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    Re: Need some help with splitting

    What are the thoughts on new foundation compared to drawn comb with this type of split , also could some of Matt Davey's opening the broodnest be incorporated with this split by using open frames...
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    Re: New guy with some questions

    I wouldn't suggest foundationless to someone just starting out either , use some kind of foundation to get things started then if you want to try foundationless later you can .Also it would be...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    Another plus I have found in building my own wooden ware is when a need comes up you didn't plan on , a split a swarm whatever , I have on hand all the piece's I need for box's bottom boards ,...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    Swampsquash , Just read a good article in ABJ thats suggests the rabbet joint is just as good if not better than a finger joint , as there is less end grain exposed with a rabbet joint . So don't...
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    Re: Do we worry about snowed in hives?

    Wouldn't there be some benefit of opening the bottom entrance up if plugged shut with snow to keep ventilation going .
  6. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Two things that surprised me if I'm reading the graphs right , looks like formic did a better job than oa , could that be because it kills mites under the cappings but does it show how many queens...
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    I think Michael might be hinting about a bee in the britches !!!!!!!!! not sure which would be worst !!!
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    Re: Winter patties

    Whats the real culprit with dysentery , is it the protein .
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    Re: medium nuc size

    Medium nuc's are a possibility , I have access to them , mediums seem to be getting more common . Ask your supplier if he would make up some mediums for you and then you will have all the same...
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    Re: Winter patties

    Well thats what I thought , especially with the thread Lauri started with sugar bricks . But then I opened up a new bee magazine and there saying there winter patties can be used in winter and early...
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    Winter patties

    Won't winter patties lead to dysentery from to many solids , one brand says it has 3% protein , hi in carbs . , sugar , megabee and HBH yet there said to be safe for winter use , what about colder...
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    Re: Hello. I have newbie questions.

    Alot of things depend on each other in bee keeping , such as the size of box's you decide to go with , alot of beeks are going to all mediums for brood and honey its nice to have the same size...
  13. Re: Swarm control - Demaree preferred over Checkerboarding?

    I have to admit Walt can loose me in some of his writings and its easy to get frustrated with his approach , here is a quote from some of his instruction

    Treat early for mites while the brood...
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    Re: Need some help with splitting

    Michael is drawn comb a must or would foundation work, might set them back a little more but would have to make sure there is room for laying or the swarm tendency will be back . Remove queen cells ,...
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    Re: Need some help with splitting

    I've always been under the impression in order to stop a swarm the old queen must be moved to the new hive , they can't swarm if they don't have a queen . But I also had the feeling in doing so I...
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    Re: Need some help with splitting

    Rick I'm surprised the parent hive built back up so fast ( only a couple weeks ) and it stopped the swarming for that season , leaving the queen in the parent hive . Sounds like you had a good flow...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    That sounds like you doubled the amount of vinegar , Lauri's recipe called for one qt. vinegar to 25 pds. sugar , I'm surprised you were able to get it to dry .
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    Need some help with splitting

    I'm trying to get a plan ready for splitting this spring to stop swarming and add one or two more colonies to my yard if they come through the winter in good shape . Earlier there was a thread about...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    For me the top of the bricks dry first , if you flip one over and look on the bottom or look at the edge you can see if there dried all the way through or not .I tried flipping them over to dry the...
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    Dadant Power Extractor

    Looking for a dadant ranger power extractor .
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I'm not having any problems with the oven at 170 and the door cracked open , I use to leave the door open when drying venison jerky , I think you get some ventilation going and give the moisture a...
  22. Re: Does anyone have a Dadant Junior Bench extractor?

    Peter not only is the junior bench a two frame extractor its also a tangential, meaning the frames have to be turned and each side is extracted separately . If your looking for more speed you want a...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    Got up to the hives today to check temps , the gauge stopped at 60 again, same as before but much warmer and no wind about 30 degrees out . Any ideas why the temp inside the hive would be exactly the...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Enjambres , thanks for checking the temp wasn't sure how hi they went , also how important is a fan .
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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    How long does it take to warm up a 10 frame medium super of honey for extracting .
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