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  1. Re: How to vacuum seal mason jars without heat?

    Really. Most jars and containers around here provide a seal. Are you putting something else in your smoker! ;-)
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    Re: what is this dust

    Wax angels often do this.
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    Re: Adding a second deep

    LOL. what do you mean? I make all my decisions based on outwards appearance, some would say I judge a book by its cover. ;-) kidding of course
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    Re: does brushing queen off a frame hurt her

    Once I find larva and eggs I stop, no need to find queen. you can do more damage rooting thru the box. You will know they are queenless in a few ways, presence of active queen cells without the...
  5. Re: Capped Brrod from Hot Hive to Gentle Queen

    Probably missing more variables...Depends what caused them to be hot. A hive can be hot one month and cool the next.

    ...Did a skunk or racoon attack the hive overnight. Is it very hot and...
  6. Re: moving honey and brood frames from wsp half-depth to full-depth supers

    Oh wow, yeah down under aint so cold, duh. Love to visit.
  7. Re: moving honey and brood frames from wsp half-depth to full-depth supers

    im not familar with your climate, but in kentucky I would wait until spring. I wouldn't cut out the comb either, I would let them draw-off the bottom of the frame. Thats just me, other folks may...
  8. Re: Making a steel hive stand for multiple hives. How many?

    I made 2 out of wood this winter. Steel would be nice.

    As far as proximity I put hives as close as I can get em. Maybe there is a little drift but no major issues. Here is a pic this morning...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Health

    why? Cheaper, smaller, you can put them right next to the cluster.

    ps don't waste your money on honey bee healthy or pro-health.
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    Re: Bearding or Swarm???

    looks like bearding to me. What was the temp and humidity in texax
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    Re: Honeybee v Honey bee

    bee keeper or beekeeper.
  12. Thread: nuc time

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    Re: nuc time

    I think the concern would be creating a laying worker, making introduction nearly impossible. I don't know how long that takes. Also consider the population decline from lack of eggs and larva. So...
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    Re: A mystery in our OTS hives.

    Last year I made a few 3 frame nucs with 1 to 1.5 frames of capped brood. One was very strong and filled nearly all the comb with nectar/honey while the queen was hatching, mating, etc. Once she...
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    Re: Feeding the Bees. How necessary is it?

    My thoughts also. I rarely ever feed overwintered hives in spring. The only time I feed is in fall to make up for the honey I robbed in June.

    Nucs shouldn't need feed either if they are well...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc box

    I overwintered a few the last 2 years. No problems, except perhaps moisture a bit. I make them to 6 frames. The bees do rather well in this nucs. I actually sold one this year on March 20th, they...
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    Re: Georgia Bees April 2015

    I overwinter 5 frame nucs, they can build up on clover and June flow, unless we turn extremely hot and dry. Obviously not ideal to have a package that late, probably want to feed heavy at first to...
  17. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    I think so. I've made 15qty 2 frame nucs of solid brood frames with 2-3 frames of bees shooken in 2 weeks ago. I have a few slow or dud hives, but most of them are doing very well. Early spring...
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    Re: my bees are making out!

    LOL> good one hahaha
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    Re: Why plastic in the brood nest

    Thats what I do sometimes, but not because its plastic. I bought a razorblade set at the crafting store that has 6 different sytles of blades for just in case.

    And typically swarm cells are at the...
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    Re: Best cane sugar for bees?

    the best sugar is the cheapest
  21. Thread: Sour Smell?

    by burns375
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    Re: Sour Smell?

    With newbies, as default I assume everything is okay and they are just paranoid.

    Its likely the smell of a working hive, curing nectar, etc.
  22. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Really... The spring has been great for the most part here in Louisville. Hives are booming. The cold spell this weak has slowed them down, but still seeing lots of nectar coming in. Luckily we...
  23. Re: New guy question. Bees still in package after 3 days in hive.

    They may have not moved much do to the cold spell. I shake em out.
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    Re: Controlling Moisture in a NUC

    I drill a hole on the backside and cover it with 1/8 mesh. If its too much ventilation the bees will propolize it over.
  25. Re: Pamphlets handed out at work - What does Bayer have to do with bees?

    ha, thats the first thought that came to mind. Its like the tobacco industry handing out pamplets that smoking won't give you lung cancer. Its pollution, genetics, diet, many other factors that do....
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