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    Re: Ultimate Hive Feeder

    I have a couple as well. Work great. May buy a couple spares so I can just take them to the hive full and swap out the others. They replace the feeder that sits on top with the floats. Was tired of...
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    Re: Noise from the hive entrance

    They are from a package so are still building up. Just don't look blocked at all and opening up further would be more room for non bees to come in. I could be way wrong so feel free to offer what you...
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    Re: Smoking or not?

    I am way new to this but can add that I really didn't need to use it when I first set mine up earlier this year but as time, and the hives, have progressed it makes life much easier. I can also add...
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    Noise from the hive entrance

    Yesterday afternoon while watching both hives I heard an odd sound from one. The sound of an insect chewing wood is what it reminded me of. There were bees 'walking the line' along the entrance...
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    Re: New queen for honeybound hive

    I'll be watching this, I'm pretty much in the same spot, except do have capped brood, and am trying to decide if I want to let the capped queen cell take over or introduce one myself. Reading your...
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    Ok to manipulate frames?

    The lower deep still has the 2 outside frames that are not drawn out. Is it ok to swap these undrawn frames with 2 that are drawn from the top deep? This way they would have 'completed' the bottom...
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    Undertaker Bees and direction

    Curious if anyone has seen any research on this. My daughter and I watched as one of the bees carried what we now believe to be larva out of the hive and out towards the woods. I watched yesterday as...
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    Re: Still need Pollen Patties?

    My short experience with these hives has shown me that between 50-55 there are a few flying but not many, 55-60 a few a minute, 60-70 about twice that many, 70-80 and they are going strong, 80+ and...
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    Re: Still need Pollen Patties?

    I'll be sure to send them your way : ) While ya'll are looking in I have a question for you that pertains to my next inspection. For a few days following my last 2 inspections I have noticed reduced...
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    Re: Still need Pollen Patties?

    See link below. Yea that is a concern. I read something about that on here, after I took mine off of course. Will see Sunday I guess but so far nothing has been sticking together so maybe the bees...
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    Re: Still need Pollen Patties?

    Balmy? lol. Not so far but I guess it beats snow.
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    Re: Still need Pollen Patties?

    Everything in beekeeping is controversial it seems : ) Thanks for the input. The SHB issue was the other reason. I saw it somewhere on this forum and it made sense. I think I'll leave it off this...
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    Re: Still need Pollen Patties?

    It would be a mess. It was attached to not only the inner cover (yes I used it with the feeder on) but also the feeder. I have since taken the inner cover off this hive and will see how it does in...
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    Still need Pollen Patties?

    My 2 hives (from packages) are about 4 weeks old now. Both have eggs/capped brood, pollen and honey in them mainly on the center 3-4 frames. I initially placed a PP on the top of the frames when I...
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    Re: Quiet, Too Quiet

    I am also new to beekeeping and had a similar experience a few weeks ago. I installed the 2 packages; all was well, bees everywhere and active all that day. Brought my son out the next day to show...
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    Top feeder food change? and how? : )

    When I installed my 2 packages I filled the top feeders, about 2 weeks ago. 1 week ago I added 1 gallon of 1:1 at the first hive inspection to each feeder, just to top them off. I plan on doing the...
  17. Re: Newbeek here, when to add second box question...

    Thanks Michael, that makes more sense when said like that. I can relax, for a while anyways.
    Danny
  18. Newbeek here, when to add second box question...

    Hi all, I am new here and to beekeeping and have a few questions. I come from the dog training world (SAR) and as with dog training techniques I see there are as many ways of doing things as there...
  19. Re: Wax Source for addition to plastic foundation

    Yea I'm back and forth on it. One article I read showed what looked like a good comparison between, "factory, thin and tick wax use. Seemed they liked the thick. I like the idea of starting from...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale.

    I didn't see a reply to this question and was wondering the same thing. Any info would be great as I am looking for 'clean' wax as well.

    Thanks,
    Danny
  21. Wax Source for addition to plastic foundation

    I am setting up my first hives for spring and plan to add wax to my pierco plastic foundation. What would be a good source for wax? i.e. not polluted from some country somewhere. (dadant, mann lake,...
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