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    hopkins queen rearing

    I put the empty frame in the center of the hive for queen to lay eggs in 3 days ago. problem now is the temps. are 40s at night and mid 50s for 3 more days. Is this too cold to pull frame with eggs,...
  2. Thread: nuc time

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    Re: nuc time

    Queens aren't do to be sent for another week, and checking last week my hives have a lot of capped brood now, would like to go ahead and put the capped brood in a nuc now, wait a week till I get...
  3. Thread: nuc time

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    nuc time

    What is the max. time that frames of brood could be pulled and put in nuc box before queen would be installed? There will no eggs or open brood in the box, all capped brood and bees only. them making...
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    1 frame nuc start ?

    Are the odds very good on starting a nuc with only 1 frame of capped brood, and maybe another frame or 2 of bees with no brood, with a mated queen installed, realize there won't be a lot of bees...
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    pollen traps on

    When is the right time to put pollen traps on, can it be done early spring when bees are first getting pollen, or better to wait and let them get some first, also think I read somewhere that traps...
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    temp. for making nucs

    Making nuc with purchased queen, what should low temps. stay above to make up nucs, planning on 2 or 3 frames of brood with bees ?
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    Re: making nuc question

    nucs will be deep frames, mated queens, when you say spring, ? temps ?
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    making nuc question

    Planning on making up a few nucs this spring, have a couple questions if someone might help. Planning on 5 frame nucs, could they be started with 1 frame of brood and bees, versus 2 frames, I...
  9. Thread: bee cozies

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    bee cozies

    Today we had 50 deg. finally and bees were flying, question is when do I need to pull the cozies off, forecast is for only 36 tonight and 10 days in the 50 s and poss 60. I haven't figured yet how...
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    foundationless frames

    When starting with a foundationless in a brood box, what is the best way to make, or put in a starter strip? I guess I am trying to find a way to get drawn comb without having to put a whole sheet of...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    PAHunter62, are the boards you made the cleat on 2x4, or 1x4 ? What kind of lid do you have, I am going to try and build a few of these, but thinking a lid like a tele. cover would hold the box out...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    I like the French cleat idea, but do they ever fall off from wind or anything ?
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    Do you have an observation hive, you could put your queen with the 2 cups bees in it, in your house or warm garage with the exit tube extending outside so they could go out if wanted to, and see what...
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    carbolineum vs eco wood

    Looks like the majority doesn't like eco wood, how about carbolineum, it states it is a wood preserve and is for bee boxes, anyone use this ?
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    eco wood treatment

    I received my Kelley bee supply today, and found this wood treatment called eco, and it says it is exclusive to kelleys. My question is, is there a wood treatment that I can buy from a local paint...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    You lost 4 out of 9, almost 50% and winter is only half over, I totally agree with you local queens are best.
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    Re: winter wrap test

    I am only doing this experiment for my own good, I have never wrapped any hives in the past, and I did oav mite treatment in early sept. and again at thanksgiving, all hives have a shim box with a...
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    winter wrap test

    I am doing a test of diff. winter wrappings, have a few bee cozies, a few with the silver bubble wrap, and a couple with no winter wrap. So far all are still alive, we went thru a very cold and windy...
  19. Thread: diy plans

    by beefarmer
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    Re: diy plans

    Beemoose, I still don't see it there, I see forum, chat room, whats new,i spy, bee removal,private mess, faq, calendar, didn't it say diy plans or something like that, can't find the right place.
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    by beefarmer
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    Re: diy plans

    Yes laketrout, that is what I seen, thank you
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    Re: diy plans

    I thought it was a link on the forum page? it had a couple diff. nuc box plans, and other hive components you could make.
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    diy plans

    I am thinking there was a post on diy plans, but I can't remember where the click on this button is, or how I found the diy projects, help?
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    I have just received my oa vaporizer from poor valley, my apology to john at poor valley, the shipping date was dec 6 on the package, as he said. I guess our wonderful govt ran postal system leaves...
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    Just got an order # from poor valley, not a tracking # from a shipping co. can't get ahold of anyone there to get a freight co. shipping #. Hopefully it is the fault of the shipping co. and poor...
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    Tried calling them before xmas, and found a post that they were closed thru the holidays, found a post today that anything ordered will be sent after jan 10, which shouldn't matter in my case, as I...
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