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  1. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    I do crush/strain with my 2 lang hives and no vaporizor (at the moment). so you can reduce the "minimum" requirements down quite a bit.

    i've done minimal stuff without smoke but wouldn't on a...
  2. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    Could get a full set up from Matt for half the cost
    http://www.beethinking.com/collections/top-bar-hives/products/top-bar-hive-starter-kit?variant=1106347716

    Having worked Lang and top bars with...
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    Re: What did you harvest this year?

    yay i get to participate this year..

    2nd year. 1 overwintered hive. split and have 2 now

    8 qts of honey. not selling any so i left a lot for winter and didn't feed any.
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    Re: All this pollen is this normal !!!!!!!!!!!

    Yep goldenrod good stuff

    should copy that video to folks who wonder what they do without a landing board ;)
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    Re: Suit VS Jacket

    I wear a jacket with a pair of Carharts for pants. i like the fencing veil vs round
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    Re: Help! What's going on? Any ideas??

    if they are still like that tomorrow you could scoop them up and put into a small box and check for a queen. then check the main hive for a queen to see if it is a run-away or what.
  7. Re: These babies hot or getting ready to leave?

    +1 why would you take "honey" away if you've been sending in syrup by the boatload? Leave what they have for winter and next year you'll be all set to get a good amount of honey with the hive...
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    Re: How many 8-frame mediums for winter?

    just to show the extreme.. mine are in RI and made it through winter with 2 boxes and a bit of mtn camp sugar on top. Carni mutts, protected south facing, sides and top insulated with 1/2" foam. ...
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    Re: How would you harvest honey if you were me?

    doing 2 supers that probably have foundation would not be fun crush/strain. 20 frames would take a long time and effort. being able to re-use comb is pretty useful. and that is coming from...
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    Re: How would you harvest honey if you were me?

    that many frames seems worth it to get a small to medium sized extractor. This year I did 4 medium frames of foundationless with crush/strain and it was fine but would not want to do much more at...
  11. Re: Question re alternative entrance position for M. Palmer-style double nuc boxes

    Maybe do a bottom entrance on one and make a top entrance inner cover type thing for the other (and one with no opening for the opposite side)
  12. Re: Bottom box kinda sparce, reverse in the summer?

    Glad to see another with this scenario.. that's what mine looks like too.
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    Re: Is this a hornet's nest?

    We have snow... and Yankees fans... :pinch:

    OP could always go Apocolypse Now on them.. tape the entrance shut, cut it down, douse it in lighter fluid and POOOF
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    Re: Is this a hornet's nest?

    Paper wasp.. I wouldn't want them around....
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Well, i'm glad that was a lot less damaging than the title suggested. I doubt more than a few dozen bees were harmed in his stupid stunt.. Throw as much of the book at them as you can for the...
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    Re: Best time of day for split

    Yea, pretty psyched. Runny young lady.. guessing she will slow down once things get settled in more. It maybe that i only have 1, now 2 hives but i dont have trouble finding the queen when i'm...
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    Re: Best time of day for split

    Woo new queen seen today and pretty sure eggs on the frame she was on too!
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    Re: how to mark a queen???

    Why not take her, 2 frames of brood, frame of honey and throw them in a nuc and let them think they swarmed. then you won't kill her trying to mark without any practice and you get 2 hives
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    Re: Broken comb in a TBH

    you don't. they will build around it and reattach to the bar.
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    Re: Broken comb in a TBH

    Janne, that is why the ones i made i put the wire at the bottom so the bars don't have a gap.

    you can see how they are used in PatBeek's video (where i got the wire idea) ...
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    Re: Broken comb in a TBH

    Make a few of these to have on hand. can actually hang the hardware cloth from the bottom of the bar instead of wrapping it around so you don't have a spacing issue. I think this is a faster and...
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    Re: new split orienting but not foraging?

    Went in today to the main hive and took out all but 2-3 cells so they won't do anything crazy.

    then finally broke my stingless streak by being lazy and picking up my tools after i had taken my...
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    Re: new split orienting but not foraging?

    Yea, i'd rather them not do that. I don't have the room for more hives so i'll go in tomorrow and nuke all but the best looking ones.

    tried to get a pic of one of the nice cells today but they...
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    Re: new split orienting but not foraging?

    Yea, Most of the frames had a nice cap of honey on the top and some edges. I added a frame of open and capped nectar/honey from the other hive and a 2nd box like a feeder but with the option of...
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    Re: new split orienting but not foraging?

    Yea, I did see some getting after it yesterday afternoon. I just finished painting a 2nd level for them so I can throw a comb of (likely) syrup from the big hive in there later today. Also...
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