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    Re: Retailer wants large observation hive

    You can also use sand paper on the inside of the pipe so the bees have somthing to hold on to. Mine works perfect such roughed up.
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    Re: Retailer wants large observation hive

    Yes they live just like a normal for unlimited years. The hive gets covered with a sheet when you are not viewing it so that the light does not impact them. During the winter they do cluster and...
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    Re: Retailer wants large observation hive

    Thanks iwombat
    I forgot did i send you a oak or pine hive?
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    Re: Retailer wants large observation hive

    I have one pine observation hive left:
    http://mowbrayhoneyfarm.com/images/OB.JPG
    I only open mine once a year to scrape excess burr comb off the glass. If your bee space is correct and you have a...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will never do that again i think ill stick to sugar water.
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    o i dint know that thanks
    you sure know ur alcohol Ben
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    o thats cool. I was reading today about how you can turn sugar, sucrose into wine. Has anyone tried this?
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    yes i took it off, so is it really liquer?
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    Question

    I have been feeding my bees 1 1 sugar water but about a month ago somebody gave me a jar of honey that they did not use anymore. I mixed this honey with some water then added it to the remaining...
  10. Re: First Year Splits and Raising queens Are a Success

    Ya and then i am going to overwinter them ontop my other hives i think
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    How to kill drones

    The question is simple how can i kill drones in my observation hive without opening it up. Dont care to be humane in this case, the queen is not very good and is laying way to may drones than the...
  12. Re: First Year Splits and Raising queens Are a Success

    Yes, thats the only thing im worried about is getting them through winter. Right now there at 5 frames and the honey flow is still on so i hope they keep building up a while longer. i started them in...
  13. Re: First Year Splits and Raising queens Are a Success

    I added the frame a little over a month ago and checked for queens the day i posted pictures. I didnt add any more nurse bees only what was on the frame. And i think there was proboly around 6 queen...
  14. Re: First Year Splits and Raising queens Are a Success

    Yup only one frame of uncapped brood.
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    Re: nice Frame

    Yes some of it is pollen and some of it is uncapped brood.

    Thanks everyone but i cant take credit, after all the girls are the ones who made her.
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    nice Frame

    This picture is from a swarm that i collected they replaced the old queen that came with the swarm and now have a very good queen.
    Check out this frame not one drone on it and every cell is filled...
  17. First Year Splits and Raising queens Are a Success

    I made 2 one frame splits from one of my hives and had great success. I checked the hives today and found there to be queens in both of these hives laying good worker brood.

    Can you find the...
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    Re: Split With Queen Cells

    Two or three weeks ago. I think ill make 3 2 frame nucs.
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    Split With Queen Cells

    I have my observation hive set up and i put a frame of brood in it they have now made 5 queens cells. A few qeeks ago i got a swarm that is now filling 3 deeps and a super, i now want to split this...
  20. Thread: Nice Swarm

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    Nice Swarm

    This is my second swarm removal this year, the first was a football sized one in a red maple and now this is my second one:
    http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4091/swarm.jpg
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    Michael would you suggest that the best thing to...

    Michael would you suggest that the best thing to do then is add a frame of eggs from another hive?
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    This sounds just what im dealing with right now....

    This sounds just what im dealing with right now. I got 6 packages and when i did a 2 week inspection to check brood pattern it was spotty with little to no worker cells. My other hives are packages...
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    Here is my modified frame feeder. I put a...

    Here is my modified frame feeder. I put a plexiglass window in the inner cover so you can see when the sugar water is getting low and a garden hose tube in the center to fill it back up when it is...
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    I could modify the feeders i made to hold 4 quart...

    I could modify the feeders i made to hold 4 quart jars ontop of the inner cover. Today i am also going to try to modify the frame feeder so that i can just run i hose through the inner cover into the...
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    Ok, I will proboly try these out and see how they...

    Ok, I will proboly try these out and see how they work and maybe try a frame feeder in a few to.
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