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  1. Re: How long do I need to wait before checking my new hive?

    I just open the top after 3 days to make sure the queen is out of the cage. Then 4 more days to see if she is laying yet. So at day three you aren't digging in or moving any frames.

    Quint
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    Re: Ross Round Comb Hives??

    I'm not a super beekeeper but have had success with Ross Rounds. What I have down is put it on my best performing hive. One that is really cranking. I first put a regular super on. And then when that...
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    Re: Howdy from N Utah

    And packages and nucs are starting to be in short supply if you are going to start this year. Check for ads on KSL.com.
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    Re: splits/queens/ package bees Help!!

    I would install the packages in deeps like normal. Then I would use the queens to start a couple of nucs with frames from the strong hives.
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    Re: First Nuc's ever built

    Good work. I am not much of a woodworker but use those same plans to build some as well.

    Quint
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    Re: Dadant's(Fresno) service-I know I should be ticked

    My brother lives in Clovis and started keeping bees again last year. He has told me that the Dadant shop in Fresno is not very user-friendly.

    We both run businesses of our own and understand the...
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    Re: Dadant's(Fresno) service-I know I should be ticked

    My brother lives in Clovis and started keeping bees again last year. He has told me that the Dadant shop in Fresno is not very user-friendly.

    We both run businesses of our own and understand the...
  8. Re: Inability to use touch-screen smartphones with gloves

    I just cut a little hole in a finger. I had to do the same thing with my running gloves for when I run in cold weather.

    Quint
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    Just want to say thanks to DCoates and everyone on this thread. I am a total bozo when it comes to stuff like this. I was able to put together these nucs on Saturday. A fun project.
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    Re: Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    I'm kind of slow... Could someone explain this in more detail. I can't quite picture it in my head:

    "Take your hive tool and scratch 2-3 pieces of comb down(2" x 1/4") till close to the 20 hour...
  11. Re: Seeking advice, your anecdotes on how you established your outyards...

    I've had great success with Craiglist.
  12. Thread: Web Site

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    Re: Web Site

    I kind of do this for a living.

    I would do A real cheap GoDaddy Wordpress plan.

    Buy a dummies guide to Wordpress.

    And you are on your way. This is a good plan for the short run and long...
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    Swarm in Clovis, CA

    My brother has a swarm on the side of his house in Clovis, CA. If you are interested in call him at 559-977-7311 (Mark).

    He called the Fresno association, but they apparently don't have a swarm...
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    Re: Winter has snuck up on me

    I don't use excluders... so I'm fine there. So the cluster itself maintains the critical mass and temperature and it's not really affected by the size of the actual hive?

    Q
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    Re: Winter has snuck up on me

    But will that create too much of a space for the bees to keep warm? (two deeps AND a super?)

    Quint
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    Winter has snuck up on me

    So I'm here Utah ... and with vacation and other things happening, it's now October and I haven't pulled the supers on four or five of my hives (just one per hive). I don't need the honey personally....
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    Re: Powdered sugar hand pump

    What totally cracks me up is Brushy Mountain sells this without any instructions at all. At least none came in the box when I got it.

    I would imagine that the term "one cup for hive" does not...
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    I'm out west. There were plenty of drones (and...

    I'm out west. There were plenty of drones (and flying) and the dandilions were in bloom. So I think I was okay on the drone thing.
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    That's what I was thinking, but it says this on...

    That's what I was thinking, but it says this on your bee math page:

    "If you killed or lost a queen, how long before you'll have a laying queen again? 24 days because the bees will start from a...
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    April 13th Splits

    I did two splits on April 13th... I checked for a new eggs from a laying queen on Saturday (Day 26) in both of them and found no eggs, etc.

    How many more days should I give it until I'm sure it...
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    I don't know about the final prevention part, but...

    I don't know about the final prevention part, but I have had swarms on several occasions go back to the hive. But sooner or later they will leave for good. I don't know if you do a split(s) right...
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    Your choice is to either give up on that hive, or...

    Your choice is to either give up on that hive, or -- wait until your three good hives have built up enough (don't know when you installed, etc.) And take like 2 frames from each, a couple of frames...
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    I purchased that Brushy Mountain extractor and I...

    I purchased that Brushy Mountain extractor and I just have a few hives. I don't know that I would recommend it again. While the bottom screen tank is very cool, kind of an all-in-one unit, the...
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    They have stores. Not tons, but not a little...

    They have stores. Not tons, but not a little either. I tend to be the types that doesn't want to baby them too much.

    Quint
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    I wouldn't be worried right away at this...

    I wouldn't be worried right away at this temperature. Hives have different temperments...

    Wait 'til it gets a little warmer.

    That's my 2-cents.
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