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  1. Re: Making 5 frame nucs to fit side by side on standard bottom boards

    Thanks Michael, I would like to use these as bait hives as well, (two stacked for that) and also if I am successful I would like to sell some of them in the spring, so for those two reasons I want to...
  2. Re: Making 5 frame nucs to fit side by side on standard bottom boards

    Well I am in CT and it sure has been cold this winter, though my georgia bees are still going strong out there, and I have my fingers crossed. I am thinking that I will be able to line these nucs up...
  3. Making 5 frame nucs to fit side by side on standard bottom boards

    I would like to start making 5 frame nucs. For overwintering I would like to sit them side by side on standard bottom boards. If I make them out of 1/2 plywood I am thinking that the length and...
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    Re: What is your loss percentage so far?

    0% so far. Three hives treatment free, fingers crossed!!
  5. Re: Tips for not killing a bunch of bees when putting a hive back together anyone?

    You do this on the telescoping lid? do you use an inner cover? I see many don't use an inner cover, but then wont you lift the frames with the lid?
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    Re: Help please. ? Bumblebee queen?

    I'm sure someone will know something about Bumble bees, I personally don't know about them, hey I have too much to learn about honey bees right now, but I thought that bumble bees were loners... From...
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    Re: your forum is feeling unfriendly

    couldn't disagree more, I am pretty new hear and appreciate all the help I get here. I would say that some can be unfriendly here, tf vs non-tf but other than that I love this forum.

    Hey let me...
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    Re: Adding supers. above or below old supers?

    Yup...I'll post my results
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    Re: Adding supers. above or below old supers?

    So I am wondering about the temperature throughout the hive, at this time of year for me the nights are getting cool, yet I am in my best honey flow and would like my hives to draw out comb.
    I know...
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    Re: Overcrowding? What should I do?

    The supers are full of honey, I was waiting to extract because I don't have a extractor of my own and wanted to wait to make sure I had all my frames to extract at once. Even though it is late in...
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    Overcrowding? What should I do?

    Okay here's the situation: I have a hive that has two deeps and three supers on it, two of the supers are virtually 100% full, in the top super they are just beginning to draw out comb, I mean just...
  12. Japanese knotweed flow is definitely on, how long will it last?

    So i saw the knotweed was starting to flower a week and a half ago, and i was trying to see if the flow was on, I was watching all three of my hives and trying to count the amount of bees coming in,...
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    Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    The knotweed near me is invasive...I see in waterbury they go around and spray it. I however love to see it. Also teatree is invasive in many parts and also a great nectar producer.
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    Re: Advice on a nuc.

    I am very interested in this topic as well, I was reading that a double deep should weigh 150 or so lbs for winter, and have been wondering how people have nucs that survive the winter. Seems to me...
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    Re: Love the Maxant 3100 H-2 and Electric planer

    Nice Pics!! Getting me excited to extract :)
  16. Re: Crazy comb problems plagued first year hives, what do I do now?

    Well I can say that this is exactly what I was told, and for the most part I am sure it is correct, but when I put on my second brood box last year I made absolutely sure all the frames were tight...
  17. Re: Crazy comb problems plagued first year hives, what do I do now?

    Sounds exactly like what I had last year, it also was my first year and I had tried a mix of plastic and wax foundation, didn't matter which, every frame had some level of cross comb, but some much...
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    Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

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    Re: Too many drones

    That's what I am afraid of, I want the honey, not for those freeloaders to get it! Why are there so many this late in the season?? Is there a way I can get rid of them, some kind of drone excluder?
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    Re: Too many drones

    Thanks, I don't have drone comb in the hive, although they will just build out reg comb for drones as needed, is that correct? Unfortunately I was so busy this spring and summer that I haven't tended...
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    Too many drones

    I have three hives, my biggest it has seemed has had a lot more drones than the other two hives, now I was watching them this afternoon and it seems like there are even more drones coming and going. ...
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    Re: Question about requeening

    Thanks Solomon! Does anybody have suggestions of where I can buy 3 queens in the northeast from non-treated survivor stock?
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    Question about requeening

    Last year I had my first hive started from a package, I fed in the spring and they built up well, filled two deep brood boxes and in August filled a super. I did not treat, and the hive was lost...
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    So several years ago now my wonderful GF bought me a beginner hive set up, but we are in a very residential area, our lot is less than a quarter acre, we have kids and many days we can have ten or so...
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    Flower identification

    Hi, so today while walking outdoors I saw this little flower and was wondering if anyone can identify it. It was in moist soil often times around jewel weed. What was interesting to me is that I...
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