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  1. Re: Convert to Mediums Instead of Hive Body Swap?

    That should work with the caveat that the bottom deep is completely empty. If not, out of the 2 deeps of 20 frames you could probably find 10 that are empty and arrange accordingly. I converted to...
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    Bees from Lang to TBH

    So last fall i got a fairly nice TBH given to me. I've been keeping bees in langs for about a decade and figured i would try my hand at top bar. So my question is, can i take a queen and shake some...
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    Re: TBH doesn't work in warm climates

    Will you continue to go to the club? If so, maybe in a couple years of successfully keeping tbh you can have a field day at you apiary to show how it can be done.
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    Re: George W. Imirie's Pink Pages

    I consider Mr. Imirie my first beekeeping "mentor". I found his pink pages when i started beekeeping a decade ago. I can't say how many times I've read them all. The thing i love most about his...
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    Re: Increase from a package?

    Like most of the others have stated, it would be very risky to try to plan on splitting from a package in year 1. That's tough for an experienced beek much less someone who is just starting out....
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    Re: Best way to build up a lot of comb?

    I'll throw one out there... Build a some swarm traps that hold frames. Put out as many as logically possible and catch as many swarms as possible. Swarms build comb faster than any colony that...
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    Re: Canola polination

    I understand, i would just assume that the plants closer to the hives would get better pollination then on say, the other side of the field. Maybe he will be able to tell come harvest time. Hopefully...
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    Re: Canola polination

    Johno, I am in the exact same boat you are. I have a farmer a few miles up the road from me that has grown canola the past couple years. Last year i got in touch with him and he agreed to let me put...
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    Re: Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    Ace, my only goal right now is 25 hives by years end. A hive that's a little swarmy is ok with me since I'll be splitting as soon as i see queen cells. Besides i have no qualms about using a caught...
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    On my way to 25 hives: 2016

    So since it was 65 degrees today in NW Tn and i have cabin fever like no other when it comes to my girls I decided to go out to the apiary and have a look around. So for the people who asked me to...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    I'll be following this thread as i am declaring war on SHB this year. I have my hives on concrete pads that used to be old grain bins. I have noticed that i don't have nearly as many than i did when...
  12. Re: Is "Caspian Solution" included in "Treatment Free"?

    I asked about this product once. Prepare for the flaming of a lifetime..... I ended up not going with it because i didn't have a single person give me a positive on it. Does it work? Who the heck...
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    Re: Has anybody here tried UV photography?

    I just read this thread and it gave me an idea. Not meaning to hijack. Do you think a UV lens would be able to detect the heat from a hive in a tree or would the tree be too much insulation? I know...
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    Re: Electric Fence (not for bear)

    Personally I'm not a huge fan of polywire but i think it will do in your situation. From what you described, i would just use the earth as my ground. Buy the biggest charger you can afford. Trust me,...
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    Re: Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    Yes we do but the guy i used to buy nucs from had a target 1st sell date of Apr. 1. Figured i might could try to push it a little bit.



    You're right, i may end up w/ buying mated queens after...
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    Re: Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    There's one i forgot... the lag time between hatching and laying. In that case, maybe making the splits March 15ish? make the splits all at the same time and give them a full two months to build with...
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    Re: Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    In the past i have kept up to about 15 but i expanded them very slow. Ive never really done multiple splits off of 1 hive. I've raise some pretty nice cells before using the nicot method and i plan...
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    Re: Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    Most literature I've read from extension services and such recommends about 1 colony per acre. My buddy will be paying me for the service so yes, i am worried about his pumpkins. I mentioned i will...
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    Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    Hi all,

    I wanted to run my plans for 2016 by yall and see if there is anything I am missing or haven't thought of. To start out, my goal is to have enough colonies to pollinate about 25 acres of...
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    Re: Cardbiard nc box

    Have you checked into the coroplast nuc boxes? They aren't quite as cheap as cardboard but they will long outlast them. They are also cheap enough to just let them go to the customer. I've got them...
  21. Re: How to transition from deeps to all mediums?

    Totally agree with aunt betty. If you have it, you will use it. Thats why i say go ahead and cut it down to med. and get new frames for it ASAP! Ask me how i know :) It took me two years to convert...
  22. Re: How to transition from deeps to all mediums?

    Next season when it warms up enough, put the deep on top of the mediums, use a fume board w/ bee go to push all the bees out of the deep and into the two mediums. With the deep empty take it off and...
  23. Re: Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    I know this is an older thread but was curious if the OP ever got her bees? If not, here are a few things i recommend...

    1. First off, when it comes to catching swarms, listen to odfrank... nuff...
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    Re: Jester's EZ NUC

    I've thought about getting some of these to make splits in, etc. I bought a nuc one time and the guy sold it to me in one of these so there was no frame exchange. Quality was pretty good. The only...
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    Re: Syrup proportions and comb

    It seems logical to me that the thinner syrup would almost force them to draw comb. That syrup has to be put somewhere to be evaporated down into "sugar honey" so the bees need more storage space...
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