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    Re: Screened inner covers

    Just staying in touch .
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    Re: bees not moving up

    What Ace said---plus, when you add the #2 deep put in 2 or three supper frames, that way when you are ready to supper you will have seed frames,, You will then replace the supper frames with deep...
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    Re: Why a cell starter and finisher?

    Thank you Oldtimer, now I see what I have been doing , not wrong, just not right.
  4. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    Thank you Michael, NOW I see:thumbsup:
  5. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    Is the bottom box divided? Do you use a queen excluder?
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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    My girls don't like it eather, would rather swarm than build on them.
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    Re: Laying worker problem

    You may have had a queen to start laying after the comb was built to start with. Was there a queen in a cage when you received the package? If yes, the workers may have built drone comb first, she...
  8. Re: Not sure what to think about the weaker of two hives.........

    Is the Queen in the stronger hive laying good? If she is you can change places withe the hives, put the weaker hive where the stronger hive was, the forage bees will go to the weaker hive and build...
  9. Re: first 2 nucs installed--but worried (like everyone their first time, huh?!)

    Agree with burns357 100%.....
  10. Thread: Backwoods

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    Re: Backwoods

    I have when they get real bad.......but I'm dumb...I use it on bare skin:rolleyes:
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    Re: short frames in a Deep

    I use medium frames some times to get them started for my suppers. If the girls build under the medium I cut them off to put on the deep frames, it works out OK.
    You should have looked first, if...
  12. Re: Two-queen hive not working out - Best strategy?

    JMO....To much room..are you using 5, 8 or 10 frame, how weak? The way you did it you have 2 very weak hives.......JMO
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    Re: Replenishment of starter/finisher box

    If the bees are closed up that long, how would they do a cleansing flight or is that impotent?
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    Re: Beekeeper from SC

    Hi Connie and welcome..Great place to learn more about bees....
  15. Re: Recommendation: Don't check foundationless comb on a windy day

    That is one resin I use fishing line, wait till it gets hot.....
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    Re: Supers for brood chamber expansion?

    If you made a 3 in shim and put it under your super, you would have a deep box with out having to buy one. Put screen on it for winter feeding or quilt box. A 3 in shim box is a multie tool for bee...
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    Re: Help with nucs

    Make a 3 in shim and put it under the hive body, put the 5 deep frames in the middle, put the super frames out side of them, over time move the deep frames to the outside, or buy or build a...
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    Re: Chicken on more :)

    You are and will do great, just work with them as they grow. You may bee intimidated by them at times, just put your gloves back on. Good work and good luck..
  19. Re: No bees on the bottomboard, did they abscond?

    The girls don't like cold coming up thru the screen..
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    Re: complete bee

    complete bee from who? What supplier?
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    Re: ANOTHER INVENTION FOR BEEKEEPERS

    Making bee keeping simple, right.. some one some where will buy it because bee keeping should bee easy.
  22. Re: Nectar in every frame, everywhere but the supers!

    If you only have 1 deep and 1 medium, where do you think they are going to put the nectar?
  23. Re: Nectar in every frame, everywhere but the supers!

    How are your boxes set up now, do you have 1 deep and 1 medium or do you have supers on top? Don't feed, they will use the nectar to build out combs That will leave room for the queen to lay. How you...
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    Re: Looking to start a very small hive

    Why go to Amazon---go to www.mannlake.com--you will get better service...
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    Re: color of a marked queen

    Most big bee suppliers mark all the queens white, not to cheat any one, it is just easier to do. I would say you have a young queen. If white was her year she would bee dead...Don't worry..
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