My equipment is home made from a friend of mine and there is no notch in the inner cover so I will come up with something.

    Thanks again.
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    Mold on top cover

    Week before last I did a sugar shake test and for the first time this year (first year beek) I noticed some mold on the inside of my top cover and on my inner cover. I have screened bottom board and...
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    Locally for me last year a package was 130.00 and nucs were running 150.00. Packages had been under 100 previous years but with the rough winter they were hard to come by.
  17. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I was assuming when I typed that that the mold was a sign of poor ventilation, is this correct? Also should I take steps to clean the mold off the cover or get the ventilation corrected and let the...
  18. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    Update and a few more questions. I went to the hive today and did a sugar shake. A full half cup of bees produced 4 mites. Not sure how bad that is. A couple other concerns I have, I saw a few...
  19. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I am just north of New Castle outside of Mt Summit. Your more then welcome to come up sometime.
    Is it too late to do a sugar shake test and treat if I have a problem? For some reason ( I probably...
  20. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    Carniolins
  21. Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    First year beek. I have one hive that I started from a three pound package back in the late spring. So far everything went smooth this summer. They filled two 8 frame deep boxes pretty quickly. ...
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    If you do find a source also consider the shipment time of year. The supplier I got mine from two shipments last year, I was in on the second shipment so it was a little later. You are doing yourself...
  23. Re: What to do with 2nd super that isn't being filled.

    This is my first year but I feel the brood chambers are on good shape. Some of the frames are completely full of honey and some are still being used for brood. I only pulled one frame yesterday but...
  24. Re: What to do with 2nd super that isn't being filled.

    Thanks for the info. I might leave it on for a while longer and see what happens. I just didn't know if there was any downside to having a super on there that they weren't really using. There are...
  25. What to do with 2nd super that isn't being filled.

    My first year hive has two 8 frame deeps and two medium supers on it right now. The lower super started to fill a couple weeks ago so I added another. I checked it today and there is a little drawn...
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