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    Re: Winter's Here to Stay

    14853The side the queen is in should be closed. here is what the bottom board looks like.
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    Re: Winter's Here to Stay

    On the far side it would be 3/4 inch. I see what you mean that they would build comb in that area. If I put excluder on the other side that would prevent that. The reason I did it that way is I...
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    Re: Winter's Here to Stay

    It's on you tube and its called more cell building by Michael.
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    Re: Winter's Here to Stay

    14849Second picture didn't get added 14848
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    Re: Winter's Here to Stay

    Michael Here is my knock off of your 3x6 breeder queen box. I was thinking of doing a divided 4 frame brood box with the excluder on both sides of the divider so the two sides of the box could move...
  6. Thread: mites?

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    Re: mites?

    They are just muts I got from swarms and splits and so on. I didn't have much loses last year in spite of a rough winter but this year several of my nucs I had planned to over winter are getting weak...
  7. Thread: mites?

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    mites?

    If I don't see any deformed wings does that indicate that I don't have a mite problem?
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    Re: Uncapping roller...do they work?

    It works very well if you lightly roll it over the honey. If you push down hard it plugs up like the guy said.
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    Re: Double Mating Nuc Boxes

    The queen excluder keeps the queen out of the feeder so she won't drown. The sides of the feeder has a texture that the bees are able to walk on and not fall in the syrup.
  10. Thread: Nuc boxes

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    Re: Nuc boxes

    You could shave 1/8 inch off the end bars of the frames and 5 will fit then. That's what folks do when they run 11 frames in a 10 frame brood box and that's what I do in my 4 frame nucs.
  11. Thread: Nuc boxes

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    Re: Nuc boxes

    You could shave 1/8 inch off the end bars of the frames and 5 will fit then. That's what folks do when they run 11 frames in a 10 frame brood box and that's what I do in my 4 frame nucs.
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    Re: Setting Up Mating Nucs

    Mr. Palmer you mentioned the queen several times and the never mentioned what happened to her as you were making the mating nucs.
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    Re: Controlled Queen rearing

    Works great for me. the only thing I have problems with is the queen don't always start laying right away so you have to check maybe 2 or 3 times to make sure the cells have eggs in them. Some folks...
  14. Re: Making creamed/whipped honey have a softer consistency?

    It sounds like its just cold. Let it sit on the table and get room temp and it should get softer.
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    Re: collecting bees at night

    Yeah just put a hive body without the bottom board over them and put a few frames with sugar water on them and they might just take to them.
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    Re: Round black feeders

    You can do the same thing with a Gatorade bottle. Just drill some 1/16 holes in the lid.
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    Re: Brad nailer or stapler

    Harbor Freight sales one that will do both. I have one and it works great.
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    Re: Creamed honey Heating

    Here's a link on making creamed honey. What you do is heat the batch to rid it of crystals before you add the seed. Don't heat the seed the heat breaks it back down to liquid honey. Do it just like...
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    Re: Any issues keeping frames in closed nucs?

    I did this back in the summer and when I got ready to extract, about a week later , hive beetles and wax moths had hatched out and ruined several supers of honey. Before I store any frames I freeze...
  20. Thread: vaporizer

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    Re: vaporizer

    TY
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    Re: vaporizer

    what is snl
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    Re: Catch them today, and they leave the next day.

    Put a queen excluder on top of the bottom board then the hive body then another excluder on top then the top. If the queen can't leave the swarm won't.
  23. Thread: Robbing

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    Robbing

    A friend called me last night and said he had been visited by a neighbor beekeeper and she said your bees killed my bees and I want an explanation. He said he went to her bee yard and there was dead...
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    Re: Beekeeper, one word or two.

    To quote Hillary WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!!!
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    Re: Wax moth destruction

    If the frames are in pretty good shape you should freeze them a day or two then rinse them off with a hose and shake the excess water off and put them in strong hive. They will clean them up like new...
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