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    Wax foundation

    We'll, I've tried foundationless, and I've tried starter strips and now I want to go to wax foundation. I know there is some concern about contaminants in wax. I guess my question is, how much of a...
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    Harvest question

    Still a newbee. Took honey from a second year hive today. It didn't go all that well. How do you get the bees off of the frame? Then how do keep them off the frame?
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    Newbee question do you need to spin an extractor that fast?
  4. Re: Brushy-vs-Mann lake? Frame prices can't be right??

    I don't remember exactly but it was reasonable. I think with shipping it was about a dollar a frame. If you put stuff in your cart it will calculate shipping before you place the order. I put 20...
  5. Re: Brushy-vs-Mann lake? Frame prices can't be right??

    Check ohio bee they advertise on this site. Just bought 100 med frames. $80/100. Good service too
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    Re: Split question

    thanks for the replies Nothing else in the syrup. I guess I'll be making a robber screen this afternoon. Would the screen off of an old package work ok?
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    Re: Split question

    Entrance is reduced to about an inch and a half
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    Split question

    I found myself with an extra queen so I decided to try to make a split. I put a frame of honey and two frames with open and closed brood in a nuke put the queen in Let her out about three days...
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    Re: I am obviously missing an opportunity.

    Sourwood is a flowering shrub found in most of the south. It has a reputation of making really good honey and is very much sought after. Sourwood bushes are not that big and are usually scattered...
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    cutting grips in boxes

    I think someone on Beesource has posted a way to cut the half moon grips in boxes using a skill saw. Anybody have the plans for that jig?
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    Re: 1st Split Made

    Thanks for the replies. Yes she is in a cage. Entrance wasnt completely blocked, just an attempt to make them reorient to the new location only a few feet from the other hive.
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    1st Split Made

    Well due to a mistake made by me I would up with an extra queen so I decided to make a split from my strongest hive. I gave them a frame of mostly honey and two frames with capped and open brood in...
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    Re: Newbee error

    Well , interestingly enough thats how I saw my queen Sunday. I wasnt looking for her cause I didnt think she was in there. Do I need to add open brood or capped or does it matter. I'll be putting...
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    Re: Newbee error

    thanks for the link. Ive watched a few you tubes on splits. Im hesitant because Im not good at finding my queen. However, I will give it a try when I get home today weather permitting. Wish me...
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    Newbee error

    I got my first hive two springs ago. Queen died before she was released. Operator error(me) resulted in a dead out. Last spring I started a package( in a top bar hive) and also got a Lang nuc. Both...
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    NO QUEEN!

    Today I did a complete inspection of my top bar hive. LOTS of honey and nectar but no brood. during an earlier inspection I had some comb break and fall, that might have killed the queen or,...
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    Mann Lake ventilated jacket

    Anybody have any experience with the Mann Lake ventilated jacket or suit? My jacket protects me but it's like being in a sauna! ML has them on sale but I'd like some info from a user before I buy....
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    Feeder question

    How do I put a feeder on top of my hive? I understand to cut a hole the size of the jar lid but do I put something under the jar or just let it drip into the hive?
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    Re: TBH Feeders

    I have taken the can that came with a package and put it in the back of the hive sitting on two small pieces of wood over a small saucer
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    Re: New from Pontotoc MS

    Beesource is a great place to start. Go to Michael Bush's website and read it all. Then see if you can find a club close to you. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed my bees. Good luck
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    Re: Planting for the Bees

    I agree that it won't help much but it won't hurt either. Plant buckwheat. Once it has gone to seed you can cut it and it will regrow
  22. Re: Neighbor's pool over fence watering plan

    Stinger, my two hives are less than 20 feet from my neighbor's pool. They have never found a bee in their skimmer( last 2 years). Why? Between them &. Me is a 6 ft wood fence. I sit on my deck &...
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    Dandelion question

    Do bees get nectar or pollen from dandelions or both. Thanks
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    Re: Can a 1x10 board work for deeps?

    Fusion, do you have a phone number for the Amish guy?
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    Re: Spruce Woodenware

    Fusion, where do you get your cypress? I'm in Bham and I can't find it. Thanks
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