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    Re: mouse guard question

    My hives are on stands made from driving 4-1" metal pipes in the ground and then drilling lanscape timber to fit and then the hives on top 18" off the ground. Someone told me that mice will not or...
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    Re: Breeder Queens/ Production Queens

    Thanks Adam. You came closer to answering my original question then anyone else. Again to be honest I have been hobby beek for 3 years trying to learn as much as I can and not even came across the...
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    Re: Breeder Queens/ Production Queens

    OK. Thanks all for the responeses. I am fairley new to all this and just had not researched queen rearing that much. Then I happened along Glenn's website and it raised an eyebrow. I guess back to...
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    Breeder Queens/ Production Queens

    I'm a third year beek ready to do some splits. My question is that is it ok to purchase breeder queens if I'm willing to pay the price to do a couple splits? Assuming that I may start queen rearing...
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    Honey Super Question

    When the decision to add another honey super is made should the empty super be placed on top of the full super? I assume that a new super should be added when the one on the hive is 3/4 full?
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    Interesting Article On SHB

    Very interesting article on combating Small Hive Beetle naturally with soil nemtodes. Check out www.Growing Produce.com and click on the copy of American Vegetable Grower and then the article...
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    Poll: Re: Best wood for hive boxes

    Has anyone ever tried Sassafras? It is light, durable, and has a decent weather rot resistance. I have quite a few sassafras tree's on my property and have thought about. I agree with most on the...
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    Re: New Bee person screened bottom board ?

    I asked the same question when I started as they did not really cover the subject in the class I took although told us that SBB was the way to go. I left the board in most of the summer before asking...
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    Hive Paint or Poly

    I bought and assembled 5 new cypress hives this year waiting for nucs. Hope anyday now. I decided to clear coat the hives with exterior polyurthane just because I thought I would be different. I...
  10. Thread: Frame Spacing

    by James R
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    Frame Spacing

    I am a fairly new bee keeper and have a question about spacing of frames in both the brood hives and honey supers. I have decided to go all medium in my third year. I read a lot about giving space to...
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    Re: Need advice about feeders

    I have only been doing this for a few years but have found that the screened type top feeders are best for the price and hassle compared to other methods. I would also say this that feeding may not...
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    Re: HELP! Top feeder not working.

    Try the top feeding supers from Manns Lake Ltd. For the price and hassle of mason jars they are well worth it. They hold 4 gals of syrup and do not drowned the bees.
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    Tale of 2 Hives

    I'm a second year Beek. Started with 2 hives last year 2 different suppliers of nuks. One I call the Italians One the Russians. First The Russians started early in April took off great and were doing...
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    Re: Trees to plant for bees

    You may look into Button Bush obviously not a tree but bees love it and it bllooms thru out the summer after the clover and others. Button Bush also likes wet area. I have a lot of sumac and the...
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    Re: Soilid or Screen Bottom Board???

    I leave the SBB open year round. It defintley helps keep the condesation down in the winter and helps cool in the summer.Not sure how much it helps with mite control although I have not had a problem...
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    Re: Moving From Deeps to Mediums.

    Hi Rodney,

    You may call your supplier and see if they will change your nuc order to a medium frame nuc if it is not to late. I decided to go medium and called my supplier and they said no problem....
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    Re: wooden ware question

    Grahams Bee Works offers a SBB made with composite runners. Material used like composite decking.
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    Re: Screened Bottom Board Question?

    Thanks all. I believe I'll leave the insert out it doesn't seem like it would hold up to much winter weather anyway.
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    Screened Bottom Board Question?

    I'm new to bee keeping this year. I have 2 hives. The class I took earler in the year suggested using the screened bottom base or board to help with control of varoa mites. My question is should I...
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    Re: Can't find the queen

    Thanks for the tips Indy.
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    Re: Can't find the queen

    I am a first year beek and have the same scenario as dtinberg. One hive I could see the Queen every 2 weeks until this weekend. The hive was very crowded little to no brood but did see some larva. My...
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    Re: Mean Southern Girls

    I'm a first year beek and started with 2 nucs one each from a different supplier. Tremendous difference between the the two. One I feel I could probably work with out smoke or protection. The other...
  23. Thread: sainfoin saga

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    Re: sainfoin saga

    I'm pretty sure all Alfalfa/Clover inoculates are the same. I have always felt that you should always try to improve the soil whenever you can. Check out Welter Seed & Honey Co. I'm not sure they are...
  24. Re: Feeding Bees -- What equipment might I use to feed the bees inside the hive?

    I have been using wide mouth quart mason jars with severial very small holes drilled in the lids. Invert these and place them on some 1/4 in shims on the top baord with a med super and lid on top....
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    Re: Need a new queen in southeastern Indiana

    You might try Graham's Bee Works they are located in Morgantown, In.

    812 597 2000

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    Really good people.

    James R
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