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    Re: Queen laying two eggs per cell

    That's a great tip, Mike, thanks. These were all on the bottom. :)
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    Re: Queen laying two eggs per cell

    Thanks, Michael. Beekeeping gets stranger the more I do it!
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    Re: Queen laying two eggs per cell

    Thanks, Vance!
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    Re: Queen laying two eggs per cell

    Would a less than one-year-old queen which over-wintered with great success (hive increased) lay two eggs in cells due to lack of room to lay, if she's been moved to a nuc box with two combs and...
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    Re: Follower boards - thickness

    Nice, odfrank!
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    Re: Follower boards - thickness

    Thanks, emjambres. Yes, SHB are a big problem here, at least they were for me. Great tip! My fortune changed when I put a hard surface down underneath the apiary, topped with cedar mulch, put bottom...
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    Re: Follower boards - thickness

    Okay, great. Was curious as to exactness required if any. I've got a bevy of political signs that I make nucs and things out of, and I figured, why not follower boards? Thanks for the feedback. Will...
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    Follower boards - thickness

    Do follower boards need to be a certain thickness in order to be effective at preventing brace comb in an empty part of a hive body?

    - Tom
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    Re: Outdoor frames & combs storage

    Dsegrest, Will do. Last time I copied the Mack stack I ended up with a bee yard full of beetles and moths. Not good. My trouble is, what to do during hot and warm weather. I want to have the combs...
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    Re: Outdoor frames & combs storage

    Hmm of course! I am sick of melting down ruined frames every year. My issues always abound in summer.
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    Re: Outdoor frames & combs storage

    Cool, thanks. BT and stretch wrap go a long way. Simple! :)
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    Re: Outdoor frames & combs storage

    Thanks. Looking for hardware designs and ideas for all seasons. Good to know about the acetic acid.
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    Outdoor frames & combs storage

    Anyone have any ideas for a simple outdoor open air frames & combs storage solution in a small space (5 x 10')? :scratch:
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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    Put a hard surface underneath and around your hives. Put a bottom oil trap on all of your hives including splits, such as the West or Freeman traps. Dispose with inner covers. Move them to full sun...
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    Re: Swarm or supercedure?

    Thanks for the encouragement, everybody. Dang I am SORE. I first had to build equipment: 2 stands, 2 shims for my Allen beetle traps, 2 3-chambered queen castles, division boards for said castles (I...
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    Re: Swarm or supercedure?

    Ravenseye, you said it! I did divide the cells so that I end up with two nucs out of the deal (put one cell frame up top with its own entrance and a couple of brood frames, then an excluder, then a...
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    Re: Swarm or supercedure?

    Recounted from photos, and there were 15 cells on that one shallow frame, along with 6 others on various faces of frames. So number or multitude of cells also indicates the story, not just position....
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    Swarm or supercedure?

    Been noticing reduced traffic over the past month in a formerly big hive. Now it's just "decent" size, plenty of bees on frames in each super (1 Deep + 4 shallows), but not crowded from box to box....
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    I had the same problem until I started using narrow frame spacing in my brood chambers. Once I fit 11 in a 10-Lang box, I get wonderful brood cells that are quite small. I spent a couple of seasons...
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    Re: Quick 'n easy quiet box lid

    Really? Great, so now I get to research what those are for. ;)
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    Re: Quick 'n easy quiet box lid

    No kiddin'! I must've watched that one a half dozen times.
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    Quick 'n easy quiet box lid

    I saw an excellent video of Billy Davis and the importance of a "quiet box" to place your bees when you're working them, keep stress to a minimum and bees out of your face. I am also keen on Michael...
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    Re: Laying patterns?

    Will unmated queens lay multiple eggs? I recently found (and dispatched) an unmated queen from late winter in the middle super of my 2-colony/2-queen hive. In truth I was running a 3-queen hive (good...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    This, I'm discovering, is a huge fundamental in beekeeping: patience and discipline.
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    Re: To stand or not to stand?

    Thank you for the snake warning! It's enough for my wife's patience that I've got honey bees all in the back yard. Adding snakes? Probably wouldn't go over so well. ;)
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