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    Re: Triple Deeps, Benefits of Larger Hives

    I use 8 frame 12 inch deep supers and require the extra volume for winter stores. I winter with two deeps. I have never had a hive of three deeps survive a winter (most likely I am doing something...
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    Re: another small cell question

    For me. wire is a must with wax foundation.
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    Re: USPS dang IT!

    For me, I pay the extra cost for UPS overnight, never in my years of bee purchasing have they let me down. I had a package shipment from Finley, OH this year arrive to my AK farm in 18 hours. Okay,...
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    Re: another small cell question

    I use the mann lake small cell foundation on all new packages I get. The bees seem to adapt, but sometimes the bottom of the frames have goofy sized / orientation of cells. I had four packages...
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    Re: rethinking bee nutrition

    I experimented last month on two new splits and a package using a 1:1 sugar syrup infused with beepro, wintergreen, lemon grass and "Effective Microorganisms; EM-1" (TM) that mainly consists of ...
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    Re: BRIGHT red pollen

    Black, which may be dark purple, is fireweed in my area. Gray green is rose hip or wild rose.
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    Bees do Time Zones!

    I received a package of bees from Ohio yesterday (arrived in 18 hours to Alaska) and well..... they were still flying around 10:00pm last night or 2:00am 'their' time. Guess the sun does play an...
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    Re: Learned Aggressiveness

    Okay an update.

    Over the last several weeks, my 2013 Carniolan hive has settled down and is almost acceptable (compared to my other hives) in terms of aggressiveness. This is great as this queen...
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    Learned Aggressiveness

    I have a 2013 hive of Carnolian queen that was gentle and welcome to inspection. In the last three weeks, this hive has been over turned by a moose (exposed to rain and ambient temp 47F), then...
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    How often to inspect?

    Just seeing how other beeks manage their hive inspection regime.

    Cheers,
  11. Re: Inspections after adding second hive box

    I have the same thoughts and questions. But I added my second brood box to the bottom of my active brood boxes.
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    Re: rethinking bee nutrition

    WLC,

    Instead of Crisco, perhaps coconut oil?

    Cheers,
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    Bees fly up or down?

    My hives are situated on a 400 foot bluff overlooking a river valley. Willow has finally bloomed.

    Will my bees fly 'down' to the willow on the river banks or keep to the hive elevation and fly...
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    Re: Can a Queen Bee leave a package?

    Easy to tell. Thanks.

    Had a foot or more of snow today, so will be a spell before I can look again. Just listen to the hive for queenless behavior then.
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    Can a Queen Bee leave a package?

    I installed several 4lb packages on Thursday, with moderate temperatures (44F), snow on the ground, severe clear, in a micro climate in front of the south - southwest side of the barn. Using 8-frame...
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    Crimp Wire w/o Crimping Tool

    A recent order of foundation wire, eyelets and insertion tool arrived sans crimping tool. Is there a trick / easy way to crimp wire w/o said tool?

    Cheers,
  17. Re: Advice?,snow,cold in minnesota bees here monday

    I only use three frames of comb, a frame feeder, a frame of pollen patty and the remaining outside frames insulation. I insulate the top, provide ventilation and wrap my hives in black tar paper....
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    Re: sealer for hives

    I use bees wax. Use a weed burner to heat the wood inside and out and melt bees wax. Seals open joints and lasts a long time.
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    Re: pnuematic stapler or nail gun?

    I got a 2 in 1 stapler / brad nailer very nice. Saves so much time. makes for constructing frames very easy.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Look at this Hive Stand

    Hey BW,

    Nice design to construct. There is a 'above ground' / UV grade of PVC electrical conduit in schedule 80 that is more resistive to UV.

    Cheers,
  21. Re: screened vs solid, long cold winters in mind

    I do not use warre other than to trap swarms. For my Langstroth hives I use a solid 3 1/2" deep bottom. 2" back from my opening, I have a 'ladder board' for the bees to gain access to the frames....
  22. Re: Need Advice for the best way to hive a package in 30-40 degree weather?

    Replace both outside frames with blueboard insulation until the temps rise above 50F.
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    Re: Deep to Super Deep Supers

    Rick,

    I agree in that bees adapt to the present conditions. I understand your observations, and the same to Mr. Bush. I see some Swedish beeks like the medium depth supers as per Mr. Bush...
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Alaska

    http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title03/Chapter47.htm

    No nucs get shipped here.
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    Deep to Super Deep Supers

    I have noticed a recent trend in beeks switching from deep supers to medium supers with better wintering and brood rearing results, here on this forum. I agree, in that I have been able to winter...
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