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  1. Thread: Pollen Stores

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    Re: Pollen Stores

    Thanks for the replies. I have not looked at them for a couple of weeks but I will in a day or two. Right now they are hauling it in like crazy.

    500 sq inches is a lot. That would be 3 or 4 full...
  2. Thread: Pollen Stores

    by LanduytG
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    Pollen Stores

    Do bee's store pollen for winter use? If so how much do they need? I have searched for the answer but have not found anything so I'm assuming they don't store any.

    Thanks
    Greg
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    how many Bee's do you need?

    OK, winter is approaching, both hives were started from packages on June 15th and I'm concerned if I have enough bee's in the hives. I know that nucs get wintered over and I'm guessing I have more...
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    Re: What time of day to feed?

    Thanks Mike
    I use jar feeders on top and use and empty hive bodies to conceal them. These were new package bee's installed on June 15th. Last week when I inspected they were building comb but did...
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    What time of day to feed?

    Just wondering if it really makes any difference what time of day you feed your bee's? I see some here like to feed in the evening, any reason for that?

    Thanks
    Greg
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    Small colony smaller amounts of syrup. When I first got my package going in mid June they took about a pint a week. Same colony now which is much larger and a dearth on its more than a quart a day.
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    You don't need anything special for a temp probe. All it needs to be is a K type, and if you have a 1/4"NPT port you can use this one High Pressure Adjustable Regulator with Type 1 Connection Listed...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    For under $50 this is a great little unit.
    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=106

    Greg
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I would not hesitate to use and electronic controller. These days they are very reliable. This one is fancy and has alarm outputs too. I'm sure some others do too, I just didn't look through all of...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Took all of 2 minutes to find something that will control with precision. Has proportional band and everything.

    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    This is not rocket science and no need to reinvent the wheel. All that's being talked about is a safety to shut it down when something goes wrong. It should have that anyway and its hard to believe...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I'm really surprised it does not have a high temp limit switch. Almost all home appliances do that have heating elements. For $10 you can install one and move on. All you need to do is figure out...
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    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    X2 plus we started the local club on it.

    Greg
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    Hygienic Bee's

    What constitutes hygienic bee characteristics? Reason I ask is last week when I had a bunch of comb torn out and bee's hauling out pupa because of SHB larva or wax moth larva (not sure which one for...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    Thats all I have.

    Greg
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    I just noticed this, if you look in the third picture in the center just a tick below center. Does that look like a SHB larva to you. It does to me because it has what looks like little legs on it.
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  17. Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    As a hobby it can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be. I'm a gadget guy so its not as cheap for me. This hobby also caused me to buy some new woodworking things which of course I will...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    Luckily the weather held this morning and I was able to inspect the hives again, I went in with the intention to rid the hives of was moth larva. Well to my surprise I think the bee's to care of it....
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    These are both new hives and fresh foundation or foundationlees frames. All the comb drawn is what they have done. If we don't get the rain I'm going into both hives tomorrow and rid of what I can...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    I didn't know they could get in with an active hive. I thought it was always in dormant comb.
    You think I should go in and remove what I can?

    Greg
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    Inspection today and need some help.

    Last week when I checked the hives everything seems to be OK. After the inspection I noticed some drones being booted along with pupa. Went on for a few days. Didn't think much about it because...
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    If I can do it today I will but its 46 degrees this morning. If not today it will be Monday for sure.

    Greg
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    Re: bees dragging out pupa. why?

    I have a hive thats been doing the same thing for a week. Since they were kicking out live drones I just figured the pupa they were bringing out were drones too. Some were developed enough and had...
  24. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    I like to make things come out even so you don't have part of a figure. Like a deep is 9.25 or what ever your lumber is I divide that by 12 so each figure is .770 wide.

    I'm sure others will have a...
  25. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    g.
    Yes it is true. But that fact is with mediums your total height is only 2" taller and you loose 17 square inches of comb, over running 2 deeps. Not much of a con IMHO for someone that is small...
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