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    Thanks!

    OK, the combine went flawlessly. Unlike the last combine I did, I did not have to watch my bees carrying the dead out all day long. In fact, there was only one bee on the landing board all day today....
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    Re: Advice for a combine

    These two hives are about 8' apart. Would it work if I did the combine in the same bee yard? I really don't want to move them unless it's necessary. I would like to just take the two boxes from the...
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    Re: Advice for a combine

    Ed,

    I believe it was in the 90's at the time. The trapped bees got cooked.
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    Re: Advice for a combine

    Here in South Carolina it gets hot. I attempted a combine a couple years ago, and I didn't put slits in the newspaper. The next day, I found that the bees were carrying dead bees out all day. It...
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    Re: Advice for a combine

    OK, I appreciate the help. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks!
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    Re: Advice for a combine

    Do I slit the newspaper, or not?
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    Advice for a combine

    I have a hive that has gone queenless, and the bee population is now dwindling. Earlier this year, I split this hive, and that split is doing very well.

    Would I be able to just combine these two...
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    Re: Honey water question

    OK, that's what I was afraid of. I guess it's kind of like bottling honey that isn't capped - it ferments if the water content is too high.
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    Re: Honey water question

    Yes, it is very cool to watch them eat the honey leftovers from crush and strain.

    Thanks for the great advice. I do appreciate it.
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    Re: Honey water question

    What would you say was a "good distance?" I don't have a large yard.

    I have tried this before, but it did trigger robbing on a couple of occasions. The bees loved it, but then they went after a...
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    Honey water question

    I recently harvested some honey using the crush and strain method. After a few days of letting the honey strain, I took the wax, which still had honey in it, outside to wash it out (so I can put the...
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    Re: Do swarrms sometimes change their mind

    Oldtimer,

    Thanks for the great information. Weather permitting, I'll get back out there tomorrow and do as you have advised.
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    Re: Do swarrms sometimes change their mind

    When I do these splits, what else should I include in each split - a couple frames of brood and some honey? How many frames should make up my splits?

    Thanks
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    Re: Do swarrms sometimes change their mind

    Good questions. I'm going to go back out there and have another look inside that hive. I did several hive inspections yesterday. I just checked my notes and, unless I just wrote it down wrong, my...
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    Re: Do swarrms sometimes change their mind

    Tom Brueggen,

    I did make a split.
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    Re: Do swarrms sometimes change their mind

    sqkcrk,

    I believe there was open brood. I didn't see any eggs. There were so many bees in that hive, the bees were on top of each other.

    The queen cell got opened slightly when I pulled it out,...
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    Do swarrms sometimes change their mind

    I visited one of my out-yards the other day and found that one of my hives was swarming. As I got out of my truck, I heard that loud buzzing that accompanies bees when swarming. As I walked around...
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    Acceptable air temp for doing splits

    I was wanting to do some splits tomorrow, but the temperature will only reach the mid 50's. Do you think that that is a warm enough temp to be opening hives and working in them?

    Thanks in advance...
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    AugustC,

    Very nice plans, along with great pictures. Thank for posting this!
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    Riodelobo,

    Do you really use medium langstroth frames in a TBH?
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    Best top bar hive plan

    I would like to build a top bar hive this year. I presently use all langstroth hives, but would like to try out the TBH's.

    Since I'm not at all familiar with this type of hive, I was hoping that...
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    Re: Question for the Wood working Guru's

    John,

    Using a radial arm saw does indeed increase the danger of kick-back (when ripping or cutting grooves). I used to have a radial saw, but would only use it for cross cuts, and would use my...
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    Yikes! I just found it on Amazon. It's $13.28 + $9.50 for shipping.
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    Do you have to use this release each time you pour a mold?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    beemandan,

    Which mold release did you buy at The Engineer Guy? I want to make sure I get the one you were so happy with.

    Thanks!
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