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  1. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    A few years back, I acquired 3 doublewalled 10 frame hives, with telescoping covers that are about 8" long. Very heavy, but in great shape. I was told the person kept the hives inside the barn, with...
  2. Thread: Timing schedules

    by Nardi
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    Timing schedules

    Hi Folks,
    I'm trying to prep for spring build up. I'm in central NH, and daytime temps are barely reaching 40f on a sunny day. I've been reading "George Imire's Pink Pages" and trying to adapt...
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    Re: Just don't know what to buy

    I think Mike B has it right. If I could start over, I would have all medium equipment, and I wouldn't worry about 8 frames in NH - 5 frame nuc are overwintered here. I started with 2 TBHs, then 3...
  4. Thread: Nervous

    by Nardi
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    Re: Nervous

    I'm also in NH. Yesterday I was able to dig snow from the entrances, and used a coat hanger to remove some dead bees from the bottom boards. One hive seemed to have damp bees, so I tried to vent it...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    Thank you all for the responses.

    I added an extra hole about 1" down from the top, back - thinking I can add a cork if needed.

    Best, Nardi
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    D Coates Nuc ventilation

    Hi Folks,
    I'm in the process of building Nucs, and wonder if I missed something. I'm not using screened bottom boards, and have 3/4" hole entrances. I think I should be adding another 3/4" hole...
  7. Thread: Hi Folks,

    by Nardi
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    Re: Hi Folks,

    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
    I'm looking forward to starting over, and I am alittle confused about how to deal with the entrance size when I install packages into my TBHs.
    I hope...
  8. Thread: Hi Folks,

    by Nardi
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    Re: Hi Folks,

    My hives have solid bottom boards. I think the entrance is too big, and will modify before adding more bees. I may try blocking the entrances for 3 -4 days.
  9. Thread: Hi Folks,

    by Nardi
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    Hi Folks,

    I had a hive years ago. Unfortunately, I starved them to death. Last spring I set up 2 TBHs. One hive died, and the other absconded after about 10 days (I watched them go).
    I've ordered 2...
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