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    Tips for starting a new bee club

    Myself along with 2 other beekeepers are going to be starting out a club this Spring here in Wisconsin for elementary through middle school aged children. We are throwing our personal thoughts and...
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    Re: My Honey Stand Busted by the PoPo

    Ha, great story, and cool looking pool. What you need to do is move here to Wisconsin no license/permit needed. If moving isn't in the picture, do what I do. Around this state many places "sell"...
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    Re: Hive to far gone?

    I found this thread as I was about to post a question of my own. I had the same straaaaaange result in a hive of mine here in Wisconsin as Beeranger. A week ago I took 2 supers from a hive to...
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    Re: Downside of combining hives?

    I think I will feed each hive separately for a while. Find out if any eggs show up and then combine. Should I "condense" each hive down into their own separate single deep prior to adding a top...
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    Re: Downside of combining hives?

    Danke......that is some very good advice. I'm going to feed both and combine as late as possible. It will be a roll of the dice, but better than leaving them die. Thanks for you advice and quick...
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    Downside of combining hives?

    It has been a while since a post from me but I finally need others thoughts/suggestions. 2 of my 6 hives are not looking good going into Wisconsin Winter preparation. 1 of the hives is a deep with a...
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    Honey warming box air temperature

    I am finishing up my warming box to liquify my 5 gallon buckets of crystallized honey. I searched the site for an answer to my questions but didn't come up with anything.

    My warming box is going...
  8. Re: decrystallizing in aluminum or stainless drum

    Temperature control of a turkey fryer??? I am only using the fryer to boil a large pot of water quickly and then shutting it off immediately before I place my"stainless" pot of honey into the hot...
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    Crystallize from late extracting?

    I extracted late this year due to many reasons. I wasn't able to start actually extracting until late September and the temperatures here were around the 50's. I found myself sitting in my shed at...
  10. decrystallizing in aluminum or stainless drum

    For some reason my 250 pound honey crop is all starting to crystallize already about (2 months after extracting). Would it be okay if I used my propane turkey fryer with a smaller aluminum or...
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    Re: Cleaning out wet supers.

    Not a problem but I have had a few in some weaker hives. Just taking preventative measures since that's what I thought "we were to do". Funny though....after the frost hits and the lakes freeze, I...
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    Re: Cleaning out wet supers.

    Great, thanks for the advice. How do you keep the wax moths out when the supers are set out to be cleaned? Thanks, juzzer
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    Cleaning out wet supers.

    I am going to extract soon and in the past I have placed the wet supers back on top of the inner cover to let the each hive clean them out. Problem with that is that I am currently feeding syrup on...
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    Air temperature during extracting

    Anyone know if there is an air temperature that somewhat thickens up the honey when extracting and filtering?? It was 60 degrees here the day that I tried out 8 frames in my new extractor(personally...
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    Extractor measurement

    I had a relative weld me an 8 frame stainless extractor. The frame are placed with top bars towards the outside of the drum(not sure of the term).
    Those of you that have this type of extractor......
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    Re: Late season swarm caught..what next??

    Bottom deep looks set up well. How many of each kind of frame do you think in the top deep....all 10 as honey/syrup stores???? Or a different frame breakdown? Thanks, juzzer
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    bee paraysis???

    Anyone have any hives with a bee paralysis of sorts. A swarm hive I have seems to have a number of bees that "shake and wander" around the bottom entrance of the hive not being allowed in by the...
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    leaf blower

    I purchased a battery operated(rechargable) leaf blower last Spring to try to clean out my supers this Fall. I see some people that use blowers, stand the super on its side and blow the bees out into...
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    slatted rack on top of solid bottom?

    Dadant has a slatted wooden rack that is supposedly used to help keep swarming down during the season. If I placed a slatted rack between a solid bottom board and my 1st deep of brood, would that be...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    I think I might try a 7 frame nuc(double stacked by the time fall comes) since the swarm seems quite large for a 5 frame nuc and since I have many frames of stored honey and some honey frames with...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    So with a 5 frame nuc, what would you hope the second story box would look like when the bees have done all they could to prepare by the time winter arrives? Specifically, number of honey frames...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    :thumbsup:Thank you all! Every response has given me more thought to help me decide. Funny that the last two posts came when they did, just as I was cutting sheets of wood while trying to decide...
  23. Set up for a 10 frame and 5 frame nuc box?

    I am scrambling to set up a hive for a swarm that I just caught. I am deciding whether to hive them in a 5 or 10 frame set up(or other if suggested). I am specifically thinking about the end of the...
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    Thanks drlonzo. It seems like you are right here with me through this recent swarm capture and what to do with it from start to finish!!! Thanks a lot, juzzer
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    Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    I caught swarm just recently and might try to winter them in their own box versus combining with another hive. I have quite a few empty 10 frame deep boxes laying around and would like to convert 1...
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