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    Re: Cleaning out wet supers.

    Not a problem but I have had a few in some weaker hives. Just taking preventative measures since that's what I thought "we were to do". Funny though....after the frost hits and the lakes freeze, I...
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    Re: Cleaning out wet supers.

    Great, thanks for the advice. How do you keep the wax moths out when the supers are set out to be cleaned? Thanks, juzzer
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    Cleaning out wet supers.

    I am going to extract soon and in the past I have placed the wet supers back on top of the inner cover to let the each hive clean them out. Problem with that is that I am currently feeding syrup on...
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    Air temperature during extracting

    Anyone know if there is an air temperature that somewhat thickens up the honey when extracting and filtering?? It was 60 degrees here the day that I tried out 8 frames in my new extractor(personally...
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    Extractor measurement

    I had a relative weld me an 8 frame stainless extractor. The frame are placed with top bars towards the outside of the drum(not sure of the term).
    Those of you that have this type of extractor......
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    Re: Late season swarm caught..what next??

    Bottom deep looks set up well. How many of each kind of frame do you think in the top deep....all 10 as honey/syrup stores???? Or a different frame breakdown? Thanks, juzzer
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    bee paraysis???

    Anyone have any hives with a bee paralysis of sorts. A swarm hive I have seems to have a number of bees that "shake and wander" around the bottom entrance of the hive not being allowed in by the...
  8. Thread: leaf blower

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    leaf blower

    I purchased a battery operated(rechargable) leaf blower last Spring to try to clean out my supers this Fall. I see some people that use blowers, stand the super on its side and blow the bees out into...
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    slatted rack on top of solid bottom?

    Dadant has a slatted wooden rack that is supposedly used to help keep swarming down during the season. If I placed a slatted rack between a solid bottom board and my 1st deep of brood, would that be...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    I think I might try a 7 frame nuc(double stacked by the time fall comes) since the swarm seems quite large for a 5 frame nuc and since I have many frames of stored honey and some honey frames with...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    So with a 5 frame nuc, what would you hope the second story box would look like when the bees have done all they could to prepare by the time winter arrives? Specifically, number of honey frames...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    :thumbsup:Thank you all! Every response has given me more thought to help me decide. Funny that the last two posts came when they did, just as I was cutting sheets of wood while trying to decide...
  13. Set up for a 10 frame and 5 frame nuc box?

    I am scrambling to set up a hive for a swarm that I just caught. I am deciding whether to hive them in a 5 or 10 frame set up(or other if suggested). I am specifically thinking about the end of the...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    Thanks drlonzo. It seems like you are right here with me through this recent swarm capture and what to do with it from start to finish!!! Thanks a lot, juzzer
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    Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    I caught swarm just recently and might try to winter them in their own box versus combining with another hive. I have quite a few empty 10 frame deep boxes laying around and would like to convert 1...
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    Re: Late swarm in Wisconsin

    Thanks all. Would you go with the 10 frame deeps or 5 frame nucs like drlonzo stated? I just assumed it should be 2, 10 frame deeps, but now 2, 5 frame nuc boxes seem to be an intelligent idea for a...
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    Re: Late season swarm caught..what next??

    Thanks to all of you for your specific advice. :applause:I know thoughts and techniques are different for each beekeeper, but hearing what each of you specifically does keeps many doors/possibilities...
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    Re: Late swarm in Wisconsin

    What happens queen wise??? Wouldn't there be two then?? How can I tell for sure if and which of my hives they swarmed from? Also, isn't combining them just adding bees to a hive that will be soon to...
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    Late swarm in Wisconsin

    What do you suggest that I do with a "late in the season" swarm that I just found in a tree? I think they might be from one of my hives. Thanks, juzzer
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    Late season swarm caught..what next??

    I just caught a large swarm in my bee yard(Southern Wisconsin) that was hanging from a branch. I assume they are from a hive of mine, but haven't checked. I didn't think bees swarmed this late....
  21. Re: Frame arrangement in double deeps and 3 medium brood boxes?

    zhiv9- Thanks for the reply. I assume all others must agree without seeing any other input. juzzer
  22. setting up a late swarm for the fall/winter

    I caught a swarm in the middle/early part of July. They have been doing well so far and are about to complete their 1st deep. I will be adding the second deep in a day or 2. The second deep will...
  23. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    What does Nabber86's thread do for you???
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302319-Bee-dancer

    Experience will calm you down, work slow, and focus. That is what helped me get more...
  24. Heat from electric knife really affect honey?

    I would like to purchase an electric uncapping knife to speed up the process of extracting. For the price I am going to spend what I need to get a set thermostat knife, not the adjustable temperature...
  25. Frame arrangement in double deeps and 3 medium brood boxes?

    Couldn't find the answer so I need your help here. I have a few hives that are 2 deeps for the brood nest and some hives that are 3 mediums for the brood nest. I am trying to start to help them set...
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