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    Thanks Clay, OK, I got that part. I kind of...

    Thanks Clay, OK, I got that part. I kind of expected something like that but wasn't sure but you didn't go far enough. Forgive me for being so dense but now that I've got them off the bar how do I...
  2. Thread: Imrie Shim

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steve_in_NC:
    I made 4 Imirie shims and put them all in hives. In each case, the hives were in a honey flow and drawing out foundation. All 4 hives...
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    I have read and reread books and articles on...

    I have read and reread books and articles on rearing ones own queens. I get as far as having the ripe 10 day old cells on the bar and the writer usually says something like this " You must remove the...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NewBee:
    What type of paint do you use for your hives, do you use oil-base or latex? Do you use a primer? Do you paint outside only or do you paint...
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    Hello, # 1, I left enough feed for the bees to...

    Hello, # 1, I left enough feed for the bees to make it through the winter.
    # 2, I disagree with you in checking bees in early spring, yes you can tell by weight it there is enough honey in the top...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NewBee:
    The system works very well! If you take a 3 or 5 gallon bucket with a hole in the center with a fine mesh over it, fill it up with your...
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    quote:Originally posted by...

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Robert Brenchley:
    Do you feed sugar syrup alone in the spring, or do you add pollen or pollen substitute patties? I've asked this question before,...
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    When I use to produce comb honey in the wooden...

    When I use to produce comb honey in the wooden boxes I used excluders. I run my hives with one deep an excluder and then comb supers. I am not saying thats the only way, it is the way I did it and...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Russell:
    How does one "check their bees" in the winter? I would think you don't want to take the top cover off for fear the bees will get terminally...
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    Just checked out my bees yesterday, Feb. 2 and...

    Just checked out my bees yesterday, Feb. 2 and they appear to have enough feed to last quite a while. I want to start feeding 1/1 syrup about 15th Feb. with feed jar over the hole in iner cover and...
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    Mr. Lusby, I have been reading the post but I...

    Mr. Lusby, I have been reading the post but I have some problems with the statments you and others make. For instance, in your answer to Paul's post of10-24-00 you state, Also,several diseases of...
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    I really don't see what all the stink is about....

    I really don't see what all the stink is about. feral,domestic,wild, Who cares. If my bees make it through the winter and don't die from mites and make honey in the summer, then I don't really care...
  13. Thread: beevac

    by bobby field
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    I built a bee vac shortly after my post but have...

    I built a bee vac shortly after my post but have not had a chance to use it yet. Probably won't get a chance until spring or summer now. 5 below and blowing drifting snow today. Not many bees out. It...
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    Hi Dan, I tried using leather gloves one time and...

    Hi Dan, I tried using leather gloves one time and got stung to many times so I took them off and pitched them. I use my bare hands and the only stings I get is when I accidently pinch a bee between...
  15. Thread: Lost Bees

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    Hi Bill, There is one other option for you. If...

    Hi Bill, There is one other option for you. If you have a friend or some one three or miles away from your yard, you can move the bees to that location for a short period and then a week or more...
  16. Thread: beevac

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    I wonder if any of you have tried the beevac...

    I wonder if any of you have tried the beevac plans and did it really work? I just removed a colony of bees from an old building that is going to be destroyed and the owner didn't want the bees to go...
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    I've been following the post on the Russian Queen...

    I've been following the post on the Russian Queen with quite an interest. Since I am an amatuer beekeeper myself I want to learn as much as I can and one way to learn is to ask questions. I noticed...
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    Hi to all, I to purchased a russian queen from...

    Hi to all, I to purchased a russian queen from kellys. I had a hive that lost their queen and had no eggs or brood to make their own. They readily excepted her and in a few days was laying. My...
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    Thanks for all of the replies. They are very...

    Thanks for all of the replies. They are very helpful. Heres the plan. I have built two new IPM bottom boards for my hives and want to install them so I'm going to reverse the hive bodys so the nine...
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    I bought two hives from an old beekeeper which he...

    I bought two hives from an old beekeeper which he started as nucs by getting frames from several hives. The problem is he only used nine frames in each and spaced them equal distance apart. I'm sure...
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    Are you talking about the comb honey boxes the...

    Are you talking about the comb honey boxes the bees store their honey in? You used to see a lot of them in the stores years ago but as with every thing else today they have been replaced with plastic...
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    Although I've had bees years ago there is a lot...

    Although I've had bees years ago there is a lot of new technology today that I've never heard of fourty years ago. What do they mean, tested or untested when refering to the queen. I understand...
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