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  1. Re: Do bees draw some comb before the queen is released?

    why wait until monday?
  2. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    don't let facts get in the way of his story ;)
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    Re: New hive on day 11--going to plan b

    yea.. just don't do anything crazy like kill a perfectly good queen. Maybe find a magnifying glass to look for eggs with. i'm guessing you are fine.

    so if you saw capped brood today then you...
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    Re: New hive on day 11--going to plan b

    have someone more experienced come take a look with you. just because you didnt' see the queen doesn't mean she isn't there. some capped brood means she was there recently. being able to see...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Hard to feel bad for all of these posts about people getting nailed when they aren't wearing gear. Many people can work with bees without protection but it is usually the very experienced beekeeper...
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    Re: tbh honey extraction

    i've heard of people making sort of a cage to put it into an extractor.
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    Re: Hive tool at Walmart

    so far i've been happy with my Hyde paint tool.
    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/d5/d5e9b4e7-bc0d-4c10-a47d-98ac19d91ccf_400.jpg
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    Re: color of a marked queen

    sorry... had to.. :p
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3GwSbX-tpl8/U7R9mbaYu6I/AAAAAAAAAR8/xj7zuTTszY4/s640/blogger-image-1782337503.jpg
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    Re: Top entrance??

    i put one of those political signs on my hive roof and have it hang over
  10. Re: First hive inspection. Busy building both bridge comb and drawing foundation...

    Push the frames all to the middle there will be larger gaps on the outside but you will appreciate it when you are going through frames
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    Re: Ideas for different hive top design?

    plywood roof with 1x2's along the side to prevent warping.. 1/2-3/4" spacer with small front entrance notched in it. I have mine separate but you could nail them together for one piece. ...
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    Re: Well that was quick-Lost queen

    Agree with Deknow... mediums didn't cause your problem.

    you could also take a frame of deep brood and cut it out and rubber band it into a medium frame. if it has eggs then they can make a new...
  13. Re: BeeThinking on Shark Tank tonight at 9 PM ET

    pretty good presentation. but like they said. never really said what the $$ could be used for. If he said to increase tooling... speed up production. but still not a great return for them.
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    Re: Feeder Pail/Jar Question

    I put mine inside the hive. For a nuc you may want to use a smaller one at first (unless you are moving them right away into a larger box.

    putting it into the open feeds the whole neighborhood...
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    Re: Feeder Pail/Jar Question

    i like chicken waterer for my hive. i only got the 1qt since it is in my yard but they make a larger version. Just fill the trough area with rocks or floating beads and they don't drown. I was...
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    i put a rock or 2 on my migratory type cover.
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    Comb building temps?

    There are a few frames of foundationless that i'd like to cycle out... bit wonky wide honey type comb.. I'd like to combine this with giving the queen new comb to lay in. I'm guessing it is early...
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    Re: Did I sentence my queen to death?

    Nope, the more unnecessary messing around you do the greater the disruption. if things are going well then you are fine. As fun as it is to see her marching around it isn't necessary to do. ...
  19. Thread: Package Delay

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    Re: Package Delay

    yep. my GF's dad set up one of those pop up tents last year. Could easily do the same thing with a blue tarp and some string.

    the bees want out.. you want them out. it's not rocket...
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    Re: Pollen in central ma

    RI today.. ...
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    Re: Mesh Transport Bag

    +1 on the laundry bag. that is what i did. I also taped window screen across the entrance so they would stay inside. I think i had one stray outside and she wanted to look out the back window the...
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    Re: Medium Super Frame in Hive Body

    they will build off the bottom to make it deep sized. It will be soft and unstable at first until a few rounds of brood goes through. he should not tip them sideways when inspecting.

    not the...
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    Re: New Composite Langstroth

    and that magic hive feeder that is invisible ;)
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    Re: New Composite Langstroth

    didn't show it close up but not very much beespace above the frames for space below the lid?
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    Re: What are these bees doing?

    Yep. at least go to the 4" opening?
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