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    Re: Has anyone used a plastic extractor?

    I bought one for my Grandson. He has ten hives. Used this extractor over the week-end. It worked fine.
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    One bar of drone brood

    My first top bar hive. Hive is 48 in. with entrance in the middle of the side. Hive doing well have about 25in of top bars with comb. I have eggs, capped brood,honey. I have one bar that is full of...
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    Re: 5 Frame Nuc Feeder Plan Wanted

    By puting a hole for a feeder in the top of the nuc top, will this not let water into the hive?
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    Converting a deep.

    On one of my hives I am using a deep and a mediumn for the brood area. All my other hives are all mediumns. How do I convert the deep to mediumns? The deep has brood,bees ect... any ideas.
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    Fondant for Winter Feeding?

    My wife bakes cakes and always has extra fondant made by Wilton Cake Products. Is this fondant O.K. to feed to my bees during the winter?
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    Screened Bottom Board Question.

    I am a first year beekeeper.With cold weather coming on would you suggest closing off SBB or leaving them as is?
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    Changing Deep to Mediumns

    I have two hives. One is three mediumns ane the other a deep and a mediumn. How do I go about turning the deep into mediumns? So I will be using all mediumns for brood boxes.
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    Re: cheap sticky board for mites????

    I go around and get old political signs that are left after elections and use them with cooking oil.Then count mites on board after three days.
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    Re: Bees feeding off hummingbird feeded

    An old beekeeper told me that when bees feed off hummingbird feeders that the nectar flow is over.
  10. Thread: Cleaning Gloves

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    Cleaning Gloves

    Does anyone have ideas on how to clean gloves used to handle hives, besides not using them all together. I now know not to wash them in the washing machine with other articles.
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    At That Point !Queen Excluders

    I am a new beekeeper. I am using all mediumn hive boxes. I have three full med. boxes of eggs,brood,honey,pollen. The frames in all three seem, in my opinion to look good.Now the question to use an...
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    Placement of Queen Cage

    Been three days now so I went to hive to see if queen had been released.She had and was about middle of the hive. She had started laying eggs. Also saw honey and pollen in cells. Its amazing how much...
  13. Thread: Queen Question

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    Queen Question

    I am a new beekeeper and confused. I am using three mediumns for brood boxes. First box is capped brood and new bees hatching,Second box is new eggs and c-shapes in cells Third box bees are drawing...
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    Placement of Queen cage

    When installing a package of bees does it matter where the queen cage is placed. On a frame or in the bottom of the hive box. The cage had no way to hang the cage so I placed it on the bottom of the...
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    Package Bees Pour In or Leave Box In

    Wanted opinions on hiving package bees. Do you recomend pouring bees in or leavng the package in the hive for a few days. Thank you
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    Continue or Stop Feeding

    I live in Tennessee and I am a new beekeeper. My hive is 12 days old and of those days 10 have been very rainey.I have been feeding sugar water the whole time. They are going thru a gallon every two...
  17. Thread: Proven Queens

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    Proven Queens

    I bought a nuc with a queen produced by C.F.Koehnen. The guy I bought the nuc from says the queen was a year old from the company. They called them proven queens
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    Proven Queens

    A number of companies sell queens that are in their second year of production. I am looking for others to give their opinions on this subject. Is this a good idea or are we loosing a year of queen...
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    Inner Cover Question

    I have noticed some inner covers have a small opening in front of the frame. What is the reason for this opening beside for venting. What is the advantage of having the opening and not having the...
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    Where To Place Feeder

    What is the best location to place your feeder rather it be plastic bag,can,jar?
    Should it go directly on top of frames or put inner cover on and place over inner cover hole?
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    Plastic Bag Feeding

    I am a new beekeeper. Was thinking of using plastic bags for feeding. Some questions I have. What size bag,Place directly on top of frames,How many cuts in bag, any other ideas would be great.
  22. Thread: Frame Question

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    Frame Question

    What is the electric device that melts the wax on the foundation of a frame that has been wired? Where would you get one?
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    Med. Nuc

    I will be getting med. frame nuc.
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    To Late for Installing a Nuc?

    I am planning on installing a nuc. I am a new beekeeper. My nuc will not be ready to pick-up for a couple of weeks. Do you think that the begining of May could be to late in the year to install a nuc...
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    Number of Med.Boxes for brood

    I am a new beekeeper and will be installing a nuc in a week or so. I am using all med. boxes for my hive. How many would you think I should use for brud,two or three maybe? Then if all goes well use...
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