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    Re: Plans for a Nuc box?

    I was with you until you said "another hive cleat at the bottom" got a pic for a slow boy?
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    Re: Plans for a Nuc box?

    I plan to use the Coates version. Good tip on the bottom. That would allow you to use an over winter board and sit them on top of a deep for warmth.
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    Re: Plans for a Nuc box?

    That was fast! Thanks! Given the full sheet of Plywood, I can knock out all four at once!
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    Plans for a Nuc box?

    I am looking to split two of my hives this fall. I'd like to break them down into Nuc's to over winter. Thus, I'd like to make four boxes. I took a quick look at the stuff in th catalog and at 20$...
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    Re: Making my own fume board?

    Thanks...I didn't think it would matter much, just double checking.
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    Re: Question about a problem hive...

    The dwindling is what I am worried about. At this point, I am seriously considering reducing them to two nucs and trying to introduce queens separately to those.
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    Question about a problem hive...

    I have a hive that has been without a queen for a while now. Lost her back in April - not sure how. We thought perhaps they would make their own. When it was apparent by the cycle that they weren't,...
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    Making my own fume board?

    Question.. probably seems silly to ask this but....

    Instead of ordering a fume board, I thought I might cut a piece of board, paint the top black, and staple a washcloth, or old shirt to the...
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    Re: Negril, Jamaica

    thank you for the tip! I didn't know this forum had that option.

    We checked with the host at the resort we are in, one of the drivers is a keeper, she is going to hook us up with him for an...
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    Re: Negril, Jamaica

    have to ask some locals I reckon...
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    Re: Angry girls

    If you have four drawn frames with no capped brood, you are queenless and they are pissed. Get a queen asap. You can calm them but transfering a frame of eggs from another hive in the mean time.
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    Re: When do hives crash?

    March is our worst month for loss... build up followed by freezing.. not good.
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    Re: Angry girls

    Hot hives are troubled hives....could be a variety of things that caused this.. lost queen being one of the biggies. You could have a Russian/Italian strain that makes agressive girls.

    either...
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    Negril, Jamaica

    Anyone on here a keeper in Negril?
  15. Re: package clipped queen is leaving by foot after escaping from her cage...?

    We started with SBB's when we began keeping bees. We had tons of problems with failed build ups after hiving a package. Slow build up was the biggest issue. We caught a swarm and placed it on a...
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    Re: How long till you lost your swat reflex?

    I've been keeping 3 years now.. last sting I got was to the forehead for flipping one out of my hair...

    I thought I'd learned my lesson.... well this morning I walked near a hive and had something...
  17. Thread: Gnats?

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    Gnats?

    After the hurricane, I was called to a friends house to recover a section of oak that had a hive in it. We loaded up the six foot long 24" diameter section of oak and hauled it to the house and set...
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    Re: Feeding during the dearth/fall

    No problem Tia...Thanks for the Clarification!

    We ended up with some decent deep frames of honey out of our strong hive... though we are considering leaving it all for them for the winter... we...
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    Feeding during the dearth/fall

    We are having a horridly dry summer resulting in low nectar output and a prolonged dearth. A recommendation to feed was passed and we were already on the ball for that. But my question revolves...
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    Re: won't draw out combs in shallow

    We are having the same issue. They dont' want to seem to draw out the comb in the shallow be are content with the 10 frames in the deeps being fully draw, and slammed full of honey, pollen, and...
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    Re: Should we reverse them?

    Thanks! I appreciate the input.
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    Should we reverse them?

    This year we started 3 new hives. One of which lost it's queen about six to eight weeks after introduction. Through some ups and downs we now have a laying queen, but in the interm here is what we...
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    Re: First Bear Encounter

    You don't' need to kill him to get the point across.. However, a load of #8's (skeet shot) in his rear quarter panel will light him up enough to not want to come back around. This is a proven method...
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    Re: is this an acceptable set-up?

    SHB larva will crawl a good ways to hit the dirt... thats what I read in a search to my question about using crushed concrete under the hives.

    Will they get enough direct sunlight in that setup?
  25. Re: 3 out of 5 hives with one frame of larve or less in April

    I hived 3 at the same time this year from packages.. 2 of the 3 are still only at 3 frames, the 3rd is on it's second deep. If this keeps up I am going to have to move a frame of brood from the...
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