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    You wouldn't consider selling your...free one? :D...

    You wouldn't consider selling your...free one? :D
    Dearth.
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    Sure Baloo! Please post as I'd like to see your...

    Sure Baloo! Please post as I'd like to see your design.

    Dearth
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    They will equalize air distribution into the hive...

    They will equalize air distribution into the hive from air coming into the entrance of the hive (If you run a bottom entrance). I don't know if they will keep my colonies alive through winter, but...
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    Cool Gudkov! You got a Russian Queen in there?...

    Cool Gudkov! You got a Russian Queen in there? :D

    Dearth
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    Cypress Slatted Rack Finish.

    My Rossman order arrived today. I got 6 slatted racks for 10 frame hives and a bunch of NUC boxes & parts. The packers at Rossman know their stuff. 2 *50 pound packages with parts packed so there...
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    You can use small cell for any type of honey...

    You can use small cell for any type of honey bee....SC is closer to feral comb size.
    Dearth
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    Yeah, I saw that there were lots of different...

    Yeah, I saw that there were lots of different ones available. It appears that the bore of most of them are rather large. I'd think that a narrow stream of smoke would be better steered into the...
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    Would you beekeepers that use a propane fogger...

    Would you beekeepers that use a propane fogger post some links them? It seems that they would be much easier to use than the 12 Volt ones I've seen.
    Dearth
  9. I'll have a couple when Rossman sends my order....

    I'll have a couple when Rossman sends my order. They must be swamped as I ordered ~3 weeks ago.
    Dearth
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    It should be 1 3/4" of space between the glass...

    It should be 1 3/4" of space between the glass panels *Not*on each side of the frame.
    Dearth
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    You might owe me a keyboard......caused me to...

    You might owe me a keyboard......caused me to spit coffee :p

    Dearth
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    How far do you have to move them?

    How far do you have to move them?
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    Bee predators.

    What would leave ~10 bee abdomens in a small pile to the side of a hive? Only the abdomens are left.
    Dearth
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    I saw Lowe's has D.E. (diatomaceous earth) for...

    I saw Lowe's has D.E. (diatomaceous earth) for pest control in the lawn & garden section.
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    I've fed 2 Gallon bags so far with 2 quarts of...

    I've fed 2 Gallon bags so far with 2 quarts of 1:1 in each. The bees will cluster up to each slit...I'd guess 50 - 100 maybe more bees at a time could feed. I didn't see any drowned bees. The...
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    Leave 25%+ free space. Leaving a big bubble in...

    Leave 25%+ free space. Leaving a big bubble in the bag, seal it shut. Place on top bars making sure it's flat. I cut ~3 slits a couple inches long in the center of the big air bubble. The bag...
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    I'd move the queen from the observation hive back...

    I'd move the queen from the observation hive back to the Nuc and then put the new queen in the observation hive. The virgin could get mated freely from the Nuc and if she doesn't pan out, you could...
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    Checked this afternoon. 10 day check. We got...

    Checked this afternoon. 10 day check. We got larvae! :D
    I took another super when we checked, but I didn't put it on. They hadn't started drawing out the one frame of foundation. Lots of pollen...
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    I would like to see a higher resolution copy of...

    I would like to see a higher resolution copy of this. deknow, could you make copies that we could purchase?
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    Newbee General package questions.

    Howdy Mentors!,
    3# package hived one week ago. Queen was released when checked on the 3rd day.
    Observing entrance activity, some workers are much smaller than others. When bulk bees are collected...
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