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  1. Re: Is it wise to fill a new hive with all frames filled with honey?

    The queen needs empty cells to lay eggs in so I would pull a few frames of honey and replace with empty frames. 4 or 5 frames of honey will be a great plenty for now.
  2. Thread: Early pollen

    by bigeddie
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    Re: Early pollen

    Maybe pussy willow or maple
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    Re: Non Myth-Information

    Why does everyone think they are a comedian?
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    Re: How much space in between hives

    If you have one hive and a bee leaves the hive, can fly 2 miles then come back and find a hole the size of a nickel where it started from it shows me they have their own G.P.S. onboard.

    My hives...
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    Re: Used equipment

    Seems to me when you buy a nuc to start with you are buying used equip. When you buy a package of bees they came from someone else and you most likley have never seen thier operation, so whats the...
  6. Re: Ok lets clear this up: Raw vs. Pure - Filtered vs. Strained.

    Hey Bugboy,
    Its not impossible to get that much honey and still have enough stores for winter. I'm in northern Wisc and last year averaged 81# per hive from 16 packages started mid April and still...
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    Re: 8 and 10 Frame Spacers

    I use 9 frames in a 10 frame box and like them. I don't have small hive beetles so thats not a problem. Try some for yourself, then you will know if you like them. Everyone here has their own opinion...
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    Re: Hello from Manitowoc WI

    The bees will clean that stuff up better than you can.

    Good luck and welcome.
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    My name is Eddie and when my son was little he called me Big Eddie once and it stuck. 35 years later he still calls me Big Eddie now and then. I'm only a 200 pounder, thats why I'm not Giant Eddie.
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    Re: Hi from northern Wisconsin

    Welcome !
    I'm about 60 miles or so east of you on hwy. 8

    Good luck with the bees.

    Eddie
  11. Thread: paint color

    by bigeddie
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    Re: paint color

    Dark colors work fine up here and you don't need a screened bottom board.
    Have a full entrance in summer with a top entrance and you are good to go.
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    Re: 80 day out here in California

    Northern Wisconsin, Dec. 14 -30 Dec. 15 -30 Dec.16 -20 Thats below zero for you southern folks who don't have a thermometer that goes down that far!
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    Re: What size extractor?

    I considered it and I bought it. Great extractor. I ran 1300lb thru mine this year and I'm glad I had it. I was on the fence also but I'm glad I fell off on the side of the 1400.
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    Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome!
    I don't think you have to worry about bear where you live but up in the far north where I live they are plentyful and more than willing to tear up the bee yard. I know from experience....
  15. Re: When do you wrap your hives in Wisconsin?

    I put bee cozys on last week. It was 12 degrees here this morning and is 24 right now at 3:00 pm.
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    Re: Honey Glow Farm, Owen,Wi.

    John & Sheri, can you feel the love? Your the best :thumbsup::)

    Eddie
  17. Re: How long is it ok to keep wax cappings with honey residue in a plastic container?

    Yes, eat and enjoy.
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    Re: goldenrod honey

    Forever, but it may granulate
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    Re: Starting with foundationless frames

    I agree 100% with Michael Bush on the above. Very few problems.
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    Re: Hi, new member from Wisconsin

    Hello and welcome from way up north !!
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    Re: Inter-Beekeeper drama!! Advice sought.

    Load them up, haul them over to him, set them up,shake his hand, give him a hug,wish him well then thank God you were able to do this for him.
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    Re: kill off your bees/colony

    Just keep doing what you do the way you do it. I think there are alot of sour grapes out there and a lot of wanabes. Jealousy is obvious when you have people doing your math for you and telling you...
  23. Thread: Frames

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    Re: Frames

    I extract foundationless ,just go slower and longer. I use a Maxant 1400pl and it works great. Make sure comb is attached on at least 3 sides and better yet on all 4.
  24. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann Lake

    Yes , fast shipping and good folks to deal with.
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    Re: Queenright Colony Completely Broodless

    Its getting late in the year for me to add a frame of eggs and have them make a new queen so its either order a new queen or combine. With a new queen it will be sept. before they can start to build...
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