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    Honey super cell has a solid end bar. Would it...

    Honey super cell has a solid end bar. Would it not be better with a place, say half way down the frame, for the queen and other bees to go to another comb? Isn't that why wooden frames are tapered?
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    A local logger stopped by today and said he had a...

    A local logger stopped by today and said he had a log laying in the woods that had bees in it and would I like to hane the bees. I went and looked at the log. It is about a 24" log with a hole of...
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    Permacomb is all medium size. they are in three...

    Permacomb is all medium size. they are in three medium boxes. Yes they did have a hatch already, you can tell by looking at the combs. Around the cells that have hatched they are putting honey. The...
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    I started four hives of small cell italians from...

    I started four hives of small cell italians from packages in mid april. I started them on permacomb and they started off well considering the cold weather. I just done an inspection and the queen has...
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    For a new top bar hive, which bee would you chose...

    For a new top bar hive, which bee would you chose carni or italian. I have heard italians draw wax better.
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    I started packages on new permacomb this spring...

    I started packages on new permacomb this spring and just checked my hives. They are doing well, had some bridge comb between top and bottom frames that I did not remove. I now have two boxes for...
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    Jon, yes the permacomb is drawn plastic comb. It...

    Jon, yes the permacomb is drawn plastic comb. It seems they have accepted it because the queen is laying in it. I heated mine in the oven at 200 degrees and then rubbed it with bees wax. Before I...
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    I just checked my new hives today, it was'nt the...

    I just checked my new hives today, it was'nt the best day as it is only about 60 degrees here today but it is not going to get better for a few days.My new hives are from packages started about 10...
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    Thank-you for the reply. As I said when I worked...

    Thank-you for the reply. As I said when I worked them earlier they were very gentle. Do you think bees have a memory for smells, like they can identify some perticular person by the deoderant or...
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    I hived four packages last friday and this...

    I hived four packages last friday and this morning I opened each hive and removed the empty queen cages all went well. This afternoon I walked up to the hives and stood about eight feet away and was...
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    I have seen M. B. state he uses all mediums for...

    I have seen M. B. state he uses all mediums for everything now. If I build a new long hive using all permacomb, how many bars should this hive have so the bees will have enough room and also make it...
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