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    Re: one or two deeps?

    Most northern state beekeepers use 2 deeps to over winter bees. This is to give them sufficient honey stores. Check with someone in your area, but I'd guess most keepers In Indiana need two deeps for...
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    Re: Tree with bees ID help please

    After looking at several images on Google, I agree with dudelt, Amur maple it seems to be.
    Thanks all. I'm adding it to my calendar.
    Fabian
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    Re: Tree with bees ID help please

    I just walked the dog with my camera. Here's some more pics
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    I didn't get any bark shots

    Thanks
    Fabian
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    Tree with bees ID help please

    Can any tell me what type of tree this is? The bees are all over it. I was thinking a type of linden? Leaves look wrong and seems too early based on the oval leaf ones I see in the neighborhood....
  5. Thread: Wood Glue

    by Greenride
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    Re: Wood Glue

    I use both Titebond 2 and 3.
    The safety data sheets for TB2 lists a hazardous chemical where TB3 lists none. Here's link to one of their videos explaining the differences. Nothing earth shattering,...
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    Re: Hello from snowy Fort Collins, Colorado

    Hi Mark, I'm just south a few miles. Welcome to beekeeping. Rudy has it right! Keep a check on mites via powder sugar rolls or alcohol wash.
    Your over winter hive will probably explode with bees in...
  7. Re: Beeline Apiaries & Woodenware - Has anybody had experience with them?

    I've had good luck with Dwight in Colorado and recently one of their distributors, Kathy in the Denver area. Both smaller orders of a half dozen boxes w/ frames and wax.
    Fabian
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    Re: Entrance holes?

    Will, I've got two top bar hives both have end entrances on one end. My entrances are slots at the bottom all the way across. I did end up adding a landing board under each. Both for a landing board...
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    Re: I made Melomel champaign

    Tenbears was there any honey in your drink or just jelly water?
    I've got plenty of beer batches under my belt and have tried a batch of mead in the 90's. It took forever and didn't make the move...
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    Re: Reflective paint?

    Most ir reflective paints are colors. These are made with newer designed pigments. As far as I know white paint does a really good job at reflecting ir and visible spectrum. Ir reflective pigments...
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    Re: New beekeeper in Arvada CO

    Hello Andy,
    Welcome!
    Start learning the flowering plants in your neighborhood. It will really help understand what is going on in your 2 mile radius and what/when is available for your bees....
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    Re: 200 Acres of Rosemary?

    Vincent, I grew up in the Southern California desert. As a child I was amazed at all the bees on the rosemary. There it was used as landscaping. I didn't start keeping bees until I moved away years...
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    Re: The Prius frame

    Will, it's a little hard for me to make out the pattern on the comb. It's it standard honey then pollen ring with brood in its normal spot Or does the bottom bar disrupt the "normal" pattern.
    Fabian
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    All I smell is the Apiguard.
    Fabian
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    Re: Front Range weather roller-coaster

    Catalpa is in full bloom and there is lots of sweet yellow clover in the fields. The basswood looks almost ready to bloom. I lost my last queen and thus hive in the February freeze. I got a package...
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    Re: Do bees eat nectar or only capped honey?

    I think they eat both. Mine collect lots of water in the early spring. I'm guessing this is to water down the capped honey. The water collection seems to slow once more nectar starts arriving. They...
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    Re: Just got Bees today. Now what?

    You can check on them but I'd wait a few days to open them if you know what was in them when you bought them. Just watch from the outside for a few days and compare the activity of one vs the other....
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    Re: TBH Design Questions

    John, I think the beams you installed will work fine. On my second topbar I used cleats inside the hive to rest the top bars on, coincidentally 18 inches too. I used topbar stock for my cleats they...
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    Re: Day 11 Progress

    The cold will slow them down for sure. I only find mold problems in the winter, in the summer the bees can fan and circulate out the moist air just find. I'm fairly new to this but only just open my...
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    Re: Best division board feeder?

    I tried floating wood chips and ended up with at least a hundred dead bees in each. The bent galvanized screen over the edge works way better for me.
    My 1gallon ones splay out quite a bit. I saw a...
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    I've tried a bunch of different ones too. Like shinbone the dishwashing gloves get absurdly sweaty and the largest that I found, "large" we're tight. I dried them on empty paper towel tubes in the...
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Where are you putting the lemon grass oil, does it matter? How long does it last? I've been putting it on a paper towel inside a unzipped ziplock on the floor of the hive body? No luck so far in 3...
  23. Thread: canola

    by Greenride
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    Re: canola

    I get the part about extracting, but what's the problem with crystallized honey? Sell it Rossed, creamed, or sectioned as a local premium product.
    Spreads like butter, tastes like sweet golden...
  24. Re: Any wood products I should avoid for finishing bee boxes?

    There is actually iron oxide pigment in most wood stains that blocks UV rays. Use one rated for outdoor use. I've used plenty of thomsons on fences but never had much luck with in on my wood decks....
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    Re: Denver, CO - light yellow pollen, mid-March

    Same up here. Maple I think.
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