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    Re: Share Your Website

    No, I started a blog a few years ago but have since stopped writing. I dont know how you folks keep up with it. However you do it its a great benefit to the beekeeping comunity. Keep up the good...
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    Share Your Website

    If you have a website or blog about bees, post it. Im always interested in seeing what others are doing.
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    Re: Adjustable Top Entrances - Video

    I do the same thing except I use them for bottom entrances. The only reason I use bottom entrances is because it is much easier to use entrance feeders as I haven't come up with a good way to feed...
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    Re: TBH Carniolan vs

    Which breed of cattle, Angus or Holstein, would do better in a round pen? Silly question when you change the animal you are talking about. My opinion and experience has been that both races do fine...
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    Re: Is treatment free possible for a newbie

    "I self smarted myself." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAlBvxjApf4 I wasn't lucky enough to have a mentor to help me my first few years in beekeeping. Everything I know about bees has come from...
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    Re: Japanese hive boxes .

    There will definitely be cocoons and possibly some pollen in the combs. I harvest using the crush and strain method with my langs and try to cut around any pollen as much as possible. Anything that...
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    Re: What temp to low to pull frames?

    50 degrees, sunny, dry and no wind is good weather to do a quick inspection. It doesn't have to be an emergency to warrant opening them up. Go ahead and check them out of curiosity if you must,...
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    Re: How much to paint?

    I bought used equipment with the insides painted. The bees in the boxes with paint on the inside don't seem to be doing any better or worse than the ones in my other boxes. I also haven't noticed...
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    Re: Brood In Winter

    I have never been able to check them this early in previous years because of freezing temperatures. This is the first year I have kept bees through this warm of a winter so I was a little worried...
  10. Re: Getting bees to go through the queen excluder.

    They will move up when they start running out of room in the lower boxes. Even without an excluder it is hard to get them to move up to the next box. Placing drawn comb above will help them get up...
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    Re: Japanese hive boxes .

    The Japanese beehive was designed for Apis Cerana or "Honey Bee of Japan." Apis Cerana lives in smaller colonies than Apis Mellifera (italians, carniolans, etc.) Because they live in smaller...
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    Brood In Winter

    Checked my hive of Carniolans today and discovered that they are rearing brood. They are in a double deep hive with a full Deep box of honey with some stores left over in the bottom box. The...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Plan

    This is great. I think I will try it out. This will be my first attempt at queen rearing so I was a little nervous about completely splitting up my strong hive and losing too much productivity. This...
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    Queen Rearing Plan

    Is this a good plan for raising good Queens? If not, what is? I understand the different scenarios
    that bees will rear queens, I just want to know if there is a better plan, than the one below,...
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