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  1. Thread: Moving

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    Re: Moving

    Riskybizz. May be moving to dallas area. Thanks for reaching out

    I am not particularly attached except for they are finally established. I will hate starting over but that looks like the best...
  2. Thread: Moving

    by WRLCPA
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    Re: Moving

    Thanks Everyone.

    Since I don't know where I am going to land as far as new house, I don't think I even have a choice. I just wanted to know the pro's and con's just in case the timing was perfect...
  3. Thread: Moving

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    Re: Moving

    Shoot, I did leave out a major factor...Sorry. I am all foundationless...HOWEVER, as I write I recall I started these two hives last year from 5 frames of foundation so reducing down to the original...
  4. Thread: Moving

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    Moving

    Moving across the country from northeast to southwest. I have 2 hives currently overwintering successfully (1st year) and 3 over wintered nucs on order.

    So with the assumptions that I will have 5...
  5. Thread: Gone girls

    by WRLCPA
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    Re: Gone girls

    Same issue 1 of three hives dead. Plenty of honey in two mediums. Should I feed to the other two right now or store until later when the other two move up and start eating upper reserves?
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    Re: Overwintering a light hive

    Would we think that this is a better option than leaving the double deeps and emergency feed all winter?

    What should I do with the other 10 frames...well probably only 6-7 are full, but the...
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    Overwintering a light hive

    Is it too late to reduce down a week hive to a single 5 frame nuc or maybe even a double 5 frame nuc for over wintering?

    Situation I have described in another thread is that I have one 2 deep hive...
  8. Thread: Hive Weights

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    Re: Hive Weights

    Thanks, I am feeling OK about the winter.

    As far as mite testing, I guess I was getting a little lazy and using the "I don't know how" as an excuse to not learn how. I will do the test this week....
  9. Thread: Hive Weights

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    Re: Hive Weights

    OK, I have done my research on the Mountain Camp Rim and sugar feeding and I have two questions

    1. One person used a queen excluder, while others didn't, why would one use a queen excluder vs...
  10. Thread: Hive Weights

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    Re: Hive Weights

    Thank you, I am!
  11. Thread: Hive Weights

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    Re: Hive Weights

    Okay so I am told 150 pounds is mandatory for two deeps by the locals. I looked last week and did see eggs in the brood chamber, I think possible there was a late season (Late July early August)...
  12. Thread: Hive Weights

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    Hive Weights

    Okay 3 hives, hive A B C have the following configuration and weight

    A = 2 Deeps, 75Lbs
    B = 2 Deeps, 126 Lbs
    C = 1 Deep, 2 Mediums, 106.4 Lbs

    So my thought is this, Split Hive A and give...
  13. Thread: Mites?

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    Re: Mites?

    This makes alot of sense. I try to stay out of the brood chamber as much as possible and since this hive has been grouchy, I really really tried to stay clear. Maybe I should have taken heed of the...
  14. Thread: Mites?

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    Re: Mites?

    Didnt want to lay it down but I couldn't get the thing to stand up. I never thought of loosing the queen though, Thanks for the words of warning
  15. Thread: Mites?

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    Mites?

    http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/wrlcpa/MItes_zps83a003ba.jpg

    Went to my bee yard today to find one of my hive that had been very mean and grouchy, very light on activity compared to the...
  16. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    Heres hoping last winter was the 49th one!
  17. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange

    Find your area, then your town....

    Colder, dryer than normal for my area
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    Re: Accounting for Bee Keeping Associations

    Doesn't the association have a current system for accounting that you will inherit? If it is not new, take a look at what is currently in place and augment accordingly. If the association is new,...
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    Thanks everyone, I like the Fat beeman's top feeder, but I am not interested in buy or building one this year, probably a winter project. In the mean time I will go with my thought of a plastic top...
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    You don't have a drowning issue?
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    Plastic Top Feeder?

    I am getting tired of filling my feeders every other night, 2, 1 quart glass feeders on each hive are only lasting 2 days. So I was thinking about putting two larger, 1/2 gallon plastic top hive...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    First year Beek. Consensus is that the NE is in a dearth, and I agree. Northern Vermont is definitely in between flows, BUT, my question is when will the fall flow start, for how long, and what...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Awesome!! How do you grow Beer then? LOL
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Growing wine? how do you grow wine?
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    Fall Flow in New England?

    First year beek and I think the main summer flow has ended in my local as there is no new comb in my queen right hives for the last week or so.

    As a newbie, what should I look forward to in a fall...
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