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  1. Re: Thinking ahead...Hive setup for winter...

    I have screened boards and solid boards,, all I do is ensure that they have plenty of feed,, IF the prediction is for wx below 25 for a long time,, I will put cardboard under the screen board hive...
  2. Re: Thinking ahead...Hive setup for winter...

    I would recommend that both of you in the Columbia area of SC contact and become members of the Midstate Beekeeping club,,

    scmidstatebeekeepers.org

    talk to the locals,, get their info..
  3. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    compare it to a langstroth 28 top bars,, and I dont know what size they are,, but for simple assumptions I will say they are the same square footage of a langstroth frame,, would be 30...
  4. Thread: Hive Lift?

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    Re: Hive Lift?

    the first one will NEVER work on grass, sand, or any other outside surface,, the one from overseas has much larger wheels for use,, and may work outside, but with difficulty,,

    First question,,...
  5. Re: When and where: locally raised bee packages Raleigh, NC area

    contact the NC beekeepers association, , google it
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    Re: Cappings Basket for a Radial Extractor

    without a drawing ,, I cannot even imagine what you are trying,,

    I would use a paint strainer with 5 gallon buckets,, 2.75 and done,, cheap
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    Re: Frame problems

    it is virtually impossible to analyze the best course of action without being able to see what you actually have,,

    I would suggest you contact the Charleston area beekeepers club, and ask for one...
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    Re: custom cappings spinner

    I would sell it and depending on your operation either get the maxant jr or the larger spinner, with the chain uncapper,,
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    Re: Chain Uncapper Adjustment

    have you contacted Maxant?
  10. Thread: feeding bees

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    Re: feeding bees

    Blake,, I would suggest you look up the SC beekeepers association

    http://www.scstatebeekeepers.org/

    and find the closest local club - either Oconee or Pickens county,, and find a mentor to...
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    Re: Need to make mediums into deeps

    biscuit and glue with screws at an angle on the ends
  12. Re: Is there some chart on line that tells if the"flow" is on for an area (Atlanta)?

    the flow is weather dependent, so a calendar chart is impossible to make. Based on where I am and where you are, you should be starting a good flow!
  13. Thread: Robbing

    by beegeorge
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    Re: Robbing

    find out what the neighbors are using,, if the bees are going for it, it is not hurting them
  14. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    use pool chemicals in a bit stronger proportion in an open feeding method to try to entice bees to the new source and away from the pools. they like the chemicals in pool water
  15. Thread: Yop!

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    Re: Yop!

    PA,

    How strong do you mix your BT solution?? i.e. how many tablespoons per gallon of water?

    thanks
  16. Re: Catch Swarm in Nuc or 8 Frame Medium, which is best and why?

    NEVER assume it will fit in a nuc,, ALWAYS carry a full box and a nuc and when you get there,, make the decision which to use!! TOO many times I have been told by the person requesting the...
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    Re: disturbing find question

    how did you do the mite count? is it a scientifically proven method such as an alcohol wash? Other methods are unreliable,, and deceiving
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    Re: Bee Transportation

    try it and let us know the results
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    Re: Powdered Sugar Vs Sugar Water "Bath"

    the spraying of sugar water is to calm them down, dusting with powdered sugar will surely do the opposite,, and possibly increasing the possibility of them not liking their new home and...
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    Re: Another newbee question

    it wont hurt,,
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    Re: Another newbee question

    they may also be reluctant to fill out the outer frames,, and still be ready for another brood box
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    Re: Screen Type For Package Bee Cages?

    Lowes has aluminum window screen tinted charcoal for about $110 for a 4x100 ft roll
  23. Re: Finding some queen cells with the queens upside down

    the queen must be from the southern hemisphere,, where everything is upside down... ( just joking please dont jump on me)
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    toss in the argument that 8 frame vs 10 frame can reduce weight and you have another thing to think about,,

    for me,, I am 63,, I can handle deep 10 frames for a few more years,, and when I cant I...
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    Re: When to start queen rearing?

    queen rearing and honey production are not always things that go together,, you need to decide if you want a large honey crop or more splits this year
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