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    Re: Inner cover and honey supers

    I build an inner cover with built in top entrance.

    Make a 3/4" by 3/4" rim, drill a 5/8" hole in it. Put 1/4" plywood on one side of it, when supers are on, put it flat side up- so they can use...
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    Re: Things you bought but dont use

    I have one of those pug in uncapping knifes. Hate it with a passion.
    Standard inner covers. I have switched to a ventilated inner cover that I build.

    Bee escape. They never worked for me.
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    Erin, Thanks for the advice. That sure sound...

    Erin,

    Thanks for the advice. That sure sound easy!

    I will leave them alone for now and report back next week.
    Dave
  4. Thread: top entrance

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    This is what I would recommend. I did this to...

    This is what I would recommend. I did this to some of my honey supers and they were capped and ready to go before the ones without the hole.
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    2nd year booming colony...trouble?

    Came out of winter booming, Plenty of honey left, lots of brood as early as march, plenty of bees made it through winter.

    Things have been pretty normal until Thursday.

    Have a honey super on it...
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    I hived a 3# package last season and ended up...

    I hived a 3# package last season and ended up with 2 full supers of honey. They wintered amazingly well and have a super 75% filled right now. Absolutely booming, no signs of swarm yet....

    I...
  7. Thread: Red Maple Hives?

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    Other suitable woods: port orford cedar...

    Other suitable woods:

    port orford cedar
    western red cedar
    cypress
    douglas fir
    alaskan yellow cedar

    Cypress is probably the best choice for weatherability, good compromise of weight over...
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    screen BB and cold

    I have screen BBs on all my hives right now, two without the slider boards installed. One has a slider board installed.

    It is supposed to get unseasonably cold at night the next few days. ...
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    pepper em with a 20 ga and #8 shot. They will...

    pepper em with a 20 ga and #8 shot.

    They will come back once. They don't seem to like the #8 the second time.

    It is a matter of time for this to happen to me. There have been sightings of a...
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    I saw some drone brood in one of my hives too,...

    I saw some drone brood in one of my hives too, but wasn't much, just between the boxes, this is in my strongest colony. There was a strong number of bees, and lots of honey still, good laying...
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    With 60 pounds of honey in the box, I wouldn't...

    With 60 pounds of honey in the box, I wouldn't think you need to feed.

    I checked mine and they were doing great. Bringing in some giant balls of lime-green pollen. huge numbers of bees and...
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    They are back up and running. I called and made...

    They are back up and running. I called and made an order today.

    :thumbsup:
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    Minnestoa Hygenics?

    Anyone dealt with these type of bees?

    I line in SW PA, we get a real winter with 4 seasons. I've read these bees work hard and winter well.

    I have not had problems wintering my Italian...
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    Thanks for the link to the other thread. I...

    Thanks for the link to the other thread.

    I see.... things are tough all over. They were my go-to guys, I was ready to spend some $$$$ tonight!!!!

    I'll give them time and a call.

    Thanks!
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    what hapeened to walter kelley co?

    I called, they no longer have the same number. No website.. Are they done?
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    hate: the fact its fall and were readying for...

    hate: the fact its fall and were readying for winter. I hate forgetting somethingwhen I'm all the way out to the bee yard.

    love: the satisfaction of doing them right, having a successful...
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    Too high for me. but i read in a book where you...

    Too high for me. but i read in a book where you can shoot them out of a tree.
    I forget where. Maybe the Aebi books?

    I removed a colony on free anging comb last week out of an apple tree, about...
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    I did it today, moved a colony

    I moved a suffering colony in an apple tree. Combs were completely robbed out. 5 combs, probably 2.5 pounds of bees.

    Cut the branch with all the combs and put it in a deep hive body.

    took it...
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    making grease patties

    anyone have a recipe for making grease patties? I have seen a few that involve salt sugar and crisco, with terramycin mixed in, and also menthol. where can I get menthol or wintergreen???

    I...
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    I'm going for it sunday. weather is on the up,...

    I'm going for it sunday. weather is on the up, its supposed to be nice sunday. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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    I roll my own too. Except frames. I have a...

    I roll my own too. Except frames. I have a major source of clean cypress that makes fantastic woodenware. I use a full lap joint like those from Rossman. I can make a hive body, super, etc in no...
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    Carl, Hobie, IM a PA beek too... Near indiana,...

    Carl, Hobie, IM a PA beek too... Near indiana, pa.

    What about freezing capped honey? If you have five frames of capped, in a medium, can't you take the whole frames, freeze them if you have the...
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    How to hive a fall swarm?

    Got a call today. 7 vertically hanging combs in an appletree with good numbers of bees on it. Guy estimates it the size of a basketball. IN SW PA, we will soon have frost. IT appears these bees...
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    wintering questions

    New guy questions.

    going into my first winter, it was a great summer, lots of great lessons learned.

    First off, I live in SW Pennsylvania. This might help in the "weather" questions...

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    It looks less bad today. it is less pink and...

    It looks less bad today. it is less pink and seemed to have receded a bit. doctor drew a line around it and had me watch it to make sure it didn't grow.

    Oh, I have pics, but they are at home....
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