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    Re: Not capping nectar. Why?

    same here!
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Double Nuc

    only problem is that one entrance will be facing the cold in the winter time, isn't that a problem
  3. Tired of plastic honey gates but I won't spend $999 on Maxant bottling either. Ideas?

    Tired of plastic honey gates but I won't spend $999 on Maxant bottling either. Ideas? There have got to be better options. Thanks.
  4. Re: Loss of land access has me selling, but I'll be back.

    I got tons of people willing to let me keep bees on their property Attend a master gardeners club meeting, go to the farmers co-op, and visit the local farmers market and I guarantee you will have...
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    Re: Screen over hole on inner cover

    con- ants can be a huge problem if you screen the top hole. I've had this happen dozens of times.
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    I started putting weedeater string through the bottom holes on the frames to give the bees something to attach to. If not the last half inch they won't attach at the bottom and they bust loose making...
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    Re: Do feral bees washboard?

    yes they do i saw them do it last year
  8. Re: foundationless? support with weed eater string on bottom two holes?

    is fishing line better than weed eater string?
  9. foundationless? support with weed eater string on bottom two holes?

    I put foundationless frames in my traps with one old brood comb. I don't mind foundationless but I realize the problems with it. I tied weed eater string on the bottom two rows. I think this will...
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    Re: Lost Queens!

    also, hives the suppressed themselves will appear like this! I think this is what happened in your case.
  11. Re: 8 swarms captured, only 1 viable colony so far

    1. add a frame of open brood and they will stay.
    2. some people like to re-queen swarms to have a more fertile egg layer.
    3. you can't win them all
  12. bt? correct ratio? I'm mixing only 1/2 gallon

    bt? correct ratio? I'm mixing only 1/2 gallon. I hate wax moths. I'm setting out some swarm traps and want to protect my old brood comb.
    Thanks
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    And to all the people that said plastic works during a heavy flow........I agree but........you can't really control the flow and when it's over you are stuck with plastic frames that bees don't like...
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I agree with the poster that said bees see plastics as a barrier and will build on one side and then stop thinking it's the end of the cavity. I've had lots of hives with this issue. It's very...
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    4 years I've tried plastic, even during the heavy flow around the soybean crops and sometimes they work with fair results. I'm certain that I can't use plastic. I've tried adding a coating of wax and...
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I would like to find the guy that came up with the idea of plastic foundation and punch him in the face until I got really tired.
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    Re: Extractor-rusty interior

    throw it away
  18. Re: seems like my bees quit laying in several of my deeps

    my problem is not sbb because I am no longer using them!
  19. seems like my bees quit laying in several of my deeps

    I run a deep hive bottom with medium super on top. Then I add a medium super when I think I need to in the early spring. More if need be sometimes. This year it seems like lots of my hives have...
  20. Re: Tried to stop robbing for seven days, but the robbers come back

    move it
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    you aren't loading it right. try to balance the load. all 3 frames to the right or try to guess the weight of the frames as they go in and balance all 6 this way. balance the load and you will be good
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    Re: Swarm trap locations

    In a deer stand is a good starting place. They are usually the right height off the ground and in the shade.
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    I'm done with 9 frame spacers in supers

    I'm standardizing with 10 frames in a 10 frame box. I decided its just too complicated having both 9 and 10. you got to draw out new foundation with 10 frame boxes so I'm just going to all 10. I...
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    Re: Foundationless frame extraction

    I saw where somebody put kabob skewers through the bottom area so bee would attach and this seems better than wire
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    Re: Old Brood Comb

    don't worry, you will have hives die and you will have more old brood comb than you know what to do with!
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