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    What to do with wrong size frames?

    So I realized today, that at some point I ended up with 30 5-3/8 instead of 6-1/4. I only keep 3 hives with no plans to grow past that in the near future. The frames are glued, nailed, and set up...
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    Re: Front Range weather roller-coaster

    I can't figure out what is going on out here in Parker, the weather seems to have screwed everything up.
  3. Thread: Checking In

    by sattlerjm
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    Re: Checking In

    Guys,

    Thanks for the advice. Makes me feel much better!
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    Re: what size filter...

    Uh whatever size the nylon paint bags they sell at home depot are.

    Basically get the large pieces of wax and any nee parts out. I end up with a little bit of wax at the top of some jars. I only...
  5. Thread: Checking In

    by sattlerjm
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    Checking In

    I did an inspection this morning, and wanted to check some of my thoughts. I currently have 3 hives.

    Hive 1 the larger queenless half of a a split I did 28 days ago. 2 brood boxes that have...
  6. Seeking advice for prepping for a split, with un-drawn foundation-less frames

    Tomorrow will be my first real inspection of the year. We have flowers out and I have seen the girls flying from my 1 hive. I did put a pollen patty on about a month ago, I just did not have...
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    Drone or supercedure?

    I did an inspection today and while most everything looked good I found several groups of cells that really worried me. I scrapped most of them that were in burr comb, but I saw some other places. ...
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    Re: Old frames with Honey and new Nuc?

    I would have preferred to do a package, but the keeper I wanted to buy from was out of packages when I called In. I realize that I am I starting with the cards stacked in my direction pretty hard, I...
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    Old frames with Honey and new Nuc?

    Last year I installed a good package of bees, but failed to feed them after a large storm destroyed most of the vegetation in the area. I did feed them good before winter, but they just were not...
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    Re: Did I starve my bees?

    There are bees (maybe 2/3rds or 1/2 what I started with) but no queen. I "Think" (about 75% sure) there were dead bees head first in the comb. Certainly there were dead bees in the comb. There...
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    Did I starve my bees?

    I have my first hive that is 3 weeks old. It was a new split and had a good laying queen capped brood and honey.

    The hive is at my friends house which is out on the prairie about 45 minutes from...
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