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    Re: water source idea. .

    It has been written that bees seem to prefer a warm drink of water. I suspect you were just being candid about the "cool drink". That they like the overflow trough isn't surprising.

    This year my...
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    Re: Will a New/Virgin Queen Cause a Swarm

    They are referred to as "after swarms"
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    Re: Native American Honey Bees

    somebody - less likely, or something....

    14 million years is a lot of time to say that there is no possible way that the some sort of conditions or means of transport ever existed at any point,...
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    I've used quart mason jars for years. 'Never reversed the lids. The fit snugly inside a medium - coming in at... 6-5/8"! I've seen special IC's, extra holes cut to accommodate 4 jars.
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    The sun came out and we hit 50*. A few foragers were out visiting the dandelions poking up through the melting snow.
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Amen, brother 4.

    Brother 5

    No offense, Sister 1
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    Both my 1 gallon paint cans, and one gallon honey bucket/feeder pails are 7 3/4". Both too tall to fit in an empty medium without a shim.
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    Re: hive entrance size

    I've noticed that many exiting foragers come out of the hive "upside down", up the front of the hive, & off. Some just blow out in full flight during a good flow. Returning foragers land right side...
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    Re: No shake package install

    There are (apparently) many, many ways to install packages, and most of them seem to work. I haven't read too many reports about ways that DON'T work.

    Every situation may mean a slightly...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    I may have had a few deep brood chambers in the very beginning - I still have a few empties around. Deep broods are really not that much heavier than mediums.

    The versatility of all mediums is a...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    I've searched - where is it tucked away? I need a little help with the navigation - I see it (with a search), under "groups", "uncategorized"... just can't figure how to get there from the main...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    I've been running all mediums for ~ 3 decades. They work just fine. That said, a medium full of honey still isn't "light", just `2/3rd the weight of a deep.
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Get them in when you can. Get a feeder on right away. I've even hived packages in my shop - in a single medium lang, 'put on moving screens & left them in the cool & dark with a feeder until I could...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    It sounds like this storm missed you? We had that beautiful day Wednesday. Now there are reports of ~6-18" of snow, and 3-5 "non-foraging" days ahead. My feeder jars are ready - we may get a slight...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    I'm getting my pkgs from Greg, at Dakota Bees. Up in Wheatridge ~I-70 & Wadsworth. I'll probably head up ~ mid-morning.

    Hey - the SUN just popped out! Err - ah - gone again...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Welcome. It may soon be time to establish a "Front-Rangers" Chapter...:)

    So much of what I've seen around here has limited widespread application. I've had colonies in Castle Rock for over 30...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    We have ~7" of wet heavy snow on the ground this morning. ~33*. It was melting in most of yesterday. Great moisture! The blossoms may make it - the crab-apple is in full bloom.
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    Re: Native American Honey Bees

    Did anyone else get a chuckle from the irony of this "fossil" of a thread being dug up? :D

    An educated guess here - there are probably more fossils in the earth than there are honey bees on it. ...
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    Re: Want to order more bees

    I see that Greg's second truckload is now sold out. 'Wonder if he'll get another?
  20. Thread: Split ?

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    Re: Split ?

    Thank you. I've probably been giving it too much consideration (the "which way" part). 'Good to hear the MP system also works well way up here.

    Back to the OP -your plan for growing individual...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    I read a few of the first pages of this thread. Now this one. Did I miss anything meaningful in the middle?
  22. Thread: Split ?

    by Colobee
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    Re: Split ?

    Please pardon the 'Jack, Jamneff, but (Mtn Bees) I think I've seen you post on this before. What kind of configuration are you using for OW nucs, and what kind of success are you having? I'll be...
  23. Thread: morels

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    Re: morels

    Next month - a bit west of here - over in the foothills...;)
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    Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    There's 2" of fresh snow in the back yard and another day of rain & snow mix on the way along the Colorado front range. The extended forecast is for lows in the 30's for the next week. A second wave...
  25. Thread: Upper entrance

    by Colobee
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    Re: Upper entrance

    I've used an excluder on a few occasions, with a full open bottom, through the summer. Once the super use is established, the upper entrance provides a shortcut to the supers - as is mentioned...
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