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    Re: Plastic Frames

    I pretty much use Pierco frames exclusively and have had similar issues from time to time.

    Sometimes it depends on the hive, frames installed from the same factory box at the same time in two...
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    Valley Bee Supply in Virginia

    Just wanted to write a quick note to say that Valley Bee Supply did a great job for me. Check them out! Great prices and great service.
  3. when to set out swarm trap (ohio)

    This question is geared more toward my Ohio counterparts.....

    With the recent weather we are having now, what do you all start to look for when setting out your swarm traps?

    I did a quick run...
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    Re: Pennsylvania Pollen

    RJI_1968

    I have been getting the same color pollen here now the past couple of weeks when the weather has been fit. There are a lot of maples just beginning to bloom around here as well as some...
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    Re: honey suckle

    Thanks Tom......this is the stuff that loves woven wire fence!!
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    honey suckle

    Is honey suckle a very good "bee" plant, there is about ton of the viney stuff on the fence rows where I am putting some hives in.
  7. Re: When to add a second hive body????

    I would say now if you have enough nectar coming in to facilitate drawing comb, or you could move them to a Langstroth and add the second super and start feeding 1:1 syrup if your temps are warm...
  8. Re: Winter patties and pollen patties

    Forgive me if I wrong, but I was under the understanding that it is the proportion/amount of pollen in the winter patties compared to a regular pollen patty.

    I would suppose they get some pollen...
  9. Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    Pretty much the same here, all made it through. Saw some bees hauling in some really light colored pollen. Using up the last of some winter patties now. Surprised how well they actually...
  10. Re: Attempting to reduce # of bees flying into the snow

    Well.....did you try talking to them? Let them know bees fly, not dive. Or....just don't try to save every bee. They all die in the end.
  11. Re: Sticking Hives next to someone else's...

    Maybe you have already done so, but I think a little communication between you, the other bee keeper and the land owner would go a lot further than posting your question here. You may get to know...
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    Re: feeding pollen patties

    No. To my knowledge, hives don't typically get wrapped in my area. Though some may I suppose, but I never do.
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    feeding pollen patties

    This is geared more toward the central Ohio "climate" beekeepers.....

    With the recent weather we have had and what they are predicting for the next few weeks in mind. My hives have made it...
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    Re: Foundation

    Maybe I misunderstood, but do you deeps for honey as well? I planning on using deeps with wood frames and plastic foundation for everything this year. They wouldn't need wired, would they?
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    Re: early spring mite treatments

    Well Mike...as far as being talked out of it....I don't know! I knew what I was in for when I posted the question. As far as bionic mites....this is Ohio!
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    Re: early spring mite treatments

    I see....so if I decide to use, I will be sure to tell it to play nicely with its little mite friends........
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    Re: early spring mite treatments

    So......OA is not legal in the U.S.?
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    Re: early spring mite treatments

    Ok, so at that time, there may not be much capped brood. OA may be a good choice for early treatments in my case, then follow up with MAQS later. What is the min. temps for OA? I am not very...
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    early spring mite treatments

    I know what this is going to turn into, I know everyone has their personal opinions, and I know I will have to do some weeding through the responses to get the info I am looking for, but here we...
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    how much to sell wax for?

    Not really sure where to post this, but I a piece of wax I melted down and strained. it is about 9"x4"x1-1/2", not sure what it weighs. It is not really yellow, more of a caramel color. The lady...
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    Re: "Keyboard Beekeepers" ?

    AMEN! Well put. There are times were I dont even want to post a question or an idea because of all the unwanted and unhelpful "expert" opinions.
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    swarm catching odds

    for those of you who specifically set swarm traps, what are the typical odds of catching a swarm do you see?

    i know, there are a million variables, but just real quick. 50/50? 1 out of 5? 2%...
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    Re: swarm trap size

    cool, thanks for the input.

    i am going to post this question as well, but what are your odds you typically see. 50/50? 1 out of 5? put want an idea.
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    swarm trap size

    i am finding a little bit of conflicting information on this.

    i am planning to make some swarm traps this winter and was planning on using the 5 frame plans i found on here. it seems like some...
  25. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    im in. can you ship to ohio? maybe even substitute something in place of the bee?
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