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    Re: Installing Packages

    I'm with Ten bears, I installed 6 packages last Saturday. I put them on all drawn comb and capped frames of honey with pollen frames. I put feeders on that day. By the next afternoon they had emptied...
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    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    Brushy Mountain is slow also. Always have some parts back ordered. Now that they are free sipping they will not sip till they have all of the equipment. I drove to Dadant in Illinois and picked up...
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    I'm in my third year. Italians so far except re-queen of a trap-out last year. That queen was a Carni. Lost them over the winter though. I have two Russian and two Carni packages arriving in April. I...
  4. Thread: New packages!

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    Re: New packages!

    Tim Wilbanks Harley.
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    New packages!

    I picked up my first new packages of the year today. They came in the new plastic cages. The guy I purchased from gave me a run through on how they work. These look a lot easier to deal with vs the...
  6. Thread: Advice please.

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    Re: Advice please.

    Will do Harley, Good idea
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    Re: Advice please.

    Already thought of that Vance, I will put the queens on one empty frame in the middle and frames of honey on both sides. Mike, So that is why they were storing my sugar I gave them during the really...
  8. Thread: Advice please.

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    Re: Advice please.

    I have plenty of sugar cakes left from feeding my over winter hives. Would that be better for a few days?
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    Re: Advice please.

    I was going to use jars over the hole in the inner cover to feed. I am hoping having the frames of honey in will get them through the cold spell.
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    Re: Advice please.

    Tim Wilbanks, Kalona honey co. Iowa. He warned me I would need to put them in on drawn comb and feed them. I got bees from him last year in April.
  11. Thread: Advice please.

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    Advice please.

    I signed on for four early packages. They are arriving Saturday. The temps are going to be in the 40's day and 20's night for the next couple of days after that. They are going in on drawn comb and a...
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    Re: Bees bringing in polen in MD

    Same here in Central Illinois since Sunday. Does this mean they are getting nectar also?
  13. Thread: So excited

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    Re: So excited

    Oldtimer,

    I think this hive had Nosema and they are just about out of food. They made a mess of the outside and inside of the hive. I cleaned up best I could today plus dropped them to one box. I...
  14. Thread: So excited

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    Re: So excited

    Glad to hear it. I had four left out of ten. The past couple of weeks I have not seen a lot of movement from one of them. I opened them today and it looked like they were dead. I puled the top box...
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    Pollen coming in!

    The girls are bring in loads of pollen today!

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  16. Re: what to do with dead hive while waiting for package bees

    I am storing mine sealed till the new bees get here. I have four packages arriving the end of next week. And another nine mid April. I am splitting the double deeps from my dead-outs with all of the...
  17. Thread: Suicidal bees?

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    Re: Suicidal bees?

    Been watching it here for the last few weeks on 30 to 40 days. I have been in the high 50's the last few days. They seem no worst for ware, at least the ones that survived the winter. (Knock on wood)
  18. Re: So my bees did not survive the winter, now what?

    13/14 was my first winter. I had two and lost them both. I ordered packages and started over. Plus added to them I went in to this winter with ten. I still have four alive and looking very strong. I...
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    Re: Cuttin and building my own boxes

    Good to know. I plan on building more 8 frame supers and some deep Nuc's.
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    Re: Cuttin and building my own boxes

    My local lumber yards are higher than lowes and menards combined. I can't understand how they are staying open.
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    I went into winter with 10, one weak. As of today I have four alive. I have been putting sugar and pollen patties on them. They seem to be strong.
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    Re: Cuttin and building my own boxes

    Flyin, Menards today for a 10' 1x9, cost was over $8. Lowes had the same board for just 0ver $6. I only bought one to try my hand at this. Since it went so well I will be purchasing a few more...
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    Re: First cleansing flight

    Here in Central Illinois they have been out the last three days. I think they finally got it all out today. boy did they make a mess of the whole area.
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    Re: Cuttin and building my own boxes

    Yes MTN, That is the next jig I am going to build. I have the plans.
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    Re: Cuttin and building my own boxes

    Thanks rookie.
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