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  1. Thread: bear bees

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    Re: bear bees

    Beekeeper 1 , Mr bear 0
    successfully went and retrieved nuc to my home.

    inspected today and found a nice fat light colored queen and 3 of the 5 frames with good brood pattern.
    still a little...
  2. Thread: bear bees

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    bear bees

    Wow , they are CRABBY !

    Had some nuc traps out and went to pick them up for the year yesterday, cool 1 of the 3 has a good sized swarm of bees in it.
    Its hot and humid and bees are really flying...
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    Re: Built my first hives today!

    I make all my own woodenware and enjoy the savings. Lee
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    check is in the mail Johnny.
    :) can't wait to start some nucs again.

    Lee
  5. Re: Has anyone painted their plastic deep frames with wax?

    yep , they work it awesome with a little extra wax installed
    same for me 9$ crockpot and a 4" roller, fast ,easy and little mess.
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    Re: Duck Dynasty honeybee question

    yes , i harvested a huge hive like this on the bottom of a tractor loader , about 2 ft off the ground .
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    I lost both my hives , both started as packages last year , both were doing well .
    between the 2 hives i had 14 frames that still had patches of honey and pollen on them, and about 1/3 their sugar...
  8. Re: Spring Packages - What Does ~ 20+ Million Bees look like?

    it sounds pretty cool , can't wait for my snow to leave so that i can start a new plan.
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    Re: Indoor Wintering Mistake

    I'm hoping to start indoor wintering this year. I'm so disgusted with loosing my bees over winter.
    Can't remember the exact number but it was like 55 days below 0 F. this winter for me .
    I'm going...
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    I hear ya Michael !
    The weatherman said last night 51 days so far this winter below 0 f. , -14f currently with a 20mph wind .
    My poor little bees , if they survive they are some tough buggers....
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    Re: How to move bees from here?

    right on Ace,
    that's similar to what i would do , put your hive stand , hive body and all right there .
    maybe make a special top cover with a bigger hole in the center and sit the pot over the...
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    Dadant ,Watertown Wi

    Placed order Tuesday at noon , at my door Wednesday [ i live about 5 hrs away].
    Order was correct , lady taking order [ Kim ]was pleasant.

    Thanks :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bees in Sochi

    Funny you should bring that up , I was trying to research Caucasian bee's the other day and found this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz7twxr9U3I

    I really like the part at about 6:25 where it...
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    Re: Queen cell starters and finishers

    after watching this and the other 2000 videos on youtube etc. , I think I can do it .

    maybe ? hopefully? I hatched 3 last year and had them in a queen castle each with 2 frames of bees in july ....
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    Re: plywood hive bodies

    I hope it works out for me , i have quite a amount of 3\4" good quality plywood scraps available for free.
    I've been making nuc's , hive bodies , feeder shims and a gazillion different jigs for...
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    Re: How to clean a deadout???

    Thanks for this tip , just cleaned up two failed nuc's in less than a half hour .
    Lee
  17. Re: help me understand the purpose of wintering nucs

    the reason I will be attempting it this year with 4 new northern queens {from self sustaining apiaries } is ........
    What will you do when you can't buy new packages this next spring ? or they first...
  18. Re: Get started right with FREE record keeping software

    pretty interesting , i am trying to keep a journal for my 3 new hives.
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    Re: Now I'm a celebrity!

    Very nice story , thank you for sharing it.

    Lee
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    Re: How fine Do You Filter Honey?

    So what this boils down to is..........
    If a person has a few hives , then the 5 gallon bucket with 2,4,and 600 micron screens and honey gate .
    Should be a good way to bottle a few bottles of honey...
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    Re: New wisconsin bee keeper

    Morning all,
    I'm from Taylor county and also a first year bee keeper with 3 hives.
    Hive #1 , 3lb. italians almost have 2 deeps full and will need a honey super soon.
    Hive #2 , 2lb. italians have...
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    Re: Swarm challenge

    Well I'm a little behind the rest of you !
    I'm a new bee keeper and decided to put out 2 nuc size traps just to see.

    well , i got what i believe to be a very nice swarm .
    I even managed to...
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    just had to toot my horn a little

    :D Well as a first year beek , I have to say this has been exciting so far !

    To start with I purchased 2 pkg of Italians , 1-3lb and 1-2lb from different suppliers and put them in all new...
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    Re: Plastic Frames-Biggest Mistake Yet

    I'm a new beek.
    We installed a 2 lb and a 3lb pkg each on mann lake sc frames and they are drawing them out nicely.
    I did add extra wax and spray of sugar water .

    I wish I could figure out the...
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    Re: utube beekeeping

    Thanks REN , very interesting.
    I find a lot of interesting and useful info. on youtube .

    Lee
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