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    Re: Changing hive direction

    It's okay to rotate it all at once, but I'd do it a few degrees every day. Maybe take three or four days.
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    Re: Brood Progression in Time Lapse

    Cool time lapse. Look at the varroa crawling around in the upper left of the frame at about 24 seconds.
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    Re: Animal husbandry success - Yea

    Did you get them?
  4. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    I don't have plans, but I just took a standard 10 frame and cut a channel down the middle of the short end with a Dado blade on the table saw. I cut it about 1/4" deep, and just wide enought to slide...
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    Re: Degree-days and bee pests

    Enjambres-not to hijack thread, but they're doing a lot of Apple growing in warm climates now, even the tropics. They actually strip the leaves to stimulate the trees. Here's an interesting podcast...
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    Re: Queen cells everywhere...

    I know of another in Knox Co that just discovered queen cells.
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    Re: Best way to feed honey back to the bees?

    I don't have a good answer for you, someone more knowledgeable will answer, I'm sure. It's kinda funny though, customers don't want last season's honey. But if we give it back to the bees, let them...
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    Re: Are carpenter ants a nuisance or big trouble?

    I've had the larger ants (carpenter or field?) tear up styrofoam with lots of tunneling. They laughed at cinnamon. I ended up shaking the ants out of any foam and replacing most with wood. I still...
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    Re: Stung below the eye - Should I be worried?

    I'm all about the rules, so here ya go. My wife snapped this about an hour after.
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    Re: Stung below the eye - Should I be worried?

    Got hit (stung) above my eyelid and below my eyebrow two weeks ago. Swelling would go down during the day, then my eye would swell shut at night. That happened the first two nights, then no visible...
  11. What IPhone App are you using for your hive?

    Thought I'd start keeping track on my phone. I see Bee Tight and Hive Manager at the App store. What are you using on your IPhone?
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    What's up with these workers?

    Lots of workers are small, blonde, and have small eyes. Sorry about the picture quality.
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    Re: Who does Apitherapy on themselves?

    I stung myself four times in the foot for plantar fasciitis (actually, I made the bees sting me since I have no stinger.) and had the chills and mild flu like symptoms for a few hours. I've read that...
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    "They" say that the workers and queen cohabitate peacefully in a two queen system with the queens separated by an excluder. I don't know.
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    Almost exactly what I put together. I was wondering about allowing the bees to pass through the masonite dividers with section of queen excluder inserted. I was afraid that the cluster might drift...
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    I don't think the divider allows the bees to pass through.
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    Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    I've seen on Micheal Palmer's videos where he makes a double nuc box with an eight frame deep and a solid divider down the middle. Additional frames are added to the top with single four frame boxes....
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    Re: Bees and Turkey Hunting (slightly graphic)

    Looks like you've got a new marketable cammo pattern!
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    Re: when to set out swarm trap (ohio)

    I had the same question, so I looked in the 'post your swarm dates' thread. It goes back to 5/07. As Mike said, it looks like things get going in early May, generally. If someone had the time, it...
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    Re: Weak hive...new what?

    I appreciate the sharing of your experience!
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    Re: Weak hive...new what?

    OK, it's done. Eggs to the weak hive. Locations swapped. Hope this advise wasn't an April fools joke! I'll let you know how it works.
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    Re: Weak hive...new what?

    (Sqkcrk too)

    Hey, I like your thinking. I never thought of swapping hive positions. Don't think it'll hurt the strong too much?
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    Re: Weak hive...new what?

    Two ten frames deeps. 90% drawn. The queen was never great and should have pinched her last fall. Still some honey left. I think there are enough bees to get it going. Most bees are in the top. I...
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    Re: Weak hive...new what?

    Well now, that's a bummer. I've got a package and some queens coming in a month. Way too late, I'm sure. Thanks for the advice!
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    Weak hive...new what?

    Nice warm day to check colonies today. One hive doing great. Lots of pollen coming in and lots of bees with capped brood. The second hive has very little activity. Nobody's bringing in pollen or...
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