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    Re: Antisipation? or Constipation?

    Don't forget the 1:1. I suspect that is why they are not drawing out the frames.
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    Re: Antisipation? or Constipation?

    I would check between 7 to 10 days. And you have two sets of nucs 2 days apart so maybe split the difference and inspect all 4 on day 8 or 9. Are you feeding them 1:1 syrup? If they have brand new...
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    Re: Bear Protection

    The bear fence is probably the most difficult solution and that is why everyone asks about other options. Although labor intensive and a bit of an expense , in my opinion, it is the closest you can...
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    Re: only 100 bees left and a queen

    Please note my experience level when considering my advice. However, I would either try buying frames of brood as one poster suggested or since you only have 1 hive.... maybe look into buying...
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    Re: only 100 bees left and a queen

    Do you have other established hives?
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    Re: Could one on my queens be dead already?

    Uh oh, a quantum physics reference. My head may explode.
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    Re: Epipen guidelines

    Again, ask your doctor. My doctor told me the exact opposite of this. I was told that any one sting can be the one. It's not likely, but is not unheard of to develop an elegiac reaction. I was...
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    Re: Epipen guidelines

    Consult your physician...........or a bee forum. Seriously, did you get epipens yet? If not, when you do, ask your doctor these exact questions. If you did already get them, then one wonders why...
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    Re: Cold Weather-Package Install-No eggs

    Did you put feed on for them? If it was too cold for foraging, they would have needed food and a resource for building and laying. If you did feed and the syrup temperature was not atleast 50, they...
  10. Re: first really good inspection after install.

    Tenbears, thank you. That's a great idea for storing all those frames.
  11. Re: first really good inspection after install.

    [QUOTE=Tenbears;1257495]You can probably put those frames of honey away for later during dearth, bees rarely take honey in the spring...[/QUOTE

    Thank you. That actually makes sense. why would...
  12. Re: first really good inspection after install.

    thanks for responding Clyde. I kinda figured I was on the right track. Thanks for the advice on managing the space. I never would have thought to add plain foundation to use up some of that...
  13. first really good inspection after install.

    This is going to be a fairly long post with a summary of my findings and a few questions. The questions may not be directly asked, but some things may need to be addressed as you go through my...
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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    Thank you for posting this question. I am planning on getting chickens and protect their coop within my bear fence with the bees. Question answered. Thanks again.

    Todd
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    Re: Pulling in Yellow Pollen

    Forsythia?
  16. Re: New Package Russians coming, feed sugar water or use old comb loaded w/ honey/pol

    I was in the same situation last week. I put feeders on with 1:1 anyway. They aren't touching it, and I assume it's because they have 4 frames of capped honey in each hive. I suggest still putting...
  17. Re: Should I use my dead outs for my package bees

    I just did it. I took 2 frames of full honey on each outer side of chamber. Then a mix of pollen and nectar frames leading to the center. And the center 2 frames were mostly drawn empty comb. I...
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    Re: new package and feed

    You are very welcome. I don't think you set anything back with the sugar. In fact, It was a good call. You saw something wasn't working and you tried something different. You kept your new...
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    Re: new package and feed

    Although your daytime temp was 60, at night it went down to 38. This brought the syrup temp below 50 degrees (bees won't take syrup if the syrup is below 50) the Temps jumped back up to over 50 ,...
  20. Re: to hive or not to hive (today due to wind)?

    yea, that wind was something else yesterday. I was actually going to hold off until today because the packages looked really nice compared to what I got last year from a different seller. but as it...
  21. Re: to hive or not to hive (today due to wind)?

    Hey Clyde. Thanks for checking back in and taking interest in my situation. I decided to hive them yesterday at around 6:30 when the sun tucked behind the mountain behind my yard. The wind also...
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    Clyde, I think they look pretty good. All 5 packages only have a handful of dead bees on the bottom. The syrup cans do feel a little light. I am almost considering doing it at like 5:30 or 6:00. ...
  23. to hive or not to hive (today due to wind)?

    just got back from mann lake with 5 packages, however, the wind here is pretty bad. Right now, it is about 44 degrees and the wind is blowin 20mph and gusting to 38. what is the bigger stress or...
  24. Re: Looking for a Small Bush that Keeps Leaves Year Round

    boxwoods are a supposed mosquito repellent.

    another nice leafy evergreen, but grows a little taller is skip laurels. They flower a bit as well. If you are looking for winter color, don't...
  25. Re: just set up my dead out equipment for round 2 (???)

    Thanks for the responses folks! I hope winter was kind and gentle on you and your bees.
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